A click of young and creative dance icons, performing with the stage name the ‘Expendables’, have been adjudged winners of the second edition of TV Africa’s sensational dance reality show, Bumper to Bumper. After thrilling their fans with sizzling rounds of performances since the start of the show, the Expendables were finally crowned victors on Friday, 20th August, 2021, during the heated grande finale of the eleven week’s contest.
The group, who walked away with a cash token and a host of packaged items and souvenirs from Miksi and Elbee were grateful for their success and thanked the organisers and sponsors for putting together such a programme to unearth their talents and unleash their potentials to the world. They also expressed their profound appreciations to their teeming supporters who had been voting for them since the start of the contest.
According to them, the second edition of Bumper to Bumper was a truly fierce competition of wits and skills, and hence they’re happy for emerging winners, amidst the other competitive dance crews who also featured in the just ended dance reality show. In their opinion, their win was a sheer product of God’s grace and goodness, other than their individual brilliance and performances.
The night of the grande finale of this year’s competition was laced with a lot of excitement and colourful scenes, right from the blast of the whistle. Ahead of the eventual opening of the show, tons of supporters were spotted trooping the premises of TV Africa to offer their last support to one of the five competing teams who had managed to sail to the finals.
Busking in joy and heightened euphoria, the supporters were clad in very bright outfits, amidst endless clapping, chanting, cheering, singing and merrymaking. Speaking to the news team on the ground, some of the jubilant supporters indicated that the this year’s competition has been a joy to watch, and hence it was important for them to throw in their all in the last night of the competition.
Host of the competition, Sika, who was also drunk with excitement was also spotted in his white and wine agbada combination, as he mounted the stage to moderate proceedings steer the affairs of the much anticipated finals of the explosive dance competition in the capital. His experience, energy, vibe and command on the stage were enough to give the show a befitting final.
Beginning with a performance from a crew that competed in the first edition of the show, the grande finale was split into two rounds of dance battles; the first being traditional dance battles, and the second being contemporary dance battles. Each of the five competing teams were therefore expected to appear twice on stage; an obligation which was delightfully executed by the determined contestants.
Judge for the night, Terry was also in full gear to scrutinise the performances of the finalists and appraise their output accordingly. After having judged the show right from the beginning, Uncle Terry was happy about the flow of the finals and also expressed his gratitude to all the stakeholders who had collaborated to make the evening a success.
For the finals, he was assisted by a sit-in judge, Paa Kwesi Schandorf; a writer, a corporate emcee and a broadcast journalist who was invited to spice the night and give the finals an additional feel. Together, the seasoned dance instructor, Uncle Terry gave a good account of the finals, alongside his colleague, Schandorf.
After all the mouthwatering displays and acrobatic sensations, one of the five finalists, B-Bent, were axed out of the contest, after an exciting but not so impressive performance. Glowing with happiness, they exited the stage after having been pointed out by the ‘Executioner’. They were rewarded with a number of valuables items as was due them.
The remaining four teams on stage were left to sit on tenterhooks, with each guessing their fate. In the end, Dance Elites, De Blessing and Team Hubes finished in that order; with the Expendables finishing as winners of the competition. All teams were given cash tokens with heavy loads of products and souvenirs from the sponsors accordingly.