The Lab Does "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer - World of Dance 2018 (Full Performance)

  • Published on 2018-09-13T03:00:00.000Z
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Comments • 1071

  • Reginald Williams
    Reginald Williams   2018-09-21T06:46:33.000Z

    I haven\'t seen all of season 2 of world of dance; but after The Lab came back and went all out in the world finals they just proved one absolute truth, THEY ARE B.F.A.B.B.{Born From A Boom Box; (\"Step Up #3\") and they already changed the world. their final performance at the finals of world of dance just proved that. If The Lab are reading this now, I\'m blown away of how successful you all have become. I\'m 26 years old and I definitely see the future of dance period. Your family, friends, and role models are so proud of you. I hope the world sees how amazing, dedicated, and passionate you kids are. Not only are you all professionals, but you are the future in dance, maybe entertainment entirely! Good Luck and mad respect for The Lab!!!

  • Skylar Alina
    Skylar Alina   2018-09-21T06:25:58.000Z

    I really want this song remix

  • what happened
    what happened   2018-09-21T02:32:55.000Z

    I love the lab so much but I really think Charity and Andres deserved to win, they were much more versatile and it’s harder to entertain and crowd with only two people (plus charity had a broken toe)

  • Glenda Torres
    Glenda Torres   2018-09-20T16:27:28.000Z

    This made me so emotional. They really did deserve this win! Xoxo Congrats Lab! ❤️

  • bridge4
    bridge4   2018-09-20T10:34:52.000Z

    had to pause around 1:20ish to say whoaaaa. y\'all are awesome =)))

  • Tval valdary
    Tval valdary   2018-09-20T00:06:32.000Z

    Awesome performance and awesome message!!

  • Bella Royce
    Bella Royce   2018-09-20T00:02:53.000Z

    The deserve to win. Happy u guys won

  • kerri kline
    kerri kline   2018-09-19T23:30:57.000Z

    The Lab is a mini Quest Crew. No wonder they won!

  • Otte carlos
    Otte carlos   2018-09-19T18:24:29.000Z

    C’mon Jennifer

  • Lewis Ntingwa
    Lewis Ntingwa   2018-09-19T04:11:58.000Z

    Great performance. Congrats. T.L

  • Tilden Corbett
    Tilden Corbett   2018-09-19T03:43:29.000Z

    This must be what heavens all about.

  • Jessy KK
    Jessy KK   2018-09-19T02:37:47.000Z

    You make kids all around the happy and we will change the world into a happy place

  • kassidy eva
    kassidy eva   2018-09-19T01:52:29.000Z

    This dance is so incredible! And incredibly human. This was so unexpected, but I definitely got chills. It is amazing how a small group of kids can make you feel so many emotions in such a short time period! When we look to the future it can sometimes seem hopeless, but when I see kids like these with passion, love, heart, soul, and hope, it gives me real faith. I am so proud of the lab! They are a huge inspiration to me in dance and in life💞 I\'m So happy for you!💝

  • mednicholas
    mednicholas   2018-09-19T01:40:54.000Z

    Why are these dudes always crying :/

  • drift_killz1012ツ
    drift_killz1012ツ   2018-09-18T22:13:30.000Z

    Im just here because a kid in my school is in the dance i dont know his nanebut he has a yellow jacket and hes in the middle

  • Chris Francis
    Chris Francis   2018-09-18T18:32:46.000Z

    Please guys can I get one 🌹 because there\'s someone by my side I wanted to pass it to...... What a demonstration so emotional

  • Jan Sqrd
    Jan Sqrd   2018-09-18T17:14:12.000Z

    Remember when dom danced to this on sytycd haha brings back so much memories

  • Grech aurelia
    Grech aurelia   2018-09-18T17:02:09.000Z

    MAYER MAYER MAYER😊🙏💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  • CJ Cole
    CJ Cole   2018-09-18T14:04:40.000Z

    Ohhhhh that was amazing

  • Linda Myers
    Linda Myers   2018-09-18T12:25:59.000Z

    love karen y ricardo but The Lab brought it. All the people that hit thumbs down, HOW, WHY Because your pick didn\'t win GROW UP There is absolutely no reason to not like. It\'s inspiring, brush your hangups off your shoulders and step up.

