On March 5, 2009 at 10 p.m., on MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew’s” third season live finale, all nine crews took the stage for the first-time ever in “Judges Choice” performances in groups of three. This included the eliminated dance crews and the two, remaining finalists.
The finalists, Quest Crew and Beat Freaks were ready to find out how America voted, with more than 20 million votes counted. Both dance teams hailed from Los Angeles, California. Both teams were exceptionally good and had a long line of fans, plus an impressive entertainment background. Quest Crew as an all-male dance group; Beat Freaks was an all-female dance group. Both groups were intense. Both groups were unique. Both groups had what it took to win.
First, Quest Crew, Dynamic Edition and Strikers All-Stars, clogged, braked, and grooved to a smooth remix of the ’80’s classic “You Spin Me Round.” This trio was chosen by Judge Shane Sparks.
Second, the Beat Freaks teamed up with Team Millennia and Boxcuttuhz. The trio danced to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance.” This dynamic trio was chosen by Judge JC Chasez.
But it was G.O.P. Dance, Fly Khicks, and Ringmasters, who danced to Sean Paul and Keri Hilson’s “The Tide,” that really got the crowd’s adrenaline flowing. This last trio was chosen by Judge Lil Mama.
Next, the Beat Freaks and Quest Crew teamed up to perform in front of a celebrity-filled crowd, that included Lil Jon, Lil’ Kim, and more, to a master mix of “Beggin” by Mad Dog. Now, I didn’t know exactly who Mad Dog was, but the music was definitely on key.
As Judge Shane Sparks said to Quest Crew, “When you all came on the show, you came to dominate.” And dominate they did. They became “America’s Best Dance Crew” for Season 3, where the shows creator, Randy Jackson, came from back stage to present them with the $100,000 grand prize.
Finally, as the losing team, Beat Freaks, exited the stage, the remaining seven crews chanted, “Beat Freaks!” causing quite an emotional moment for the Beat Freaks. It was also an emotional moment for me, since I really wanted them to win. I had voted and I kept my fingers crossed and my eyes glued to the screen the entire time, during the fierce competition. What a night! I don’t care what anyone says, Beat Freaks are winners in my book. They fought just as hard as the guys and they met every challenge bestowed upon them with excitement and professionalism. Not to mention the fact that they’re the first all-girl dance team to make in the finals. Season 3 of ABDC totally rocked!!!