Pancho wins Red Bull contest

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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Jevaughn “Pancho” Williams was the last dancer standing at the Jamaica's first ever round of the Red Bull Dance Your Style held at 876 Terrace Bar and Grill in St Andrew on Monday.

“It was a blessing to win this event. I never expected it,” he told the Jamaica Observer.

The 24-year-old from Clarendon was among the favourites from the moment the 16 contestants were announced. Williams' progress looked positive from the onset as his battle with Wayne Fantastic headed into sudden death with the crowd going his way.

Williams eventually secured the new trophy after defeating dancer Killer Bean in the finals.

He explained that his participation was faith as he merely stumbled across the auditions.

“Being a part of Red Bull Dance Your Style was a big step for me because it moved me out of my comfort zone when it came to dancing,” Williams said.

“Once I started mixing with the other dancers, I started to become more excited about the contest and settled my nerves,” he continued.

The rules of the contest were simple: Face off with another competitor dancing to whatever genre of music and please the crowd. Dancers were given two one-minute alternating turns. The final round saw contestants dancing three one-minute alternating turn. Contestants had no advance knowledge of the genre that would be dancing to. The audience determined the winner.

Notable moments came from female dancers Tara Tehrebel and Inspire. Tehrebel blended dancehall moves with traditional ballet skills while Inspire took a more aggressive sensual stance, removing layers of clothing and her wig as she faced each challenger.

Between the rounds, the audience was entertained by dance outfit Ravers Clavers and dancehall duo Voicemail.

— Rory Daley

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