'World of Dance' Season 2 Episode 12 Duels Recap and Results: Who Left and Who Stayed Tonight?

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The final round of Duels in “World of Dance” begins tonight. Find out who gets eliminated and who moves on to The Cut, here. NBC

The final round of Duels in "World of Dance" begins tonight. Find out who gets eliminated and who moves on to The Cut, here.

World of Dance' s final night of The Duels kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 15 at a new time of 9 p.m. EDT. The final acts will pair up and face off for coveted spots in the next round of the competition, The Cut. Last week, 13 teams competed, with one showdown pitting three acts against each other. Only six acts made it to The Cut, and the other seven returned home.

If you aren't familiar with how the Duels work, the highest-scoring acts in each of the four divisions (Junior, Junior Team, Upper and Upper Team) choose their opponents. Each act performs for judges, who submit scores based on a five-point scoring system. The team with the highest average will move on to the next round, The Cut, and the losing act is eliminated.

During the Qualifiers, over 60 acts scored 80 points or higher, making them eligible to move on to the Duels. Tonight is the final night we'll see a mass exodus of dancers leaving the stage as those remaining move one step closer to the million-dollar prize.

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 moved forward and which were eliminated below. Or, to see all acts that made it to the Duels, check out our complete list, here.

Duels 4 Recap & Results: Which Acts Made The Cut? Which Were Eliminated?

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WORLD OF DANCE Season 2: Victoria Caban Andrew Eccles/NBC

Duel #1: Victoria Caban vs. Daniel and Michella (Junior)

The first match of the evening pits 14-year-old Flamenco dancers Victoria Caban against 10-year-old ballroom couple Daniel and Michella.

Victoria was up first and hit the stage in a bright yellow suit that was just as fierce as her performance -- with a little fan work coming into play as well.

"I just want to squeeze your little yellow self right now… you killed that routine," said Jennifer.

"You have so much charisma and so much maturity in your moves. When you do something, we all believe you. Fantastic. I loved it," said Derek.

Daniel and Mishella hit the stage next with a fast-moving ballroom routine. The fact that they are pre-teens makes their smooth and synchronized moves truly impressive.

"You're a little baby Derek up there," said Jennifer. "You guys are so excellent, it's like watching two little adults up there."

"The thing that's most impressive to me is your showmanship at 10," said Ne-Yo

The Judges' scores were as follows:

Daniel and Mishella

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

Victoria Caban

  • Ne-Yo: 94.0
  • Jennifer: 96.0
  • Derek: 92.0
  • Overall Score: 94.0

Victoria Caban will be moving on to The Cut.

Duel #2: S-Rank vs. Thamost (Upper Team)

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WORLD OF DANCE Season 2 -- S-Rank Andrew Eccles/NBC

S-Rank was the second highest scoring upper team in the Qualifiers and they chose to go into the duels against Thamost who fell near the bottom of the qualifier list.

S-Rank performed first and every move came off with just the right amount of swag. The entire team exuded confidence and the execution of their moves was flawless.

"From beginning to end you could just feel the intensity coming from you guys. Best of all everyone played their position and killed it," said Jennifer.

"That was like a clinic of musicality. You guys are the masters of texture," said Derek.

Following S-Rank's performance, Thamost will take the stage wearing brightly colored street clothes. The team looked to be having fun and ended with some impressive splits, but there was a small mistake during one of the tricks that may cost them the duel.

"The energy was high, the dancing was clean, I did notice the one mistake though ... the margin for error is really small right now," said Ne-Yo.

"This was a good match up. It'll be sad to see either one of you go home tonight," said Jennifer.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

S-Rank

  • Ne-Yo: 97.0
  • Jennifer: 92.0
  • Derek: 91.0
  • Overall Score: 94.3

Thamost

  • Ne-Yo: 85.0
  • Jennifer: 85.0
  • Derek: 85.0
  • Overall Score: 85.0

S-Rank will be moving on to The Cut.

Duel #3: Josh and Taylor vs. Second To None (Junior)

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This match-up pits contemporary/hip-hop team duo Josh and Taylor against tap dance trio Second to None.

Second to None performed first and watching their enthusiastic tapping, you can't help but smile. The routine was cute and fun and very entertaining.

"I thought it was very entertaining," said Ne-Yo.

"With the storytelling and dancing you raised your game, but it could have been a little cleaner in the middle," said Derek. "All around a great performance though."

Following Second to None, Josh and Taylor hit the stage. The routine was so intense and emotional it will be a difficult one to beat.

"You all were one of my favorite performers from the qualifiers and this routine topped that," said Jennifer, "This was like dance going to movie. It was amazing."

"You will always win with me when there is a crystal clear story being told. I just loved the authenticity of this," said Ne-Yo.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

Second to None

  • Ne-Yo: 88.0
  • Jennifer: 83.0
  • Derek: 86
  • Overall 86.3

Josh and Taylor

  • Ne-Yo: 90
  • Jennifer: 95
  • Derek: 92
  • Overall Score: 92.3

Josh and Taylor will be moving on to The Cut.

