Jennifer Lopez Talks “World of Dance” (Video)

Just some little blurbs from the World of Dance event the other night – Derek, Jenna and JLo all talk about the show.

September 21, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Derek Hough talks Dancing with Jennifer Lopez and World of Dance Season 2

Cross posted from www.purederekhough.com:

Well, this is from a little while ago, but it is time stamped today. So, we may not have seen it before – or someone could have taken it from someone else and reposted – who knows? But just in case, here it is again. 🙂

September 8, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Nappytabs in NYC with a Sneak Peek at World of Dance Season 2 Auditions!!

This is video from Nappytabs instastory, I assume, and once you get past their adorable son you’ll see several acts auditioning for season 2 of World of Dance!!

August 19, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

NBC’s World of Dance, Season 1, The FINALE – LIVE Blog

So, who’s going to win ONE MILLION Dollars?? I suspect not who I want to win. Since I haven’t been getting my way all season, why would it start now? 🙂

Here we go. Kill it, Eva!

Each act will dance twice for a Million dollars. As Derek says – life changing.

Average score from both dances will decide the winner. Meaning they will score normally then average the two scores, I guess.

Les Twins are up first and are talking to Jennifer Lopez – and she tells them no one wants to hear about the ankle. Truth. Read more..

August 8, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and Jenna Dewan Tatum Play “How Well Do You Know JLo”

This is very cute from the World of Dance twitter account.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

World of Dance, By the Numbers – Week 9

Well, only one more week of this season of World of Dance and our finalists are Eva Igo, Les Twins and Swing Latino.  I had a few problems with this episode as you may have gathered if you read my post on what could be fixed for next season of World of Dance. 🙂  Specifically, Jennifer’s score disparity between Les Twins and Keone and Mari, not to mention her comments to Ne-Yo when he gave Keone and Mari a 100.  I find that exchange to be both telling and disturbing.

In any case, let’s take a look at how the scoring broke down.

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August 6, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

NBC’s World of Dance – Looking Forward to Season TWO, What Would YOU Fix?

It’s funny. I have a twitter search for World of Dance so every week I see people claiming it’s “rigged” or “fixed” or the “judges suck”.  It’s always fans of people or groups who were eliminated.  Is this what our society has come to: when things don’t go your way, it’s all fixed or rigged? I guess when you look at the White House…well, that mentality trickles down into everyone after a while, unless you keep your brain engaged and really THINK about the issues that surround the country. That mentality is VERY immature. But I’m not here to debate politics, only a silly dance show.  And the squeaky wheels on twitter are often mental midgets in any case. 😉

Is World of Dance “fixed”??  No, I don’t believe so – not in the real definition of that word in this context: meaning that when the show was cast, they already knew who the winner was going to be. THAT would be “fixed”. Is it produced and manipulated? Of course – it’s TELEVISION. If you go into watching a show like this and don’t expect some sort of manipulation then you’re just being naïve.  The editors and producers job is to make a TV show that people want to watch and for that there needs to be a bit of drama and suspense – they’ve learned that from other dance shows.  It has to be entertaining! And honestly, righteous indignation over your favorite being eliminated shows you CARED. That you’re invested. Mission accomplished.

Do the judges have favorites which may make them biased in one direction or another?? Probably. They’re human beings. That’s how human beings work. Don’t YOU have a favorite?  I have several. Otherwise, what the hell’s the point? People have favorites. Judges are people too. This is not hard to figure out.  Does one judge pick people she wants to work with in the future and score them better than others? Well, seems likely – but that’s all part of them being her “favorites”.  Is it crappy? Yep.  Of course. That’s why there are three of them.  To get your way, you have to be obvious – and take the heat. 😉 Read more..

August 4, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

NBC’s World of Dance, Season 1, Week NINE – LIVE Blog

So, does anyone reading tonight follow Nappytabs on twitter?? If you do, (even if you don’t) go read their twitter feed from today and the last few days. And last week at this time as well.  Tell me what you think.   All I will say is this – I was under the impression from Derek’s feed that all this (with the possible exception of the finale) was all taped quite some time ago. So what’s the deal?  I’ll wait here for your thoughts….

Sorry, Nappytabs was there, but it was @NBCWorldOfDance twitter feed. I’ll be more specific. This is the tweet that had me raise an eyebrow.

Okay, so we’ve heard stories on twitter and youtube about the tapings from people who were there…and NO ONE ever mentioned a Les Twins injury. That’s all I’ll say about that.

Here we go…Eva, Kinjaz and Keone/Mari, that’s who I’m rooting for, although I really like Swing Latino.

I LOVE Jenna’s dress!! So cute.

Team Division is going first. Eeep!!

Not a fan of Jennifer’s track suit. Jennifer points out that the Kinjaz can’t “out energy” Swing Latino so they need to make an impact in another way. And they’re wearing another cool jacket in the rehearsals.

Sharp white suits for the performance. Oooo…love the staging and the voice over. That’s a lot of people in perfect sync. Great song choice. Live the story of the struggle for the sword…or life.

All in all, I think I have other routines of theirs that I liked better. I sort of agree with Ne-Yo when he said there was no “Kinjaz moment” but I also agree with Derek when he says that the synchronicity is the moment.

Their score is a 92.3. Derek gave them a 95 while Jennifer and Ne-yo both gave them 91. Seems that Ne-Yo doesn’t care for the quieter routines – he’s shown that over and over. Conversely, Derek is always going to score something higher that touches his heart and it seems he related to the struggle for the sword in that dance.

