“World of Dance” concludes the Cut round on Sunday night, April 21, with performances by the Upper Team Division and Junior Division that will chop the remaining field in half faster than a Thanos snap. But the show has given us a sneak preview of one performance that has the potential to be the highest-scoring of the night. Watch The Heima‘s routine above. I haven’t seen the other performances yet, of course, but I’d be shocked if this routine doesn’t send them straight to the Divisional Final.
The Heima are b-boys from Seoul, South Korea, but their brand of breaking is unlike any the judges have seen before. More than once Ne-Yo has admitted to being “confused” by their singular style, but always in a good way, and this routine looks like no exception. Set to “Love Me Again” by John Newman, this performance features twisting, turning, spinning maneuvers that probably don’t have names yet. They contort themselves and each other into unique shapes, and the coordination between every member of the team is impeccable.
But they’re up against another team of Asian hip-hop standouts. The Kings from India dominated the Upper Team Division in the first two rounds of competition with their sky-high stunts and sky-high scores. The Heima have had great scores too (93.7 during the Qualifiers, 96.7 during the Duels), but they’ve been stuck in the Kings’ shadow from the beginning. Are they too bizarre for their own good? Or will that incomparable quality be the key to ultimately upsetting the Kings, and maybe even winning the million-dollar World Final at the end of the season?
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