Madonna x Smirnoff at 2011 NYC Nightlife Exchange

Article by Cristal Orpilla, RN

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And you can dance.. For inspiration… Come on!

Dance fans and Madonna fans alike were definitely getting into the groove at Smirnoff‘s Nightlife Exchange and Madonna, the Queen of Pop herself, unveiled the winner of the 2011 Nightlife Exchange Dance Competition. The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project’s Global Dance Search for a new member for Madonna’s dance crew took place at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City last night on Saturday Nov. 12, 2011.

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Madonna makes a dramatic entrance.

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Madonna, who watched the performances with choreographers, Rich & Tone Talauega, handpicked DJ/Producer Martin Solveig to headline the event. Madonna selected the winner of the global dance contest,  awarding one very lucky dancer the life-changing chance of joining her official dance crew. With art direction and choreography by Shay Normann,  eleven of the world’s best dancers battled and danced their hearts out in front of over a thousand guests. Hundreds of hopefuls competed, but  Lil’ Buck from Memphis, TN garnered the coveted prize. “This has been an incredible journey and a dream come true,” said Lil’ Buck.

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The 11 finalist dancers at 2011 Smirnoff Nightlife Exhange

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The Final Four battle it out once last time.

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Madonna carefully selects the dancer that will join her dance crew.

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Finalists Maya from Japan, NYC's Princess Lockeroo, and Brice Larrieu share the stage with Lil Buck as Madonna unveils him as the winner of the 2011 Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Dance Competition.

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About the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange

Smirnoff started the Nightlife Exchange Project back in 2010. The project focused on nightlife around the world,  and Smirnoff asked consumers to post about their nightlife experiences. The most interesting and exciting answers were then taken to create fourteen magnanimous parties around the world, and each party would celebrate another county’s nightlife so that consumers would get a chance to experience Smirnoff through the perspective of people from another country. This project was so successful in 2010 that Smirnoff is doing it again in 2011, but took it up a notch this year when they partnered with Madonna.

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Images courtesy of Christian P. Tope for Beauty-Goodies.

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Cristal

Online Editor, Beauty Writer at Beauty-Goodies
As a New York City-based registered nurse with backgrounds in pharmacology, medical research, medical spa aesthetics, and cosmetic dermatology, Cristal became interested in the ways people go about achieving beauty. When she's not working full-time at Cornell Medical Center or performing aesthetic treatments at a midtown NYC medical spa, she daylights as a beauty writer, and has a penchant for scoring sample sale treasures, bellydancing, playing dress-up, and of course, chatting about beauty goodies.
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