  • King Gee
    King Gee   2018-09-18T07:33:08.000Z

    Michael was amazing but no he SHOULDN\'T have won.. who SHOULD have won this season actually walked away with the victory and that\'s rare in the business nowadays.. its typically biased and fixed.. the lab never let down they came ready for war and to win... so did Michael im a fan of his also but he didn\'t win.. it doesn\'t matter if you guys think he should\'ve won or not because he didn\'t.. oh well move on.. congrats to the well deserved 2018 WOD champions, who i predicted day one would win WOD.. 👑👑The Lab👑👑

  • J
    J   2018-09-18T06:35:42.000Z

    Tre\'s \'sad\' face at the end looks so fake lmao

  • Dog Craws
    Dog Craws   2018-09-18T05:14:21.000Z

    Nah Michael was amazing, but I agreed with the judge\'s decision. The Lab did great both rounds.

  • Neva H
    Neva H   2018-09-18T04:33:42.000Z


  • Samantha Miranda
    Samantha Miranda   2018-09-18T03:57:00.000Z

    This piece brought me to tears 😭... I love you guys so much and it’s amazing to see how much you’ve grown. Plz never stop doing what your doing, continue to inspire not only the youth but Everyone!!! ♥️♥️

  • ged hole
    ged hole   2018-09-18T03:50:16.000Z

    im a fan of sean and kaycee but they deserved to win

  • Maadhi
    Maadhi   2018-09-18T02:49:04.000Z

    Am I the only one who got goosebumps 😍

  • Mercy Daniel-Aguebor
    Mercy Daniel-Aguebor   2018-09-18T01:48:30.000Z

    Not to overanalyze but after reading a lot of the comments. I think I can make a case as to why the lab won fair and square: 1. They were willing to take risks. i.e Contemporary songs, lots of props. No risk no reward 2. They were willing to expose themselves. Call it sob stories all you want, they gave those dances their all every single time. All the judges were looking for was let those dances come from somewhere within you. They found it and danced it out. 3. They had help, they lost last year and realized they needed help to be the best and they got it. Life lesson to learn - you will always need help if you want to be at the top of your game. 4. Every of their performance has a distinguishing factor, maybe except the qualifiers. Life Lesson -Be memorably consistent 5. And now the argument that always comes up - technicality. The final performance for a $1 million prize, while technicality is counted, people know your technicality already. They want a wow, damn moment. This is not the time to seal your win, this is the time to do something you have never done before, to push the boundaries of your art and that is what its going to come down to. Life Lesson- If you want to influence people to give you a million dollars, they have to feel like you did something FOR them. Jeez, I didn\'t plan to write a whole essay but anyway/ Let\'s live and learn, not live and argue. Life is too short. There will be a new season next year and some of your favorites are definitely not going to make it. Embrace the disappointment and learn from it.

  • I.B.T.T.
    I.B.T.T.   2018-09-18T00:53:30.000Z

    So well executed: technically and emotionally. Great job Lab.👍

  • C B
    C B   2018-09-17T23:05:41.000Z

    Isn\'t it obvious J - Lo didn\'t want them to win? This deserved a perfect score, not a 96! She may have acted like she was touched, but I think those were crocidle tears for the camera... That\'s my little conspiracy...

  • Rachel Nefesh
    Rachel Nefesh   2018-09-17T22:56:59.000Z


  • shaaarrr Bacani
    shaaarrr Bacani   2018-09-17T16:14:44.000Z

    The best!!

  • Trystin Lamereaux
    Trystin Lamereaux   2018-09-17T14:39:38.000Z

    I\'m not a pessimistic person but really they were that moved because they think this generation is gonna change the world? Yeah no I\'ve seen enough of this generation to know that they\'re not gonna do that unless everyone is like these kids, which they\'re not. I really like the Lab and they\'ve been great all year, but they went for sappy and they got it because they\'re young kids. Any other performers would have not gotten even a 90 for that performance. I still think they deserved to win ever since their performance to Lemon so I\'m not knocking them I\'m knocking the judges, especially Ne-Yo. Can\'t give what he quotes as \"near perfection\" higher than a 93, but gives this a 100. Get outta here

  • Dance Audio Swaps ALDC
    Dance Audio Swaps ALDC   2018-09-17T12:33:04.000Z

    Second year in a row totally disappointed at the results of the winner

  • Dance Audio Swaps ALDC
    Dance Audio Swaps ALDC   2018-09-17T12:32:19.000Z

    When 2 people dance and we get the same effect.... 🤷🏼‍♀️ who deserves it?

