Lauren Yakima Shows Remarkable Confidence to "Escalate" - World of Dance 2019 (Full Performance)


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  • Sophie
    Sophie  1 weeks back

    Her turned in leg in the thumbnail tho eee

    • Alycia
      Alycia  2 weeks back

      Imagine having to go next...

      • Mindi Hettinger
        Mindi Hettinger  3 weeks back

        I have never seen anything like that

        • Screepmickael46
          Screepmickael46  4 weeks back

          Briar nolet: i see a rival?

          • Nina Smith
            Nina Smith  1 months back

            We need new judges but Derek can stay cause he can actually do most of these dance moves

            • Heidi Cook
              Heidi Cook  2 months back

              Don’t understand some of the comments on this show at all.

              • kelly gal
                kelly gal  3 months back

                As a dance teacher, I can honestly say there are countless was to execute a contemporary routine. This is one of them. Contemporary isn’t always soft and sweet. This is actually a pretty common form of contemporary so idk what jlo was talking about. She did show emotion throughout both in her body movements and her face. Plus, not to mention that nobody should put halt to a style of a genre that they haven’t seen before. This IS contemporary, it’s just another form. Period.

                • JIB O
                  JIB O  3 months back

                  Is she Amy Yakima’s sister??

                  • Sophie
                    Sophie  3 months back

                    JLo and Ne-yo are so annoying! Get real judges like Derek on here. World of hip hop much?

                    • Natalie Ruehl
                      Natalie Ruehl  3 months back

                      This fr could have had so much potential I was so glad she went through over the other girls but this lacked in many places....

                      • Victoria Ashlyn
                        Victoria Ashlyn  3 months back

                        Has J. Lo still not gotten the memo that not every dance has to be emotional?

                        • Pavlína Pučíková
                          Pavlína Pučíková  3 months back

                          2:42 gosh this was so white😂 sorry but no😂

                          • Suinade
                            Suinade  3 months back

                            So, I didn't keep up with this year's WOD..
                            But this performance was both amazing and terrible, if that makes sense.

                            She did swell and I love the slight fusion between contemporary and locking.. That was a breath of fresh air and that alone makes this performance amazing, along with her game-face and battle-like attitude.
                            But at the same time, you can hear differences in the song.. Meaning that it was edited in. Meaning, that this song was supposed to be hit on a little harder than she did, musicality wise. The potential was there, and because of my high standards for this song.. It kind of made the performance fall flat in a few areas. But she did bring it back, so I'd give this performance an edge. 7.5/10

                            • Bunnyanimation
                              Bunnyanimation  3 months back

                              "Limbo", really! Oh my god! They seriously need new judges on this show.

                              By the way Neo,
                              IT"S CALLED A HINGE!

                              • Caedmon Akers
                                Caedmon Akers  3 months back

                                J Lo, contemporary is not always about sad emotional dances.

                                • London IS LIT
                                  London IS LIT  4 months back

                                  Everytime they get ready to say "needs EMOTIONS" i get so pissed off, that was an AMAZING PREFORMANCE, and she at plenty of ENERGY AND EMOTION. CONFIDENCE IS A FEELING AND IT COURSES THROUGH YOU. fuvk wrong wit y'all? I've been dancing for 15 years, this pulled me through the screen.

                                  • vitalis
                                    vitalis  4 months back

                                    This was unbelievable on so many levels, the incredible performance and Jlo’s comment amount about lacking emotion. Wtf

                                    • T Bates
                                      T Bates  4 months back

                                      I’ve been waiting on some great choreography to this song💯

                                      • Heidi Zen Pickett
                                        Heidi Zen Pickett  4 months back

                                        Is she Amy Yamika's sister?

                                        • Verónica Bruñas Negrin
                                          Verónica Bruñas Negrin  4 months back

                                          Esto es baile o gimnasia deportiva.... 😏

                                          • Lauren E
                                            Lauren E  4 months back

                                            Not every dance needs to a therapy session, JLo. Christ.

                                            • Jenna Cheeks
                                              Jenna Cheeks  4 months back


                                              • Panda 4life
                                                Panda 4life  4 months back

                                                I’d love to see her and briar duet that would be amazing they are both so good

                                                • Allen Jasper Aquino
                                                  Allen Jasper Aquino  4 months back

                                                  That split was smooth and mind you SHE WAS BAREFOOT

                                                  • Brandi Gaulin
                                                    Brandi Gaulin  4 months back

                                                    Jlo: Where’s the EmOtIoN

                                                    • mae_bunny27 maui
                                                      mae_bunny27 maui  5 months back


                                                      • Ellie Grace
                                                        Ellie Grace  5 months back

                                                        lol those girls on the side

                                                        • Tosin Agbi
                                                          Tosin Agbi  5 months back

                                                          JLo was wrong, she did Russian switch leap and one jump. Stop saying the entire dance was jumping and tricks

                                                          • Amy Bezuidenhout
                                                            Amy Bezuidenhout  5 months back

                                                            Why are the tappers so confident they can just tap their feet she can do freakin flips and splits.

