Just as American Idol wraps up its unbearably unwatchable audition episodes, MTV is kicking off its new dance competition show: Randy Jackson Presents AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW, in which 9 dance crews from around the US will be battling for a $100,000 cash prize and a touring contract.
One of the teams to make the final is Kaba Modern, UC Irvine’s all-Asian American street dance group, and they have the blogosphere abuzz following their electrifying live audition that drew enthusiastic praises from all 3 judges. To quote the head judge Shane Sparks: “It’s like y’all took elements from every crew on the show and made your own crew and did it better than everybody else!”
Another strong contender is the masked B-Boys from San Diego, JabbaWockeeZ — yet another (mostly) Asian American crew representing the West Coast. You might be interested to know that one of its members, Ben Chung, is a Kaba Modern alum.
(Quick side note: Just when you thought Paula Abdul had solidified her title as the has-been pop star who is also the most clueless, incoherent, unintentionally entertaining reality show judge, Lil Mama comes along.)
Kaba Modern at the Live Auditions:
JabbaWockeeZ at the Live Auditions: