"World of Dance" Week 2 Qualifiers Recap: All the World's A Stage
The Fabulous Sisters team traveled all the way from Japan to compete. (Trae Patton/NBC)
"World of Dance" Season 2 continued last night with the second round of qualifiers, and the ep featured some seriously great acts from all over the globe. Pieces by Pasha and Daniella (a ballroom duo from Russia), Connection (a Latino hip hop group from Mexico), and Fabulous Sisters (an all-girl dance team from Japan) put the "world" in "World of Dance."
And they all brought their A-game. The performances were just as 🔥 as we've come to expect from this show, and the competition is definitely heating up.
Behold, our favorite performances:
Charity & Andres
This contemporary pair's super-strong chemistry and flawless technique floored the judges, who called their performance "so magical" (J.Lo), "incredible" (Derek Hough) and "what one-million-dollar contemporary looks like" (Ne-Yo). Is it enough to keep them in the competition until the end? It's hard to say. But one thing's for sure: This Utah-based couple can certainly whip out those insane jumps and lifts effortlessly.
BDash & Konkrete
These dancing dads from L.A. had a story that tugged at our heartstrings—hearing about their incredible work ethic and will to succeed was truly inspirational. Their choreographed krump routine was innovative, insanely musical, and SO much fun to watch. We're calling it now: This pair is here to stay.
There are few things we love more than an all-girl squad. And when a squad is as insanely talented as these girls? Well, that's just gold. These Sisters talked about how the dance studio was a safe place after a terrible earthquake hit their hometown of Fukushima, Japan, in 2011, and how they channeled their fear into art. And their incredibly precise and awesomely dramatic contemporary piece completely captivated both the judges and the audience. These girls left it all out on that stage.
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