LOS ANGELES – The Judges of NBC World of Dance knew they had a stroke last summer when they were despised by angry fans on Twitter.
The first big reaction in social media happened when Judge Jennifer Lopez (also an executive producer), Grammy-winning singer and dancer Ne-Yo and choreographer and Dance with the Stars chose Pro Derek Hough the popular group Jabbawockeez from the competition series. , Another major outburst was triggered by the decision of the jury to give the French duo Les Twins the $ 1 million prize for the dancer Eva Igo.
"I have to admit that I was a little bit worried when I read Twitter (last July) thought at the beginning," Oh my God, (the audience) will kill us, "Ne-Yo told the USA TODAY on Dance during a break during season two, due Tuesday (10 ET / PT), saying that Lopez had to talk him down and convinced him that negative feedback was a positive thing.
"I did Loved on Twitter: people tweeted about it, "says Lopez," meaning they're interested. "
In fact, viewers showed that they were worried about a series in which dancers face each other in groups and solo. Fox's So you think you can dance (returning June 4, 8 ET / PT) and DWTS have seen ratings drop, but World of Dance the first season had an average of more than 10 million viewers, jumped from its entry, top summer hit America's Got Talent . Hough attributes the success of the show to the production value: "It captures the dynamics, the colors, the liveliness."
The 16-week series has been renewed for a third season.
Though Lopez Persists The Twitter support would not affect her voice, Hough admits the viewers had a point when they tripped him online.
"There were some acts that I saw last season (and thought) that was unbelievable, it was on fire" That was not special when he saw them on TV, "says Hough," but we asked for it Having monitors in our jury so that we can see them live, and if necessary, on the monitor, we have the perspective of what the audience will see. "(In contrast to most of the competition series, Dance pre-recorded.)
Another change: More dancers at the age of 17 are the focus.
"People loved juniors last year ," says Lopez. "It was really a surprise to most of us that the juniors could compete with the adults." Half of the acts will therefore be children and adolescents who oppose the so-called "uppers".
Other changes? Much more locking, hip-hop, Latin and Waacking on display, "Hough describes the style used in LGBT clubs with quick arm movements.
" You can not be a one-trick pony here anymore, "adds Ne-Yo added
Fresh fusion styles and fancy sets aside, Lopez says the show has only "really slight improvements" from Season 1. 196590000] "People love the show the way it was last year," she said. His call "is about dancers: they have such a passion and they are so dedicated and involved," said Lopez, who had her start as a dancer. "That was my dream: to create a platform where they were the stars. Where they were no longer in the background. Where they could earn real money. Not where they got the lowest of all in the crew. "
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