America's Best Dance Crew Season 7
April 11, 2012
June 13, 2012
Lil MamaDominic "D-trix" Sandoval
America's Best Dance Crew season 7: Return of the Superstars is the 7th season of the ABDC franchise, it is currently aired and broadcasted last April 11, 2012. The reality show is hosted by Mario Lopez with the same judges from the last season. Season 7 follows the format of the past season thus being entitled "Return Of The Superstars" where every week each crew is given different challenges on their routine while performing to hits of a specific artist. Britney Spears, Madonna, Pitbull, David Guetta, LMFAO, Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Katy Perry and Flo Rida make up the list of superstars for this season. This is the last season of ABDC as producers cancelled ABDC as because of declining ratings.
|8 Flavahz||Honolulu, Hawaii||Pacific|
|Collizion Crew||Atlanta, Georgia||South|
|Fanny Pak||San Fernando Valley, California||West|
|Mix'd Elements||North Hollywood, California||West|
|Mos Wanted Crew||Los Angeles, California||West|
|Rated Next Generation||Mukilteo, Washington||Northwest|
|3||Mos Wanted Crew||Eliminated|
|4||Rated Next Generation||Eliminated|
Week One: Britney Spear ChallengeEdit
The show starts with an opening number in which all first five crews dance together on to a mestermix of Britney's "I Wanna Go" The first five crews namely, 8 flavahz, Fanny Pak, Irratik, Mix'd Elements, and Step Boys were given the chance to dance on to Britney's hit songs. There were no challenges yet in this week, which means they will create their routine and incorporate it to the song selected.
|Irratik||"Hold It Against Me"|
|Mix'd Elements||"Till' The World Ends"|
|Stepboys||"If U Seek Amy"|
Bottom: Mix'd Elements
Week Two: Flo Rida ChallengeEdit
An opening number starts wherein the last five crews namely, Collizion Crew, Elektrolytes, Funkdation, Mos Wanted Crew, and Rated Next Generation performed alongside artist Flo Rida to his song of "Wild Ones". The crews where given the task do dance to a mastermix of Flo Rida's hit songs. There were no challenges yet on this week, which means they will create a routine and incorporate it to the song selected.
|Elektrolytes||"Club Can't Handle Me"|
|Mos Wanted Crew||"In The Ayer"|
|Rated Next Generation||"Right Round"|
Eliminated: Mix'd Elements
Week Three: Madonna ChallengeEdit
For this week each nine crews will perform to a mastermix of the song seleceted complete with incorporating challenges during their routine. This week's challenge is to perform the dance move they observed on the music videos of their song. Each music video higlights a different dance style and they have to incorporate it on their routine. The crews were informed during the show that two crews will be eliminated thus facing this week a double elimination.
|Collizion Crew||"Don't Tell Me"||Country Line Dancing|
|Fanny Pak||"Girl Gone Wild"||Waacking with high heels|
|Funkdation||"Give Me All Your Luvin" featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A||Cheerleading steps|
|Irratik||"Express Yourself"||Jazz Steps|
|Mos Wanted Crew||"4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake and Timberland||Popping|
|Rated Next Generation||"Human Nature"||Thrashing|
|Stepboys||"Ray Of Light"||None but had to move at a faster tempo|
Bottom: Irratik, Funkdation, Collizion Crew
Eliminated: Irratik and Funkdation
Week 4: Drake Challenge Edit
The remaining crews will face different kind of challenges and develop routines to the songs of the artist Drake. Their challenge consists of choosing a lyric of their selected song which they had the capability of "bringing it to life" on stage during their performance.
|8 Flavahz||"Find Your Love"||"I bet if I give all my lovin', nothin's gonna tear us apart"||Gather and stay connected at one point of the routine|
|Collizion Crew||"Over"||"So I'm riding through this city with my high beams on"||Create a car during their routine|
|Elektrolytes||"Headlines"||"Floating in and out of consciousness"||Incorporate levitating in their routine|
|Fanny Pak||"Make Me Proud" featuring Nicki Minaj||"Running on a treadmill and only eating salad"||Create a treadmill|
|Mos Wanted Crew||"The Motto" featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga||"Tell Tune 'Light one, pass it like a relay'"||Create a relay|
|Rated Next Generation||"HYFR" featuring Lil Wayne||"Time for me to revisit the past"||Perform a section of their routine in reverse|
|Stepboys||"Best I Ever Had"||"Every single show she out there reppin' like a mascot"||Incorporate a mascot during their routine.|
Bottom: Fanny Pak and Stepboys
Week 5: Jennifer Lopez Challenge Edit
Each crews are given different songs of the famous hit artist Jennifer Lopez in which they have to develop routines as well as facing challenges this week. Jennifer Lopez's own choreographer, Beau "Casper" Smart, delivered extra challenges to the crews and was working with the crew during their rehearsals.
