As with last year, dancers from around the world audition for the judges in the qualifier rounds. How will the series evolve from its first year to its second? Three weeks after the season finale host publicly announced that she would not return as host for season 3. They were eliminated in the Las Vegas callbacks. Luka and Jenalyn: Two cabaret ballroom acts, but Karen y Ricardo got nearly a perfect 99. I wonder if some 90-pointers decided to face off against some 80. A dozen dancers take the stage in black with white caps. Ne-Yo thought there was a lot of clarity of style.
Ne-Yo called the group super tight while Jennifer called them a force to be reckoned with. They might have just gotten touched. Overall the judges enjoyed the routine much more than I did. He was an African-American who was raised in a white family and did not notice he was different until he was bullied in junior high school. But interesting that it was such a close call and another split decision. The act earned these scores from the judges: Ne-Yo — 92; Jennifer - 91; Derek - 90.
And Derek praised the knee-drops. Derek actually picked the tappers over the hip-hop troupe. If the number of contestants in a division is uneven, the last duel will be competed by the three remaining opponents that were unpicked previously. It was later announced that would take over as Host in Season 3. Their score advances them to the next level, with advice from the judges on what to bring to the Duels. Derek Hough felt the choreography was a little too simple when you take away the costumes and props. Avery and Marcus were incredibly innovative, and their choreography was more complex.
Ne-Yo gave them a 98, Jennifer a 94 and Derek a 96 for an average score of 96. After a year of waiting, Season 2 of hit the stage, instantly raising the bar for the competition. On World Final there are intermezzo shows. There will be two performances from each act in the World Final; the judges and host-mentor choose one song and the competing act chooses a song. Jennifer admits it will be difficult to choose between two dancers who are so good at such different styles. So who survived their epic gladiatorial battles, and who got the boot? In some cases dancers who didn't apply were directly contacted by the producers or their agents. Angyil 9:12pm — Classically trained Dameski competing against hip-hop dancer Angyil.
Keep up with all the latest news on. Derek thinks they greatly improved from their qualifying performance, adding much more innovation. It almost feels like a Bollywood hip-hop routine. Jennifer said the dance had all the nasty quality of krump while also coming off smooth as hell. Returning a second time, the team gave the performance of their life. The concept of last season is copied; every contestant will perform twice in two separate rounds. She explained that dance had been her first form of artistic expression, and that the series reminded me of all the reasons why I love dance and why I wanted to do this in the first place.
Scores are coming in hot this season! Ne-Yo was impressed how in sync they were. Meanwhile, Ne-Yo said their connection is so strong, the dance was exactly what a million dollar contemporary should look like. JabbaWockeez won and Super Cr3w won. Karen and Ricardo from Chile are a couple and dance partners. The winner of the World Finals was determined by the judges combined average scores from both performances. Jennifer was riveted by her emotions too.
Derek thought the moves needed more room to breath, and Angyil admitted that the entire performance was freestyle. An all female dance crew takes the stage and dances to an upbeat song. The first performance's music was chosen by their judge, or Jenna, and the second was chosen by the finalist. Ne-Yo loved that they increased the amount of dancing compared to the tricks — and they upped their game with their tricks too. The top scoring act in each division will become division champion and move on to the World Final. His flexibility and gymnastic talents make the crowd go wild. I love how they infuse their own culture into the dance.
They have been working together for the last year. Karen y Ricardo was the first dance act of the season and the second in the show's history to receive a score of 100 from one or more of the judges, setting up an all-time show high score of 99. For their scores, Ne-Yo gave them 79, Jennifer 78 and Derek 78 for an average score of 78. Each category is worth 20 points with a perfect score of 100. They take the stage and blindfold themselves. Find out below in our live blog with all the minute-by-minute developments.
Another clash of very different performance styles. The Lab makes a comeback on World of Dance season 2. During tonight's episode, talented dancers of all ages will once again take the stage to impress the judges, moving one step closer to the million dollar grand prize. For their scores, Ne-Yo gave Jaxon 95, Jennifer 96 and Derek 91 for an average of 94. The fact that they can maintain this level of intricacy at such a high speed is impressive.
Hilty and Bosch, dance legends in Japan, take the stage in all white suits to show off their famous locking and popping. In each division, the acts with the top qualifying scores choose their opponents, then both acts perform back-to-back, receiving feedback from the judges. Ne-Yo thought this was the best they had seen the couple, and Lopez thought they really stepped up. They were eliminated after reaching the Top 12. The judges loved their performance with each of taking turns gushing over what they'd just seen. Rascals 8:53pm — The Fabulous Sisters from Fukushima vs. To me that makes it even more impressive.