Well, the results are in and the new McDonald’s® Flavor Battle champion has been crowned!
The journey to find the DJ with the most “flavor" began last November. Twelve DJ’s, each representing one of the bold and delicious McDonald’s Quarter Pounder® burgers, competed in the ultimate battle of Beats and Eats. After two rounds of voting, the people have spoken and three finalists were selected to compete for the chance to take home the $10,000 and the title of Flavor Battle Champion.
The first finalist, DJ Erika B, hailed from Virginia Beach and represented the Bacon and Cheese Quarter Pounder* in the East Region. Next up from Chicago was DJ Niena Drake, representing the Deluxe Quarter Pounder* and the Central Region. And last but not least, DJ R-tistic, from Los Angeles represented the West Region and the Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder.* Each of these DJ’s brought their “A-game” and left it all out on the turntables.
The nine eliminated DJ’s that didn’t make the finals got a second chance at redemption by competing in the Sprite® Spinoff. DJ Clean out of DC took home the $1000 cash prize, a trip to New York and the opportunity to perform during the finale.
On February 26th, the battle of the turntables went down. Hosted by the famed Funk Master Flex, each of the contestants had three rounds to prove that they deserved a seat on the throne. This year’s judges included legendary spin masters Spinderella, Just Blaze, and DJ Clue as well as last year’s Flavor Battle champion, Deejay Element. Scores were given based on originality, technique, showmanship, and the overall flow of each DJ’s performance. No question, this all-star panel broke it down each and every step of the way.
While the DJ’s were spinning, major emcee legend Sway lead the conversation and kept it flowing on Twitter using #flavorbattle.
In the end, it was a hard-fought battle. When the dust finally settled, DJ R-Tistic emerged victorious, taking home the “big check” and the title of Flavor Battle Champion! A thrilling event won by an electrifying DJ! If you missed it, you can check out the entire show below.