I think that shows they picked good judges for this show….each have their preferences. Makes the scoring interesting at times. But since my taste runs similar to Derek’s, Ne-Yo can annoy me. 🙂

Swing Latino is just ungodly fast. It’s hard to believe. Even backstage with Jennifer. Amazing

Derek will be happy with the sparkles. 😀

Oooo..love the flags. Very patriotic. There are just so many of them but I think they’ve improved in how they present their dances…it’s not so overwhelming now.

Whoa, crazy ass trick there towards the end. Great routine. This is actually a tough call.

Hmmm…it looked pretty clean to me, Derek. :::shrug::: He’s an expert. 🙂 But I suspect they’re not going to beat the 92.3. Now they’re getting the sympathy talk from Jennifer. Aw, making me sad.

And their score is….Holy….Crap!!! Swing Latio takes it with a 94.7. Ne-Yo and Jennifer gave them a 25 and Derek gave them a 94. Okay, I’m not mad at that! Love the Kinjaz, but damn Swing Latino is awesome as well.

It also shows that the spoilers were WRONG about the final match up.

Upper Division is next – Keone and Mari versus Les Twins. Team that went first in the last round was eliminated. Boo – KM going first in this round.

Let’s kill it, K/M!! Cool costumes. OMG…I love this song. This should REALLY appeal to Derek. It looks so much like something he would do. OMG, I adore this dance. Gorgeous.

They make Derek feel good…which is what Derek’s choreo does for me and this was in his vein. Derek critiqued the lift. I might have to smack him. 🙂

Score is HOLY CRAP – Ne-Yo gave them a perfect score and he gets a head rub from Derek. And Les Twins are shocked. Derek gave a 95 and Jennifer a 90 for an average of 95.

Well, what are they going to do with Les Twins? Is the one with the cool hair going to dance by himself. Yes, I don’t know which one is Larry and which is Laurent. Sorry. 🙂

Ne-yo talking some crap about connections. I suspect we’re being set up for a Les Twins win here. Tugging heart strings.

Very cool concept though, I must say. This might be their best work this season and it came to of adversity. Not a huge fan, but that was a damn good dance.

Score – 95 from Derek and grrrrrrr commercial. I think Les Twins are going to take it. I’ve been manipulated by reality TV before and these editors have shown they’re no better than any others. Although…why wasn’t this the last duo of the night??

Will Jennifer’s underscoring of K/M come back to haunt them??

Score – damn it. I knew it. 99, 99, 95. Agree with Derek – I feel sick too. 97.7. Thanks a lot, Jennifer. Very stingy score to K/M did them in.

Finally…the Juniors.

Derek with kids is like the best thing ever. 🙂

Diana Pombo up first with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Cute dress. Diana has been hanging out with Les Twins, eh? Pretty sharp movements there. She gets flailing there towards the middle and end. Good dance though. Not my favorite of the night for sure.

Jennifer is loving all over her as is Derek. Ne-Yo calls her fantastic and points out that she did a lot more dancing this time. He also correctly points out the angsty face in what is theoretically a happy routine.

Score: 89.3 – 90 from Ne-Yo and 89 from both Jennifer and Derek. That’s not going to be nearly enough. Even if she were to beat Eva that wouldn’t hold up against Les Twins or Swing Latino.

Where’d ya get that jacket Derek?? 😉

I’m with Derek when it comes to Eva’s faces. Hilarious. Eva has really grown on me over the last few weeks.

Is this a jungle gym out of Les Miz?? 🙂 This kid is tough. I don’t know what to make of this dance though. It was kinda weird. I liked it better than Diana and this kid gives great face. And I love the big smile at the end. But the dance was just strange.

Score: 96, 97, 97 for a 96.7 so Eva takes it handily. Expected. Both good kids. Their style of contemporary is usually not my favorite – too angsty – but I think both girls will grow into having much greater range and amazing dancers.

So, two of my three picks are out of the competition. I kinda feel like it’s being set up for Les Twins and this was the first week I feel like they deserved it. I would not be upset to see Eva or Swing Latino take it.

You?

August 1, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

World of Dance, By the Numbers – Week 8

Well, the last of the cuts tonight and then it gets even harder.  I’m quite sure, at this point, that my favorite won’t win, but I’m going to try to not let that spoil the show. 🙂

As always, you’ll have to bear with me as my view of the show usually changes over the course of the week and rewatching….

But that didn’t happen with the Kinjaz – they are freakin’ amazing!! I love them. And I want a jacket too. 😉 But I have to say it broke my heart to see the looks on SuperCr3w’s  faces as Kinjaz got their scores. Very sad. Anyway, The Kinjaz end up with a 93.2 with two great scores from Derek and Misty (95 and 96, respectively) and kinda ridiculously low scores from Ne-Yo and Jennifer. I’ll be curious to look closer at the scoring of all four once the season ends.

Chapkis Dance Family has been doomed from the start, unfortunately, due to the need for time. Their routine looks pretty cool up until that last big turn at the end. Of course we don’t actually know if it was at the end because it was so shortened. For that matter, we don’t really know if it made sense because of the editing- there could have been a really strong story there. Read more..

July 30, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Derek Hough and Ne-Yo Go BTS of World of Dance – Undercover!! (Video)

This is just too freakin’ hilarious. 🙂 They pull it off, for a while.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)