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World of Dance Season 2
World of Dance
Season 2
Broadcast fromMay 29 (2018-05-29) - September 12, 2018 (2018-09-12)
Judges
Host(s)Jenna Dewan
BroadcasterNBC
Winner
The Lab
OriginWest Covina, California
Genre(s)Hip Hop
Runner-up
Michael Dameski (Upper)
Chronology
  • ?
  • 2018

The second season of American reality competition television series World of Dance premiered May 29, 2018, on NBC.[1]Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough returned as the judges, with Jenna Dewan also returning as the host.

Production

Season 2 was taped between January and March 2018 at Universal Studios Hollywood; about two months before first airing.

Format changes

While the format for season 2 remained relatively unchanged, there were a few slight alterations. Season 2 received a 16-episode order.,[2] six more than the ten-episode first season. Additionally, this season, a fourth category, Junior Team, was added for acts under 18 with 5 or more members. The qualifier rounds are cut down from a two minutes to an one-minute routine. The Duels are cut down from two minutes to a ´75 seconds´-routine. The top three highest-scoring acts in The Cut from each division will move on to The Divisional Final, in last season it was just the top two. The Cut, Divisional and World Final rounds are cut down from a two minutes to a '90 seconds'-routine. In The Cut and Divisional Final guess celebrities are assigned as mentors to each division. On World Final there are intermezzo shows. This season by Les Twins, Keone & Mari (actually Mariel) Madrid, Kinjaz and Derek Hough.

Show concept

In preparation for season two, handpicked competitors, being talented in any styles of dancing, from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, are divided into four divisions: Junior (groups of 1-4, under 18), Upper (groups of 1-4, 18 and older), Junior Team (groups of 5+, under 18) and Upper Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older). In some cases dancers who didn't apply were directly contacted by the producers or their agents.

The elimination process of the contestants are in four rounds:

  1. The Qualifiers - The contestants have to qualify with at least 80 points to make it to The Duels.
  2. The Duels - The contestants choose their opponent starting with the highest scorer from the qualifiers. 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. The winner of the dual is the contestant/s with the highest score who then move on to The Cut.
  3. The Cut - Mentors are assigned to each division to prepare the contestants for their performances. The top three scoring acts in each division move on to Divisional Final.
  4. Divisional Final - The mentors still support the contestants from each division. A guest judge joins the panel to four judges. The top scoring act in each division will become division champion and move on to the World Final.[3]

In the World Final all four division champions will compete for the $1,000,000 USD grand prize. The concept of last season is copied; every contestant will perform twice in two separate rounds. The average score of both rounds by each contestant will make their final score. The contestant(s) with the highest final score will be crowned World of Dance champion 2018 and will win the $1,000,000 USD grand prize.

Scoring

The judges are scoring in 5 categories. Each category is worth 20 points, with a perfect score of 100:

  • Performance (20 points):
    • Effort: How many different elements put into the routine without overloading or rushing through it. What was the whole effort to dance the performance by the act.
    • Personality: How characters and personality put into the performance, in the sense of acting to stimulate emotions by the audience, telling a story or framing pictures.
  • Technique (20 points):
    • Transitions: How smooth and elegant the transitions from move to move were without lacking a performance moment.
    • Cleanness: How synchronized, ordered by a pattern, precise and committed the movements were within the act.
    • Execution: How flawless the execution of the performance by the act was to the performance song.
  • Choreography (20 points):
    • Difficulty: How difficult it was to perform the figures and movements by the act from judges point of view.
    • Musicality: How well pictures, figures and movements were choreographed to the sound and beat of the performance song.
    • Tricks: Are unexpected show elements included by properties, clothing or the bodies of the dancers and how well was it done.
  • Creativity (20 points):
    • Originality: How unique, new, fresh and interesting was the performance.
    • Artistic Choices: What styles of dancing were shown and merged. How well was it done regarding basic dance styles and style culture, e.g. costumes, shoes. The performance song and the use of properties are artistic choices as well. How well did they fit to the performance.
    • Dynamics: How energizing and powerful the performance was and how much action was on stage.
  • Presentation (20 points):
    • Crowd Appeal: How the crowd around the show stage reacted to the performance.
    • Impact: How memorable, influential and worth talking about it later the performance was.

Judges, host and mentors

Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough returned as the series judges, with Jenna Dewan returning as host.[4]Misty Copeland, who judged in season 1, is announced coming back as guest judge for the Divisional Final, with Julianne Hough, Mel B, Savion Glover and Paula Abdul also joining as guest mentors for The Cut.[5]

Tony Award winner Savion Glover will collaborate with judge Jennifer Lopez with the Junior Team division. Actress, dancer, singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough, who will be working with her brother, judge Derek Hough, in the Upper division. "America's Got Talent" judge Mel B will join forces with judge Ne-Yo in mentoring the Junior division. World-renowned dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul will team with host/mentor Jenna Dewan in the Upper Team division Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Ciara joining as guest mentor during the Divisional Final as well (airing Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT).

Three weeks after the season finale host Jenna Dewan publicly announced that she would not return as host for season 3. "It has been an absolute thrill to be a part of this incredible, groundbreaking show from the very beginning, and I am forever grateful". While she may not return for season 3 as a host she confirmed she would be returning briefly as a mentor.

