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Award winning choreographer, dismayed at judge in ‘World of Dance Philippines’

  • ‘Addlib’ choreographer and dancer invites World of Dance Philippines judge to attend their workshops
  • ‘Addlib’ emphasized that they do not deserve the 79 score given by WOD PH judges
  • Jullian Abuda, ‘Addlib’ leader, is dissatisfied with results in WOD PH and challenges a judge to join one of their workshops to learn more dancing skills

One of the Philippine’s great dance groups, ‘Addlib,’ known as the choreographer to the stars, is the powerhouse crew of multi-talented individuals that excelled in different forms of dance and performance art.

On February 2019, the dance group joined ABS-CBN’s newest dance competition, ‘World of Dance Philippines’, a reality competition series based on the similarly-named American reality competition. The show features dance performers, including solo acts and larger groups, representing any style of dance.

The group successfully proceeded from the qualifiers to the duels. However, on March 24, ‘Addlib’ did not make it to ‘The Cut’ of the elimination round where only three talents will advance to the divisional finals. The reason was that judges thought that the group lacked the all-out performance for a competition at that level, adding that they believed ‘Addlib’ can do so much more.

Billy Crawford stated, “It’s a really really fun performance mahirap to for a competition to be honest with you. Kung kailangan kayong magpakitang gilas, this is the moment talaga because ito na yung make it or break it niyo eh. You need to still keep the competitive spirit.

Maja Salvador said, “Napa-shake niyo naman body ko pero hindi ganun, enough lang, kumbaga hindi ko nashake ng todong todo.

Gary Valenciano added, “I’ll give a check for fun, I’ll give a check for colorfulness, I was looking though for the intensity of Addlib but thank you parin Addlib because I’m sure you have inspired so many by your colorfulness.”

However, the award-winner choreographer/dancer of ‘Addlib,’ Jullian Abuda, expressed his disapproval and sentiment on the show’s judges in his Instagram account. He stated that he and his team were not properly judged, implying that the judges were the ones who lack the needed skills and knowledge on dancing. He sarcastically invited a judge to attend one of their workshops, to be aware and be not ignorant of certain dancing skills.

He captioned this as, “So today pala pinalabas, haha, hindi ako aware, narinig ko na lang. napadaan lang daw ulit hehe lalong nakaka-bitter, sana man lang pinalabas nang buo pati mga ouch-na-ouch na comments 😂 when we were conceptualizing this piece, gusto ko sana mag-veer away from the usual fierce na atake and show the fun sign of Addlib, kasi ‘yun ‘yung totoong kami eh, masaya kami. it showed in our #TheAddlibVibe piece in 2017 (where we placed 3rd) ❤ YOU KNOW US, alam niyo kung paano kami mangarir, kaya ANG SAKIT na sabihan ka ng comment na, “nag-relax kayo” (wow) and “wala akong techinique na nakita” (wow na wow) 😂 GALING SA’YO? 😂

“When asked, sabi ko, this piece is a tribute to the TV dancers kasi ang baba ng tingin sa amin and i wanna show na we can be as competitive as the other teams tapos ang comment nung isa, “masyadong pang-TV. nag-aantay na lang ako na may lumabas na artista.” 😂 so bottomline, ang baba pa rin pala ng tingin mo sa TV dancers, coming from someone na nakikinabang sa talent namin dahil napapaganda ka namin every show. ❤ bitter na kung bitter, karapatan kong ilabas ‘yung nararamdaman ko kasi we don’t deserve 79 na score. ❤ okay lang sa akin maging lowest, pero not that score. 😄 pero, oh well, diyan nagtatapos ang lahat, masaya pa rin ako na naranasan namin ang ganitong type of competition. ❤ siguro, balik na lang kami sa pagsabak sa mga competition na mga sinasalihan namin dati, like HHI, VIBE, and WOD where WE WERE PROPERLY JUDGED ❤ tapos, uy, NANALO KAMI SA LAHAT NG YAN! wahahaha ❤ ayun lang, masaya ako, ikaw masaya ka?

“Ang mensahe ko, KUNG GUSTO MONG SUMAYAW, sayaw lang nang sayaw, maraming judge sa paligid, may legit, may eme lang, importante, mahal mo ang SAYAW. ❤ at ako, ipagpapatuloy ko ang pagtuturo ng TAMANG SAYAW, pagmumulat sa kabataan ng tunay na art ng dance, and pag-inspire sa marami pang tao.


Attend ka na lang ng workshop namin sa summer para hindi puro twerkkk ang kayang gawin. Nang malagyan ng TECHINIQUE ang sayaw mo. 😘”

Many of the ‘Addlib’ followers expressed their support to the team, some even said that it will be the end for them to watch ‘World of Dance Philippines’ due to Addlibs’ absence.


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