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#Dabarkads Goals: The Ultimate Battle is a special dance contest for the Eat Bulaga! hosts to perform to the dance hits that were popularized on noontime show in its early years. The segment that premiered on 19 July 2017 and concluded on 29 July 2017.

The Dabarkads must compete in a two-week-long dance battle featuring the several dance contests, hits, and crazes which dominated the airtime of Eat Bulaga! back then. The hosts were paired with one another and each pair was assigned a music which they must choreograph a dance routine for. The dance competition is part of the 38th anniversary celebration of the show.

Ryan Agoncillo and Maine Mendoza of Team RaMen, accompanied by the dance crews Jazz Exchange and FMD Extreme, were proclaimed as the grand winner of the showdown.

Overview

Prior to the competition

The Dabarkads were randomly paired with one another, and each pair were randomly assigned well-known music from previous dance contests of the noontime show. The goal was to create well-choreographed production number using the songs that were given to them.

For each pair, two behind-the-scenes staff of Eat Bulaga! acted as managers to help with the creativity and the production of the act. Backup dance crews were invited to accompany the Dabarkads competitors during the showdown.

Daily rounds

There were a total of six daily rounds. Each daily round featured two new pairs who must compete against one another by providing the more impressive performance.

They were judged by 28 audience members who must cast a ballot for their chosen group. They were accompanied by two celebrities who were once part of the noontime show back then. The votes of the celebrity judges were weighted more heavily than the votes of the audience members. One vote for each audience member equals one point, while the vote of the celebrity judges equals five points each, which totals 38 points. The criteria of judging were as follows:

  • 60% Creativity and concept
  • 30% Overall execution
  • 10% Audience impact

Daily winning groups received a cash prize of ₱3,800 and advanced to the weekly finals. Consolation prize of ₱380 was given to eliminated teams.

Weekly finals

For each week, the three daily winning groups must compete against one another in the weekly finals by adding one more song that was popularized by Eat Bulaga! to their performances. Only two groups for each week advanced to the grand finals of the competition. Since the competition lasted for two weeks, a total of four groups advanced to the grand finals.

Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 29 July 2017. In addition to their assigned songs, the grand finalists must also include the 2009 hit song "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas to their production number.

The panel of judges included Super Sireyna 2013 grand winner Francine Garcia, actress Lani Mercado, Eat Bulaga! pioneer host Chiqui Hollman, actress Carmina Villaroel, newscaster Jessica Soho, and two audience members.

Team RaMen was hailed as the grand winner of the competition with the song "Alarma" and "Boom Boom Pow". Unfortunately, Ryan Agoncillo was not able to perform for Team RaMen due to his unexpected illness. Nevertheless, Maine Mendoza was able to perform the routine with the group's dancers and ultimately win the competition. The group won the grand prize of ₱3,800.

Hosts

Below is a list of hosts who were involved in the segment at some point in its run. This may include main, co-, substitute, and one-time presenters.

  • Tito Sotto
  • Jose Manalo
  • Ryan Agoncillo
  • Maine Mendoza
  • Ruby Rodriguez

  • Vic Sotto
  • Wally Bayola (as Lola Nidora)
  • Allan K
  • Anjo Yllana

  • Joey de Leon
  • Paolo Ballesteros
  • Jimmy Santos
  • Alden Richards


Results

Daily rounds and weekly finals

Each daily round featured two new pairs who must compete against one another. Only three teams for each week moved on to the weekly finals. In the weekly finals, the three winning teams for each week must then compete against one another by adding one more song popularized by Eat Bulaga! to their performances. Only two groups for each week advanced to the grand finals of the competition.

