MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University Cheering Squad coach Randall San Gregorio has already decided to go ahead with a queen-inspired performance even before the Covid-19 epidemic.
After a two-year layoff, the FEU Cheering Squad performed a clear and nostalgic performance that moved 12,522 spectators to the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday for its first UAAP Cheerdance Competition Championship since 2009.
“Even before the epidemic, we really liked the Queen’s songs as our theme. I’ve always been a fan of their music, ”said San Gregorio in the Filipino after the last two back-to-back runner-ups in the last two seasons.
“We do not keep our theme secret because all coaches are creative. So before we lose it, we just publish our theme. “
Despite performing in a unique cheerdance environment limited to only 15 performers and a three-minute performance without the presence of drummers, the FEU Cheering Squad performed its stunts perfectly and danced to Queen’s music to finish No. 1 in each scoring division. With a total of 727.5. Points
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“It simply came to our notice then. It’s either we fight or we frown. We fought, we chose to fight, “said San Gregorio.
“We were so blessed that no one was hurt. The bubble has worked to our advantage. No one went out of bubbles, no one was allowed to wander. All their strength was in training.
San Gregorio believes the best for his squad has not yet arrived as they look forward to defending their throne, once the competition returns to the standard rule of six minutes of performance with 25 members.
“It simply came to our notice then. It’s different when you perform for six minutes because you can do a lot. We were worried that we might get a low score for dancing which is our strength, because three minutes is limited. I’m glad it worked, ”he said, adding that his team took first place in the dance with 361.5 points.
After a 13-year title drought, San Gregorio has announced that their theme for the next contest will be inspired by songs by legendary Filipino rapper Francis Magalona.
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