‘The million dollar moment’ as Jennifer Lopez would say, is finally here! The Finals of ‘World Of Dance’ are happening right now and you can follow along here! See who will be crowned the best dancer[s] in the world!
Let the World Final begin! It’s hard to believe after weeks of epic showdowns, the World Of Dance finale is here! On August 8, Les Twins, Eva Igo, or Swing Latino will be crowned the best dancer[s] in the world and one dancer[s] will take home the coveted $1 million prize; Oh, and the everlasting praise of Jennifer Lopez, 48, Derek Hough, 32, and Ne-Yo, 37 — No big deal.
It seems like yesterday that the crews from the Upper, Junior, and Team divisions took the stage on night one [May 30, 2017]. But, it’s down to the final three acts — two twin brothers from France, who’ve dance with the likes of Beyonce, 36, and Missy Elliot, 46; a young athletic dancer who even beat out Maddie Ziegler, 14, on Dance Moms; and, a 16-member male/female dance group, who took home the top title in the Las Vegas Salsa Championship!
So, here’s the deal for the World Final. Each Divison Champion will dance TWICE. And, the average of their scores from both dances will determine their final score. Each performer is allowed to choose one song, with their designated mentor selecting the second song.
[UPPER Divison Champions] Les Twins — Laurent Bourgeois and Larry Bourgeois, 28, from Paris, France.
1st performance — “Stole The Show” by Kygo. Jennifer was the twins’ mentor for the Final, so she chose the song because of exactly what it says; she believe Les Twins have stolen the show each week. Someone’s got a favorite! Dressed in matching, red outfits Les Twins danced on top of a rotating pedestal! And, they killed it, even with Laurent still injured and on crutches. Jennifer said performers find a way to perform, and he did. The twins kept their signature intricate moves, but upped their game! SCORE: Ne-Yo  Jennifer  Derek  AVERAGE:  Round one, first place
2nd performance — Les Twins put on a killer performance to Michael Jackson‘s “Scream” which Ne-Yo called their song choice a”dangerous move.” Why? — Because everyone who’s anyone knows MJ and how he moved. So, the twins set the bar high for themselves. And, the brothers made it their own, with a trippy- like twist, adding mirrors to the stage! SCORE:    AVERAGE: [94.7]
LES TWINS: FINAL AVERAGE SCORE [93.8] WINNER
[TEAM Divison Champions] Swing Latino from Cali, Colombia.
1st performance — Gloria Esteban‘s “Conga”. Swing Latino brought the tears during pre-finals practice. But, their emotions translated into pure gold when they hit the stage! They put on an energetic performance that involved crazy tricks, wild lifts, AND a costume change! Their tricks were so risky and daring that Ne-Yo actually said they were “risking their lives.” However, the judges didn’t seem too impressed, with Derek [who was their mentor] saying that it wasn’t as clean as he would’ve liked. SCORE: Ne-Yo  Jennifer  Derek  AVERAGE: [91.7] Round one, second place
2nd performance — Swing Latino came out for round two with another upbeat performance that was much cleaner than their first! They danced to what sounded like a remix to Gloria Esteban’s “Conga”. All of the judges were impressed with how much they risked in the second round; jumping over chairs, climbing through the air and doing crazy tricks! SCORE:    AVERAGE: [94.7]
SWING LATINO: FINAL AVERAGE SCORE [93.2] ELIMINATED
[JUNIOR Divison Champions] Eva Igo, 14, [Inner Grove Heights, Minnesota]
1st performance — Eva danced to “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins, which “was out of her style,” as she said. Ne-Yo, her mentor, chose the song because he believed in her. Eva is the one competitor who can make anyone have all the feels. The judges even dubbed her as the most improved because she keeps breaking out of her shell every week. Now, she’s more confident than ever. But, was her tough performance good enough? Jennifer thought it lacked in choreography… SCORE: Ne-Y0    AVERAGE:  Round one, third place
2nd performance — Eva put on an energetic, fierce and ferocious performance to Sia‘s “Alive” and she killed it! Talk about redemption! Her entire theme was the fighter inside and she definitely brought her skills to the next level! Jennifer, who wasn’t too impressed with her first performance, loved her second act! In the short, the judges raved over Eva’s performance! SCORE:    AVERAGE: [96. 3]
EVA IGO: FINAL AVERAGE SCORE [93.7]
1. LES TWINS — WINNER
2. EVA IGO
3. SWING LATINO
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