V.Unbeatable

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V. Unbeatable (known as Vikas Unbeatable) is a Mumbai-based dance crew.[1][2] They rose to fame in India when they took part in the dance series Dance Plus for season 4 in 2018 and finished in the top 4.[3][4] They received international coverage when they took part in season 14 of America's Got Talent and received a Golden Buzzer from basketball player and guest judge Dwyane Wade.[2][5]

In February 2020, they won season 2 of America's Got Talent: The Champions.[6]

The dancers come from the slums of Mumbai. There they lived under bad conditions with no electricity, barely clean drinking water and with many people living in one house they were very poor. In principle, they danced secretly.

Background[edit]

The V in the name stands for Vikas, after a former crew member, Vikas Gupta, who died performing stunts during a rehearsal.[7] In 2018, they competed on the Indian dance competition Dance Plus and finished in 4th place. Prior to this they had taken part in a reality show called India Banega Manch.[3]

America's Got Talent[edit]

On America's Got Talent in 2019, V. Unbeatable's Judge Cuts performance consisted of an acrobatic dance routine in tribute to their fallen founder, which included flipping members over the judges' table and into chairs held high above them. Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell, and guest judge Dwyane Wade all gave them standing ovations. Impressed with their performance, Wade hit the Golden Buzzer, sending V. Unbeatable directly to the quarterfinals. They made it past the semifinals and performed in the finals. In the end, they took 4th place in the 2019 AGT.

America's Got Talent: The Champions[edit]

V. Unbeatable returned to America's Got Talent: The Champions in 2020 (the second season of the show) after coming 4th in America's Got Talent. After their first performance, they received a golden buzzer from judge Howie Mandel, sending the dance group straight to the finals along with three other contestants. After a stunning performance in the finals and a performance with Travis Barker in the results episode they proceeded to make the Top 5. After announcing the 5th, 4th and 3rd place acts they announced the winner. In the end they won the competition receiving the title of "World Champion", a cash prize and the grand champions trophy.[6]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhandara, Neville (14 August 2019). "How a hip-hop dance crew from Mumbai made it to America's Got Talent". Elle. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  2. ^ a b "Indian dance group V. Unbeatable stuns with their latest act in America's Got Talent". The Indian Express. 2019-08-21. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  3. ^ a b "All you want to know about hip-hop crew V. Unbeatable that took America's Got Talent by storm". India Today. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  4. ^ "America's Got Talent: Indian dance crew V. Unbeatable wows judges with amazing moves in quarter finals". India Today. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  5. ^ Lisa Respers France (24 July 2019). "Dance crew honors friend on 'America's Got Talent' and gets golden buzzer". CNN. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  6. ^ a b Cydney Henderson (17 February 2020). "'AGT: The Champions' finale: Mumbai dance group V. Unbeatable wins Season 2". USA Today. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  7. ^ Aakanksha, Raghuvanshi (26 July 2019). "Mumbai Dance Group V. Unbeatable Dedicates America's Got Talent Performance To Friend Who Died". NDTV. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  8. ^ "Indian dance group V Unbeatable reaches America's Got Talent final". India Today. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
Year Network Show Role Note
2017 Colors TV India Banega Manch Dance
2019 Star Plus Dance Plus 4 Dance 4th Place [8]
2019 NBC America's Got Talent (season 14) Dance Finalist, Top 5, 4th place
2020 NBC America's Got Talent: The Champions Dance Winner
2020 Star Plus Dance Plus 5 Guest 2020