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At the start of the season, Springville dancers Charity Anderson and Andres Penate were surprised when they made it through the qualifying round of NBC’s “World of Dance” with a high score of 95.3.
“We were honestly just hoping for 80,” Penate previously told the Deseret News, referring to the minimum score required for moving past the qualifying round. “So when we saw that we were in the 90s, that was crazy enough. Then when we got Ne-Yo’s 97 — that just blew us away. A great feeling just washed over us.”
The contemporary dance duo’s numbers just got even more impressive — in fact, they were perfect. Earlier this month, the two 18-year-old dancers performed their own choreographed piece to rock band Kaleo’s hit song “Way Down We Go.” Upon finishing the intricate number — which features Anderson doing a blindsided jump onto Penate’s back — the pair had nothing to do but smile as the crowd went wild and judges Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and Jennifer Lopez all jumped to their feet.
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See the performance below: