Round of 7: Lady GaGa Challenge
Last week, the Music Video
Challenge had all the crews trying to emulate what they saw on TV, right
down to the props. Royal Flush came up short, and their banner fell. Now
seven are left to take on the Lady herself... Lady GaGa. Which crew will
leave us with a "bad romance" tonight? Did we mention that there was a
twist in this competition?
LADY GAGA CHALLENGE
Before we get to the challenge, we have a
twist. Due to technical issues stemming from last week's vote, the
results are THROWN OUT. There will be no bottom two, and NO ONE will be
eliminated. But that doesn't mean that all of the crews are getting a
bye, as next week, there will be a DOUBLE ELIMINATION. Further, the
judges will choose one crew who outperformed the rest. They will be
granted immunity from next week's elimination.
First up, new moves AND fashion. That's
Lady GaGa right there, but can STATIC NOYZE deliver with "Beautiful,
Dirty, Rich"? Or will they just be one out of the three?
What they say: Omarion thought it started
slow, but they ended up very creative. JC thought it was a little
different, but it looked interesting, and he liked the use of the table,
especially Enrique's backflip. Lil Mama thought the transitions were
smooth and on point.
What we say: They're known for telling a
story, and they do with their rich moves, but they're not all in time as
they should be.
Next up, four eggs. Who could they belong
to? We'll find out as the next group, BLUEPRINT CRU, take the stage with
"Bad Romance". They have to do something "out of the box". They're used
to doing something precise.
What they say: JC calls it the best
performance of season 5, calling it "daring". Mama saw vision brought to
life. Omarion said it was a good job.
What we say: Quirky... crazy... sexy...
Gaga would be proud.
On tap, JUNGLE BOOGIE gets uncaged with
"Video Phone" featuring Beyonce. That is double the starpower and double
the moves. A lot is on the line for the animals... They never worked
chairs, so this is going to be a challenge.
What they say: Mama says that they're
hardworking and that Raqi is versatile. There are risks that they take
as a group, but they get sloppy. Omarion cites Cody and Twan's 540 kicks
as pretty cool stuff. JC said the upside-down bit was sloppy, but the
crew as a whole performed well.
What we say: What they lacked in the
stunts, they made up for in the choreo. So good on them for that. Nice
use of the chairs and of Raqi...
Down the middle we go with HEAVY IMPACT
and "LoveGame". They want to do something out of the box that no one
will expect. So they're bringing the subway to the stage. If you've ever
seen the video, you know what I'm talking about.
What they say: JC thought it was
surprisingly athletic, but the choreography was a little blah. Mama said
they took it to another level, agreeing with JC on the athleticism.
Omarion says they go from strength to strength, but guys on poles?
What we say: I keep seeing moves that
people half their size can pull off with no problem, and they do it like
it's no problem. And they move as a unit. That's a crew right there.
Drawing #5 on the dance card tonight is
HYPE 5-0. They get Gaga's most gigantic charttopper... "Pokerface". They
want to use their hands, but at the same time bring high energy. They
were in the bottom TWICE. They won't see the bottom tonight, but they
have to deliver for the next vote.
What they say: Omarion says that the
choreo could stand to be a little bit better. There were some moments
where they could've been a little more energetic. JC apologizes for last
week... then goes into the avant-garde opening. Mama wants to see
the crew go to the next level as they use moves they have used two,
three weeks running.
What we say: They're on point with the
hand movements to start, but then it gets out of synch. They get it
back, but is it enough for them to avoid the bottom again?
Next to last is the team of droids known
as POREOTIX. Gaga's been known to rock the robot. And she does so in the
"Paparazzi" video. A lot. This could be a standout performance. With
What they say: JC said they went straight
to their strengths, but the choreo was a little boring. Omarion says
they were confidence. Mama says that they have interesting transitions.
Don't lose the fun. They don't take criticism lightly, and it showed.
What we say: They basically stuck to what
they know best and incorporated some elements of the song, but they
didn't really pull anything from the video.
Finally, we round out the show with
SALTARE, who needed a second chance more than anyone, as their routine
last week was riddled with mistakes. Can they make up some ground with
"Just Dance"? They decide to lose the ropes to start. That's unexpected,
but is it voteworthy?
What they say: Mama saw a lot of
seriousness. JC is seeing the group grow, liking the backflip into the
ropes and the slide-through. Omarion says that they're stepping up to
What we say: Way to bring it back. Now
that you're back in the hunt, it's time to loosen it up a bit, maybe
switch it up a bit.
As we said... no one will be eliminated
tonight. Next week, it's a different story, as they take on yet another
challenge. But first, time to put one group's mind to rest as the judges
decide who will be immune from the vote.
That crew is... BLUEPRINT! They will be
invincible next week. BUT the fate of the other six will be decided in
battle with TWO crews being left in the dust. One title... STILL seven
crews. The search for America's best dance crew continues.
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