WINNER CROWNED LIVE IN MTV'S SEASON FIVE FINALE OF "RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW" THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH AT 10 P.M. ET/(TAPE DELAY) PT
Final Crews Poreotix and Blueprint Cru Face Off LIVE for the Winning Title and the $100,000 Cash Prize as All Season Five Crews Return ------
NEW YORK, NY (April 7, 2010) - Capping off one of the series' most incredible and celebrity-studded seasons to-date, the Season Five finale of MTV's hit reality dance competition series - from Warner Horizon Television - "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" will air LIVE this Thursday, April 8th at 10 p.m. ET/(tape delay) PT and provide viewers with more of the show-stopping performances they have grown accustomed to seeing week after week. As all the Season Five crews return to perform together, the final two crews - Poreotix of Westminster, California, and Blueprint Cru of Montreal, Canada - will dance for the last time before one of them will be crowned "America's Best Dance Crew" and receive the $100,000 cash prize.
"ABDC" fans nationwide have voted online and via SMS text and phone to have their favorite crew crowned the Season Five winner, putting total finale votes-to-date at over 10 million and still growing. All season long, both crews have displayed a flair for innovation, synchronicity and extraordinary dance talent that make them worthy competitors to join previous show winners JabbaWockeeZ, Super Cr3w, Quest Crew and We Are Heroes. The shaded showmen of Poreotix have entertained fans weekly with their robot-inspired routines that infuse humor with a revolutionary mixed style. Blueprint Cru, the first Canadian crew to compete on the "America's Best Dance Crew" stage, have left viewers in awe all season with their amazing trademark ability to move as one unit, bringing their motto of "precision, precision and precision" to life.
Following the Season Five finale of "America's Best Dance Crew," viewers can log onto MTV.com for a LIVE post show from Los Angeles sponsored by AT&T, as "ABDC" fans nationwide can watch real-time reactions from the winning crew and their fellow Season Five competitors, interviews with the judges and breaking down the biggest moments from the finale. The post show will be available on demand on MTV.com and through AT&T Mobile Video the day following the finale episode premiere.
Season Five of "America's Best Dance Crew" and the official show post party are sponsored by AT&T and Fueled by Gatorade.
On January 28, the Season Five premiere of "America's Best Dance Crew" delivered a 3.0 F12-34 rating and over 2.4 million total viewers. Season-to-date, "America's Best Dance Crew" is a top 10 original cable series among F12-34.
Season Five of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" continuously pushed the envelope with exciting challenges, including the show's tradition of producing episodes dedicated entirely to the music of one exceptional performer - Usher, Swizz Beatz and Lady Gaga were all featured. Shot on location in Los Angeles, the series is a weekly reality dance competition showcasing the most innovative dance crews in the nation as they face challenges that push them to their limits physically, emotionally and creatively. Viewers from around the country choose their favorite crews via phone, text messaging and online voting (http://dancecrew.mtv.com) and one team is sent home every week until the crew left standing is crowned America's Best Dance Crew and wins the $100,000 cash prize. The show is hosted by Mario Lopez and series judges are JC Chasez, Lil Mama and Omarion. 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 ("The Sing Off," "MTV Movie Awards," 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 ("The Sing Off," "MTV Movie Awards"). Craig Erwich, Brooke Karzen and Drew Tappon are the executives overseeing the project for Warner Horizon Television ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "High School Reunion," "True Beauty"). Liz Gateley, Lauren Dolgen and Morgan Selzer are the executives overseeing the project for MTV.
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