  • RachelThe DanceCat
    RachelThe DanceCat   2018-09-17T08:24:55.000Z

    Don\'t lie. I know you\'re crying!

  • Yansun _
    Yansun _   2018-09-17T06:16:51.000Z

    The music the choreography make its so deep

  • Devahna Ashley
    Devahna Ashley   2018-09-17T04:56:07.000Z

    Congratulations The Lab winner season 2.

  • Flor Gordillo
    Flor Gordillo   2018-09-17T03:25:32.000Z

    Im in love with this guys! talented beyond their years and pure souls. The message was so beautiful they deserved to win so much. Keep blowing our minds The Lab 💣💜

  • Agnew Dillon
    Agnew Dillon   2018-09-17T01:59:48.000Z

    So I get its emotional, but they always cry every time lol not what I\'d call \"diffrent\" from what they normally do

  • Cath E
    Cath E   2018-09-17T01:57:46.000Z

    god that was so bloody beautiful!

  • Favio Eccardi
    Favio Eccardi   2018-09-17T00:50:38.000Z

    People just be happy they are going in TOUR!!! and this season was AMAZING and we all should be happy for the fact this platform exist and is giving this amazing dancers the opportunity to THRIVE and show this amazing talent .. COngrats to all of you GOD BLESS YOU !!!

  • Dereese Bynum
    Dereese Bynum   2018-09-16T21:37:56.000Z

    I love the lab!!!!

  • Dreeswizzbesh
    Dreeswizzbesh   2018-09-16T20:06:49.000Z

    Love and compassion to all earthlings!! Animals!! And every human!!! That\'s how we can change the world!!

  • unknown unknown
    unknown unknown   2018-09-16T19:38:44.000Z

    The angels rejoice over one person who gives his life in surrender to God. Choose Jesus Christ into your life today friends. They may dance as well.

  • Marina Abroad
    Marina Abroad   2018-09-16T19:27:22.000Z

    💞World of Dance Champions 2018!!!!💞 WELL DESERVED!! THEY ALWAYS IMPRESSED. The Story in this Performance is amazing!! (Even when 7 of them were sick or injured, they still did it with perfection) MUCH RESPECT!!!

  • Alexandria Flowers
    Alexandria Flowers   2018-09-16T19:22:57.000Z

    I understand people being upset about michael, but in the end it matters who is supported by who loves em. I wanna support both sides so imma do that👌✌

  • Pau Roman
    Pau Roman   2018-09-16T19:18:08.000Z

    Respect <3

  • Maya Yea DatBitch
    Maya Yea DatBitch   2018-09-16T17:45:32.000Z

    See what happens when we all work together 🍒

  • Zoie Broughton
    Zoie Broughton   2018-09-16T17:37:49.000Z


  • :]
    :]   2018-09-16T16:03:23.000Z

    I’m so happy they won. I was rooting for them since season 1. I was so happy when they came back!

  • watchespn
    watchespn   2018-09-16T15:59:46.000Z

    This is about something bigger than dance. It’s about immigrants, veterans, future of our democracy. Highest level of art one can achieve.

  • Alejandro Domínguez
    Alejandro Domínguez   2018-09-16T15:07:52.000Z

    ¡Amazing performance!

  • Tyrone Washington
    Tyrone Washington   2018-09-16T14:06:18.000Z


  • Bri Andoll
    Bri Andoll   2018-09-16T13:31:27.000Z

    What were their scores?

  • Underdawgification
    Underdawgification   2018-09-16T12:49:56.000Z

    Out of tempo with the music

  • Casey Lee
    Casey Lee   2018-09-16T12:37:53.000Z


  • theabstrakt84
    theabstrakt84   2018-09-16T12:32:36.000Z

    the future is in great hands...these kids are something

  • Kahlil Tilbury
    Kahlil Tilbury   2018-09-16T11:51:13.000Z

    Is this their winning performance or what they did because they won?

  • Tiraha Schaumkell
    Tiraha Schaumkell   2018-09-16T10:29:16.000Z

    i fricken wih there was a zoomed out angle which didnt move!😣

  • Eric Martinez
    Eric Martinez   2018-09-16T10:05:11.000Z


  • Joe South
    Joe South   2018-09-16T08:41:06.000Z


  • Josh G
    Josh G   2018-09-16T06:20:18.000Z

    Sooooooo good

  • Diem Ai
    Diem Ai   2018-09-16T06:03:40.000Z


  • Amber Caron
    Amber Caron   2018-09-16T05:56:08.000Z

    This brought me to tears!

