Jennifer Lopez, who executive produced the series and serves as a judge, felt that the series would be a return to her roots; Lopez had achieved early fame as a member of the Fly Girls—the house dance crew of the Foxcomedy series In Living Color. 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”
World of Dance is an American reality competition series, hosted by Jenna Dewan Tatum and executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. The series features dance performers, including solo acts and larger groups, representing any style of dance, competing for a grand prize of $1 million.The contestants are scored by judges Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough. It premiered on NBC on May 30, 2017 as part of its summer programming
In each round of The Duels, two acts in the same division compete for a spot in the next round. 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. After each performance, the judges will score them in the 5 categories: Performance, Technique, Creativity, Choreography & Presentation. Unlike the Qualifiers, only the final combined total score for each act is shown. The act with the highest score at the end of the duel moves on to the next round, the other faces immediate elimination.
World of Dance 2017 – Winner
The Upper Division’s Fik-Shun dances to X Ambassador’s “Unsteady” in Night 2 of World of Dance’s Qualifiers.
The Team Division’s Swing Latino performs to Jose Aguirre’s “Pa Lante” in their duel with Miami All Stars.
Eva IgoThe Junior Division’s Eva Igo performs to Bishop Briggs’ “River” in Night 3 of World of Dance’s Qualifiers.
World of Dance 2017 – Keone & Mari: The Duels (Full Performance)
The Upper Division’s Keone & Mari perform to Hozier’s “Like Real People Do” in their battle with their former students, Quick Style.
The Junior Division’s Diana Pombo dances to Sia’s “Bird Set Free” in Night 1 of World of Dance’s Qualifiers.\
The Junior Division’s The Lab performs to Puff Daddy’s “Bad Boys for Life” in Night 2 of World of Dance’s Qualifiers.
The Upper Division’s Les Twins performs to Monique Bingham’s “Deep in the Bottom (of Africa)” in their Duel with Kyle Van Newkirk.
Nick Daniels -Wicked Game” – Raign
World of Dance 2017 – Miami All Stars: The Duels (Full Performance)The Team Division’s Miami All Stars perform to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s “Jumpin’ Jack” in their duel with Swing Latino.
World of Dance 2017 – Kyntay: The Duels (Full Performance)
The Junior Division’s Kyntay performs to “Bang Bang,” by Jessie J featuring Ariana Grande, in their duel with Eva Igo.
World of Dance 2017 – Quick Style: The Duels (Full Performance)
The Upper Division’s Quick Style performs to Travis Scott’s “Guidance” in their duel against their former teachers, Keone & Mari.
World of Dance – The Posse Vs Diana Pombo – Duel
World of Dance 2017 – Royal Flux: The Duels (Full Performance)
The Team Divison’s Royal Flux dances to Matt Corby’s “Brother” in their Duel with Super Cr3w.
World of Dance 2017 – Kyle Van Newkirk: The Duels (Full Performance)
|Episode||Order||Division||Dance Act||Performance Song||Judges Score||Winner|
|1||Upper||Fik-Shun||“Fragile” – Tech N9ne||90.7||Fik-Shun|
|Nick Daniels||“Wicked Game” – Raign||87.7|
|2||Team||Swing Latino||“Pa Lante” – Jose Aguirre||91.7||Swing Latino|
|Miami All-Stars||“Jumpin’ Jack” – Voodoo Daddy||88.3|
|3||Junior||KynTay||“Bang Bang” – Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj||82.7||Eva Igo|
|Eva Igo||“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” – Juliet Simms||89.0|
|4||Upper||Keone & Mari||“Like Real People Do” – Hozier||91.3||Keone & Mari|
|Quick Style||“Guidance” – Travis Scott||89.3|
|1||Junior||The Posse||“In the Name of Love” – Martin Garrix||86.0||Diana Pombo|
|Diana Pombo||“Rise” – Katy Perry||91.3|
|2||Team||Super Cr3w||“Workin’ Day And Night” – Michael Jackson||89.0||Super Cr3w|
|Royal Flux||“Brother” – Matt Corby||86.3|
|3||Junior||The Lab||“All I Do Is Win” – DJ Khaled||89.7||The Lab|
|Boys of Temecula||“Shut Up and Dance” – “Walk the Moon”||84.7|
|4||Upper||Kyle Van Newkirk||“Classic Man” – Jidenna||86.0||Les Twins|