On Tuesday’s night of “World of Dance,” the best qualifying acts from each division got to pick who they would battle in an effort to make it to the next round. Judges Derek Hough, Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo gave dancers points for creativity, technique, choreography and presentation, for a possible 100 score.
Host Jenna Dewan Tatum delivered the results to the contestants, who were separated into three different groups: Junior was for minors under 18, Upper was for 18 and over with up to four members, and Team was for 18 and over with more than four members. The winners moved ahead in the contest while the losers were automatically eliminated.
1. Swing Latino vs. Miami All Stars (Team) – In this duel we have two Latin teams who specialize in ballroom dancing going head to head. While Swing Latino showed some impressive footwork, it was their athleticism that really stood out. The Miami All Stars responded with an amazing Broadway style swing routine that was filled with energy. In the end, Swing Latino won with a score of 91.7 over 88.3.
2. Quick Style vs. Keone and Mari (Upper) – Here we have we have the students, Quick Style challenging the teachers, Keone and Mari. In what was surely a personal duel, Keone and Mari choreographed a contemporary routine that told the story of a couple discovering each other after living a life addicted to technology. Quick Style, on the other hand, gave a performance where they showcased their talent of working in sync with each other while performing difficult moves. The teachers came out on top of this battle, defeating Quick Style 91.3 to 89.3.
3. Eva Igo vs. Kyntay (Junior) – In the battle of YouTube stars, Eva Igo chose to go against Kyntay. Igo performed an intense contemporary routine leaving the audience speechless. Kyn Tay, dancing team Taylor Hatala and Kyndall Harris, delivered a routine that was filled with energy and attitude that was fun to watch. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to beat Igo, as they lost 82.7 to 89.
4. Fik Shun vs. Nick Daniels – “So you Think You Can Dance” winner Fik-Shun chose to battle Nick Daniels for this duel. Fik-Shun showed off his talent of being able to control every part of his boy as he twisted and contorted with every beat. Daniels showcased his acrobatic skills he flipped through the air while giving a tightly choreographed performance. Fik-Shun ended up winning this one with a score of 90.7 to 87.7.1 of 1