KPOP Fever in Showdown 2012 :Top 9 Dance Battle

This is the third consecutive years without fail for 8TV to air their popular reality dance battle show, ‘SHOWDOWN 2012’. Started around 2010 for the first season, 8TV SHOWDOWN has introduced numerous dance crews around Malaysia to participate in what they call the ‘dance battle’ and to fight to win for the grand prize as well as to be nominated as the best crew team in Malaysia. Both winner from the previous seasons, Wakaka Crew (first season 2010) and ElecoldxHot (second season 2011) have proved to the public that they deserved to be crowned as the winner of the SHOWDOWN by showing the perfect dance skill thus lead them towards the victory. This time, as the year 2012 fiercely starts with a new troop of the dance crews participated for the auditions, 12 best crews have been selected to enter the top 12 in advancing themselves to be one of the greatest crew at the end of the journey in SHOWDOWN 2012.

MyKpopHuntress has been invited to cover this week show with the special theme of K-pop Invasion and we’re thrilled by the dance moves that have been presented to us throughout the one hour show. Host by Fly FM announcer’s,  Hafiz, the show starts sharp on 9.30 pm and the battles are judged by Joe Flizzow, a famous rapper in Malaysia music scene and Maple Loo, a well-known Malaysian choreographer as well.

Nine crews competed last night and have been assigned with a hit song from Korean famous groups and singer for example Kim Hyun Joong, 2 NE 1, TVXQ and Super Junior to name a few. The opening of the show started with Dam Lepak Boyz (DLB) danced to a rookie group, B.A.P  - with the song entitled ‘Power’. Maple did praised the boys on how they managed to give a strong performance upon the opening and it’s a good start for it to be continued. Next is D’Vol Blacky Wacky (DBW) a mix crew of a girl and with four boys. They danced to Rania – Pop Pop Pop and the credit should be given on the usage of the props for the performance. Next challenger is We taking Over (WTO) and was given a cheeky song from Kim Hyun Joong entitled ‘Lucky Guy’. The performance was portrayed as how fabulous a life of a guy can be. They did look enjoyed performing though it’s a bit different in terms of music styles compared to others.

picture credit : 8TV Showdown Facebook

Our favorite performance for the night would be Soul Gang (SG) performing ‘Bubble Pop’ from Hyuna, complete with bubbles in the air from their supporters, they were said to be what our industry needs in future by the judges. Two dance crew groups, Walawei (WLW) and EGS Monsters both danced to Block B songs, ‘Nalina’ and ‘Tell Them’. WLW crews are still in the youth ages commented that dancing to KPOP is the most challenging assignment considering that they are still new to KPOP. We’re anticipated to see the gorilla dance as the highlight from EGS Monster for Nalina, but somehow it’s slipped away from the choreography. Kitta Move (IKM) succeeded to impress the audience with the powerful ‘Mirotic’ steps from TVXQ. It felt like the memories of the 5 of them together on stage have been brought up again through the performance. With one of the member had Sandara Park infamous hairstyle, Soul Krazy (SK) managed to immerse into ‘I’m the Best’ song well. It’s like watching the real 2NE1 on stage with the styles as well as perfect dance steps together with the rhythm of the music. Last performance was from Project Elementz (PEZ) performed Mr Simple, added their own element into the song. They later said to us that they feel very honor to dance to Super Junior and hope fans can continuously give them support.

picture credit : 8TV Showdown Facebook

Next is the battle ground for bottom four crews who could not survived by the marks from the judges as well as votes from the viewers: Project Elementz, Dem Lepak Boyz, Walawei, Dvol Blacky Wacky. Unfortunately, Dvol Blacky Wacky was eliminated as their journey ended this week. During the after- show interview with the media, DBW planned to rest before moving on to next step. Said that their best achievement till today is the SHOWDOWN2012 and picked last week My Dance Idol theme as the best among all so far. The crews thank their supporters for voting them until now and hope to continue give them support in the future too.

picture credit : 8TV Showdown Facebook

SHOWDOWN 2012 can be watched LIVE every Wednesday, 9.30pm exclusive from 8TV. The show will be repeated at Tuesday, 1145pm. Fans also can watch backdated episodes online on www.tonton.com.my

Mykpophuntress would like to thank 8TV for the opportunity to attend the live show and to feel the k-pop wave’s invasion through the dance choreography from all of these crews.

Fans can vote for the remaining crews through SMS as below:

WE TAKING OVER = SMS SD<SPACE>WTO TO 33399

DEM LEPAK BOYZ   SMS SD<SPACE>DLB TO 33399

EGS MONSTER TO= SMS SD<SPACE>EGS TO 33399

KITTA MOVE= SMS SD<SPACE>KM TO 33399

PROJECT ELEMENTZ = SMS SD<SPACE>PEZ TO 33399

SOUL GANG = SMS SD<SPACE>SG TO 33399

SOUL KRAZY = SMS SD<SPACE>SK TO 33399

WALAWEI = SMS SD<SPACE>WLW TO 33399

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  1. 31st May 2012 | lynn says: Reply
    does anyone have the youtube link of the performance..??

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