It was an epic dance-off last night when the adorbs all-girls tween dream team of 8 Flavahz took on the busta move boys of Elektrolytes in the “America’s Best Dance Crew” finale. In honor of Katy Perry’s new 3D concert movie “Part of Me,” each crew choreographed insane numbers to the Cali pop star’s latest hits — but America had to choose one posse to take home the $100,000 prize.
After the votes were counted, it was the electrifying dudes from Arizona that earned the Season 7 title as they stunted back to #1 status from their poor showing last week — but over here at Act we think all these hella talented dancers are winners because they united around an even bigger battle this season: the fight to end cancer!
Tragically, Angel Gibbs of 8 Flahvahz lost her mother Carolyn Hinson-Gibbs to the disease in the middle of the “ABDC” chaos — and even though she was totally devastated, the 12-year-old dancer pushed on because she knew her mom would want her to compete for the “ABDC” crown. Despite super stiff competition plus their unlikely all-lady and youngest crew ever status, these determined gals from LA and Hawaii — who amazingly choreographed much of their Season 7 audition via Skype — made it to the finale stage. #GirlPower!
If that’s not inspiring enough, check out this video of the “ABDC” family coming together to support The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in honor of Angel’s mom:
Now those are some serious heart beats, right?! We obviously had to get involved with this get-down for a good cause, so we created the ABDC + MTV Act: Take Action Against Cancer page to let all you all take part in kicking cancer to the curb. Be a part of the effort that’s helped reduce cancer deaths by over 1 million since 1990 and join these footloose fighters below!
Take Action Against Cancer
Join the fight with Relay For Life, learn more about cancer, and more with our Action Guide!
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Check out the American Cancer Society's list of ways to take action and celebrate more birthdays.