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America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 (Original Version)
Season premiered
April 11, 2012
Season ended
June 13, 2012
Season
7th
Judges
JC Chasez

Lil Mama

Dominic "D-Trix" Sandoval
Host
Mario Lopez
Winner
Elektrolytes
Runner-Up
8 Flavahz


America's Best Dance Crew Season 7: Return of the Superstars is the 7th season of the ABDC franchise, it is currently aired and broadcasted last April 11, 2012. The reality show is hosted by Mario Lopez with the same judges from the last season. Season 7 follows the format of the past season thus being entitled "Return Of The Superstars" where every week each crew is given different challenges on their routine while performing to hits of a specific artists. Britney Spears, Madonna, Flo Rida, Pitbull, David Guetta, LMFAO, J.Lo, Drake, Rihanna, & Katy Perry make up the list of superstars for this season. This is the last season of ABDC as producers cancelled ABDC as because of declining ratings.

Crews

Ten crews were chosen from the auditions to participate in this Season of ABDC. Fanny Pak, who were participants of the second season are returning to claim the title America's Best Dance Crew.

Crew Residence Region
8 Flavahz Honolulu, Hawaii Pacific
Collizion Crew Atlanta, Georgia South
Elektrolytes Gilbert, Arizona West
Fanny Pak San Fernando Valley, California West
Funkdation Monterrey, Mexico Sur
Irratik Montreal, Canada North
Mix'd Elements North Hollywood, California West
Mos Wanted Crew Los Angeles, California West
Rated Next Generation Mukilteo, Washington Northwest
Stepboys Roseville, California West

Results

Rank. Crew Status
2 8 Flavahz Runner-Up
6 Collizion Crew Eliminated
1 Elektrolytes Winner
5 Fanny Pak Eliminated
9 Funkdation Eliminated
8 Irratik Eliminated
10 Mix'd Elements Eliminated
3 Mos Wanted Crew Eliminated
4 Rated Next Generation Eliminated
7 Stepboys Eliminated

Challenges

Week 1: Britney Spears Challenge

The show starts with an opening number in which all first five crews dance together as a group performance on to a mastermix of Britney's' "I Wanna Go" The first five crews namely, 8 Flavahz, Fanny Pak, Irratik, Mix'd Elements, & Stepboys were given the chance to dance on to Britney's hit songs. There were no challenges yet in this week, which means they will create their routine and incorporate it to the song selected.

Crew Song
8 Flavahz "3"
Fanny Pak "Womanizer"
Irratik "Hold It Against Me"
Mix'd Elements "Till' The World Ends"
Stepboys "If U Seek Amy"

Bottom: Mix'd Elements

Eliminated: None


Week 2: Flo Rida Challenge

An opening number starts where in all the other/last five crews namely, Collizion Crew, Elektrolytes, Funkdation, Mos Wanted Crew, & Rated Next Generation performed alongside artist Flo Rida to his song of "Wild Ones" ft. Sia. The crews where given the task do dance to a mastermix of Flo Rida's hit songs. There were no challenges yet on this week, which means they will create a routine and incorporate it to the song selected.

Crew Song
Collizion Crew "Low" ft. T-Pain
Elektrolytes "Club Can't Handle Me" ft. David Guetta
Funkdation "Good Feeling"
Mos Wanted Crew "In The Ayer" ft. will.i.am
Rated Next Generation "Right Round" ft. Kesha

Bottom: Funkdation

Eliminated: Mix'd Elements

Week 3: Madonna Challenge

For this week each nine crews will perform to a mastermix of the song selected complete with incorporating challenges during their routine. This week's challenge is to perform the dance move they observed on the music videos of their song. Each music video highlights a different dance style and they have to incorporate it on their routine. The crews were informed during the show that two crews will be eliminated thus facing this week a double elimination.

Crew Song Dance Style
8 Flavahz "Vogue" Voguing
Collizion Crew "Don't Tell Me" Country Line Dancing
Elektrolytes "Hung Up" Krumping
Fanny Pak "Girl Gone Wild" Waacking with high heels
Funkdation "Give Me All Your Luvin" ft. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A Cheerleading steps
Irratik "Express Yourself" Jazz Steps
Mos Wanted Crew "4 Minutes" ft. Justin Timberlake & Timberland Popping
Rated Next Generation "Human Nature" Thrashing
Stepboys "Ray Of Light" None but had to move at a faster tempo

Bottom 3: Irratik, Funkdation, & Collizion Crew

Eliminated: Irratik & Funkdation

Week 4: Drake Challenge

The seven remaining crews will face different kind of challenges and develop routines to the songs of the artist Drake. Their challenge consists of choosing a lyric of their selected song which they had the capability of "bringing it to life" on stage during their performance.

Crew Song Chosen Lyric Challenge
8 Flavahz "Find Your Love" "I bet if I give all my lovin', nothin's gonna tear us apart" Gather and stay connected at one point of the routine
Collizion Crew "Over" "So I'm riding through this city with my high beams on" Create a car during their routine
Elektrolytes "Headlines" "Floating in and out of consciousness" Incorporate levitating in their routine
Fanny Pak "Make Me Proud" ft. Nicki Minaj "Running on a treadmill and only eating salad" Create a treadmill
Mos Wanted Crew "The Motto" ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga "Tell Tune 'Light one, pass it like a relay'" Create a relay
Rated Next Generation "HYFR" ft. Lil Wayne "Time for me to revisit the past" Perform a section of their routine in reverse
Stepboys "Best I Ever Had" "Every single show she out there reppin' like a mascot" Incorporate a mascot during their routine.

Bottom 2: Fanny Pak & Stepboys

Eliminated: Stepboys

Week 5: Jennifer Lopez Challenge

Each six remaining crews are given different songs of the famous hit artist Jennifer Lopez in which they have to develop routines as well as facing challenges this week. Jennifer Lopez's own choreographer, Beau "Casper" Smart, delivered extra challenges to the crews and was working with the crew during their rehearsals.

Crews Song Initial Challenge Additional Challenge
8 Flavahz "Let's Get Loud"

"Incorporate salsa dancing in their rouitne"

"Perform with trumpets"
Mos Wanted Crew "On The Floor" ft. Pitbull "Incorporate floorwork in their routine" "Hype up the audience"
Elektrolytes "Get Right" (Remix)" ft. Fabulous "Create a human subway in their routine" "Perform with canes"
Collizion Crew "Jenny From The Block" ft. Styles P & Jadakiss "Incorporate popping, locking, and b-boy moves in their routine" "Perform a specific J.Lo move"
Rated Next Generation "Do It Well" "Incoporate the New Jack Swing in their routine" "Perform the move called "The Wop"
Fanny Pak "Waiting For Tonight" "Change clothes during their routine" "Incoporate a four-man lift"

Bottom 3: Collizion Crew, Fanny Pak, & Rated Next Generation

Eliminated: Collizion Crew

Week 6: Pitbull Challenge

This week, the remaining five crews must develop routines to the songs of the artist Pitbull. The crew also received different challenges in which they must do during their performances. All of the crew's challenges was highlighted into one concept which all of them must perform an international dance style during their routine. In a two-way tie, the Bottom 2 crews advanced to the next round, marking the first time the judges saved both bottom crews from elimination.

Dance Crew Song Country Dance Style
Elektrolytes "I Know You Want Me" Brazil Capoeira
8 Flavahz "Hey Baby" ft. T-Pain France Can-Can
Mos Wanted Crew "Give Me Everything" ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer Russia Barynya
Fanny Pak "International Love" ft. Chris Brown India Bollywood
Rated Next Generation "Hotel Room Service" China Dance of 1000 Hands

Bottom 2: Fanny Pak & Rated Next Generation

Eliminated: None

Week 7: Rihanna Challenge

The five remaining crews created dance routines inspired by Rihanna, beginning with a group performance to "We Found Love" ft. Calvin Harris. Unlike last season, where her choreographer distributed the challenges, Rihanna delivered them to the crews herself.

Dance Crew Song Challenege
Rated Next Generation "You da One" Incorporate tricks using bowler hats
8 Flavahz "Birthday Cake" Create a fire effect and extinguish it
Mos Wanted Crew "Cockiness" Use jackets to create pictures of confidence
Elektrolytes "Where Have You Been" Incorporate a microphone stand
Fanny Pak "Talk That Talk" ft. Jay-Z Incorporate color guard rifle spins

Bottom 2: Elektrolytes & Fanny Pak

Eliminated: Fanny Pak

Week 8: LMFAO Challenge

The four remaining crews danced to songs by LMFAO, beginning with a group performance to "Live My Life" by Far East Movement ft. Justin Bieber. Redfoo from LMFAO handed out the dance challenges, and Season 3 Champion Quest Crew visited the rehearsal studio to work with the crews.

Dance Crew Song Challenge
Mos Wanted Crew "Sexy and I Know It" Create a catwalk with wiggle-inspired runway modeling
Elekrolytes "Champagne Showers" ft. Natalia Kills Perform robotic moves while transforming into a giant robot
Rated Next Generation "Sorry for Party Rocking" Recreate the 15-second dance breakdown from the video
8 Flavahz "Party Rock Anthem" ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock Recreate the group blow-up from the video as well as incorporate "The T-step" and "The SpongeBob"

Bottom 2: Rated Next Generation & 8 Flavahz

Eliminated: Rated Next Generation

Week 9: David Guetta Challenge

The top three crews competed for the two spots in the championship round by choreographing routines to the music of David Guetta. Unlike the format for previous episodes, the crews performed first before the voting results were revealed. The remaining crews then did a group performance number to "Titanium" ft. Sia.

Song Challenge
"Memories" ft. Kid Cudi Gloving
"Turn Me On" ft. Nicki Minaj Perform like dolls
"Without You" ft. Usher Gliding

Safe: 8 Flavahz

Bottom 2: Elektrolytes & Mos Wanted Crew

After the Bottom 2 was announced, the two crews had to dance battle to determine which one would advance to the finale.

Dance Crew Song
Mos Wanted Crew "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye ft. Kimbra
Elektrolytes "Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris

Eliminated: Mos Wanted Crew

Week 10: Katy Perry Superstar Finale

The final two crews dance to music from the upcoming concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me, after meeting the pop starlet. Then, America's Best Dance Crew is crowned. The hour also features performances by past champions.

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