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


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  • Tanesha Baptiste
    Tanesha Baptiste  1 weeks back

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

    • 422SAPD
      422SAPD  5 days back

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

    THE SAMURAI  2 weeks back


    • Islamiyat Babalola
      Islamiyat Babalola  2 weeks back

      Amazing 💖

        RAVI DHYANI  2 weeks back

        She looking like an ninja fighter. Keep it up

        • Elyse Le
          Elyse Le  2 weeks back

          She's like Eva, but not.

          • Designer Diva84
            Designer Diva84  2 weeks back

            Lauren if you read this I am begging you please, please, please go back next season! Please!

            • Munkastrap4
              Munkastrap4  2 weeks back

              I love how her sister Amy dominated SYTYCD, and she stars in WOD. It's like they each had something special just for them.

              • Jaz Choreo
                Jaz Choreo  2 weeks back

                E-motion = energy in motion. And that's what she is! Emotion!

                • Kaitlyn Ford
                  Kaitlyn Ford  2 weeks back

                  love this one

                  • Laury Sosa
                    Laury Sosa  2 weeks back

                    I looooooveeeeee heeer❤️

                    • Natasha Watkins
                      Natasha Watkins  3 weeks back

                      Is she the sister of the girl that was on sytycd?

                      • Elizabeth Portuguez
                        Elizabeth Portuguez  3 weeks back

                        Panther that tears the wind with perfect synchrony raising the dance to float in an enchanted forest !!

                        • Mylord Ngangom
                          Mylord Ngangom  3 weeks back

                          Wow amazing insane 👍🏻

                          • Meowz Kitty
                            Meowz Kitty  3 weeks back

                            I agree with JLo. She was pretty much just saying that here and there add different techniques to such as emotion. Doesn't necessarily have to be throughout the entire dance, but there are different elements to dance that truly makes someone the winning competitor

                            • Brooke Sampson
                              Brooke Sampson  3 weeks back

                              This entire dance she reminded me of a fricking scorpion. LIKE YEAH DUDE, I CAN KILL YOU

                              • Sereena Blake
                                Sereena Blake  3 weeks back

                                I felt challenged watching this. This is incredible 😍. Why is emotion needed? This is not emotional it's challenging like I sentence you to a duel kind of dance.

                                • sayvonne
                                  sayvonne  3 weeks back

                                  Oh yea, this is why I don’t really watch this show. It’s cos Derek is the only judge here that really knows what he’s talking about. He’s an actual dancer not just a performer that knows how to take lessons from choreographers. Haha

                                  • Alex Reid
                                    Alex Reid  3 weeks back

                                    Her confidence was either as strong as les twins confidence was or more confident

                                    • Yuli Mulyo
                                      Yuli Mulyo  3 weeks back

                                      Hmmm Is there a connection with Amy Yakima?

                                      • Téa Krzykowski
                                        Téa Krzykowski  3 weeks back

                                        The Real Captain Marvel!

                                        • Cindy Lemons
                                          Cindy Lemons  3 weeks back

                                          Come on J-Lo...this was awesomeness and raw emotions from a beat down!!!! Excellent perfection!!!!

                                          • Piper Halliwell
                                            Piper Halliwell  3 weeks back


                                            • M4rkL0ng
                                              M4rkL0ng  4 weeks back

                                              Did she fall/stumble?

                                              • Vasia Kakakiou
                                                Vasia Kakakiou  4 weeks back

                                                is she sister of amy yakima of sytycd?

                                              • Stephanie Achane
                                                Stephanie Achane  4 weeks back

                                                Kinda like a Cat Woman battle type dance 😊😾😼🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 I know I commented already, but I can't help, but to keep watching it Everytime it's posted.

                                                • Julie Macdonald
                                                  Julie Macdonald  1 months back

                                                  Briar or Lauren?

                                                  Comment Lauren
                                                  Like briar

                                                  Edit: THX FOR 28 LIKES❤️🌵❤️😂👍
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                                                • Bella Henderson
                                                  Bella Henderson  1 months back

                                                  House of tap just make them selves look snobby.

                                                  • Evian622
                                                    Evian622  1 months back

                                                    This performance was a graphic presentation, very unique. She made these incredible shapes with her body that were fascinating. It was different that the usual emotional contemporary stuff, which I think is a good thing.

