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Kanye West challenge on 'America's Best Dance Crew' inspires the competitors

The Kanye West challenge on 'America's Best Dance Crew' challenges the competitors to dance to a medley of West's songs.

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Once IaMmE got ready to go I was excited that the dance challenges were the same for each crew. The body movements necessary to perform Isos and the Boogaloo could be done by this crew in their sleep. As usual, they dominated. The whole dance was fantastic but I literally lost my mind when the girls got on top of the guys shoulders and started doing the Dougie. That was insane! The crowd started chanting their name, JC’s mind was blown, D-Trix was speechless (thank god) and Lil Mama had glowing praise. How could this crew not advance and then take the finals next week?

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At least half of that has been proven correct so far because IaMmE did in fact win the battle and move on to face Iconic Boyz in the finale. The rest of my prophecy is pending. Big props though to Phunk Phenomenon. They were a great crew dancing for great causes and they should be very proud of how far they got.

The final part to the episode (and to my question of what the hell are they going to do to fill an hour) was the Iconic Boyz and IaMmE performing a routine that was entirely their own. From music to wardrobe to choreography, they had the ability to create a dance that was all them and that was what America was given to vote for the winner.

Iconic Boyz dance was what you would expect from them at this point, as the freedom of this final dance would have implied. It was cute and it was solid. I liked the dubstep breakdown in the middle. And come on, those suits were adorable. I want one.

IaMmE took a superhero approach to their dance, assigning everyone elements and colors to match. How Captain Planet. I didn’t dig their narration music so much, but the dance worked. It allowed each of the individual members to show off their own stuff while still contributing to the group as a whole. It was very IaMmE. If you didn’t pick up on that they spelled it out at the end with their bodies. Once again, the crowd chanted their name.

America, I think we have our winner.

Matt blogs at Monsters of Television.


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