Dancers

The acts competing in season 2 were released by People on May 1, 2018 and Bustle.[6][7] The list of contestants who made it to The Duels is published by NewsWeek, except Elektro Elite and ThaMOST (s.below).[8] The ages for each dance act were made available on the World of Dance website.

Table key
Key Description
     Contestant(s) came in first in the World Final and won the competition
     Contestant(s) didn't win in the World Final
     Contestant(s) has/have qualified for the Divisional Final but didn't make it to The World Final
     Contestant(s) has/have qualified for The Cut but didn't make it to The Divisional Final
     Contestant(s) has/have qualified for The Duels but didn't make it to The Cut
     Contestant(s) did not advance in The Qualifiers

Junior (under 18, up to 4 members)

Dance act Age(s) Hometown Dance style Elimination date Placement
Charity & Andres 18 Springville, Utah Contemporary - World Final (3rd Place)
Sean & Kaycee 16/15 Los Angeles, California Hip Hop Fusion September 5, 2018 Division Final
Jaxon Willard 16 American Fork, Utah Contemporary September 5, 2018 Division Final
Josh & Taylor 18/15 Edmonton, Canada Hip Hop August 29, 2018 Cut
Avery & Marcus 13/17 San Clemente, California / Scottsdale, Arizona Contemporary/Ballet August 29, 2018 Cut
Jonas & Ruby 14/15 Miami, Florida Ballroom August 29, 2018 Cut
Madison Brown 12 Wellington, Florida Contemporary August 29, 2018 Cut
Victoria Caban 14 Jersey City, New Jersey Flamenco August 29, 2018 Cut
3 Xtreme 13-15 Bergen County, New Jersey Hip Hop August 1, 2018 Duels
Daniel & Mishella 10 Los Angeles, California Ballroom August 15, 2018 Duels
Elektro Elite 14-16* Gilbert, Arizona Hip Hop August 15, 2018 Duels [9]
Eva Igo1 15 Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Contemporary July 25, 2018 Duels
FRESHH 14-16 Vancouver, Canada Hip Hop August 8, 2018 Duels
Lucas Marinetto 14 Leesburg, Virginia Tap August 8, 2018 Duels
Second to None 13-15 San Diego, California Tap August 15, 2018 Duels
Vivian Ruiz 16 Miami, Florida Contemporary August 1, 2018 Duels
The Gentlemen - Fairfield, California Hip Hop July 17, 2018 Qualifiers
  • Ages of Elektro Elite are taken from a personal Q&A video.

Junior Team (under 18, 5-15 members)

Dance act Age(s) Hometown Dance style Elimination date Placement
The Lab1 8-16 West Covina, California Hip Hop - Winners
Fabulous Sisters 11-17 Fukushima, Japan Urban Dance September 5, 2018 Division Final
The Rock Company 10-16 Las Vegas, Nevada Contemporary September 5, 2018 Division Final
Expressenz 14-17 Indianapolis, Indiana Contemporary August 22, 2018 Cut
FLIP 15-17 Quebec, Canada Whacking August 22, 2018 Cut
The Pulse 15-17 Orem, Utah Ballroom August 22, 2018 Cut
Quad Squad 11-17 Anaheim Hills, California Contemporary August 22, 2018 Cut
Cubcakes Dance Crew 9-12 Orange County, California Hip Hop August 8, 2018 Duels
Dem Raider Boyz 15-17 Greenbelt, Maryland Stepping August 8, 2018 Duels
Girl Cool 11-17 Los Angeles, California Jazz/Fusion August 15, 2018 Duels
Iowa Girlz 12-16 Pleasant Hill, Iowa Contemporary August 15, 2018 Duels
Lil Killaz Crew 11-17 Minsk, Belarus B-Boying August 1, 2018 Duels
RASCALS 9-17 Waipahu, Hawaii Hip Hop July 25, 2018 Duels
Tribe Unleashed 11-17 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Hip Hop August 15, 2018 Duels
The Untouchables 10-17 Miami, Florida Ballroom July 25, 2018 Duels

Upper (18 and over, up to 4 members)

Dance act Age(s) Hometown Dance style Elimination date Placement
Michael Dameski 22 Sydney, Australia Contemporary - World Final (Runner-up)
Karen y Ricardo 23/24 Santiago, Chile Latin Cabaret September 5, 2018 Division Final
Ashley & Zack 24/26 Los Angeles, California Contemporary September 5, 2018 Division Final
Alisa & Joseph 23/30 Estonia & Greece Urban Dance August 22, 2018 Cut
BDash & Konkrete 27/29 Los Angeles, California Krumping August 22, 2018 Cut
DNA1 28/32 New York City, New York Ballroom August 22, 2018 Cut
MarInspired 23/27 Los Angeles, California Contemporary August 22, 2018 Cut
Angyil 25 Kansas, Missouri Popping July 25, 2018 Duels
Dragon House 24-27 Atlanta, Georgia Animation August 1, 2018 Duels
Elektro Botz 19-21 Tempe, Arizona Popping August 1, 2018 Duels
L & J 24 & 30 Calgary, Canada & Paris, France Contemporary August 15, 2018 Duels
Luka & Jenalyn1 17/20 Toronto, Canada Cabaret Ballroom July 25, 2018 Duels
Morning Of Owl Suwon, South Korea Street Fusion August 15, 2018 Duels
Pasha & Daniella 24/31 New York City, New York Ballroom July 25, 2018 Duels
Hilty & Bosch 35/36 Osaka, Japan Locking May 29, 2018 Qualifiers
St Kingz - Tokyo, Japan Hip Hop/Comedy July 10, 2018 Qualifiers

