America's Best Dance Crew (season 2)
|America's Best Dance Crew|
|Broadcast from||June 19 – August 30, 2008|
The second season of America's Best Dance Crew premiered on June 19, 2008. The live auditions special took place on June 8, 2008. The season was hosted by Mario Lopez, featured Layla Kayleigh as the backstage correspondent, and included Lil Mama, JC Chasez, and Shane Sparks as judges. In the live finale, which aired on August 21, 2008, Super CR3W was declared the winner.
- 1 Cast
- 2 Results
- 3 Episodes
- 3.1 Episode 0: Casting Special
- 3.2 Episode 1: Crew's Choice Challenge
- 3.3 Episode 2: Video Star Challenge
- 3.4 Episode 3: Rock the Title Challenge
- 3.5 Episode 4: Speed Up Challenge
- 3.6 Episode 5: Janet Jackson Challenge
- 3.7 Episode 6: Bring The Beat Challenge
- 3.8 Episode 7: Missy Elliott Challenge
- 3.9 Episode 8: Eighties Theme Challenge
- 3.10 Episode 9: Championship Showdown
- 3.11 Episode 10: The Live Finale
- 3.12 Episode 11: Battle for the VMAs
- 4 References
- 5 External links
For the second season of America's Best Dance Crew, the dance crews auditioned in four cities: New York City, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. A total of fourteen dance crews were selected from the four cities and then categorized into four regions: Midwest, South, East Coast, and West Coast. Following the live casting special on June 8, 2008, the initial pool of dance crews was narrowed down to ten.
|Boogie Bots||Washington, D.C.||East|
|Distorted X||Houston, Texas||South|
|Fanny Pak||Los Angeles, California||West|
|Full Effect||Chicago, Illinois||Midwest|
|Phresh Select||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||East|
|Sass x7||Piscataway, New Jersey||East|
|Shhh!||North Bergen, New Jersey||East|
|SoReal Cru||Houston, Texas||South|
|Super CR3W||Las Vegas, Nevada||West|
|Supreme Soul||San Francisco, California||West|
|Team Millennia||Fullerton, California||West|
|Xtreme Dance Force||Naperville, Illinois||Midwest|
|8||Xtreme Dance Force||IN||IN||IN||OUT|
- (WINNER) The dance crew won the competition and was crowned "America's Best Dance Crew".
- (RUNNER-UP) The dance crew was the runner-up in the competition.
- (IN) The dance crew was safe from elimination.
- (RISK) The dance crew was at risk for elimination.
- (OUT) The dance crew was eliminated from the competition.
Episode 0: Casting Special
- Original Airdate: June 8, 2008
Fourteen dance crews competed in a live casting special for America's Best Dance Crew. The reigning champions, JabbaWockeeZ, performed to a remix of "The Boss" by Rick Ross featuring T-Pain at the end of the episode.
Episode 1: Crew's Choice Challenge
- Original Airdate: June 19, 2008
Each crew performed to songs of their own choosing.
|SoReal Cru||"Entourage" by Omarion feat. 50 Cent|
|Supreme Soul||"Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" by Busta Rhymes|
|Xtreme Dance Force||"Shawty Get Loose" by Lil Mama feat. T-Pain and Chris Brown|
|A.S.I.I.D.||"Whatever U Like" by Nicole Scherzinger feat. T.I.|
|Boogie Bots||"More Bounce To The Ounce" by Zapp & Roger|
|Super CR3W||"Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown|
|Phresh Select||"Motownphilly" by Boyz II Men|
|Sass x7||"Damaged" by Danity Kane|
|Fanny Pak||"Speakerphone" by Kylie Minogue|
|Distorted X||"Oops (Oh My)" by Tweet feat. Missy Elliott|
- Safe: SoReal Cru, Supreme Soul, Xtreme Dance Force, A.S.I.I.D., Boogie Bots, Super CR3W, Phresh Select, Sass x7
- Bottom 2: Fanny Pak, Distorted X
- Eliminated: Distorted X
Episode 2: Video Star Challenge
- Original Airdate: June 26, 2008
The crews created routines inspired by iconic music videos.
