August 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm #1202181634
I felt that Keone & Marley distantly outperformed Les Twins. Each performance of Les Twins was random, sloppily performed and they lacked in technical skill. Their scores were highly over ranked. It was definitely a favouritism vote because of their popularity but certainly not their talent or lack of. Eva or Swing Latino were technically advanced and way more deserving of the title. My vote was with Eva.August 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm #1202181735
I think an improvement to the judges scoring would be to add a fourth judge, the audience. Use a method similar to Millonaire and have the audience vote. JLo skewed the results with an 89 and 97.August 11, 2017 at 12:25 am #1202181960
I love how before scoring J-Lo says, “you’ve already won” to Igo. But then she says “to me the choreography was lacking” to the other judges. None of the judges said anything negative about her dance, but then scored her low for whatever J-Lo said about the choreography. That deception gave me the feeling that they were biased to favor one of the other dances. Even after her second performance, all she was given, was positive praises. And still she was robbed of the winning title, that she clearly deserved. Shame on the judges for watching Igo with blinders on!August 11, 2017 at 8:36 am #1202182213
I think an improvement to the judges scoring would be to add a fourth judge, the audience. Use a method similar to Millonaire and have the audience vote. JLo skewed the results with an 89 and 97.
The problem with this is, it’s no longer “the world’s best dancer” as much as it is “the world’s favorite dancer.” (So You Think You Can Dance? refers to its winner as “America’s Favorite Dancer,” without even pretending how well the finalists dance in relation to each other.)
Maybe if they have different people score the different elements – for example, have one or two choreographers score just the choreography. Isn’t this how things like Drum & Bugle Corps competitions are scored?
I think the problem is, how do you define “best”? Can you really compare a ballroom dancer, a tap dancer, a contemporary dancer, and a hip-hip dancer and say that one is better than the others? I suppose the way to do it is to do it the way dog shows compare St. Bernards, Great Danes, and Toy Poodles – against some predetermined “standard.” The problem then becomes, who decides what “the standard” is?August 11, 2017 at 9:09 am #1202182260
DWTS does audience judging sometimes but that would mean WOD would have to go live. Also, when DWTS did that (forgo what seasons but I think twice), the scores tend to be very spot on so I could only imagine the backlash if a contestant gets great scores and then a low 80s lol.
August 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm #1202182525
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I believe Eva Igo won she did an amazing performance. The twins just mirrored each other they didn’t even dance, I also heard they dance professionally for a famous person I can’t remember who. So I don’t think they should have even been in the competition!August 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm #1202182599
I believe Eva Igo should have won. The way she danced was extraordinary and her passion was real. Les Twins were good, but I didn’t see anything extraordinary. I almost feel that J-Lo wanted someone outside of the US to win the first WORLD of Dance Competition. We should demand a recount. Haha.August 13, 2017 at 10:09 am #1202183924
Lots of thoughts on this one. It seemed like Les Twins were designed to win this from the start to place “World of Dance” on the map. I wonder what the other competitors thought of a duo that danced with Beyoncé and Missy Elliott is doing dancing alongside novices like Eva Igo and Diana Pombo. Let’s give it up for Eva, who, let’s say it, danced her ass off in the finale and probably should have won this competition outright. Only two-tenths of a point (!) separated her and Les Twins in the composite score, so get ittt, bitch! She needs to be Sia’s next dance girl in her new era. “Alive” more than proved that. The season as a whole worked like precision. J-Lo, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough were effective and affable judges. Misty Copeland was a revelation in the semifinals. I’d expand the panel next season to include her in it or take one of the guys away to add her. All I’d really keep regardless is J-Lo. She’s like the Mama Bear of this show, which I liked. Ne-Yo coasted on familiar criticisms the entire season as the “tough” one (all he harped on was “cleanliness,” yawn). Derek Hough is just too douchey as fuck for my tastes, but I’ll always give him props for his choreography knowledge. The scoring seemingly gave an “objectivity” to the proceedings, but not really given the subjectiveness of the judges in general. The twin guy injured in the wheelchair should have disqualified them from competing, really, but then TPTB would have been in arms that the show was ruined. Keone & Mari were both mad robbed in that regard. I’d almost question their involvement here too due to Justin Bieber, but I couldn’t help but be drawn into their sweet love story. The only other “shock” of the season was the Jabberwockeez being eliminated for that odd YouTube group. I was gunning for a finale with the Jabberwockeez in it! They were the only real “names” that could have beaten Les Twins, as it turns out, and poof, they’re gone. Hopefully, famous ringers won’t be involved next season. Nothing against Swing Latino, who are indeed exceptional at what they do, but we all know they didn’t have a prayer at winning this competition. Oh wells. Thrilling reality/competition series that I needed in a dearth of compelling programming this summer. Big fan and will highly anticipate season two next summer!August 16, 2017 at 8:34 am #1202186850
i thought the show was pretty lackluster over all and i think im just over the whole dancing competitions …, i have quit watching SYTYCD also …. but i think they shouldn’t have allowed professionals in this competition and The lil girl should have won for sure… i wouldn’t be surprised if this didnt come back…. and i probably wont be watching anymore if it does 🙁
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This has already been renewed for season 2, as reported in June.
Yes, it’s probably best that you don’t watch season 2 since all you’ve done is repeatedly complain about how above it all you are.August 17, 2017 at 9:16 pm #1202188225
The show was clearly rigged. Igo won HANDS DOWN. It wasnt even a contest. Les Twins are interesting and fun to watch, but not nearly as much as Eva Igo. Les Twins are not anywhere near the same level as Igo. Not the same league, not even the same SPORT. They’re passionate, dramatic and good at telling a story, but they are also sloppy and out of synch with each other. Comparing Les Twins to Eva Igo is like comparing a talented grafitti artist to Michelangelo. My wife and I loved watching the show and eagerly anticipated it each week because of the level of talent, but we will not be tuning in to season 2. Not because we are sore losers and “our favorite” didn’t win, but because Les Twins shouldn’t have even been in in the finals, let alone the overall winners.. Igo wasn’t even our favorite, but she sure as hell was better than les twins. Most of our friends and family will not be watching next season for the same reasons.August 18, 2017 at 6:18 am #1202188495
but we will not be tuning in to season 2. Not because we are sore losers and “our favorite” didn’t win, but because Les Twins shouldn’t have even been in in the finals
Agreee…. it was Def rigged and its hard to want to make time for a show that felt so fake and let so many amazing dancers be passed over for professionals and those who made better tv …. the judging was silly and forced and I think Jlo was controling the majority of the shows decisions
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Les Twins are professional dancers and revered for their craft for a reason. Separating the issue of whether or not they should have been competing in the first place from what they actually accomplished in the competition is certainly worth the debate. That I genuinely questioned from the beginning. I also questioned why they were even allowed to continue competing after one injured himself in a questionable after-hours dance-off with some of the judges and host present. Some are even saying that the injury was fake to generate added show drama. Regardless, Les Twins are fine winners even if the win would have catapulted Eva Igo so much more. I’m a big fan of the show, so I’ll watch it again next season for sure.
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