Upper Team (18 and over, 5-15 members)

Dance act Age(s) Hometown Dance style Elimination date Placement
S-Rank 13-27 Los Angeles, California Hip Hop - World Final (4th Place)
The Ruggeds 21-30 Eindhoven, Netherlands B-Boying September 5, 2018 Division Final
Poreotics 20-29 Los Angeles, California Hip Hop September 5, 2018 Division Final
The Bradas 19-23 Auckland, New Zealand Hip Hop August 29, 2018 Cut
Connection 14-24 Chihuahua, Mexico Hip Hop August 29, 2018 Cut
Desi Hoppers 20-28 Mumbai, India Hip Hop August 29, 2018 Cut
Embodiment 15-28 Los Angeles, California Contemporary August 29, 2018 Cut
Lock 'N lol Crew 20-31 Seoul, South Korea Hip Hop/Lockin' August 29, 2018 Cut
Brotherhood 20-28 Vancouver, Canada Hip Hop August 15, 2018 Duels
Funkywunks 17-28 Orlando, Florida Hip Hop August 8, 2018 Duels
The Jam Project 20-32 Washington D.C. Tap July 25, 2018 Duels
Marissa & The Heartbreakers 20-29 Los Angeles, California Heels August 8, 2018 Duels
Opus Dance Collective 16-24 Toronto, Ontario Contemporary August 1, 2018 Duels
Pursuit 19-22 Los Angeles, California Contemporary August 8, 2018 Duels
Royal Flux1 20-28 Los Angeles, California Contemporary August 1, 2018 Duels
ThaMOST San Diego, California Hip Hop August 15, 2018 [10] Duels
LD Dance Company - Houston, Texas Samba June 12, 2018 Qualifiers
Silver Beat - Rwanda / London, United Kingdom Afrodance June 26, 2018 Qualifiers

^1 This dance act competed on Season 1 of World of Dance

The Qualifiers

The qualifier round took place between May 29, 2018 and July 24. In each round of the Qualifiers, the dance acts performed a 1-minute routine in front of the judges and a live studio audience. For a dance act to move to the next round, they had to receive an average score of 80 or higher. 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 99.7 points, until Charity & Andres became the first act in the show's history to receive a perfect score of 100 in The Duels.

