Thursday, February 21, 2008

America's Best Dance Crew Media

Randy Jackson recently appeared on Letterman and Conan, primarily hyping American Idol but also mentioning America's Best Dance Crew. Apparently, talk show hosts have trouble grasping the concept of dance crews.

Skip ahead to about the 60 minute mark at this Blogtalk radio show to hear an interview with ABDC judge Shane Sparks. He confirms he's not returning to SYTYCD for season 4, but doesn't rule out the possibility of coming back in future seasons.

JC Chasez talks about judging on the show. He's been taking some heat around the web, but I find his critiques to be fair and constructive.

The talented and original Iconic Crew are profiled in this News Transcript article:

When asked how they came up with the idea for Broadway combined with hiphop, Hubela said he and his sister, Beth, came up with the idea for the first recital at Icon. They had a friend create a modern day remix of the song "One" from "A Chorus Line" with a hip-hop beat and it blew them away. They chose to base their performance for America's Best Dance Crew on that concept because they wanted something that would make them stand out.

"Even though it gave us a label as a Broadway crew, it's OK because that's [part of] what we do," he said.

As good as they are, it's doubtful the first winner of the first hiphop dance show will be anything but pure hiphop.