|Super CR3W||"Run It!" by Chris Brown feat. Juelz Santana|
|Fanny Pak||"Wind It Up" by Gwen Stefani feat. Pharrell|
|Supreme Soul||"Touch" by Omarion|
|Phresh Select||"Gimme That" by Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne|
|A.S.I.I.D.||"Like a Boy" by Ciara|
|SoReal Cru||"Love In This Club" by Usher feat. Young Jeezy|
|Xtreme Dance Force||"Let Me Love You" by Mario|
|Boogie Bots||"Bump, Bump, Bump" by B2K feat. P. Diddy|
|Sass x7||"I’m A Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears|
- Safe: Super CR3W, Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul, Phresh Select, A.S.I.I.D., SoReal Cru, Xtreme Dance Force
- Bottom 2: Boogie Bots, Sass x7
- Eliminated: Sass x7
Episode 3: Rock the Title Challenge
- Original Airdate: July 3, 2008
Each crew utilized a physical transformation to visually illustrate the title of their song.
|A.S.I.I.D.||"Roll" by Flo Rida feat. Sean Kingston|
|SoReal Cru||"Snake" by R. Kelly|
|Super CR3W||"We Fly High" by Jim Jones|
|Boogie Bots||"Game Over" by Lil' Flip|
|Fanny Pak||"Toy Soldier" by Britney Spears|
|Supreme Soul||"Elevator" by Flo Rida feat. Timbaland|
|Phresh Select||"Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" by T.I.|
|Xtreme Dance Force||"Earthquake" by Tech N9ne|
- Safe: A.S.I.I.D., SoReal Cru, Super CR3W, Boogie Bots, Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul
- Bottom 2: Phresh Select, Xtreme Dance Force
- Eliminated: Xtreme Dance Force
Episode 4: Speed Up Challenge
- Original Airdate: July 10, 2008
The crews had to transition from a slow tempo song to a faster one while still remaining on beat.
|Boogie Bots||"Lollipop" by Lil Wayne feat. Static Major|
|Super CR3W||“Creator” by Santigold|
|A.S.I.I.D.||"Dangerous” by Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon|
|SoReal Cru||"With You" by Chris Brown|
|Fanny Pak||"Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey|
|Phresh Select||“Shawty Is a 10” by The-Dream|
|Supreme Soul||"Party Like a Rockstar" by Shop Boyz|
- Safe: Boogie Bots, Super CR3W, A.S.I.I.D., SoReal Cru, Fanny Pak
- Bottom 2: Phresh Select, Supreme Soul
- Eliminated: Phresh Select
Episode 5: Janet Jackson Challenge
- Original Airdate: July 17, 2008
|Fanny Pak||"All Nite (Don't Stop)"|
|SoReal Cru||"I Get Lonely"|
|Super CR3W||"Black Cat"|
- Safe: Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul, Boogie Bots, SoReal Cru
- Bottom 2: Super CR3W, A.S.I.I.D.
- Eliminated: A.S.I.I.D.
Episode 6: Bring The Beat Challenge
- Original Airdate: July 24, 2008
The crews were assigned a song and a school activity. They were required to utilize the stage props, themed after a high school gym, to create the beats for their routine.
|Fanny Pak||"Spaz" by N.E.R.D||Physical education|
|SoReal Cru||"Tambourine" by Eve feat. Swizz Beatz and Sean Garrett||Band practice|
|Boogie Bots||"Universal Mind Control" by Common feat. Pharrell||Bench warmers|
|Super CR3W||"Don't Touch Me (Throw da Water on 'em)" by Busta Rhymes||Basketball|
|Supreme Soul||"Church" by T-Pain||Ice Hockey|
- Safe: Fanny Pak, SoReal Cru, Boogie Bots
- Bottom 2: Super CR3W, Supreme Soul
- Eliminated: Supreme Soul
Episode 7: Missy Elliott Challenge
- Original Airdate: July 31, 2008
The episode opened with a group performance to Missy Elliott's "Shake Your Pom Pom". Afterwards, the crews adapted the footwork from her music videos to showcase their own style. Elliott starred as the first guest judge on America's Best Dance Crew, helping the regular judges select which crew was eliminated.
|SoReal Cru||"One Minute Man"|
|Super CR3W||"We Run This"|
|Boogie Bots||"Work It"|
|Fanny Pak||"Get Ur Freak On"|
- Safe: SoReal Cru, Super CR3W
- Bottom 2: Boogie Bots, Fanny Pak
- Eliminated: Boogie Bots
Episode 8: Eighties Theme Challenge
- Original Airdate: August 7, 2008
The remaining three crews competed in two challenges inspired by the 1980s.