Table key
Key Description
     Contestant(s) did not qualify
Contestant performances and Judges' score
Date Name Division Performance song Judges' score
Ne-Yo Jennifer Derek Average
May 29 Desi Hoppers Upper Team "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran[a] 98 94 96 96
Sean & Kaycee Junior "Silence" - Marshmello (ft. Khalid) 97 96 95 96
S-Rank Upper Team "One Time Comin" - YG 92 91 90 91
Jaxon Willard Junior "Fragile" - Kygo & Labrinth 95 96 91 94
FLIP Junior Team "Feeling Good" - Avicii 81 83 84 82.7
Hilty & Bosch Upper "Bad Man" - Pitbull 79 78 78 78.3
Karen y Ricardo Upper "Pégate" - Ricky Martin 100 100 99 99.7
June 5 The Lab Junior Team "Take It to da House" - Trick Daddy 95 92 95 94
Pasha & Daniella Upper "Limit to Your Love" - James Blake 79 93 87 86.3
Connection Upper Team "Mi Gente" - J Balvin ft. Willy William 90 92 90 90.7
Charity & Andres Junior "Say You Won't Let Go" - James Arthur 97 96 93 95.3
BDash & Konkrete Upper "Moves" - Big Sean 96 93 94 94.3
Fabulous Sisters Junior Team "Beethoven Scherzo" - David Garrett 94 93 97 94.7
June 12 The Ruggeds Upper Team "Right Here, Right Now" - Fatboy Slim 82 83 85 83.3
Josh & Taylor Junior "Bellyache" - Billie Eilish (Marian Hill Remix) 94 94 92 93.3
Lock 'N lol Crew Upper Team 80 79 84 81
Michael Dameski Upper "Mercy" - Shawn Mendes 90 95 93 92.7
LD Dance Company Upper Team "Danza Kuduro" - Don Omar 79 73 71 74.3
Rascals Junior Team "Let's Go" - Travis Barker 83 83 88 84.7
Elektro Botz Upper "Fireflies" - Owl City 93 88 86 89
June 19 Jonas & Ruby Junior "Legend" - The Score 85 87 82 84.7
The Bradas Upper Team "I Mean It" - G-Eazy 86 92 85 87.7
Lucas Marinetto Junior "Levels" - Nick Jonas 82 84 82 82.7
Expressenz Junior Team "Something in the Water" - Carrie Underwood 84 90 87 87
Poreotics Upper Team "TRNDSTTR" - Black Coast ft. M. Maggie (Lucian Remix) 87 90 87 88
Eva Igo Junior "I Ran(So Far Away)" - Hidden Citizens 96 95 94 95
June 26 Embodiment Upper Team "Believer" - Imagine Dragons 80 88 86 84.7
Daniel & Mishella Junior Runaway Baby" - Bruno Mars 80 87 81 82.7
Marissa & The Heartbreakers Upper Team "Love So Soft" - Kelly Clarkson (Cash Cash Remix) 83 86 82 83.7
Madison Brown Junior "The Fire" - Bishop Briggs 84 88 89 87
Freshh Junior "Like That" - Memphis Bleek 83 84 85 84
Silver Beat Upper Team "Recebe" - Black House 80 77 79 78.7
Royal Flux Upper Team "Don't You Cry for Me" - Cobi 82 91 88 87
June 26 DNA Upper "O Fortuna" - Carmina Burana - Carl Orff 85 89 89 87.7
Brotherhood Upper Team "Run It" - Chris Brown 81 75 85 80.3
Vivian Ruiz Junior "You Don't Do It for Me Anymore" - Demi Lovato 83 84 82 83
The Untouchables Junior Team "Instruction" - Jax Jones and Demi Lovato 87 89 90 88.7
St Kingz Upper "Bang Bang" - will.i.am 79 78 80 79
Ashley & Zack Upper "Versace on the Floor" - Bruno Mars 84 84 87 85
The Rock Company Junior Team "Imagine" - Emeli Sandé 97 97 96 96.7
July 17 Cubcakes Dance Crew Junior Team Swalla" - Jason Derulo 84 85 80 83
Luka & Jenalyn Upper "Down" - Marian Hill 88 86 87 87
The Jam Project Upper Team "25 or 6 to 4" - Chicago 82 83 84 83
Marinspired Upper "Issues" - Julia Michaels 88 96 90 91.3
Alisa & Joseph Upper "Stand by Me" - Ben E. King 92 94 86 90.7
The Gentlemen Junior "Another Love Song" - Judge 81 79 79 79.7
Dragon House Upper "Unforgettable" - French Montana 81 80 79 80
Quad Squad Junior Team "Sorry Not Sorry" - Demi Lovato 91 86 90 89
July 24 Victoria Caban Junior "Te Amo" - Rihanna 89 93 90 90.7
Pursuit Upper Team "All Time Low" - Jon Bellion 86 89 86 87
L & J Upper "What About Us" - Pink 94 89 88 90.3
The Pulse Junior Team "Bailar" - Deorro 78 84 79 80.3
Avery & Marcus Junior "Jungle" - Jamie N Common & X Ambassadors 85 83 84 84
FunkyWunks Upper Team "Sexy and I Know It" - LMFAO 89 87 85 87
Morning of Owl Upper "Go" - The Chemical Brothers. 82 86 84 84
Iowa Girls Junior Team Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Lorde - - - 87.3
Dem Raider Boys Junior Team G.D.F.R. - Flo Rida - - - 84
Girl Cool Junior Team Feel It Still - Portugal. The Man - - - 81.7
Second To None Junior Glorious - Macklemore - - - 82.7
Lil Killaz Crew Junior Team "It's Just Begun" - The Jimmy Castor Bunch - - - 83
Opus Dance Collective Upper Team Green Light - Lorde - - - 80.7
3 Xtreme Junior Mic Drop - BTS - - - 83.3
Tribe Unleashed Junior Team Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani - - - 83
Angyil Upper Confessions Part II - Usher - - - 85.3
  1. ^ Desi Hoppers used a remix of "Shape of You" that incorporated Indian drums.

Some average scores are taken from a summary clip from the TV broadcast of part 8. Elektro Elite has qualified with 80 points and ThaMOST with 84 points, but neither performance was posted as a Digital Exclusive, nor are the acts listed on NBC World of Dance website.

The Duels

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. The act with the highest average at the end of the duel moves on to the next round; the other faces immediate elimination. Charity & Andres earned the first perfect score in the show's run during The Duels.

