Could Tobias and the EZTwins follow in the winning footsteps of those other European hip-hop siblings, Les Twins, on “World of Dance”? In the second round of Qualifiers, the dance trio representing Denmark and Slovenia gave a performance that so impressed the judges that Jennifer Lopez just about offered them a job right on the spot. But that would actually be well-charted territory for them since we learned that they have performed professionally for artists like Anne-Marie and Kylie Minogue in the past. So even if this “World of Dance” thing doesn’t work out, they’ve got a pretty good back-up plan. Watch their performance above. Read the judges’ critiques below, and let us know if you agree with them.
Ne-Yo: “I always find myself looking for the wow moment. There wasn’t one because the whole piece was one. You didn’t need a big, elaborate trick because your transitions were so clean, like you guys were dancing with one brain. And the roll-off moment — it was just crystal-clear, clean, precise all the way through. I’m impressed. That was dope.”
Jennifer Lopez: “I thought it was super cool, and it had its own style. Just like your clothes, it had its own specific style. That’s what makes people stand out in this competition. It’s like, ‘Oh man, we can’t wait until they get back out here because they do something that nobody else does.’ And that was the biggest impression for me. That’s what you aim for, for people to have these amazing pictures that stay in their minds after your performance is over, and that’s what I had with the three of you … Wow, I need them to dance for me.”
Derek Hough: “Just thoughtful choreography, intelligent. You’re utilizing the trio. There’s all these beautiful, symmetrical shapes that were so pleasing to the eye to see. The whole package was just on point. So good.”
Tobias and the EZTwins scored 94 from Ne-Yo and 92 from both Lopez and Hough, giving them an average of 92.7, far more than the 85 points they needed to advance to the next round. That was the second highest score for any performance during Qualifiers 2, and it was the highest score so far for anyone in the Upper Division, including the contenders who performed in the season premiere last Tuesday night. Are they on their way to the world title? Vote in our poll below to let us know if they were really the best of the night.