World of Dance Season 4: Qualifying Details, Celebrity Judges and much more
All my fellow dancers, you’ll be happy to read that in this article we are going to talk all about the famous reality competitive television show called, “World of Dance Season 4” World of Dance is a Southern California-based dance, fashion, music, and entertainment brand founded by David Gonzalez, Myron Marten, Tee Sherpa, and Michael McGinn in 2008. It is the world’s largest dance entertainment enterprise, elevating artists and brands with events, entertainment, and digital engagement.
The brand encompasses more platforms than any other dance content provider or dance showcase, including World of Dance competitions in more than 25 countries, the NBC World of Dance television show (executive produced by Jennifer Lopez), the World of Dance Live tour, a fashion line, and the largest YouTube dance network with more than 300 channels, including the World of Dance YouTube channel, with more than 4 million subscribers.
Its events bring together performers from the street, urban, and hip-hop dance world, connecting the dance community with a particular focus on millennial and post-millennial audiences. It is a great opportunity for young and budding dancers from all backgrounds to showcase their talents and hone their dancing skills with the help of this show. World of Dance gives the contestants a great exposure and an amazing experience by performing in front of notable celebrities which can give them a boost in their career if they do well. In this article, we will discuss all the details and information regarding this show. So, let’s get into it!
About World of Dance Television Show
On May 30, 2016, the NBC premiered World of Dance, a 10-episode dance competition program produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance. Executive producers are Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, David Gonzalez, and Matthew Everitt.
The show features celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Ne-Yo, and host/mentor Jenna Dewan-Tatum, along with 50 of the world’s best dancers and dance teams competing for a $1 million prize, the largest prize of any dance competition show.
World of Dance contestants is picked from qualifying events around the nation and online submissions. Contestants are divided into three divisions:
Junior: Any size act, 17 years old and under
Upper: Groups of 1-4, 18 and older
Team: Groups of 5+, 18 and older
In each episode, dancers compete before the judges and are scored according to World of Dance scoring criteria: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity, and Presentation. Each category is worth 20 points, for a total of 100 points. The show consists of five rounds:
The Qualifiers: In each round of the Qualifiers, the dance acts perform a 2-minute routine in front of the judges and a live audience. They are judged according to criteria, and only those who receive a combined total score of 80 or higher move forward.
The Duels: Acts are paired against each other, and the highest-scoring act moves on to the next round. In each round of The Duels, two acts in the same division compete for a spot in the next round. In each division, the acts with the top qualifying scores choose their opponents, then both acts perform back-to-back, receiving feedback from the judges. After each performance, the judges score them. Unlike the Qualifiers, only the final combined total score for each activity is shown. The act with the highest score at the end of the duel moves on to the next round; the other faces immediate elimination.
The Cut: In The Cut, the 15 remaining acts compete for three spots in each of their divisions.
Divisional Finals: Two acts in each division compete against each other, winners in each division move on to the next round.
World Finals: In the World Final, the final 3 acts, one from each division, compete to win the one-million-dollar prize.
World of Dance Season 4:
The fourth season of the American reality competition television series World of Dance premiered on May 26, 2020, on NBC. Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, and Derek Hough returned as the judges for their fourth consecutive seasons. Access Hollywood co-host Scott Evans returned as host for his second season.
There have been a lot of changes that have been made in Season 4 of the show. All of the Changes have been listed down below:
The Qualifiers are no longer held in the studio; instead, it was recorded in a warehouse with no live audience. In addition, it was disguised as a final producers’ auditions. Contestants learned that it is the Qualifiers only upon entering the audition room.
The scoring system was abolished in favor of votes. Contestants need at least two yeses to proceed to the Duels. Judges may also cast a callback vote which gives the contestants a final chance to perform again to advance to the Duels.
The Team divisions have now been merged within the Junior and Upper divisions so There are now only 2 divisions; Junior Division and Upper Division.
In the Duels, contestants no longer choose their opponent. Instead, the judges pick who they are battling and is revealed only upon entering the room. Moreover, a guest judge picks who will perform head-to-head in the Redemption Duels.
You can watch the World of Dance Season 4: First Look video right here:
Latest News Regarding World of Dance Season 4:
‘World of Dance’ is inching closer to the grand finals on the main stage. This week, in episode 9, we had ‘The Duels 4’, where we witnessed the final two battles in the Junior Division, Keagan Capps vs. Maddy Penny and James and Harris vs. Bailey and Kida. In the redemption round, guest judge Twitch picked two acts that he believed deserved a second chance.
It was confirmed that ‘World of Dance Season 4 semi-final round 1 will release date on August 4, 2020, and the new season will have 10 episodes. The show will premiere on NBC at 10 pm ET/ 9 pm CT.