‘World of Dance’ Season 2 Episode 13 ‘The Cut’ Recap and Results: Who Left and Who Stayed Tonight?

The first round of The Cut in “World of Dance” begins tonight. Find out who gets eliminated and who moves on to the Divisional Finals, here.

The World of Dance competition is heating up as the first round of The Cut kicks off, Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. EDT. The final acts will pair up and face off for coveted spots in the Divisional Finals.

If you aren’t familiar with how The Cut works, each week all remaining acts in a single division (Junior, Junior Team, Upper and Upper Team) will perform for the judges. At the end, only three acts from each division will move on to the Divisional Finals. As each act performs, the judges will submit scores based off the show’s unique five-point scoring system. The three teams with the highest average will move on to the Divisional Finals, and the losing acts will be eliminated. During the Duels, 30 acts made it through the head-to-head battles and moved on to The Cut.

As soon as tonight’s show kicks off, we’ll add live updates and recap information about who made it through and who was eliminated. In the meantime, if you missed last week’s Duels, you can check out a rundown of which acts made it to The Cut below.

'The Cut' Junior Team Results: Which Groups Made it to the Divisional Finals? 

The evening begins with the Junior division competing. This group is mentored by Jennifer Lopez that brings on co-mentor Savion Glover to aid her.

Junior Team Act #1: FLIP (Waacking)

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The first act of the evening is FLIP, the all-female Waacking dance troupe. They put on a strong performance.

“From start to finish that was entertaining … great work,” said Ne-Yo.

“This was a great start, said Jennifer, "you guys should be proud."

The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo: 87.0
  • Jennifer: 88.0
  • Derek: 90.0  
  • Overall Score - 88.3 (Eliminated)

 

Junior Team Act #2 Expressenz (Contemporary)

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The contemporary dance group came out garbed in green gowns and face paint that made them look like a group of dancing fairy princesses. The routine was fierce but graceful and featured a number of impressive turns that were perfectly synced.

“I love the whimsical fantasy vibe,” said Ne-Yo

“You've got stick with your signature. I want to see those turns every time," said Jennifer.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo: 86.0
  • Jennifer: 87.0
  • Derek: 88.0  
  • Overall Score:  87.0 (Eliminated)

 

Junior Team Act #3 - The Pulse ( Ballroom)

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Shots of this team's performance were cut back and we only got to see a few glimpses of the routine and the end score of 88.0, placing the team in second place so far behind FLIP.

Overall Score: 88.0 (Eliminated)

 

Junior Team Act #4 -  The Lab (Hip Hop)

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The Lab made it to The Cut last year but that was the end of their journey. They are hoping to make their way to the Finale this year. One of the members of the team underwent a traumatic experience in the last year, which the team has turned into fuel for their performances.

The emotional nature of the story the team had to tell shone through in their dance routine. All the judges were in tears by the end.

"There's nothing better than real and genuine emotion," said Ne-Yo. "Every time you all touch the stage it's a joy."

"For me what set you guys apart is the love and the emotion ... I hope you never lose that. That's you're secret sauce," said Jennifer.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo: 100.0 
  • Jennifer: 97.0
  • Derek: 98.0  
  • Overall Score:  98.3 (1st Place - Promoted to Divisional Finals)

 

Junior Team Act #5 - The Quad Squad

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This team's performance was only briefly showcased. In the end, the team scored an 86.0, placing them at the bottom of the list. The Quad Squad was immediately eliminated and will be going home this evening.

Overall Score: 86.0 (Eliminated)

 

Junior Team Act #6 - The Rock Company (Contemporary)

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The Rock Company came into the competition strong receiving the highest score in their division during the Qualifiers but struggled during the Duels.

The team came back this evening, however, ready to prove they belong in the Division Finals. 

"That was poetic and beautiful and magical … you guys did exactly what you needed to do," said Jennifer.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo: 93.0 
  • Jennifer: 93.0
  • Derek: 94.0  
  • Overall Score:  93.7 (3rd Place - Promoted to Divisional Finals)

 

Junior Team Act #7 - The Rock Company (Urban Dance)

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As the final group in their division to perform, The Fabulous Sisters have a lot of pressure to perform. But as has been the case with every performance by this group, the team lived up to their fabulous name from the outfits to the choreography to the props, the wow factor was there.

"The thing I love about you guys is that you can take the most elementary move and turn it into something amazing ... you are little monsters and you killed it," said Ne-Yo.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo:  94.0
  • Jennifer: 97.0 
  • Derek:  98.0 
  • Overall Score:  96.3 (2nd Place - Promoted to Divisional Finals)

 

'The Cut' Upper Results: Which Dancers Made it to the Divisional Finals? 

