Last night you could feel the energy inside the ABDC set as fans of SoReal and Super Cr3w were cheering on their favorite group before the show commenced. I was privileged to bump into Ailyn Isidro's mother in the parking structure with her son as they were heading to the set. As I had a quick chat, you could feel the genuine support for her daughter and the SoReal Cru. Just seeing the smile on Mrs. Isidro's face said it all. The show started with each region and those particular crews representing on the stage. From the east to the west, the crews illustrated the reason they were part of the top ten. (above Ben Chung of the JabbaWockeez and Yuri Tag of Kabba Modern)
After watching all the crews perform with their respective regions crews, you could definitely see why Super Cr3w and SoReal were in the finale.
A wonderful note on the Asian/Filipino front was Super Cr3w representing the Filipino Pride with their outfit emblazoned with the three stars and the sun lifting from the Filipino flag. More surprisingly, was RJ Puno, mentioning Filipino Pride out loud for America to hear, which Super Cr3w really didn't do in previous episodes.
Fortunately for Puno and the other Super Cr3w boys, they took the crown of America's Best Dance crew.
No worries for SoReal as they are still proud of their accomplishments of where ABDC has brought them. With confetti and fireworks around, Super Cr3w celebrated their victory.
After the show, I had the pleasure of speaking to SoReal, Supreme Soul and Mario Lopez. We'll have videos up soon. One with a shout out to Asiance.
Super Cr3w was so busy with other mainstream outlets that we didn't get a one on one with them. Only a quick 3 to 4 question interview with four outlets yelling out their questions.
As the lights dimmed on the stage, the crews, their families and friends were ready to head out to the after party at The Bungalow in Hollywood. As for your roving reporter, I'm off to the casinos in Vegas to let off some steam.
Peter Gonzaga Pacific Rim Photo Press
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