Table key
Key Description
     Contestant(s) was/were eliminated by a duel
The Qualifiers scores
Rank Upper Upper Team Junior Junior Team
Name Score Name Score Name Score Name Score
1st Karen y Ricardo 99.7 Desi Hoppers 96.0 Sean & Kaycee 96.0 The Rock Company 96.7
2nd BDash & Konkrete 94.3 S-Rank 91.0 Charity & Andres 95.3 Fabulous Sisters 94.7
3rd Michael Dameski 92.7 Connection 90.7 Eva Igo 95.0 The Lab 94.0
4th MarInspired 91.3 Poreotics 88.0 Jaxon Willard 94.0 Quad Squad 89.0
5th Alisa & Joseph 90.7 The Bradas 87.7 Josh & Taylor 93.3 The Untouchables 88.7
6th L & J 90.3 Funkywunks 87.0 Victoria Caban 90.7 Iowa Girlz 87.3
7th Elektro Botz 89.0 Pursuit 87.0 Madison Brown 87.0 Expressenz 87.0
8th DNA 87.7 Royal Flux 87.0 Jonas & Ruby 84.7 Rascals 84.7
9th Luka & Jenalyn 87.0 Embodiment 84.7 Avery & Marcus 84.0 Dem Raider Boyz 84.0
10th Pasha & Daniella 86.3 ThaMOST 84.0 FRESHH 84.0 Tribe Unleashed 83.0
11th Angyil 85.3 Marissa & The Heartbreakers 83.7 3 Xtreme 83.3 Lil Killaz Crew 83.0
12th Ashley & Zack 85.0 The Ruggeds 83.3 Vivian Ruiz 83.0 Cubcakes Dance Crew 83.0
13th Morning Of Owl 84.0 The Jam Project 83.0 Daniel & Mishella 82.7 FLIP 82.7
14th Dragon House 80.0 Lock 'N lol Crew 81.0 Lucas Marinetto 82.7 Girl Cool 81.7
15th Opus Dance Collective 80.7 Second to None 82.7 The Pulse 80.3
16th Brotherhood 80.3 Elektro Elite 80.0

The Duel Picks

Opponent selection proceeded according to rank within each division, but performances have been arranged to spread the favorites among the episodes, in an effort to keep ratings up across all episodes.

Contestant performances and Judges' scores
Date Division Name Performance song Judges' score
Ne-Yo Jennifer Derek Average
July 25 Upper Karen y Ricardo "La Malanga" - Mercado Negro 97 99 99 98.3
Luka & Jenalyn "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes 90 92 95 92.3
Junior Team The Untouchables "Warriors" - Imagine Dragons 89 89 90 89.3
Expressenz "Say Something" - A Great Big World 93 95 94 94
Upper Pasha & Daniella "Faded" - ZHU 85 89 91 88.3
BDash & Konkrete "Moonlight Sonata" - Covered Record 95 94 94 94.3
Junior Team Rascals "Snap Yo Fingers" - Lil Jon and E-40 97 94 92 94.3
The Fabulous Sisters "Shatter Me" - Lindsey Stirling 95 96 96 95.7
Upper Michael Dameski "Hanging On" - Ellie Goulding 95 94 95 94.7
Angyil "Down the Road" - C2C. 90 87 88 88.3
Upper Team The Bradas "Caught Up" - Usher 90 90 89 89.7
The Jam Project "I Feel Good" - James Brown 86 88 91 88.3
Junior Eva Igo Praying - Kesha 94 91 91 92
Avery & Marcus Now or Never - Halsey 95 93 92 93.3
August 1 Junior Team The Lab "Lean Back" - Terror Squad 95 95 95 95
Lil Killaz Crew "Pump It" - The Black Eyed Peas 84 87 86 85.7
Upper Alisa & Joseph "One in a Million" - Ne-Yo 88 87 88 87.7
Elektro Botz "XO Tour Llif3" - Lil Uzi Vert 85 85 91 87
Upper Team Opus Dance Collective "Stone Cold" - Demi Lovato 80 85 85 83.3
Desi Hoppers "Talk Dirty" - Jason Derulo[a] 90 90 91 90.3
Junior 3 Xtreme "Burn Up the Dance" - Dillon Francis 86 87 88 87
Sean & Kaycee "Grimey" - TroyBoi 95 93 92 93.3
Upper Team Royal Flux "I Am Here" - Pink 86 89 90 88.3
Lock and LoL Crew "Run Boy Run" - Woodkid 89 89 90 89.3
Upper MarInspired "Sign of the Times" - Harry Styles 85 87 88 86.7
Dragon House "Break Ya Neck" - Busta Rhymes 85 84 90 86.3
Junior Vivian Ruiz "Came Here for Love" - Sigala 95 96 96 95.7
Charity & Andres "Way Down We Go" - Kaleo 100 100 100 100
August 8 Junior Lucas Marinetto "Green Light" - John Legend 86 89 89 88
Jaxon Willard "Surprise Yourself" - Jack Garratt 97 98 93 96
Upper Team Marissa & The Heartbreakers "Do It Like a Dude" - Jessie J 81 85 85 83.7
Poreotics "Need You" - Dillon Francis. 86 89 88 87.7
Junior Jonas & Ruby "Santa Maria" - The Gotan Project 90 90 94 91.3
Freshh "It Takes Two" - Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock 90 88 86 88
Upper Team Pursuit "Go Off" - M.I.A. 80 84 83 82.3
The Ruggeds "Come Down." - Anderson Paak 85 84 85 84.7
Junior Team Flip "Galvanize" - Beethoven/The Chemical Brother 90 88 93 90.3
Dem Raider Boyz "Pump It Up" - Joe Budden 86 84 86 85.3
Cubcakes Dance Crew "That's Not My Name" - The Ting Tings 88 88 88 88
Upper Team Connection "My Humps" - Black Eyed Peas. 85 86 85 85.3
FunkyWunks "U Can't Touch This" - MC Hammer 84 85 86 85
August 15 Junior Victoria Caban "Havana" - Camila Cabello 94 96 92 94
Daniel & Mishella "Sax" - Fleur East 86 87 88 87
Upper Team S-RANK "Drop It Like It's Hot" - Snoop Dogg Feat. Pharrell Williams 97 92 94 94.3
ThaMOST "Temperature" - Sean Paul 85 85 85 85
Junior Second To None "Classic" - MKTO 88 83 88 86.3
Josh & Taylor "Fallin'" - Alicia Keys 90 95 92 92.3
Upper L&J "I Like The Way" - Bodyrockers 84 87 87 86
DNA "Proud Mary" - Tina Turner 88 89 88 88.3
Junior Team Girl Cool "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" - Nancy Sinatra 84
Quad Squad "Shout" - The Isley Brothers 93
Junior Madison Brown "Game of Survival" - Ruelle 86.3
Elektro Elite "D.A.N.C.E." - Justice 83.3
Junior Team Tribe Unleashed "It's Tricky" - Run-D.M.C. 82.7
The Rock Company "Love, Reign O'er Me" - Lovelife's remix of The Who 85.7
Junior Team Iowa Girls "Never Forget You" - Zara Larsson 84
The Pulse "Amor, Amor, Amor" - Jennifer Lopez 84.3
Upper Ashley & Zack "Don't Wanna Think" - Julia Michaels 91 92 93 92
Morning Of Owl "The Rockafeller Skank" - Fatboy Slim 94 90 91 91.7
Upper Team Embodiment "Pray" - Sam Smith 94 93 93 93.3
Brotherhood "HUMBLE" - Kendrick Lamar 94 91 93 92.7
  1. ^ Desi Hoppers used a remix of "Talk Dirty" that incorporated Indian drums.

Some average scores are taken from a summary clip from the TV broadcast of part 4.

The Cut

In The Cut, the 30 remaining acts compete for three spots in each of their divisions. As each dance act competes, their final score is displayed on a leaderboard for their division. Once a dance act's score falls out of the top 3, they face immediate elimination. For this round, each of the judges and the host, Jenna Dewan, became mentors for one of the four divisions; They were also joined by four guest mentors: Savion Glover, Julianne Hough, Paula Abdul, and Mel B. Jennifer & Savion worked with the Junior Teams, Derek & Julianne worked with the Upper acts, Jenna & Paula worked with the Upper Teams, and Ne-Yo & Mel B worked with the Junior acts.

Table key
Key Description
     Contestant(s) was/were eliminated
The Duels scores
Rank Upper Upper Team Junior Junior Team
Name Score Name Score Name Score Name Score
1st Karen y Ricardo 98.3 S-Rank 94.3 Charity & Andres 100 The Fabulous Sisters 95.7
2nd Michael Dameski 94.7 Embodiment 93.3 Jaxon Willard 96 The Lab 95
3rd BDash & Konkrete 94.3 Desi Hoppers 90.3 Victoria Caban 94 Expressenz 94
4th Ashley & Zack 92 The Bradas 89.7 Avery & Marcus 93.3 Quad Squad 93
5th DNA 88.7 Lock and LoL Crew 89.3 Sean & Kaycee 93.3 Flip 90.3
6th Alisa & Joseph 87.7 Poreotics 87.7 Josh & Taylor 92.3 The Rock Company 85.7
7th MarInspired 86.7 Connection 85.3 Jonas & Ruby 91.3 The Pulse 84.3
8th The Ruggeds 84.7 Madison Brown 86.3
Contestant performances and Judges' scores
Date Division Name Performance song Judges' score
Ne-Yo Jennifer Derek Average
August 22 Junior Team Flip "Big Breakdown" - Hans Dulfer & Candy Dulfer / "Perm" - Bruno Mars 87 88 90 88.3
Expressenz "California Dreamin'" - Sia 86 87 88 87
The Pulse "Another One Bites the Dust" - Hidden Citizens 88
The Lab "Cold Water" - Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & 100 97 98 98.3
Quad Squad "Blame" - Calvin Harris 86.0
The Rock Company "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley 93 93 95 93.7
The Fabulous Sisters "Black and Gold" - Sam Sparro 94 97 98 96.3
Upper Michael Dameski "Lay Me Down" - Sam Smith 91 95 93 93
DNA "I Could Fall in Love" - Selena 90 89 89 89.3
Alisa & Joseph "Rather Be" - Clean Bandit 86.3
BDash & Konkrete "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay 92 91 90 91
MarInspired "Make Me (Cry)" - Noah Cyrus 88 87 88 87.7
Ashley & Zack "Fix You" - Coldplay 90 91 93 91.3
Karen y Ricardo "Caminare" - Marc Anthony 100 99 98 99
August 29 Upper Team Desi Hoppers "Like A G6" - Far East Movement ft. The Cataracs & Dev[a] 92 90 90 90.7
Embodiment "Gravity" - John Mayer 89 91 93 91
Lock and LoL Crew "Get Up Offa That Thing" - James Brown 86.7
The Bradas "I'll Show You" - Justin Bieber 90 88 89 89
Connection "Scream" - Usher 94 91 89 91.3
Poreotics "A Thousand Miles" - Vanessa Carlton[b] 93 91 91 91.7
The Ruggeds "Not Giving In" - Rudimental ft. John Newman & Alex Clare 92 92 94 92.7
S-Rank "DNA" - Kendrick Lamar 91 93 93 92.3
Junior Josh & Taylor "Latch" - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith 86 83 87 85.3
Victoria Caban "Titanium" - David Guetta ft. Sia 85.3
Jonas & Ruby "Animals" - Martin Garrix 85 89 91 88.3
Madison Brown "American Funeral" - Alex da Kid ft. Joseph Angel 85.7
Sean & Kaycee "Can I Be Him" - James Arthur 88 94 94 92.0
Avery & Marcus "Thunder" - Imagine Dragons 85 86 85 85.3
Charity & Andres "Waves" - Dean Lewis 89 93 96 92.7
Jaxon Willard "Higher" - The Score 90 90 92 90.7
  1. ^ Desi Hoppers used a remix of "Like A G6" that incorporated Indian drums.
  2. ^ Poreotics used a remix of "A Thousand Miles" that incorporated a jelly donut edm soundtrack, from the comment Derek Hough made about them in The Duels.