For the Upper division, Derek Hough takes on the role of mentor, aided by his sister and fellow dancer, Julianne Hough. 

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Upper Act #1 - Michael Dameski (Contemporary)

First Upper act of the evening is powerhouse contemporary dancer Michael Dameski. 
"The surprising and beautiful thing about your dancing is that it's so unexpected. You dance like an angel. It was beautiful," said Jennifer.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo:  91.0
  • Jennifer: 95.0 
  • Derek:  93.0 
  • Overall Score:  93.0 (2nd Place - Promoted to Divisional Finals)

With his solid score, Michael has a good chance of moving on to the Division Finals.

 

Upper Act #2 - DNA (Ballroom)

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This is DNA's second time competing on World of Dance. Last year the couple was cut during the Duels. They hope to make their way to this year's finals.

The performance was romantic and beautiful.

"That was really good," said Derek. "Everything was so solid and you've made so much improvement. I'm really proud."

"The first thing that comes to mind with the performance was elegance. Great job," said, Ne-Yo.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo:  90.0
  • Jennifer: 89.0 
  • Derek:  89.0 
  • Overall Score: 89.3 (Eliminated)

 

Upper Act #3 - Alisa and Joseph (Urban Dance)

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This pair's routine was quickly featured and received a score of 86.3. While the score is decent it may not be enough to keep the couple in the competition.

Overall Score: 86.3 (Eliminated)

 

Upper Act #4 - BDash and Konkrete (Krumping)

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These guys are brilliant storytellers and artists. Thier choreography was as unique and on point as ever and brought a flood of cheers from the crowd.

"Wow, wow. That was so much storytelling," said Jennifer. 

"I love how you put so much production into this and you really take us on a journey," said Derek. "Super clean, super tight and really impactful. Good job."

The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo:  92.0
  • Jennifer: 91.0
  • Derek:  90.0
  • Overall Score: 91.0  (Eliminated)

With their score, BDash and Konkrete edge out Alisa and Joseph, taking second place so far.

 

Upper Act #5 - MarInspired

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The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo: 88.0
  • Jennifer: 87.0
  • Derek: 88.0  
  • Overall Score:  87.7 (Eliminated)

 

Upper Act #6 - Ashley and Zack (Contemporary)

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This team had an emotional story to tell as Zack dedicated the dance to a friend who passed away the previous year. The performance was beautiful and heartfelt.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo: 90.0
  • Jennifer: 91.0
  • Derek: 93.0
  • Overall Score: 91.3 (3rd Place - Promoted to Divisional Finals)

 

Upper Act #7 - Karen y Ricard (Latin/Cabaret)

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The Judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo:  100.0
  • Jennifer: 99.0 
  • Derek:  98.0 
  • Overall Score:  99.0 (1st Place - Promoted to Divisional Finals)

 

When Does 'World of Dance' Air Next?

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World of Dance returns for the second round of The Cut on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC. You can also stream the show the day after it airs on Hulu and NBC.com.

 

 

'The Duels' Results: Which Acts Made It to The Cut?

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Junior

  • Avery and Marcus (Junior Contemporary/Ballet)
  • Charity and Andres (Junior Contemporary)
  • Jaxon Willard (Junior Contemporary)
  • Ruby and Jonas (Junior Ballroom)
  • Josh and Taylor (Junior Hip Hop)
  • Madison Brown (Junior Contemporary)
  • Sean and Kaycee (Junior Hip Hop Fusion)

Junior Team

  • Victoria Caban (Flamenco)
  • Expressenz (Junior Team Contemporary)
  • The Fabulous Sister (Junior Team Urban Dance)
  • Flip (Junior Team Hip Hop/Urban Dance)
  • The Lab (Junior Team Hip Hop)
  • The Pulse (Junior Team Ballroom)
  • Quad Squad (Junior Team Contemporary)
  • The Rock Company (Junior Team Contemporary)

Upper

  • Alisa and Joseph (Upper Urban Dance)
  • Ashley and Zack (Upper Contemporary)
  • BDash and Konkrete (Upper Krumping)
  • DNA (Upper Ballroom)
  • Karen y Ricardo (Upper Latin/Cabaret)
  • MarInspired (Upper Contemporary)
  • Michael Dameski (Upper Contemporary)

Upper Team

  • The Bradas (Upper Team Hip Hop)
  • Connection (Upper Team Hip Hop)
  • Desi Hoppers (Upper Team Hip Hop)
  • Embodiment (Upper Team Contemporary)
  • Lock N LOL Crew (Upper Team Hip Hop/Pop and Lock)
  • The Ruggeds (Upper Team B-Boys/Breakdance)
  • S-Rank (Upper Team Hip Hop)

 

 

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