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2 comments | Monday, August 10, 2009

The season 4 premiere of Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew introduced America to nine very talented crews, but I can almost guarantee that the crew being talked about the most around water coolers and office cubicles the day after is New York City's Vogue Evolution.

As the first openly gay and transgendered crew to appear on the hit MTV show these fearless dancers are breaking down barriers and introducing the world to authentic voguing. Madonna may have brought the dance form mainstream in the early 90"s and Beyonce may be biting the style today but these divas are not the originators.

Season 4 of America's Best Dance Crew is shaping up to be the most diverse season to date with the inclusion of Vogue Evolution alone. Leiomy Maldonado, the groups standout transgendered female is a legend in the NY ballroom community and is open about her transition from male to female.

While there is stiff competition this year Vogue Evolution may have a leg up on the rest as judge JC Chasez pointed out; " You all are battle tested. You've already been competing in underground clubs. I know society has been rough and you've had to fight out of that cage".

After surviving the first round Vogue Evolution will return next week to continue in the competition. Check out the video below to see what everyone is talking about today and be sure to vote. Win or lose their presence on the show is a teachable moment for our country and a huge win for the LGBT community.

Vogue Evolution begins at the 46:25 mark.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I was a little worried for them after looking at their audition performance. I wasn't sure they were going to be able to bridge Vogue with HipHop and Choreography. But I must admit I was pleasantly surprised and should have known better than to doubt "The Kids". When I tell you they ate that stage up. So much energy, so much performance, so much hunger. They came out to battle and battle they did. Their transitions were good, their levels were good, they definitely did a good job and the audience loved it. Everyone I know was updating "Vogue Evolution" on Facebook. I can't wait to see them take on the Beyonce challenge next week. Hopefully they will get Single Ladies or Sweet Dreams.

August 10, 2009 1:06 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

They gave me ALL KINDS OF LIFE last night. I am soooo proud of them. They make me proud to be gay and I wish them all the best while they're on the show.

p.s. ~ Ms. Leyomi gives me DIVA with those hair flips. YAES!! LoL

August 10, 2009 10:47 PM


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