|Crews||Song||Initial Challenge||Additional Challenge|
|8 Flavahz||"Let's Get Loud"||
"Incorporate salsa dancing in their rouitne"
|"Perform with trumpets"|
|Mos Wanted Crew||"On The Floor" featuring Pitbull||"Incorporate floorwork in their routine"||"Hype up the audience"|
|Elektrolytes||"Get Right (Remix)" featuring Fabulous||"Create a human subway in their routine"||"Perform with canes"|
|Collizion Crew||"Jenny From The Block" featuring Styles P and Jadakiss||"Incorporate popping, locking, and b-boy moves in their routine"||"Perform a specific J.Lo move"|
|Rated Next Generation||"Do It Well"||"Incoporate the New Jack Swing in their routine"||"Perform the move called "The Wop"|
|Fanny Pak||"Waiting For Tonight||"Change clothes during their routine"||"Incoporate a four-man lift"|
Bottom 3: Collizion Crew, Fanny Pak, Rated Next Generation
Eliminated: Collizion Crew
Week 6: Pitbull Challenge Edit
This week, the remaining five crews must develop routines to the songs of the artist Pitbull. The crew also received different challenges in which they must do during their performances. All of the crew's challenges was highlighted into one concept which all of them must perform an international dance style during their routine. In a two-way tie, the Bottom 2 crews advanced to the next round, marking the first time the judges saved both bottom crews from elimination.
|Dance Crew||Song||Country||Dance Style|
|Elektrolytes||"I Know You Want Me"||Brazil||Capoeira|
|8 Flavahz||"Hey Baby" featuring T-Pain||France||Can-Can|
|Mos Wanted Crew||"Give Me Everything" featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer||Russia||Barynya|
|Fanny Pak||"International Love" featuring Chris Brown||India||Bollywood|
|Rated Next Generation||"Hotel Room Service"||China||Dance of 1000 Hands|
Bottom 2: Fanny Pak, Rated Next Generation
Week 7: Rihanna ChallengeEdit
The five remaining crews created dance routines inspired by Rihanna, beginning with a group performance to "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris. Unlike last season, where her choreographer distributed the challenges, Rihanna delivered them to the crews herself.
|Rated Next Generation||"You da One"||Incorporate tricks using bowler hats|
|8 Flavahz||"Birthday Cake"||Create a fire effect and extinguish it|
|Mos Wanted Crew||"Cockiness"||Use jackets to create pictures of confidence|
|Elektrolytes||"Where Have You Been"||Incorporate a microphone stand|
|Fanny Pak||"Talk That Talk" featuring Jay-Z||Incorporate color guard rifle spins|
Bottom 2: Elektrolytes, Fanny Pak
Eliminated: Fanny Pak
Week 8: LMFAO ChallengeEdit
The four remaining crews danced to songs by LMFAO, beginning with a group performance to "Live My Life" by Far East Movement featuring Justin Bieber. Redfoo from LMFAO handed out the dance challenges, and Season 3 champion Quest Crew visited the rehearsal studio to work with the crews.
|Mos Wanted Crew||"Sexy and I Know It"||Create a catwalk with wiggle-inspired runway modeling|
|Elekrolytes||"Champagne Showers" featuring Natalia Kills||Perform robotic moves while transforming into a giant robot|
|Rated Next Generation||"Sorry for Party Rocking"||Recreate the 15-second dance breakdown from the video|
|8 Flavahz||"Party Rock Anthem" featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock||Recreate the group blow-up from the video as well as incorporate "The T-step" and "The Spongebob"|
Bottom 2: Rated Next Generation, 8 Flavahz
Eliminated: Rated Next Generation
Week 9: David Guetta ChallengeEdit
The top three crews competed for the two spots in the championship round by choreographing routines to the music of David Guetta. Unlike the format for previous episodes, the crews performed first before the voting results were revealed. The remaining crews then did a group number to "Titanium" featuring Sia.
|"Memories" featuring Kid Cudi||Gloving|
|"Turn Me On" featuring Nicki Minaj||Perform like dolls|
|"Without You" featuring Usher||Gliding|
Safe: 8 Flavahz
Bottom 2: Elektrolytes, Mos Wanted Crew
After the Bottom 2 was announced, the two crews had to dance battle to determine which one would advance to the finale.Safe: 8 Flavahz
|Mos Wanted Crew||"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra|
|Elektrolytes||"Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris|
Eliminated: Mos Wanted Crew
Week 10: Katy Perry Live FinaleEdit
The final two crews dance to music from the upcoming concert film, Katy Perry, Part of Me, after meeting the pop starlet. Then, America's Best Dance Crew is crowned. The hour also features performances by past champions.