For the second straight year, the FEU Cheering Squad won second place in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. And for the second time in 10 years, a Michael Jackson-inspired theme placed second in the annual meet.
Back in 2009, current FEU head coach Randell San Gregorio was then handling the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion.
Just months after the passing of the man known as the “King of Pop”, Ateneo paid tribute to the man with a Michael Jackson-inspired performance. It remains the only podium finish for the BBB, who placed second during that time.
“It’s hard to beat Michael Jackson.”
To commemorate the 10th year anniversary of Jackson’s passing, San Gregorio once again had Jackson as his main inspiration.
Using a medley of various MJ hits, including “Bad”, “Beat It”, and “Smooth Criminal”, the SM Mall of Asia Arena turned into a disco bar with the 19,000-strong in attendance dancing to the beat.
For the performers, besides doing Jacko’s anti-gravity lean, one of the members of the Cheering Squad also did a moonwalk — just like BBB 10 years ago.
“After last year’s 70s funky theme, parang sabi ko ‘Paano natin ita-top yun? Eh kung dance lang, parang ang hirap i-top nung ’70s.’ Sabi ko, ‘Eh di si Michael Jackson na lang.’ Music ni Michael Jackson imposibleng ‘di ka maka-relate. Kahit ‘di mo siya kilala, imposibleng ‘di ka iindak sa music niya eh. Sabi ko, ‘yun na lang para ‘yung dance natin, mapantayan yung hype ng ’70s,” said San Gregorio.
“Plus na-realize ko lang na it’s Michael’s tenth year death anniversary. So sakto siya, very timely.”
It ultimately ended up with second.
Again, who does not love Michael Jackson?
Philippines takes 2019 SEAG overall crown
2019 SEAG gold most special for five-time champ Kiefer Ravena
Tim Cone finds redemption 21 years after Centennial team
Bagunas heads back to Japan a day after SEAG, leaves Philippines with silver
Thirdy Ravena gives medal to ‘special’ friend Andy
Gomez de Liaño brothers thinking about future in UP
SOURCES: NBA paying CNN Philippines P500k to air games
Siklab Pilipinas’ strong stand against Brunei stifled, exit SEA Games
Roosevelt Adams picked by Columbian as top pick in PBA Regular Draft
Isaac Go goes to Columbian in PBA Draft’s special Gilas portion
PH Arnis Team caps bountiful SEA Games campaign with two golds
Divine Wally, PH Men’s Wushu cop five golds in SEA Games Sanda
- 2019 SEA Games5 days ago
Jeordan Dominguez claims inaugural SEAG men’s freestyle poomsae title
- 2019 SEA Games3 days ago
Photo-Finish: Clinton Bautista outlasts reigning champ to win SEAG hurdles gold
- 2019 SEA Games4 days ago
PH Baseball remains king of SEAG
- 2019 SEA Games3 days ago
PMNVT dethrones Thailand, ends 42-year SEAG Finals drought