‘World of Dance’ 2018 Qualifiers 2 Recap: Which Dancers Made it to the Next Round?

Who will make it through the second round of qualifiers on “World of Dance” season 2 episode 2? Find out everything you need to know about tonight’s episode along with live blogged results and recap after the show, here.

World of Dance ’s second night of qualifiers kicks off Tuesday, June 5 at 10 p.m. EDT. During tonight's episode, talented dancers of all ages will once again take the stage to impress the judges, moving one step closer to the million dollar grand prize.

If you are just tuning in, Season 2 brings back the familiar faces of four music and dance celebrities from last year’s debut show. Guiding the ship is singer, songwriter, actress and dancer Jennifer Lopez, who serves as judge and producer for the show. By her side are choreographer Derek Hough and musician/dancer Ne-Yo. Dancer and actress Jenna Dewan serves as the show’s host.

As with last year, dancers from around the world audition for the judges in the qualifier rounds. The experts then score the acts according to World of Dance ’s specific set of criteria: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity and Presentation. Dancers can receive up to five points in each category from each judge. All acts that receive a score of 80 points or more will qualify for the next round of the competition, Duels.

This year, more than 70 acts will appear before the judges in four separate age-based categories: Junior (17 years old and under, 1-4 dancers), Junior Team (17 years old and under, 5-15 dancers), Upper (18 years old and older, 1-4 dancers), and Upper Team (18 years old and older, 5-15 dancers).

Once tonight’s show kicks off, we’ll we adding live blog updates and recap information on who made it through the qualifying rounds to the next level. In the meantime, if you missed last week’s show, you can check the bottom of the article for a rundown of which performers' scores pushed them through to the next round of the competition.

World of Dance Season 2 Episode 2 Live Blog & Recap: Who Made It Through The Second Round Of Qualifiers?

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The Lab (Junior Team)

 The first act to take the stage on Qualifiers Night 2, The Lab is no stranger to World of Dance. Returning a second time, the team gave the performance of their life. By the end of the number, all the judges were out of their seats and cheering. Ne-Yo called the group "super tight" while Jennifer called them "a force to be reckoned with." The judges' scores were as follows:

  • Jennifer - 95.0
  •  Ne-Yo - 92.0
  •  Derek - 95
  • Overall score94.0 

Pasha and Daniella (Upper)

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Up next is the beautiful Russian dancing duo Pasha and Daniella. The couple performed a hot and steamy ballroom routine to James Blake‘s “Limit To Your Love.” Ne-Yo wasn't particularly impressed, saying the dance didn't "wow" him like other ballroom routines had in the past. Derek and Jennifer didn't agree, each calling the performance "quality" and "stunning." The scores were as follows:

  • Jennifer - 93
  • Ne-Yo - 79
  • Derek - 87
  • Overall Score - 86.3 

 

Connection (Upper Team)

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The third group of performers is a Latino Hip Hop team from Chihuahua, Mexico. The group shares that dance "saved their lives" keeping them from falling into gangs or other dangerous activities. The judges loved their performance with each of taking turns gushing over what they'd just seen. Jennifer said the performance was "dynamic" and full of "clean, suave moments." Derek said he could feel their souls through the performance making him like them even more. Their scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo - 90
  • Jennifer - 92
  • Derek - 90
  • Overall Score - 90.7

 

 Charity and Andres (Junior)

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This contemporary dance couple from Utah put on a spectacular performance that blew away al the judges. Jennifer said they couldn't be any cuter and that their performance was "magical." Meanwhile, Ne-Yo said their connection is so strong, the dance was "exactly what a million dollar contemporary should look like." The judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo - 97
  • Jennifer - 96
  • Derek - 93
  • Overall Score - 95.3

 

BDash and Konkrete (Upper)

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A pair of fathers and krumpers, these guys brought something different to the stage with their smooth and choreographed routine. The judges were clearly impressed with Ne-Yo saying he'd never seen a choreographed Krump dance before. Jennifer said the dance had all the nasty quality of krump while also coming off "smooth as hell." Derek said their determination and hard work had paid off. The judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo - 96
  • Jennifer - 93
  • Derek - 94
  • Overall Score - 94.3

 

Fabulous Sisters (Junior Team)

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Coming nearly halfway across the globe, this all-girl team from Fukushima put on a powerful performance that couldn't be ignored. Derek jumped out of his chair to cheer "Bravo!" Jennifer called the performance "riveting" while Ne-Yo said that he was anxious to see what else the team would do this season. The judges' scores were as follows:

  • Ne-Yo - 94
  • Jennifer - 93
  • Derek - 97
  • Overall Score - 94.7

 

World of Dance Season 2, Qualifiers 1 Recap: Which Dancers Made It To The Duels Last Week?

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  • Karen y Ricardo (Upper) – This Latin Cabaret duo, dubbed “The Salsa Couple” online, hail from Chile. Their performance was on fire, netting them a nearly perfect score, the highest ever awarded in the competition. Here is how the judges scored: Ne-Yo – 100; Jennifer – 100;  Derek – 99. Overall Score: 99.7
  • Desi Hoppers (Upper Team) This group of hip-hop dancers from Mumbai performed to “Shape of You” and received the following scores from the judges: Ne-Yo – 98; Jennifer – 94;  Derek – 96. The group’s overall score was a 96.0.
  • Sean & Kaycee (Junior) – Despite being in the junior league, these two have been competing together for eight years. Performing a blindfolded Hip Hop fusion dance, the pair made a definite impression on the judges. Their scores were as follows: Ne-Yo – 97; Jennifer – 96; Derek – 95. Overall score: 96.0
  • Jaxon Willard (Junior) The contemporary dancer performed to “Fragile,” a song he feels reflects his life journey. The judges gave the performance the following scores: Ne-Yo – 95; Jennifer – 96;  Derek – 91. Overall score: 94.0
  • S-Rank (Upper Team) This large team of Hip Hop dancers weren’t particularly dazzling, but one of their team members competed on the show last year. The act earned these scores from the judges: Ne-Yo – 92; Jennifer - 91; Derek - 90. Overall score: 91.0
  • FLIP (Junior Team) This energetic Hip Hop/Urban dance group performed to “Feeling Good.” The group was entertaining, but the judges weren’t sure if they were up to the “competitive” mark. Nonetheless, the team did slide through to the next round with these scores:  Ne-Yo – 81; Jennifer – 83; Derek – 84. Overall score: 83.0
  • Hilty & Bosch (Upper) From Osaka, Japan, this locking duo were the first elimination of the season. Their scores were as follows: Ne-Yo – 79; Jennifer – 78;  Derek – 78. Overall score: 78.3

When Does World of Dance Air Next? How Do I Watch It?

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World of Dance returns Tuesday, June 12 at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC. Be sure to tune in then for Qualifiers night 3. You can also stream the show the day after it airs on Hulu and NBC.com.

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