Challenge #1: Groove Step Challenge
Each crew built routines featuring popular party dances from the '80s. In addition, the crews had to complete the physical task assigned to them.
|Super CR3W||The Humpty Dance||"Bust A Move" by Young MC > "The Humpty Dance" by Digital Underground > "Word Up!" by Cameo||Perform the move with only four feet on the floor.|
|SoReal Cru||Kid N' Play||"Poison" by Bell Biv DeVoe > "Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D and the Boyz > "Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown||Create a chain reaction during the routine.|
|Fanny Pak||Vanilla Ice||"Lean On Me" by Club Nouveau > New Jack Swing" by Wreckx-n-Effect > "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice||Perform the move horizontally.|
Challenge #2: Dance Movie Challenge
The crews crafted routines that incorporated elements of classic '80s films. The crews were given remixed versions of the songs from their respective movies.
|SoReal Cru||"Tour de France"||Breakin'|
- Safe: SoReal Cru
- Bottom 2: Super CR3W, Fanny Pak
- Eliminated: Fanny Pak
Episode 9: Championship Showdown
- Original Airdate: August 14, 2008
In a non-elimination episode, the final two crews faced off in three rounds of challenges.
Challenge #1: Around the World Challenge
Dancing to the same mix of songs, the crews created routines that included different dance styles from around the world.
|"Mas Que Nada" by Sérgio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas|
|"We Be Burnin'" by Sean Paul|
|"The Anthem" by Pitbull feat. Lil Jon|
|"Mundian To Bach Ke" by Panjabi MC feat. Twista|
Challenge #2: Original Dance Craze Challenge
Working with music producers to write and create an original soundtrack, the crews had to create their own dance craze.
|Super CR3W||'S' To The Chest|
|SoReal Cru||Smash It Up|
Challenge #3: Last Chance Challenge
The two finalists were given one last chance to perform before the lines opened for the final voting session of the season.
|Super CR3W||"Give It Up or Turn It Loose" by James Brown|
|SoReal Cru||"A Milli" by Lil Wayne|
Episode 10: The Live Finale
- Original Airdate: August 21, 2008
The eliminated crews returned and performed with the finalists for a regional collaboration. Instead of going head-to-head, Super CR3W and SoReal Cru teamed up for their last performance.
|Super CR3W and SoReal Cru||"Puttin' on the Ritz", "It's Me Snitches" by Swizz Beatz and "In the Ayer" by Flo Rida feat. will.i.am|
|East: Boogie Bots, Phresh Select, and Sass x7||"Run the Show" by Kat DeLuna feat. Busta Rhymes|
|South: SoReal Cru and Distorted X||"Get Like Me" by David Banner feat. Chris Brown|
|Midwest: A.S.I.I.D. and Xtreme Dance Force||"Touch the Sky" by Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco|
|West: Super CR3W, Fanny Pak, and Supreme Soul||"Go Hard or Go Home" by E-40|
|Super CR3W||"Dope Boys" by The Game feat. Travis Barker|
- Winner: Super CR3W
- Runner-up: SoReal Cru
Episode 11: Battle for the VMAs
- Original Airdate: August 30, 2008
Five crews from the first and second seasons were given music videos nominated for "Best Dancing in a Video" at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. The crews had to incorporate the moves from the videos while retaining their own style. In the end, the judges chose their three favorite performances. After votes were cast, the two crews with the highest number of votes would perform at the VMA preshow.
|Kaba Modern (Season 1)||"4 Minutes" by Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake|
|Breaksk8 (Season 1)||"Closer" by Ne-Yo|
|SoReal Cru (Season 2)||"Forever" by Chris Brown|
|Fanny Pak (Season 2)||"When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls|
|Status Quo (Season 1)||"Damaged" by Danity Kane|
Fanny Pak and Kaba Modern were eventually selected to compete against each other at the preshow.
Fanny Pak danced to "Damaged" by Danity Kane, while Kaba Modern danced to "Closer" by Ne-Yo. Lindsay Lohan and Ciara later announced that Fanny Pak was the winner of the battle and received $25,000 (USD) for charity.
- ABDC Insider (2008-07-14). "Crews Get 'Nasty' for This Week's Janet Jackson Tribute". Retrieved 2008-07-25.
- ABDC Insider (2008-07-22). "ABDC: Bringing Da Beat". Retrieved 2008-07-25.
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