|I aM mE|
|Season||Season 6: Season of the Superstars|
|Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb|
|Di "Moon" Zhang|
|Brandon "747" Harrell|
|Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales|
|Emilio "Millie" Dosal|
|Dzajna "JaJa" Vankova|
I.aM.mE is the America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 Champion. They came from Houston, Texas. I.aM.mE stands for Inspire, Motivate and Energize and showed a new style of dancing called "Brain Bang"
- 1 Before ABDC
- 2 America's Best Dance Crew Season 6
- 3 I aM mE crew's banner
Before I aM mE was created, its origin came from the Marvelous Motion Crew where the members, Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb, Di "Moon" Zhang, Brandon "747" Harrell, each achieved considerable success due to the media on their talent on dancing. Phillip was a contestant of the hit reality show, So You Think You Can Dance, "Moon" obtained fame on youtube posting all his tutting videos. The two got together and formed the Marvelous Motion Crew, which they also recruited Brandon "747" Harrell. They were the winners of a competion named "The Show" in Dallas hosted by the famous JabbaWockeeZ. They gain confidence and little wide fame and eventually entered the World Of Dance: Pomona, in which they finished third place.
Other members of the crew especially Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales, trained in famous dance workshops and studios of the industry, as well as, being trained by worldwide known choreographers. The Marvelous Motion Crew later decided to disband being unable to compete the fourth and fifth seasons of ABDC, because of the involvement of Phillip in SYTYCD. The three later meet each other to handle auditons in which three new members joined aboard namely Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales, Emilio "Millie" Dosal, Dzajna "Jaja" Vankova for the preparation in competing for America's Best Dance Crew Season 6.
America's Best Dance Crew Season 6
Week 1: Lil Wayne Challenge
- Aired on April 7, 2011
I aM mE started off the season performing to a mastermix of Lil Wayne's "Right Above It". Their performance consists of their own dance style creation called "Brain Bang", with stunning visuals and clean choreos. The performance pleased the crowd as well as the judges. Lil Mama liked how the crew perform the stunning visuals and solid choreos. D-trix commented them as "clever" and "brought tutting to the next level". JC Chasez was entertained, but wanted the crew to expand more and use the stage not just perfroming on the center range of the stage.
Week 3: Black Eyed Peas Challenge
- Aired on April 21, 2011
The crew's challenge was to create a machine during their routine on the stage. They performed to a mastermix of BEP's "Meet Me Halfway". They showed different variations of a machine during their routine trice, but the most favorited part was at the end when they gathered and form a human robot stomping on the stage, as well as, bringing their style and dancing to clean choreography and steps. The judges were pleased but JC was not satisfied how they took down his note where they would expand and cover the stage more differently. Lil Mama stated they were the most improved and D-trix hinded they execute their challenge greatly.
Week 4: Katy Perry Challenge
- Aired on April 28, 2011
In this week, I aM mE crew's challenge was to gather together on the stage and fan out like a peacock. They performed to a mastermix of Katy Perry's "Peacock". Although, a lot of the members of the crew never actually saw a peacock in person, they decided to get some inspiration by watching a peacock leading to the famous line of fellow member Olivia Gonzales,"Peacock got swag". Their performance showed a lot of different dance styles such as popping. They fan out like a peacock three times at the beggining, at the middle, and at the ending. They satisfied the audience and the judges. D-trix went to say they had authentic dancing and they covered the stage which led to the satisfaction of judge JC Chasez much to the relief of the crew.
Week 5: Rihanna Challenge
- Aired on May 5, 2011
In the fifth week all the crew were given a challenge of incorporating the famous dance style known as the Dance Hall while performing to the songs of the hit artist Rihanna. The crew got the dance move "The Spiderman" as the Dance Hall move to incorporate to their routine. They performed to a mastermix of Rihanna's "S&M". Their routine met the challenge and highlighted crew member Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales as a major character. The judges responded the routine was "exceptional" and "absolutely brilliant". Also Lil Mama commented on the fellow member, "Chachi" of being the youngest girl ever on the show an how she'd bring the routine to it's full potential.