                                                            Tap is dead

                                                            • Jeymar Rivera
                                                              Jeymar Rivera  1 months back

                                                              not to mention that WOD has erased all of the dance videos from the people who didnt make it past the duels. its extremely unfair, as if undermining those dancers efforts and soul and all they gave in that competition.

                                                            • Jeymar Rivera
                                                              Jeymar Rivera  1 months back

                                                              @Coconut Oreo I am a dancer, I just find it unfair that the show is called world of dance but give no love to dances that are things outside of hiphop groups and contemporary/acro dancers. House of tap did amazing, and i know the struggle they must have gone through as i too am a tap dancer, Karen and Ricardo were breath taking, west springfield dance team was theatrical and innovating yet just because you constantly lift your legs and do a splits your more of a dancer than the people I just mentioned before???

                                                            • Coconut Oreo
                                                              Coconut Oreo  1 months back

                                                              @Jeymar Rivera ok...acro is a style of dance. You obviously don't know anything about dance

                                                            • Jeymar Rivera
                                                              Jeymar Rivera  1 months back

                                                              the only thing she did was raise he legs and do flips, it was more of gymnastics with confidence. Tap you have to create music and dance without interfering with one another. Lauren Yamika is the doing the exact same thing as all f the other dancers of her same category house of tap went beyond

                                                            • Coconut Oreo
                                                              Coconut Oreo  3 months back

                                                              Tap is actually really hard...

                                                          • Senpai
                                                            Senpai  5 months back

                                                            Something emotional? Excuse me but the confidence that she showed WAS A DAMN EMOTION
                                                            She was perfect what the heck—

                                                            • Abi Alston
                                                              Abi Alston  5 months back

                                                              this is sO GOOD

                                                              • Gabriela Briceño
                                                                Gabriela Briceño  5 months back

                                                                ¿What is the name of the song?

                                                                • Andino Nyong
                                                                  Andino Nyong  5 months back

                                                                  I really think that Jlo shouldn’t be a judge because she sucks. All she talks about is emotion and telling a story but can she even do that herself. Plus the dancer was oozing with confidence and that’s an emotion that the whole audience even people watching at home can feel.

                                                                  • Secret Boy
                                                                    Secret Boy  6 months back

                                                                    I love you

                                                                    • salma haddad
                                                                      salma haddad  6 months back

                                                                      she's a snake

                                                                      • Mauriz Stoddard
                                                                        Mauriz Stoddard  6 months back

                                                                        I’m sorry but after watching briar nolet u can see she struggles and ik it’s not easy but her transitions aren’t smooth. And there’s kinda that stuck up look on face the whole time when she can at least look fierce for the dance since the song doesn’t match the dance at all.

                                                                        • modernworld youbafflemyoldsoul

                                                                          Loved how the two blonde girls at the start were "yeah, yeah, you don't scare us, we can do it just as good, come on give it to us, gurl"
                                                                          And then they clapped so happily and satisfied by her talent

                                                                          • Asdfgh Hgfdsa
                                                                            Asdfgh Hgfdsa  6 months back

                                                                            I dont ilke it actually girl so cut

                                                                            • Dani H
                                                                              Dani H  6 months back


                                                                              • my mind speaking
                                                                                my mind speaking  6 months back

                                                                                amazing dance.combination of dif choreo

                                                                                • Satan
                                                                                  Satan  6 months back

                                                                                  I was so unimpressed. I didn't feel amazed. I will admit it had some moves that I enjoyed but I was bored. She was also incredibly cocky that wasn't confidence in my eyes.

                                                                                  • Satan
                                                                                    Satan  6 months back

                                                                                    She was great though. I know that this takes an incredible amount of hard work so I appreciate it.

                                                                                • Sarah Montgomery
                                                                                  Sarah Montgomery  6 months back

                                                                                  0:48 am I the only one who heard ‘that little nose crinkle’?😅😅

                                                                                  • Xiomara Bernard
                                                                                    Xiomara Bernard  6 months back


                                                                                    • 맞아요 네
                                                                                      맞아요 네  6 months back

                                                                                      테크닉 미쳤다 몸을 어떻게 저렇게 쓰지?

                                                                                      • Maty Fall
                                                                                        Maty Fall  6 months back

                                                                                        Amy yakima sister'ss waw

                                                                                        • gullinvarg
                                                                                          gullinvarg  6 months back

                                                                                          I'd like to see her dance with her sister Amy.

                                                                                          • Tanesha Baptiste
                                                                                            Tanesha Baptiste  7 months back

                                                                                            Wait, is this Amy Yakima's sister- from SYTYCD?

                                                                                            • 422SAPD
                                                                                              422SAPD  7 months back

                                                                                              Tanesha Baptiste yes I believe so. She was in the audience when her sister was auditioning

                                                                                          • Absolute Joke
                                                                                            Absolute Joke  7 months back

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