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. :-)

World Of Dance Derek Hough And Les Twins Talk And Dance On The Tonight Show

Below is Derek on The Tonight Show last night! He talks on Julianne’s wedding, World of Dance with Les Twins, and even dances OFF BEAT (and Jimmy Fallon joins in! Hilarious!!!) Great great stuff!

August 9, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

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. :-)

‘World Of Dance’ Season 1 Week 10 ‘The Finals’ – The Performance Videos

We’re posting the performance videos for the World Of Dance Finals courtesy of @Idolxfactor1 and WOD Official You Tube as soon as we can in the space below! Keep checking back for updates….

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

Derek Hough Previews The Finals Of ‘World Of Dance’ Season 1

Below Derek Hough previews the finals tonight for World Of Dance. To read and see more interviews and view some new photos of Derek In New York City, see Pure Derek Hough.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

PureWofD Poll: Who Is Your favorite To Win ‘World Of Dance’ Season 1? (VOTE)

Who is your favorite to win “World Of Dance” Season 1? VOTE in our new Poll and let us know!!

August 7, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

‘World Of Dance’ Finale Clip – Swing Latino On The Walk Of Fame

How about another teaser for tomorrow night’s finals on World Of Dance? Here’s to Swing Latino!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

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. :-)

‘World Of Dance’ Season 1, Week Nine – The Performance Videos

We’re posting the performance videos for World Of Dance Week Nine courtesy of @Idolxfactor1 and WOD Official You Tube as soon as we can in the space below! Keep checking back for updates….

The above videos work Internationally. And below are Official You Tubes… Read more..

August 1, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

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?

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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. :-)