                                                    • Chi Chi
                                                      Chi Chi  1 months back

                                                      I'm used to seeing this type of dance now but I remember a time when I first saw it, I never saw this as dancing. To me, it was a whole bunch of acrobatic, gymnastic movements you know just a bunch of flips and splits etc there was no real dancing involved. I remember asking myself is this what people consider dancing? I'm with JLO, dance makes you "feel" the music and connect with the audience, you do need emotion. I just didn't get that here.

                                                      • FargoLargoPants
                                                        FargoLargoPants  1 months back

                                                        Briar Nolet seems to have very similar moves in this. Not sure who was first but having people that dance the same style seems kinda repetitive and rather boring.

                                                        • Meg
                                                          Meg  1 months back

                                                          Can someone tell Jennifer that not all contemporary needs emotion?
                                                          It doesn't have to be sad emotion. I can list two for her that were in this routine.
                                                          - confidence
                                                          - fierce

                                                          IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BOO HOO CRY MY EYES OUT JLO

                                                          • Ammani Assaff
                                                            Ammani Assaff  1 months back

                                                            She's amazing, but I think it's safe to say that Briar will win it all ;)

                                                            • ORONZO GRECO
                                                              ORONZO GRECO  1 months back

                                                              Super Super Super

                                                              • Nicole Alvillar
                                                                Nicole Alvillar  1 months back

                                                                what happened in the cut?? with her? i’m confused

                                                                • Ice 77
                                                                  Ice 77  1 months back

                                                                  Briar vs Lauren= Mortal kombat. I wish they dress like Chun Li.

                                                                  • Joel Feliciano
                                                                    Joel Feliciano  1 months back

                                                                    I just think she did a lot of unnecessary battling gestures! Briar just twirls she ain't concerned about intimidating the other people! Forget about intimidating them with gestures intimidate them with your movement! Which you can!

                                                                    • Michael Cook
                                                                      Michael Cook  1 months back

                                                                      I think I'm going to have to start watching this show. This was so cool

                                                                      • Bethany Henderson
                                                                        Bethany Henderson  1 months back

                                                                        she good burning sware all she Is doing in lifting up her leg

                                                                        • Beth B
                                                                          Beth B  1 months back

                                                                          I felt like Jlo, who apparently appreciates confidence any other time, just couldn't wait to take Lauren down a peg. That's hypocrisy. PLUS... it's in direct conflict with Ne-Yo's "Walk in your great." Derek, I am so thankful you are there to talk about difficulty, technicality and musicality, and to show enthusiasm when it is due. My heart broke for Briar after her "conquering epilepsy" dance, to be told it was a showcase, not a duel. Ne-Yo, if you want a B-Boy style battle from every dancer, it isn't going to happen, and it shouldn't. It's not them. So now, tell an excellent dancer she's not emotional enough (Jlo) and tell a dancer who just danced the battle of her life with epilepsy that it was a showcase and not a duel. I have loved this show, but I am really angry about this. Really angry.

                                                                          • Tionne Thompson
                                                                            Tionne Thompson  1 months back

                                                                            This is exactly why Derek is my favorite judge and he is the best one

                                                                            • Laura Cox
                                                                              Laura Cox  3 weeks back

                                                                              Tionne Thompson 100% agreed!!

                                                                          • Shireen S
                                                                            Shireen S  1 months back

                                                                            J lo isn't fit enough to be a judge

                                                                            • Edward De Jong
                                                                              Edward De Jong  1 months back

                                                                              I noticed a familial resemblance to Amy Yakima who was outstanding in SYTYD (i recall she won that year). Super strong dancer. I don't know if the JLo understands how fantastic this girl is. She is very young and will get only better.

                                                                              • Jaime Wojo
                                                                                Jaime Wojo  1 months back

                                                                                I feel for bad for the artist that sings this song and Lauren, cuz when I hear this song I think of Jade Chynoweth... lol but this was an amazing and athletic performance.

                                                                                • Mangleshwar Mangeshkar
                                                                                  Mangleshwar Mangeshkar  1 months back


                                                                                  • L_N_forever
                                                                                    L_N_forever  1 months back

                                                                                    I hope she wins in the final

                                                                                    • Cleire Schiesser
                                                                                      Cleire Schiesser  1 months back

                                                                                      Beautiful performance. I love it . Until now the best ( individual) 👏👏👏

                                                                                      • Maria Kuts
                                                                                        Maria Kuts  1 months back


                                                                                        • Lola Kiernan
                                                                                          Lola Kiernan  1 months back

                                                                                          in the thumbnail her front leg is completely turned in