Divisional Final

In the Divisional Final, the 3 remaining acts in each division square off, with only one act going to the World Final to represent their division. Same as The Cut, each of the judges and the host, Jenna Dewan, became mentors for one of the four divisions. Jennifer mentored the Upper acts, Derek worked with the Junior Teams, Ne-Yo worked with the Upper Teams, and Jenna worked with the Junior acts. Guest mentor Ciara helped each division in their practice as well. Guest judge Misty Copeland joined the panel for this segment.

Table key
Key Description
     Contestant(s) didn't make it to the World Final
The Cut scores
Rank Upper Upper Team Junior Junior Team
Name Score Name Score Name Score Name Score
1st Karen y Ricardo 99.0 The Ruggeds 92.7 Charity & Andres 92.7 The Lab 98.3
2nd Michael Dameski 93.0 S-Rank 92.3 Sean & Kaycee 92.0 The Fabulous Sisters 96.3
3rd Ashley & Zack 91.3 Poreotics 91.7 Jaxon Willard 90.7 The Rock Company 93.7
Contestant performances and Judges' scores
Date Division Name Performance song Judges' score
Ne-Yo Misty Jennifer Derek Average
September 5 Upper
Karen y Ricardo "Bemba Colora" - Celia Cruz 95 94 96 96 95.3
Ashley & Zack "Gravity" - Alex & Sierra 84 86 87 90 86.8
Michael Dameski "Madness" - Ruelle 100 98 95 98 97.8
Junior Team The Lab "Lemon" - N.E.R.D & Rihanna 100 99 100 100 99.8
The Rock Company "Find Me" - Sigma ft. Birdy 91 92 91 92 91.5
The Fabulous Sisters "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus[a] 93 92 91 92 92
Upper Team The Ruggeds "Iron" - Woodkid 92 90 92 92 91.5
S-Rank "Gas Pedal" - Sage the Gemini ft. IamSu 96 93 94 93 94
Poreotics "Bangarang" - Skrillex ft. Sirah 85 87 87 88 86.8
Junior Charity & Andres "Castle" - Halsey 93 93 92 94 93
Jaxon Willard "Blind Faith" - Johnny Manuel 87 89 87 88 87.8
Sean & Kaycee "The Way I Do" - Bishop Briggs 91 92 95 91 92.3
  1. ^ The Fabulous Sisters used a remix of "Wrecking Ball" that incorporated Japanese sounds and beats.

World Final

In the World Final, the final 4 division champions competed head to head to win the one million dollar prize. As with the previous 2 rounds, the judges and the host, Jenna, became mentors for each of the finalists. Derek worked with Charity & Andres, Jennifer worked with S-Rank, Jenna worked with Michael Dameski, and Ne-Yo worked with The Lab. Each of the 4 finalists performed twice. The first performance's music was chosen by their judge, or Jenna, and the second was chosen by the finalist. After each performance, the final scores were displayed on a leaderboard. The winner of the World Finals was determined by the judges combined average scores from both performances. After the first four performances, Season 1's Divisional Finalists Kinjaz and Keone & Mari performed with Derek Hough. Season 1's winner Les Twins also performed before the crowning. After the final performances, The Lab were announced as the winners of World of Dance; their final combined score of 97.5 beat out Michael Dameski by 1.5 points.

