Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo Wowed by Dance Team for Showcasing Pinoy Culture in “World of Dance” Semifinals



Jan Milo Severo –

August 17, 2020 | 12:47

MANILA, Philippines – Hip-hop dance group UPeepz showcased Filipino culture during the semi-finals of “World of Dance”.

Wearing traditional Filipino costumes made from traditional Pinoy textiles, the group also danced the Filipino folk dance Tinikling to the tune of “Bebot” by Black Eyed Peas.

Judge Jennifer Lopez praised the group, saying they really deserved to be in the semi-finals.

“You are a strong group, which is why you are here. We really feel like a crew and that’s what I like about big bands. You know, when they’re really good, they almost all dance as one, which I love, ”Lopez said.

“It’s really about the routine that you do… There are times that I love,” she added.

Dancer and choreographer Derek Hough, also a judge of the competition, also congratulated Upeepz.

“You just like oozing passion. I feel your passion for dancing so much and I love that you brought your culture to this room, ”Hough said.

Judge Ne-Yo also praised the Filipino group especially the “Tinikling” part.

“I love when the fans are out. The part that threw me out was the bamboo part, but the things that I got to know you and love you for were all there, ”he said.

UPeepz, however, did not reach the final with a score of 89.

Dance groups MDC 3, Oxygen, Geometrie Variable and the duo Jefferson y Adrianita reached the final.

MDC 3 emerged as the champion of the “World of Dance”. – NBC World of Dance video via YouTube


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