The Lab won season two of “World of Dance” on September 12 with a performance to John Mayer‘s “Waiting on the World to Change” that was a significant departure from their previous routines. “We definitely wanted to make our last time on stage worth it and give it all,” says team member Kea Peahu about preparing that emotional final piece. After all was said and done and their final scores were coming in, the math was pretty clear: The Lab were about to win the $1 million grand prize. But in the moment Peahu was so excited she “couldn’t even know what two plus two was.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Peahu and her teammate Logan ‘Logistx’ Edra above.
“We had three days to make the piece,” Edra explains about how quickly that final performance came together. It explored themes of soldiers leaving for war and being welcomed home again, and it moved judges Jennifer Lopez and Derek Hough to tears. “We wanted to make a piece that would change lives because we knew that was going to be our last time performing on that stage … We wanted to make things that people could resonate with, that could change their perspective on life, and really genuinely make the world a better place.”
Now that the results have finally been revealed The Lab are training so that they’re ready to take advantage of new opportunities as they come. But they also want to pay it forward. Edra gives a lot of credit to the creative team that supported them along the way: “Each of them put in 200% of their effort and their love and their time just to make our dreams come true, so we can’t help but do the same for other kids who want to follow their dreams. Especially with this platform that we have and this prize that we have, we just want to use it for good. Probably scholarships for other kids. We just want to give back.”