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. The Qualifiers are no longer held in the studio; instead, it was recorded in a warehouse with no live audience. Contestants learn that it is the Qualifiers only upon entering the audition room. The scoring system was abolished in favor of votes, this applied for the Qualifiers and Duels. 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.
Ne-Yo , and Derek Hough returned as the judges for their third consecutive seasons. The required qualifier score to enter the duels increased from 80 to The duels feature a redemption round where the Top 2 eliminated acts in each division with the highest score compete head to head for a second chance to advance to The Cuts. In the redemption, the 2 acts compete back to back to the same music. Afterwards, the judges vote to decide which act will advance. In the Divisional Final, the judges pick one more act to advance to the World Final as a wild card. In the World Final, each act performs once instead of twice.
Watch those performances, and let us know if you agree below in the comments or here in our forums. The Duels brought in a small audience but kept the dancers in that warehouse, so they had a chance to play to a crowd for the first time. And some of them did. But many of the most indelible routines happened in round one when it was just the dancers and a song.
NBC's hit dance competition series "World of Dance" is back for its fourth season and once again led by a judging panel of extraordinary dance superstars - Jennifer Lopez who also serves as an executive producer , Derek Hough and NE-YO. Scott Evans returns as host. In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world's elite dancers together to compete in epic performances of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo dancers will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, contemporary, ballet, break-dancing, ballroom and more. The contestants are handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of worldwide online submissions. Competitors are divided into two age divisions to start: Juniors 17 years and under and Uppers 18 years and older. New for Season 4, only the acts that have both undeniable raw talent and determination will rise above the rest and earn their spot to perform on the "World of Dance" stage. To begin the season, contestants now arrive at a warehouse under the impression that they're performing their final audition for a panel of producers. In a surprise twist, hopeful acts will walk onto the dance floor to realize that the Qualifiers have already begun and our "World of Dance" judges are there to determine if they have what it takes to make it to the next round.