Week of 19 July–22 July

Daily Rounds
Date Team Members Accompanied by Music BTS Managers Result
Wednesday
19 July 2017
Laban Patricia Tumulak
Joel Palencia
Le'Go Fam Philippines "Xanadu" Nikki Tombado
Roderic Dela Cruz
Winner
TaPa Paolo Ballesteros
Taki Saito
Nitrous Image Crew "Lies" Reeza Belo
Leah Sampan
Eliminated
Thursday
20 July 2017
TaimTeam Allan K
Anjo Yllana
FS Elastika Force "New York - Rio - Tokyo" Clarence Armildez-Jovito
Arjoven Candelaria
Eliminated
Macho Charap Wally Bayola
Ryzza Mae Dizon
Royal Dance Crew
FHHM Grand Finalists
"Macho Man" Trisha Fernandez
Jamal Baria
Winner
Friday
21 July 2017
123 Go Gov Lloyd
Ruffa Gutierrez
Inrayog Dance Crew "Supersonic" Dhory G. Maiquez
Warren Poblete
Eliminated
All Out Alden Richards
Sinon Loresca
Lazarus Dancers "Physical" Liza Marcelo-Lacatin
JC Contreras
Winner
Weekly Finals
Date Team Members Accompanied by Music BTS Managers Result
Saturday
22 July 2017
Laban Patricia Tumulak
Joel Palencia
Le'Go Fam Philippines "Xanadu"
"Wiggle It"
Nikki Tombado
Roderic Dela Cruz
Winner
Macho Charap Wally Bayola
Ryzza Mae Dizon
Royal Dance Crew
FHHM Grand Finalists
Boom Boom Pow Boys
"Macho Man"
"We Like to Party"
Trisha Fernandez
Jamal Baria
Eliminated
All Out Alden Richards
Sinon Loresca
Lazarus Dancers "Physical"
"I'm Too Sexy"
Liza Marcelo-Lacatin
JC Contreras
Winner



Week of 24 July27 July

Daily Rounds
Date Team Members Accompanied by Music BTS Managers Result
Monday
24 July 2017
BarBae Jimmy Santos
Tommy Peñaflor
Bigboy Soulja "Barbie Girl" Steven Claude Goyong
Jerl Dagami
Eliminated
Jupiter Baste Granfon
Kim Last
After 5
U Go Girls (UGG)
"Rico Mambo" Moty Apostol
Michael O. Dio
Winner
Tuesday
25 July 2017
Luggy Luane Dy
Miggy Tolentino
Pangasinan Movement "Paradise"
(Metallic Gigolo)
Edwin Ferrer
Timi delos Reyes
Eliminated
RaMen Ryan Agoncillo
Maine Mendoza
Jazz Exchange
FMD Extreme
"Alarma" Cayle Soco
Pat Plaza
Winner
Wednesday
26 July 2017
Team Bang Ruby Rodriguez
John Timmons
UMAK Herons "Here Comes the Hammer" Sharmie Cecilio
Rema Mae Nunes
Eliminated
Labada Jose Manalo
Kenneth Medrano
FOS 417 "Lambada" Maricel C. Vinarao
Raine dela Cruz
Winner
Weekly Finals
Date Team Members Accompanied by Music BTS Managers Result
Thursday
27 July 2017
Jupiter Baste
Kim Last
After 5
U Go Girls(UGG)
Jump Ropers
"Rico Mambo"
"5,6,7,8"
Moty Apostol
Michael O. Dio
Winner
Labada Jose Manalo
Kenneth Medrano
FOS 417 "Lambada"
"Footloose"
Maricel C. Vinarao
Raine dela Cruz
Eliminated
RaMen Ryan Agoncillo
Maine Mendoza
Jazz Exchange
FMD Extreme
"Alarma"
"Renegade Master"
Cayle Soco
Pat Plaza
Winner



Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 29 July 2017. In addition to their assigned songs, the grand finalists must also include the 2009 hit song "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas to their production number. Although Ryan Agoncillo was unable to perform due to a sudden illness, Team RaMen was proclaimed as the grand winner of the compeititon.

Team Members Accompanied by Music Result
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All Out Alden Richards
Sinon Loresca
Lazarus Dancers "Physical"
"Boom Boom Pow"
Finalist
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Laban Patricia Tumulak
Joel Palencia
Le'Go Fam Philippines "Xanadu"
"Boom Boom Pow"
Finalist
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Jupiter Baste Granfon
Kim Last
After 5
U Go Girls (UGG)
Jump Ropers
"Rico Mambo"
"Boom Boom Pow"
Finalist
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RaMen Ryan Agoncillo*
Maine Mendoza
Jazz Exchange
FMD Extreme
"Alarma"
"Boom Boom Pow"
Grand winner

*did not compete due to sudden illness

Trivia

  • The grand finals of #Dabarkads Goals: The Ultimate Battle was replayed in full on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the suspension of all live shows, Eat Bulaga! opted to replay throwback videos of some of its most iconic segments from way back in the past.

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