‘World of Dance’ Names First Season Champion
Three contestants underwent cutthroat competition as only one will be crowned the title of “World’s Best Dance Act” and $1 million prize money on Tuesday night. Each division champs—Les Twins for Upper, Eva for Junior, and Swing Latino for Team—took the stage in two performances to wow the judges.
Judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and NE-YO scored each performance, and after combining the average scores, Les Twins won the “World of Dance” with an average score of 93.8, which was a little higher compared to the average scores of fellow finalists Eva Igo and Swing Latino with 93.8 and 93.6, respectively.
— World of Dance (@NBCWorldofDance) August 9, 2017
The French team, composed of twin brothers Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, stunned the judges with their intricate, synchronized choreography, as usual, making them go above fellow contestants.
“This competition was hard from the beginning,” the brothers admitted, while golden confetti dropped down to the stage. While standing on stage with the judges and fellow finalists, the twins thanked Igo for putting the pressure on them because of her amazing performances week after week.
“She almost took it from you!” judge Jennifer Lopez said.
After the show, judges took to Twitter to congratulate everyone.
JLo tweeted: “CONGRATS TO #LESTWINS!!!! So proud proud of every single dancer on this show. THANK YOU for such an amazing first season. See you next year!!” while Ne-Yo twitted “Gotta give a special shoutout to EVERY single act that touched this stage. The talent we’ve seen has been out of this world #WorldofDance.”
CONGRATS TO #LESTWINS!!!! So proud proud of every single dancer on this show. THANK YOU for suc an amazing first season. See you next year!!
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) August 9, 2017
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) August 9, 2017
For a recap of the show, here are all the performances of the finalists:
First Performance: “Stole The Show” by Kygo (Jennifer Lopez’s song pick)
Second Performance: “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson (Les Twin’s song pick)
First Performance: “In The Air Tonight” by Natalie Taylor (NE-YO’s song pick)
Second Performance: “Alive” by Sia (Eva Igo’s song pick)
First Performance: “Conga” by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (Derek Hough’s song pick)
Second Performance: “Quimbara” by DLG (Swing Latino’s song pick)
Image Credit: World of Dance / NBC