Melvin Timtim was a choreographer and team member for the hip-hop crew S-Rank in season two of “World of Dance.” They lost the world title to the junior team The Lab, but that’s okay. S-Rank could get their revenge at the Emmys, where Timtim is nominated for Best Choreography.
S-Rank performed six times on the show, and Timtim is nominated for three of those routines: “Drop It Like It’s Hot” from the Duels (watch it above), “DNA” from the Cut, and “Headband” from the World Final (watch those two below). Every one of those routines scored over 90 points from judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo, but now what matters is what television academy judges think.
Hough thought their “Drop It Like It’s Hot” performance was a “clinic of musicality.” That routine received an average score of 94.3, which was enough to trounce their Duels rivals ThaMOST by almost 10 points. Then Ne-Yo called them “the cleanest team in the competition after “DNA,” which earned them a spot in the Divisional Final with a score of 92.3. “Headband” was one of the two dances they performed in the World Final. Lopez thought it “worked perfectly,” and it earned them a score of 93.
Alas, despite their consistent excellence, S-Rank finished fourth in the World Final, but it was a close contest: in the end the four acts who competed for the championship were separated by only four points. Now Timtim has another opportunity for glory since these routines put him on the Emmy radar. He’s actually one of four choreography nominees this year for “World of Dance” after the show was snubbed entirely in 2018.
So in a way this year’s Emmy race is like a “World of Dance” rematch. Also nominated for their choreography are fellow season two standouts Karen y Ricardo, plus season three Kings choreographer Suresh Mukund. The fourth nominee for the show is Tessandra Chavez, who previously won an Emmy for choreography with Hough in 2015 for “Dancing with the Stars” and is now in the running for creating three dances for “World of Dance’s” Ashley and Zack.
But they’re also up against two nominees for “So You Think You Can Dance”: two-time winner Travis Wall and first-time nominee Luther Brown. “SYTYCD” has won Best Choreography 11 times, more than any other program by far. So what will happen this year when the long-running FOX show faces the “World”?
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