Week 6: Justin Bieber Challenge
- Aired on May 12, 2011
All crews were given the chance to perform to the hit songs ,mostly on the film Never Say Never, of the famous teen icon, Justin Bieber. the crew's challenge was to perform Usher's famous glide during their routine. The crew showed how the routine was important because of crew member, Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales admiration to Justin Bieber and stated that she was waiting all season for this week to happened. They performed to a mastermix of Justin Bieber's "Somebody To Love" feat. Usher. The crew gave a "chilling" opening doing their original visuals, how they moonwalked, and performed the glide making a circle as well as, Brandon's glide solo. The crew ended their performance making a big heart using their arms and Brandon's giving a rose to judge Lil Mama. Lil Mama thought how the routine worked. D-trix stated they were brilliant entertainers and how he loved the performance there was also a gag between D-trix and Chachi about Justin Bieber's number one fan. JC commented that the crew was performing on the middle again but liked how the intro of the routine gave a cold and chilling start.
Week 7: Nicki Minaj Challenge
- Aired on May 19, 2011
The crew's challenge was to incorporate childhood games into their routine based on Nicki Minaj's alter ego Cookie. The crew performed to a mastermix of Nicki Minaj's "Moment For Life". They went on the playground to gain ideas and inspiration on what childhood games would they incorprate to their routine. The performance featured many childhood games such as Limbo, Jump Rope, Whack-a-Mole, Swing Sets, Hopscotch, and Leapfrog. The crowd and judges gave wild and positive ractions to the routine. JC told the crew that they performed a risky routine, but cleanly finished it, although he disliked it when he saw I.aM.mE look around the stage and check positions with others. D-Trix said that he couldn't find any bad moments on the routine, and loved how much childhood games were involved in the routine. Lil Mama liked how the crew stepped up and loved how I.aM.mE had their own moments and identity in the competition.
Backstage, crew member Phillip was experiencing dehydration before, during and after the routine due to hard-training and fatigue.
Week 8: Kanye West Challenge and the Last Chance Challenge
- Aired on May 26, 2011
I aM mE were informed that they were on the bottom two this week which means they have to battle it out against Phunk Phenomenon. The two crews were given the same challenges and songs to perform into. Their challenge consists of incorporating three dance styles into their routine such as Isolations, Boogaloo and the Dougie. The crew started rehearsal with one problem they had difficulty in doing the dougie. They were finding hard to perform the Dougie in their routine but nontheless performed it on the routine creating an unexpecting image as stated by JC. Their performance was nicely done and the judges commenting how they stayed their style during the routine which D-trix said that the whole routine was all I aM mE. and how they "murdered" the Isolation section of the routine. Lil Mama agreed with both of the judges and stated they would be all "champions to somebody".
The crew rose above to top two and were given the chance to perform their original performance. With the help of District 78 they were able to record and make up the music that suited their Last Chance performance. The crew created their own original songs, wardrobe, and performance, resulting in the "Ill-Emental" Performance. The performance showed all of the members' skills and talents one by one, as represented by their own elements: Emilio as Earth, Chachi as Fire, Jaja as Electricity, 747 as Wind, Moon as Machine, and Pacman as Water. The performance ended with I-M-E letters that the crew created with their bodies. I.aM.mE received a standing ovation from the audience and the judges.
Week 10: The Finale
- Aired on June 5, 2011
The finale opened with I.aM.mE and ICONic Boyz performing in a dance collaboration to "Raise Your Glass" by Pink. After the performance, America's Best Dance Crew champions JabbaWockeeZ (season 1), Super Cr3w (season 2), Quest Crew (season 3), We Are Heroes (season 4), and Poreotix (season 5) returned to the stage to perform for the season finale.
Later that same night, I.aM.mE performed a routine to Rocketeer by Far East Movement ft. Ryan Tedder for one moment before the announcement. The performance featured some flips and few choreography that shown on past episodes, but most of parts of performance is popping. The performance ended with Emilio performing a backflip and he puts his head down, Moon and 747 shows their thumb, while the music ends with the audio says "One small step for I.aM.mE, one giant leap for ABDC."
After 50 million votes were casted, I.aM.mE was declared as the winners of the America's Best Dnce Crew Season 6. The crew performed their victory dance to Written in the Stars by Tinie Tempah.
Description: The banner appears to be each of the crew member's hand gathered together as they form triangular-shaped object.