There Are a Ton of Changes to Season 4 on 'World of Dance'— Plus a Full Cast List!
World of Dance is premiering Tuesday, May 26 at 10 p.m. ET with quite a few changes in store for its audience. There will be 34 acts in total competing for the $1 million prize. Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Derek Hough return to judge and Scott Evans returns to host the NBC show.
The acts are divided into two divisions only this season — the Junior Division (17 years old and under) and the Upper Division (18 years old and older). The competition will consist of five rounds: Qualifiers, Callbacks, The Duels, Semi-Finals and World Final. In the first three rounds, dancers compete within their division, but in the Semi-Final and World Final - acts will compete against each other for the grand prize.
Qualifiers: There's a twist! The contestants think they’re performing one final audition for a panel of producers, but in reality, The Qualifiers have already begun. The World of Dance judges are there to see them perform and determine if they have what it takes to make it to the next round.
Callback Vote: The judges will each give a Yes vote, a No vote, or a Callback vote, which will give acts one last chance to perform and earn their spot in the next round.
Blind Battle: For the Duels round, the judges will now choose which acts go head-to-hea, so the acts won’t know their opponent until they hit the dance floor. This should create some epic dance battles this season.
Redemption Round: This round also was revamped this season. The redemption acts will be decided by a special surprise guest judge who will choose which two acts up for elimination will go head-to-head to earn the final slot in the Semi-Final.
Meet the Season 4 cast:
Junior Division: 305, Latin Ballroom group from Miami, FL Amari Smith, Hip-Hop dancer from Las Vegas, NV Antonio & Maria, Latin Ballroom duo from Naples, Italy Bailey & Kida, Urban Dance duo from Los Angeles, CA
Chibi Unity, Fusion crew from Niigata, Japan GigaBots, Popping group from Vancouver, Canada GRVMNT, Hip-Hop group from Vancouver, Canada Itty Bitty Crew, Hip-Hop trio from Edmonton, Canada James & Harris, Contemporary duo from Seattle, WA Keagan Kapps, Contemporary dancer from Moore, OK Maddy Penny, Ballet dancer from Mesa, AZ MDC3, Contemporary trio from Placentia, CA Project 21, Jazz group from Yorba Linda, CA Savannah Manzel, Jazz dancer from Lake Elmo, MN The Break Ninjaz, Breaking crew from Las Vegas, NV The Difference, Contemporary group from Carol Stream, IL The Young Cast, Hip-Hop group from Levis, Canada Willis, Afro House dancer from Bondy, France
Upper Division: Avant Garde Collective, Urban Dance group from Amsterdam, Netherlands CBAction, Street Dance group from Cordoba, Argentina Geometrie Variable, Tutting trio from Montpellier, France Indigenous Enterprise, Native American Dance quartet from Phoenix, AZ Jake & Chau, Contemporary duo from San Jose, CA Jefferson y Adrianata, Salsa duo from Cali, Colombia Josh & Erica, Urban Dance duo from Los Angeles, CA Kurtis Sprung, Contemporary Dancer from Caroga Lake, NY Luca & Alessandra, Latin Ballroom duo from Sicily, Italy Oxygen, Urban Dance crew from Maastricht, Netherlands Pumpfidence, Heels Dance group from Los Angeles, CA Show Stopper Miami, Jazz Funk group from Miami, FL Styles & Emma, Ballet duo from Rochester, NY The Rise, Hip-Hop group from Gilbert, AZ The Williams Fam, Hip-Hop quartet from Vallejo, CA UPeepz, Urban Dance group from Manila, Philippines
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