Last night, after a month and a half of waiting, the Miley and Mandy response video in their YouTube Dance Off with the Adam Chu Dance Crew was finally posted, and they’ve definitely stepped their game up.
But when you step your game up from street ball to the major leagues, you’re going to get dunked on (I know how sports work!) When ACDC released their last (official) video, it demolished M&M. This video was supposed to be their triumphant return, but it falls well short of the mark they would need to hit to even be considered viable in this competition. The dancing is fine but not mind blowing, and they’re trying to turn the whole thing into a popularity contest, and failing. When ACDC filled their video with celebrities, it felt surprising and exciting. This time it just feels like annoying retaliation. Not to mention the fact that Adam Chu’s celebrities included Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, Adam Sandler, and Chris Brown, i.e. good celebrities. Miley’s celebrities are Chris Kattan, Joey Fatone, and David Blaine? Whoops, those are your celebrities. I give her three bonus points for Michael Rappaport, because that is a tight cameo (Tight Cameo is the name of my New Wave band.) But she’s getting bombed. You can see evidence of how badly she’s failing by the fact that Adams Chu and Sevani appear at the end of Miley’s video. They’re dominating this contest so thoroughly that the competition’s videos have to pass through them for final approval. I don’t use this word lightly, but Miley, you have been pwned. When the newly promised face-to-face competition finally happens, I predict that not only will the Adam Chu Dance Crew remain the dominant competitors, but that Mandy and Miley won’t even leave the darkened corner where they’ve huddled together crying.