Duel #4: L & J vs. DNA (Upper)

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WORLD OF DANCE Season: 2 - DNA Andrew Eccles/NBC

L & J are up first and they are such a physically strong pair of contemporary dancers, they pulled off some pretty impressive tricks throughout.

"You guys were ready. You had the eye of the tiger," said Jennifer. "You pulled off all the tricks excellently and it was smooth and sexy."

It was fun and energetic ... but the choreography didn't always match the music," said Ne-Yo.

Up next is married dance duo, DNA. The performance was energetic and well executed and will be a hard on to beat.

"Great technique," said Derek, "It really felt like you were dancing for redemption."

"I could really feel how much you love to dance, how much you want to make it through this duel, and how connected you are," said Jennifer.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

L & J

  • Ne-Yo: 84.0
  • Jennifer: 87.0
  • Derek: 87.0
  • Overall Score: 86.0

DNA

  • Ne-Yo: 88.0
  • Jennifer: 89.0
  • Derek: 88.0
  • Overall Score: 88.3

DNA will move forward to The Cut.

Duels #5 - 8

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WORLD OF DANCE Season: 2 -- The Rock Company Andrew Eccles/NBC

The next several duels were just briefly showcased and ending scores posted. They were as follows:

  • Quad Squad vs Girl Cool (Junior Team)
    • Quad Squad Score: 93
    • Girl Cool Score: 84.0
    • Winner: Quad Squad
  • Madison Brown vs. Elektro Elite (Junior )
    • Madison Brown Score: 96.3
    • Elektro Elite Score: 88.3
    • Winner: Madison Brown
  • The Rock Company vs. Tribe Unleashed (Junior Team)
    • The Rock Company: 85.7
    • Tribe Unleashed: 82.7
    • Winner: The Rock Company
  • Iowa Girls vs. The Pulse (Junior Team)
    • Iowa Girls: 84.0
    • The Pulse: 84.3
    • Winner: The Pulse

Duel #9: Ashley and Zack vs. Morning of Owl (Upper)

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The Judges' scores were as follows:

Ashley and Zack

  • Ne-Yo: 91.0
  • Jennifer: 92.0
  • Derek: 93.0
  • Overall Score: 92.0

Morning of Owl

  • Ne-Yo: 94.0
  • Jennifer: 90.0
  • Derek: 91.0
  • Overall Score: 91.7

Ashely and Zack will move on to The Cut.

Duel #10 Embodiment vs. Brotherhood (Upper Team)

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The duel pits Canadian Hip-Hop team Brotherhood against Contemporary team Embodiment.

The Judges' scores were as follows:

Embodiment

  • Ne-Yo: 94.0
  • Jennifer: 93.0
  • Derek: 93.0
  • Overall Score: 93.3

Brotherhood

  • Ne-Yo: 94.0
  • Jennifer: 91.0
  • Derek: 93.0
  • Overall Score: 92.7

Embodiment will move on to The Cut.

When Does 'World of Dance' Air Next?

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World of Dance returns for the Cut on Wednesday, August 22 at 9pm EDT. NBC

World of Dance returns for the first round of The Cut on Wednesday, Aug. 22 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' Night 1-3 Results: Which Acts Made It to The Cut?

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Charity and Andres managed a perfect score of three 100s during The Duels. The couple will now move on to the World Finals on September 12. Andrew Eccles/NBC

Made The Cut

  • Jaxon Willard (Junior)
  • The Poretics (Upper Team)
  • Ruby and Jonas (Junior)
  • The Ruggeds (Upper Team)
  • Flip (Junior Team)
  • Connection (Upper Team)
  • The Lab (Junior Team)
  • Alisha and Joseph (Upper)
  • Desi Hoppers (Upper)
  • Sean and Kaycee (Junior)
  • Lock and LOL Crew (Upper Team)
  • MarInspired (Upper Team)
  • Charity and Andres (Junior)
  • Karen y Ricardo (Upper)
  • Expressenz (Junior Team)
  • BDash and Konkrete (Upper)
  • The Fabulous Sister (Junior Team)
  • Michael Dameski (Upper)
  • The Bradas (Upper Team)
  • Avery and Marcus (Junior)

Eliminated

  • Lucas Marinetto (Junior)
  • Marissa and the Heartbreakers (Upper Team)
  • Freshh (Junior)
  • Dem Raider Boyz (Junior Team)
  • Cubcakes Dance Crew (Junior Team)
  • Pursuit (Upper Team)
  • FunkyWunks (Upper Team)
  • Lil Killaz Crew (Junior Team)
  • Electro Botz (Upper)
  • Opus Dance Collective (Upper)
  • 3 Xtreme (Junior)
  • Royal Flux (Upper Team)
  • Dragon House (Upper Team)
  • Vivian Ruiz (Junior)
  • Luka and Jenalyn (Upper)
  • Untouchables (Junior Team)
  • Pasha and Daniella (Upper)
  • Rascals (Junior Team)
  • Angyil (Upper)
  • The Jam Project (Upper Team)
  • Eva Igo (Junior)

When Does 'World of Dance' Air Next?

World of Dance returns for the first round of The Cut on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC. You can also stream the show the day after it airs on Hulu and NBC.com.

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