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It seems like only yesterday that we were scream-cheering on our sofas for the very first episode of "World of Dance," amirite? And now the dangerously addictive show has crowned its first winner. (Not its last, either: It's been renewed for another season. 🙌 )

After a very busy episode in which each Division Champion danced not once, but twice—to a song of their choosing, and to a song of their designated mentor's choosing—J. Lo, Derek Hough, and Ne-Yo bestowed the show's million-dollar prize upon...

[...drumroll...]

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Everyone had their game faces on last night, as the final six "World of Dance" acts competed for a coveted spot in the World Finals. To say that all of them #slayed on the dance floor would be an understatement of epic proportions. Here's the low down on who emerged victorious— and who ended their journey toward the $1 million prize.

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What do you get when you invite some of America's coolest dancers to a pool party with over 5,000 water balloons? A #Splashmob, of course! 🏖☀️💃🏽🎈

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The Mihacevich Sisters (Via YouTube)

Last night, "World of Dance" returned for a third week of duels, and in the words of J.Lo, contestants "are going into the lion's den right now, and you have to go for blood." Um, anyone else getting some serious Hunger Games vibes? "WOD" is not messing around. Tbh, we have no idea how the judges pick between some of our favorite dancers and crews (can you say impossible?!), but that's exactly what they had to do again last night. Read on to see who made it through to the next round.

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Royal Flux performing on "World of Dance" (NBC)

Oh man. This is getting ROUGH.

Last night marked the second round of head-to-head duels on "World of Dance." Once again, we were feeling real pity for the judges—and it takes a lot for us to pity J. Lo—because we've reached a point in the competition where there aren't any clear winners. Everyone's insanely good. And yesterday's showdowns paired acts that were so unalike, comparing them felt a little unfair.

So, who emerged from these cruel duels victorious?

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Jayme Thornton

We already know that Misty Copeland—who needs no introduction, but OK: American Ballet Theatre principal, trailblazing role model, all-around superstar—is an excellent dance show judge. Her turn on the "So You Think You Can Dance" judging panel back in Season 11 impressed dance fans everywhere. Obviously any professional dancer is going to have a leg up (sorry) when it comes to critiquing technique, but Copeland's feedback on "SYT" was particularly smart, incisive, and illuminating. (Remember when she told Rudy to think of his legs as tree trunks rooted in the ground, so he could better hold up the "flowers"—aka his partner?)

That's why we're very excited to report that Copeland is putting her judges' hat on again, this time for NBC's "World of Dance."

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Junior hip hop group The Lab. (Mitchell Varble, NBCUniversal)

Last night's episode of "World of Dance" proved they weren't lying when they said they had gathered some of the best dancers in the world. You guys, the talent popping up on this show is 🔥🔥🔥. And lots of these contestants also happen to be some of our very favorite dancers (see last week's swoon-worthy performances by Keone and Mari Madrid and Les Twins).

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Want a chance to get personally involved in the HOTLY anticipated TV show "World of Dance"? Of course you do. That's why J. Lo. and the rest of the "WOD" team have launched an interactive version of the upcoming NBC series that lets Snapchatters get in on the action.

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