It’s been a guilty pleasure of mine for the past month, but "Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew" has become a late-night ritual I simply can’t shake.
While I was initially smitten by the moves from the recently booted crew called Kaba Modern, Boston’s own Status Quo has won me over with their hunger and tenacity.
Their overnight rise to fame is a true underdog story.
Hailing from rough neighborhoods ranging from Dorchester to West Roxbury, this troupe of young dancers literally didn’t have enough money to make the trek home after auditioning for the show in Los Angeles. While I wasn’t blown away by their ode to the evolution of hip-hop showdown last Thursday, Status Quo killed it with their insane clown posse dance they called "Jack in the Box."
Their work on the MTV show is a testament of how far passion, hard work and a little luck can take you in life.
Anyway, Status Quo has made it into the finals of the "Best Dance Crew" and voting continues until the live finale 9 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The troupe is up against the insanely talented crew known as JabbaWockeeZ for the $100,000 top prize.
Click here to vote for the homegrown talent.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, Status Quo didn't take home "America's Best Dance Crew" top prize last Thursday. However, congrats to the locals for putting up a good fight.