MTV’S “RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW” LIVE SEASON FOUR FINALE TO AIR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 9PM ET/(TAPE DELAY) PT
CREWS ‘AFROBORIKE’ AND ‘WE ARE HEROES’ BATTLE IT OUT LIVE –
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SERIES’ HISTORY
A FEMALE CONTESTANT WILL WIN
For the first time in the history of MTV’s hit reality dance competition series from Warner Horizon Television, “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew, a female contestant will walk away with her share of the trophy and the $100,000 cash prize in the season four finale airing Sunday, September 27, at 9 p.m. ET/(tape delay) PT. After surviving elimination all season, the final two crews are poised to turn the stage into a battleground as mixed male and female Latin hotstepping crew Afroborike take on fierce all-female crew We Are Heroes. Hailing from Las Vegas, NV, Afroborike is a hot Salsa crew comprised of fiery Puerto Ricans and Cubans who bring their own brand of raw and sexy Latin dancing to America and long to have the freedom of movement they have seen in American music videos. Based out of Los Angeles, CA, We Are Heroes is an all-female crew whose members are inspired by everything from Fred Astaire to Michael Jackson and have honed their influences into a distinctive style of dance they call “Glam Style.”
The finale marks a milestone finish to one of the most original and innovative season yet. Featuring a crew roster so unique it ranged from hip-hop line dancers to the first openly gay crew ever to compete on the “Dance Crew” stage, the show challenges went global with contestants mixing martial arts, Bollywood and other worldwide influences into their choreography. This season also featured multi-platinum recording artist Beyoncé in the second episode, continuing the show’s tradition of producing episodes dedicated entirely to the music of exceptional performers such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Missy Elliot.
To date, season four of “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” has reached over 64.1 million total viewers on MTV with over 28.5 million viewers from the P12–34 demo. Going into the finale, the series is averaging a 1.7 P12–34 rating and 2.1 million viewers (P2+) and is consistently #1 in its time period (Sunday 9–10pm ET) among the P12–34 demo, versus all ad-supported cable competition.
“Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” is hosted by Mario Lopez and shot on location in Los Angeles as dance crews of five to seven members perform their hottest moves for dance supremacy and a $100,000 cash prize. Every performance-themed episode gives insight into the crews’ emotion, spirit and inspiration as they step up to the challenge and showcase their innovative choreography and skills. Viewers from around the country choose their favorite crews via text messaging and online voting (http://dancecrew.mtv.com). The two crews with the least number of votes will be up for elimination with the judges – JC Chasez, Lil Mama and Shane Sparks – making the final call on which crew will be sent home. Correspondent Layla Kayleigh covers all the backstage reactions as one crew is eliminated each week, ultimately revealing the nation’s best dance crew.
“Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” is executive produced by “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson, Joel Gallen (Tenth Planet Productions), Hip Hop International’s Howard Schwartz and Karen Schwartz (the creators of the USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships), Rob Lee (Bayonne Entertainment), Harriet Sternberg and Abe Hoch (both of Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment) and Josh Greenberg. Craig Erwich, Brooke Karzen and Drew Tappon are the executives overseeing the project for Warner Horizon Television (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “High School Reunion,” “Here Come the Newlyweds”). Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley and Lauren Dolgen are the executives overseeing the project for MTV.
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