Hiphop duo Lucky Aces was declared the first-ever grand champion of talent-reality competition “Dance Kids” Sunday night (Feb 7) after garnering the highest percentage of public votes in the show’s Final Showdown at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.
The Filipino-Canadian duo received 42.69% of the votes, beating dubstep dancer Dhao Mac (29.62%) and dance sport duo Step Kids (27.69%).
Lucky Aces, composed of 12-year-olds Lucky Ancheta and AC Bonifacio, won P2 million, a house and lot, a family trip to Hong Kong, a shopping spree worth P300,000, and a Star Magic contract.
AC, who teared up after they were announced the winner, said, “It feels amazing because we’ve always been dreaming to be recognized here in the Philippines. And now we have some of our best friends in ‘Dance Kids.’ It’s an amazing feeling.”
“We’re just so happy after all these performances for ‘Dance Kids,’ this was the last one, all this hard work. We’re just super happy,” shared Lucky.
For their final performance, Lucky Aces took the stage with one of the show’s Dance Masters, Georcelle Dapat-Sy, and Enrique Gil on the first night of the Final Showdown last Saturday (Feb 6), and with hiphop group A-Team on Sunday.
Second placer Dhao Mac, meanwhile, teamed up with Vhong Navarro and Rayver Cruz. Step Kids, on the other hand, performed with Andy Alviz and Maja Salvador.
Dhao Mac and Step Kids both received P100,000 each.
The two-night “Dance Kids” Final Showdown was hosted by Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga.