The UAAP Cheerdance Competition is back again for Season 81 and #SchoolPride is louder than ever on Twitter.
Whether it’s for the dancers’ ferocity, intense coordination, thrilling choreography, stunning costumes or even just school pride, this is definitely one sport that Filipinos talk about enthusiastically on Twitter.
Proof? There were more than 400,000 Tweets related to this year’s competition.
This is the 10th year I’m watching #UAAPCDC2018 over the internet. Sending my love and support to the @Salinggawi_UST Dance Troupe all the way from Singapore 🇸🇬 The Real Queens (and Kings) of Cheerdance want their Crown 👑 back! Slay! #VivaSantoTomas #GoUSTe #DivaSantoTomas pic.twitter.com/xZjLgaDVer
— Enzo Gabriel (@ALTER_ENZO) November 17, 2018
I love watching what cdc does to Twitter every year with the tl full of new memes + jokes, and everyone's commentating on everythinggg, from the courtside reporters' outfits to the hosts' energy to the actual performances. And all 7 schools are suddenly united in hating on NU. 😂
— Justine LT Chua (@justineltchua) November 17, 2018
Part of a UAAP school or not, Tweeps around the country are united in Tweeting with the hashtag #UAAPCDC2018 as they are divided in aggressively supporting their own teams’ hashtags.
Official CDC hashtags:
UE: #1saAngKulayNgDugo #LabanSilangan
UP: #IskulayNgSablay #KulayDIsko
AdMU: #BippityBoppityBlue #OneBigFairytale
FEU: #FEUGotTheFunk #FunkyTam #FEUpalagpalag
— UAAP Cheerdance (@UAAP_CDC) November 16, 2018
Eight universities battled their hearts out but only three of them made it to the podium finish in this year’s competition.
Last year’s defending champion, Adamson Pep Squad, landed in third place with their Lion King-inspired number. The San Marcelino Squad failed to defend the title but their routine was surely talked about on Twitter.
Congratulations to our klasmeyts from the Adamson Pep Squad for finishing 2nd runner up in the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition. You truly made us proud! Continue to Soar Beyond Horizons!#OrangeIsTheNewBlue pic.twitter.com/s3XjOwg3nd
— AUSG Official (@AdUStudentGovt) November 17, 2018
The second place went to the FEU Cheering Squad with their Got Funk-inspired piece. Although, there were many flaws in their routine, the level of difficulty and the entertainment value + costume made them land in the bridesmaid finish.
— FEU Cheering Squad (@theFEUCS) November 17, 2018
— Russel Jhon Batoy (@russelrockyy) November 17, 2018
The most coveted title of this year’s competition went to the NU Bulldogs. This is literally a comeback from the dead as they emerged as the champs after not placing any in last year’s cheerdance.
Their flawless routine and the high level of difficulty of their stunts and pyramids wowed the crowd in the arena and on Twitterverse.
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) November 17, 2018
As the 2018 UAAP Cheerdance Competition ended on a high note, Twitterverse was filled with congratulatory messages, and of course, funny Tweets that made the competition even more entertaining, as usual.
Alam ko namang magaling talaga NU, pero UST or AdU parin ako. Doon tayo sa lumalabas sa Google Maps kapag sinearch. #UAAPCDC2018
— Al Omaga (@AlfeOmaga) November 17, 2018
— OSCAR NOTA 🐼 (@imoscarnota) November 17, 2018
Oh no my heart. Beyonce, you did great honey 🙁 pic.twitter.com/EtGCDB07mk
— Jai Cabajardashian (@jaicabajar) November 17, 2018