Sunday, September 13, 2009
2009 UAAP Cheerdance Competition
It's that time again of the year wherein the top schools of UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) battle it out for the coveted Cheerdance Competition championship. This year all 8 schools were present and they all gave their best. The Adamson Pep Squad kicked off with a very beautiful costume that resembled the knights of medieval times. They were followed by the NU Pep Squad, then the DLSU Animo Squad with their Guild Wars Mesmer-like costumes. UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe gave an Egyptian-like performance then UP Pep Squad, the defending champion gave their best performance ever. Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion impressed the crowd with their rendition of Michael Jackson's Moonwalk. The cheering squads' costume reminded me of Songstress Yuna. The UE Pep Squad graced their red and white colors and performed mostly of Filipino songs. Finally, the host FEU Blazing Pep Squad made a performance using the UAAP's theme this year, the "Sarimanok". The overall performance was capitalized the Samsung cheering squad accompanied by each schools' muse and guidon bearer. The most awaited result came and FEU Blazing Pep Squad won the championship with a score of 86.1, ending the UST-UP rivalry. The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion were shocked that they won 1st runner up with a score of 83.4 and the defending champion UP Pep Squad fall down to 2nd runner up with a score of 83.1. For the first time in the history of the UAAP Cheerdance Competition, the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe never made it to the top 3, a disappointment that they have to carry on till next year. The UAAP Cheerdance Competition and the winning of the FEU Blazing Pep Squad topped both Twitter and Plurk on the most posted topic during that hour. Truly, this kind of competition unites every Filipino out there. Congratulations to the FEU Blazing Pep Squad for bringing home the crown since 1998.
The vidoes after the jump
thanks to planktonunited for the videos