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Did Jungle Boogie make it into the top 3 on ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’?

Jungle Boogie

The Dirty South got sullied on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.”

Although three metro Atlanta groups made the top nine, none made the top three.

Stone Mountain’s Jungle Boogie was the last local crew standing after Royal Flush and Swagger Crew left early. Over the weeks, the judges have praised their chest-pumping energy and tight, aggressive dancing.

They ended up in the bottom two crews out of four, based on last week’s voting. Against Blueprint Cru, Jungle Boogie had to do a magic trick: pass a body through a solid object. It was a hard-hitting performance and the trick worked well. Judge for yourself:

In fact, judges gave them great reviews:

“You guys have been one of our favorite crews,” Omarion said. He felt the opening was a bit slow. “After you guys did your illusion, you started doing your ATL footwork.”

“It was playful,” J.C. Chasez said. “Really great execution on the illusion itself. You guys tore the stage up tonight.”

Lil Mama: “Y’all off the hook. You brought the highest energy to the stage tonight.”

But Blueprint Cru did well, too. Here’s their performance:

So the judges had to get rid of a group and chose Jungle Boogie. It’s a serious downer because Jungle Boogie had the skills to match or surpass the other groups any given week.

Voters do seem to favor West Coast crews, which have won the competition in the past. And indeed, two of the three final groups are from the West: Orange County’s Poreotix and Hawaii’s Hype-5-0.

Poreotix, which has arguably the sharpest moves, is the favorite to win.

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5 comments Add your comment


March 26th, 2010
3:18 pm

The quality is not as good as years past. Maybe because the novelty has worn off. Jabba Wockee dance crew were the best.


March 29th, 2010
12:43 pm

I think it’s sad that the two best crews from this season were consistently in the bottom two. Jungle Boogie and Blueprint Cru both have the potential to be the champs this season, much more so than Saltare, who stayed on the show WAY past their expiration date.

And I think that Jabbawockeez are more a product of hype than anything else. Yeah, they were good, but if you look at some of their routines from season 1, they weren’t always in sync (no pun intended) with each other. Quest Crew were a lot more inventive, but that’s just my opinion.

One thing is clear though, Jungle Boogie represented the ATL well.


April 1st, 2010
3:41 pm

I am having my doubts with the voting process for ABDC. The show time slot fits the West Coast so much better which may result in more votes. Just a thought to throw out there. I really like BPC and hope they win it all. I am surprised that Hype 5-0 is in the top 3. But then again, the time slot in Hawaii would leave more voting hours for them.


April 16th, 2010
2:52 pm

This was clearly the best crew of the season and they got voted off. And I’m tired of hearing about Jabba Wockees. There good but damn they haven’t done anything even close to “How Low” performance that Jungle Boogie did. I’m from Cali and hate that everyone out here keeps thinking the west coast rules dancing. ABDC is a popularity contest and not about having the most talented crew. We’ve see it time and time again. Another example would be with Strikers All Stars (season 3 I belive)


May 12th, 2010
12:28 pm

wat the freak do lil mama b wearn