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EB 80's Dance Hits is a dance contest for child groups with members who are 15 years old or below performing to the dance hits that were popularized on Eat Bulaga! in the 1980s. The segment premiered on 19 August 2019 and concluded on 24 August 2019.

The segment is a reincarnation of the numerous dance contests which dominated the airtime of the noontime show back then. It is part of the show's 40th anniversary resurgence of its "Tatak Eat Bulaga!segments. The short-lived revival of these segments is meant to give the new generation of Filipinos an opportunity to get a taste of the show's several iconic competitions. In this case, kids of the post-millennial generation had to learn well-known dance crazes from over thirty years ago.

The six-member 80's Kidz of Pasig City was proclaimed as the grand winner of EB 80's Dance Hits. E-Groovers of Caloocan City was given the title of second place.

Overview

Registration and audition

The dance contest was open to dance groups consisting of 4-10 members who are 15 years old or below. Because the dance hits came from the 1980s, the child groups must first learn the dance steps to the age-old hit songs. Auditions were held at APT Studios.

Daily rounds

The daily rounds occurred from Monday, 19 August 2019 to Friday, 23 August 2019. They were primarily hosted by Ryzza Mae Dizon and Baste Granfon.

Each daily round featured two new groups who competed against one another while dancing to the featured music of the day. Each group took turns showing off their choreography before engaging in a brief dance showdown in the end.

Daily winners received a cash prize of ₱10,000. They also advanced to the grand finals of the competition.

Grand finals

The grand finals occurred on Saturday, 24 August 2019. It was hosted by Luane Dy, Pia Guanio, and Maine Mendoza. Bebot 2019 characters Blackylou Blanco (Wally Bayola) and Kidney Spears (Buboy Villar) had special participation as the managers of the groups.

The six dance groups competed against each other for the final time in an 80's-themed dance battle. The six dance groups danced to the same music that they performed in the daily rounds.

The panel of judges included choreographer Geleen Eugenio, Eat Bulaga! host Pauleen Luna, and Dinggoy Dizon, Butch Pura, Jojo Cueto, and Joy Cancio of the iconic 1980s dance group Vicor Dancers.

The six-member 80's Kidz of Pasig City was proclaimed as the grand winner of EB 80's Dance Hits, taking home ₱100,000 in cash prize. E-Groovers of Caloocan City was given the title of second place in case the grand winner wouldn't be able to compete in the "Tatak Eat Bulaga!" grand showdown. The second placer received ₱30,000.

Hosts

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

  • Ryzza Mae Dizon
  • Pia Guanio
  • Ruby Rodriguez
  • Buboy Villar (as Kidney Spears)

  • Baste Granfon
  • Pauleen Luna
  • Maine Mendoza


Results

Daily rounds

The daily rounds were held from Monday, 19 August to Friday, 23 August 2019. Each daily round featured two new groups who competed against one another while dancing to the featured music of the day. Daily winners received a cash prize and advanced to the grand finals.The daily rounds were hosted by Ryzza Mae Dizon and Baste Granfon.

Date Group Origin Music Result
Monday
19 August 2019
SKM Unite Dancers Dasmariñas, Cavite "Rico Mambo" (1987) Eliminated
Team Malupet Quezon City Winner
Tuesday
20 August 2019
The Groovers Quezon City "Rock Lobster" (1981) Winner
Lorenzian Kids Pasig City Eliminated
Wednesday
21 August 2019
'80s Kidz Pasig City "Explosion" (1985) Winner
Babyboys 2.0 Manila Eliminated
Thursday
22 August 2019
The Return of AOS Angono, Rizal "Thriller" (1982) Eliminated
E-Groovers Caloocan City Winner
Friday
23 August 2019
Steps of Gold Marikina City "Footloose" (1984) Winner (tied)
Cool Kidz Crew Pasig CIty Winner (tied)



Grand finals

The grand finals occurred on Saturday, 24 August 2019. It was hosted by Luane Dy, Pia Guanio, and Maine Mendoza. Bebot 2019 characters Blackylou Blanco (Wally Bayola) and Kidney Spears (Buboy Villar) had special participation as the managers of the groups.

Grand Finalists
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Steps of Gold
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'80s Kidz
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The Groovers
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E-Groovers
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Team Malupet
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Cook Kidz Crew



Final Results
Contestant Origin Music Result
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'80s Kidz Pasig City "Explosion" Grand winner
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E-Groovers Caloocan City "Thriller" Second placer

Trivia

  • The grand finals of EB 80's Dance Hits was replayed in full on Monday, 30 March 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.

List of contestants

A total of 10 groups competed in the EB 80's Dance Hits. The groups are listed in alphabetical order.

Full List of Contestants
Group Origin
'80s Kidz Pasig City
Babyboys 2.0 Manila
Cool Kidz Crew Pasig City
E-Groovers Caloocan City
Lorenzian Kids Pasig City
SKM Unite Dancers Dasmariñas, Cavite
Steps of Gold Marikina City
Team Malupet Quezon City
The Groovers Quezon City
The Return of AOS Angono, Rizal

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