The dance group FCPC Baliktanaw of Bulacan, the winner of the team division at the World of Dance Philippines, gave and amazing grand final performance that wowed the audience and the judges Billy Crawford, Gary Valenciano, and Maja Salvador.
The group danced to the song “Alive” by Lil Jon, Offset, and 2 Chainz.
At the end of FCPC Baliktanaw’s performance, judges were up on their feet. Maja Salvador was screaming “Oh My God!” while Luis Manzano said it was one of those rare moments that he really can’t say anything and all he managed to say about the performance was “Wow!”
The judges were in awe of FCPC’s grand final performance and gave them a perfect score of 100. Viewers gave the group a score 97.9 for an average score of 99.47.
Among the 3 grand finalists, FCPC had the highest average score. The dance duo of Luka and Jenalyn got an average of 94.67 while solo dancer Ken San Jose got an average of 94.6.
FCPC Baliktanaw world finals performance
[ref: World of Dance Philippines]
Grabe alive na alive ako. Hindi lang ako, kaming lahat sa performance ninyo. Sobrang galing kahit, first time na mag perform kayo na English yung kanta. Talaga namang tinanggap ninyo yung challenge sainyo ni Billy. At hindi ninyo naman binigo si Billy. Hindi ninyo kami binigo. FCPC, congratulations!
[This is too much, I feel so alive. Not only me but all of us, because of your performance. You are so good, even if it was your first time to perform with an English song. You really accepted the challenge posed by Billy. And you did not disappoint Billy. You did not disappoint us. FCPC, congratulations!]
Alam mo sa tutoo lang, dun ako natakot e. Kasi lahat ng mga ginawa ninyo ay puro mga OPM, di ba? So, nung sinabi sa akin na ito ang gagawin ninyo, sabi ko, baka malaking challenge ‘to.
Pero ang pinakagusto ko sainyo ay kung kayo man ang umabot dun sa World of Dance USA, ang ipapakita ninyo sa kanila ay hindi kung gaano kagaling ang FCPC Baliktanaw, pero parang ang pinapakita ninyo kung gano kagaling ang bawat Pilipino pag binigyan ng pagkakataon na umapak sa entabladong ganyan at humataw nang todo.
FCPC, narinig niyo yung tao, kasama na rin ako sa mga ibang humihiyaw para sa inyo. Ang gagaling ninyo, congrats.
[In all honesty, that’s when I got scared. Because all you did were OPM, right? So, when they told me that this is what you’re going to do, I said, this might be a big challenge.
But what I liked the most about you is that if you reach the World of Dance USA, what you will show them is not how good FCPC Baliktanaw is, but it’s like you will show them how good each Filipino is when given the chance to step on a stage like that and give it all you’ve got.
FCPC, you hear the people, I am also one of those who are shouting for you. You are all good. Congrats!]
I’m so happy, sobrang sobrang happy ako. Alam ninyo guys, sa umpisa pa lang ng competition na ito, may pinatunayan na talaga kayo dito sa atin, sa bansa natin, na kayo ang the best team, grupo na nagpakitang gilas sa World of Dance.
Pero ako, malakas talaga ang kutob ko sa pinakita ninyo ngayon, na ito, katulad nga ng sinabi sa OPM natin, “ito ang gusto ko”, ito ang gusto ko talagang mag-representa ng Pilipinas, para sa akin.
You guys deserve it, wala kayong props pumasok dun. Nakinig din kayo sa akin nung una pa lang.
Sa mga iba pong di nakakaalam, very different silang mag choreo. Nauuna yung choreography nila, bago yung music pumapasok. Opposite yun, normally. Pero kayo guys, it was flawless, it was excellent, you guys deserve to win.
[I am so happy, very happy. You know guys, even at the start of this competition, you already proved that in our country, you are best team, group, that shone at the World of Dance.
But I really feel that with what you showed today, just like what the OPM says,”this is what I want”, I really want you to represent the Philippines, for me.
You guys deserve it, you entered without props. You also listened to me, from the start.
For those who don’t know, they choreograph differently. They do the choreography first, before they put in the music. That’s opposite of the normal thing. But you guys, it was flawless, it was excellent, you guys deserve to win.]