Table key
Key Description
     Contestant(s) didn't win the competition
The Divisional Final scores
Upper Upper Team Junior Junior Team
Name Score Name Score Name Score Name Score
Michael Dameski 97.8 S-Rank 94 Charity & Andres 93 The Lab 99.8
Contestant performances and Judges' scores
Date Round Dance Act Performance song Judges' score
Ne-Yo Jennifer Derek Average
September 12 1 Charity & Andres "Ain't No Sunshine (Lido remix)" - Bill Withers 92 96 95 94.3
S-Rank "Headband" - B.o.B ft. 2 Chainz 91 95 93 93
Michael Dameski "Dive" - Ed Sheeran 95 97 95 95.7
The Lab "Work It" - Missy Elliott 97 97 97 97
2 S-Rank "It's Goin' Down" - Yung Joc ft. Nitti 94 94 94 94
Charity & Andres "Legendary" - Welshly Arms 96 93 94 94.3
Michael Dameski "Survivor" - 2WEI 98 96 95 96.3
The Lab "Waiting on the World to Change" - John Mayer 100 96 98 98

Final Scores

4th S-Rank (93.5)

3rd Charity & Andres (94.3)

2nd Michael Dameski (96)

WINNER The Lab (97.5)

Highest Scoring Dances

Dance act Division Round Music Scores
Charity & Andres Junior The Duels "Way Down We Go"--Kaleo 100 (100, 100, 100)
The Lab Junior Team Divisional Final "Lemon"--N.E.R.D. & Rihanna 99.8 (100, 991, 100, 100)
Karen y Ricardo Upper The Qualifiers "Pégate"--Ricky Martin 99.7 (100, 100, 99)
Karen y Ricardo Upper The Cut "Caminaré"--Marc Anthony 99 (100, 99, 98)
Karen y Ricardo Upper The Duels "La Malanga"--Mercado Negro 98.3 (97, 99, 99)
The Lab Junior Team The Cut "Cold Water"--Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & 98.3 (100, 97, 98)
The Lab Junior Team World Final "Waiting on the World to Change"--John Mayer 98 (100, 96, 98)
Michael Dameski Upper Divisional Final "Madness"--Ruelle 97.8 (100, 981, 95, 98)
The Lab Junior Team World Final "Work It"--Missy Elliott 97 (97, 97, 97)
The Rock Company Junior Team The Qualifiers "Imagine"--Emeli Sandé 96.7 (97, 97, 96)
The Fabulous Sisters Junior Team The Cut "Black and Gold"--Sam Sparro 96.3 (94, 97, 98)
Michael Dameski Upper World Final "Survivor" - 2WEI 96.3 (98, 96, 95)
Desi Hoppers Upper Team The Qualifiers "Shape of You"--Ed Sheeran 96 (98, 94, 96)
Jaxon Willard Junior The Duels "Surprise Yourself"--Jack Garratt 96 (97, 98, 93)
Sean & Kaycee Junior The Qualifiers "Silence"--Marshmello ft. Khalid 96 (97, 96, 95)

^1 Misty Copeland joined the Judges panel for Division Final round

Ratings

No. Title Air date Rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
1 "The Qualifiers 1" May 29, 2018 1.7/7 7.17[11]
2 "The Qualifiers 2" June 5, 2018 1.5/7 6.31[12]
3 "The Qualifiers 3" June 12, 2018 1.4/6 6.07[13]
4 "The Qualifiers 4" June 19, 2018 1.4/6 6.22[14]
5 "The Qualifiers 5" June 26, 2018 1.3/6 6.08[15]
6 "The Qualifiers 6" July 10, 2018 1.2/6 5.88[16]
7 "The Qualifiers 7" July 17, 2018 1.3/6 5.90[17]
8 "The Qualifiers 8" July 24, 2018 1.2/6 5.64[18]
9 "The Duels 1" July 25, 2018 1.0/5 4.94[19]
10 "The Duels 2" August 1, 2018 1.1/5 5.33[20]
11 "The Duels 3" August 8, 2018 1.1/5 4.75[21]
12 "The Duels 4" August 15, 2018 1.1/5 5.12[22]
13 "The Cut 1" August 22, 2018 1.2/5 5.05[23]
14 "The Cut 2" August 29, 2018 1.1/5 5.06[24]
15 "Divisional Final" September 5, 2018 1.1/5 5.17[25]
16 "World Final" September 12, 2018 1.1/5 5.58[26]

Contestants who appeared on previous season

  • Melvin Timtim, of S-Rank, competed in season 1, as a member of Chapkis Dance Family.
  • Josh Price, of S-Rank, competed in season 1, as a member of ImmaBEAST.
  • The Lab competed in season 1. They added six new members by The Lab to the lineup of last season.
  • Sean Lew, of Sean & Kaycee, competed in season 1, as a member of ImmaBEAST.
  • Taylor Hatala, of Josh & Taylor, competed in season 1 with her dance partner Kyndall Harris as KynTay.
  • Josh Beauchamp, of Josh & Taylor, competed in season 1, as a member of ImmaBEAST.
  • Eva Igo, competed in season 1, reached the World Final and finished as runner-up to 'Les Twins'.
  • Luka & Jenalyn competed in season 1.
  • Royal Flux competed in season 1.
  • DNA competed in season 1.
  • D'Angelo Castro, of The Untouchables, competed in season 1 with his partner Amanda Carbajales.

References

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  7. ^ "The 'World Of Dance' Season 2 Contestants Include Talented Groups From Every Genre & Backstory -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS".
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  9. ^ Elektro Elite qualified with 80 points. According on episode 9 1:10:31 video of NBC WOD website displayed charts.
  10. ^ ThaMOST qualified with 84 point according video of episode 9 1:00:37 displayed charts on NBC World of Dance website.
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