Queen Sweet 16 this year was another huge success thanks to Loopi Wein and Evil Eve. Once again held at the Family Fever Festival, it hosted a 3v3 b-boy/b-girl open crew competition (two adults and one youth) and held several prelims across Europe for the Queen Sweet 16. With new and old faces, the competition couldn’t defeat last years champions; Paulina from Poland and Bo from Netherlands. Bo, sticking to her plan from last year, stayed extremely clean with complicated footwork combinations and beat hitting skills. In the end, Paulina’s format remained champion, with high difficulty moves, clean sets, and original combinations, all set to the music.
Other favorites included Fairytale, once again blowing it up with some crazy power moves, and Messymel with an incredible amount of style and flow. Check out footage from the competition below.
Also big congratulations to Wizkid, Vegas, and Cedric for taking the Family Fever Festival 3v3.
Complete Family Fever Festival and Queen Sweet 16 YouTube playlist HERE.
Queen Sweet 16 European Edition was amazing! First off wanted to give a big shout out to our partners in crime, Evil Eve and Loopi. They did a wonderful job organizing, promoting, and putting the entire thing together. We are glad to have worked with such amazing individuals. Now, if you didn’t have the pleasure of being present at the event, here is what you missed. First round, Tera vs Fairytale was a power throwdown. Both next gen b-girls went at it like there was no tomorrow. Bo was consistently hitting the floor with incredibly detailed footwork that was extremely fun to watch. Overall, the talent level of b-girls from Europe was high, and watching the different styles from a slew of different countries was fun, to say the least. In the end, Paulina from Poland was our first official QS16 European Edition champion. She was able to find the difficult balance of difficulty, execution, and foundation to edge out the competition. Many thanks to everyone who participated and supported. Check out all the footage below!
Queen Sweet 16 was yet another great demonstration of what b-girls from around the world have to offer. The night was amazing, with Nagisa Kohagura from Japan taking first place, with Evil Évil Eve from Germany as runner up. Loopi Wein taking third over Kareen Wong. The 4 vs 4 open bracket final was dope, with Underground Flave with 1st, and Fresh Descendents running up.
Other notables for the night included Bryan Fishy Nguyen killing it as usual. Felipe from Sacremento showing some crazy moves, Eren’s b-girl character shining, Thias Lopez smashing as usual. Matthew Thao showing the Northwest some Flexible Flave style, and Brendan Uomoto and Sam Niver also coming through strong for the final battle.
The Queen Sweet 16 is almost here. Two weeks to go and boy are we excited. This year will feature b-girls from Japan, Germany, Spain, China, UK, Chicago, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and of course, Seattle. J-kay 47 and Anna Banana (Massive Monkees), have been confirmed for judging. Also featured will be a 4 vs 4 open bracket for any b-girls or b-boys that want to showcase their talent. Winners of the 4 v 4 will receive a top 8 advance for the 2014 Northwest Sweet 16, plus cash and prizes.
Queen Sweet 16 brackets to be released later on this week. Stay tuned for more info, and click HERE to visit the event page.
We would like to thank Christie Johnson and King 5 news for the coverage today. Jessica Hu and Anna Mabanta represented lovely, and showcased their skills for the TV crew. Check out the picture below, and visit the Queen Sweet 16 event page by clicking HERE.