After a success first season of “Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew” with the Jabbawockeez taking the title of “America's Best Dance Crew”, the second season of the show premiered Thursday, June 19, 2008.
Starting off with 10 dance crews, three have been eliminated and one more will fall tonight at. The underdogs of the dance crew Fanny Pak looks as if they may be able to just survive the next few rounds of eliminations. This crew's unique style include their strength with dance interpretations of the songs they choose. Their style has more dance, artistry and less hip-hop, b-boy and breakdancing moves. As from this crew the major favorites of this show include SuperCr3w of Las Vegas and SoReal of Houston, TX.
An interesting element of the majority of the crews is that there is at least one crew member that is of Asian descent. After interviewing the crews during last Tuesday's taping of the show for tonight's airing, I was able to gauge the group's pride in who they are and where they come from. One interesting fact from Lor “Blao” Song of Phresh Select hailing from the city of brotherly love (Philadelphia), he's proud that his participation in the show is breaking down stereotypes of Asian just being computer geeks, nurses or accountants.
Without realizing it, “Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew” has become a subconscious soapbox for Asian American Pride.
For the time being, enjoy the show and in the coming days, a more expanded feature will be posted.
Main photo SoReal with The Bachelorette's DeAnna Pappas and fiance Jesse Csincsak. ©Sthanlee B. Mirador/Pacific Rim Photo Press
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