  • Greg Goodwin
    Greg Goodwin   2018-09-16T05:42:59.000Z

    Not to sound picky \'cause I love these kids, but rewatching it, did the kid miss picking a rose/flower out of the bucket? Looks like he meant to but didn\'t get a grip on one.

  • Sherry Presley
    Sherry Presley   2018-09-16T04:23:50.000Z

    I loved the whole story that portrayed before the choreo, then the choreo hit and was brilliant. Plus the use of props was dead on. Made my day. I loved it.

  • Kia Brewer
    Kia Brewer   2018-09-16T03:42:14.000Z


  • Kia Brewer
    Kia Brewer   2018-09-16T03:41:18.000Z

    these kids are tight

  • Emma Dawn
    Emma Dawn   2018-09-16T03:08:56.000Z

    the lab was unstoppable this year, they deserved all of the recognition they got, i mean seriously ayden and aj (the tiny ones) they’re only nine years old and they’re doing things people can’t do that are 30. No one in this competition could do what they could. 100% deserved the title of winner of wod season two. Plus, Leilani’s story telling in the cut OMG, she was legit crying on stage and had more emotion then Michael had this whole season.

  • Ruth Medina
    Ruth Medina   2018-09-16T03:05:41.000Z

    They deserved it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Emma Dawn
    Emma Dawn   2018-09-16T03:04:39.000Z

    Ayden at the front is the cutest thing ever omggg!!

  • Brigith Bautista
    Brigith Bautista   2018-09-16T02:55:20.000Z

    So beautiful 😭😭😭

  • Mohamed Salih
    Mohamed Salih   2018-09-16T02:21:26.000Z

    what is everybody\'s talkin about? how is this not a winning performance?? their duel one was the most technical and the cut was so creative but this one is all about passion..I felt like they squeezed their heart and poured their blood into this one..just look at their faces at 1:07. Michael is phenomenal no doubt about that and I think that they both deserved to win but unfortunately somebody\'s gotta finish second

  • Sia Mean
    Sia Mean   2018-09-16T02:11:06.000Z

    When did asians drop calculators for dancing shoes?

  • Samantha Suchorab
    Samantha Suchorab   2018-09-16T01:07:41.000Z

    Soooo beautiful .

  • TheJukeboxhero15
    TheJukeboxhero15   2018-09-16T01:07:11.000Z


  • Matty Casalda
    Matty Casalda   2018-09-16T00:26:23.000Z

    These guys talent is undeniable. But seriously this routine is so powerful! Hits the heart💘

  • Music18layla
    Music18layla   2018-09-15T23:14:32.000Z

    I just saw them in public last night and they were soooo funny. Even dancing to the music that was playing ❤️them

  • Rose Lofton
    Rose Lofton   2018-09-15T21:48:45.000Z

    Congratulations to the Lab!!!!🤗🤗🤗 You Kids were amazing!!! I truly enjoyed watching you this season.!!! When you danced to John Mayer.. That was it!!!!! Awesome job. Can\'t wait to see where you go from here. You should be so proud of yourselves!!!❤❤❤❤ God Bless!!!🙏🏻😍😍😍

  • CantBeMoreRandom
    CantBeMoreRandom   2018-09-15T21:34:37.000Z

    I Cried

  • Hey it’s Hannah
    Hey it’s Hannah   2018-09-15T21:11:16.000Z

    Not as great as their other performances. I feel like they were overscored in this one (at least) and I feel like Charity and Andres and Michael Dameski were both underscored int both of their Finals dances.

  • evil goku !
    evil goku !   2018-09-15T21:01:49.000Z

    Son buenos..pero hubo otros mejores que ellos 100 better..

  • Bill Nguyen
    Bill Nguyen   2018-09-15T21:00:20.000Z


  • Carmen Vazquez
    Carmen Vazquez   2018-09-15T20:53:24.000Z


  • Karina Thompson
    Karina Thompson   2018-09-15T20:53:24.000Z


  • Karina Thompson
    Karina Thompson   2018-09-15T20:42:45.000Z

    I PERSONALLY thought that Michael Dameski SHOULD have WON, but I mean The Lab wasn\'t bad...

  • Hey it’s Hannah
    Hey it’s Hannah   2018-09-15T20:37:14.000Z

    When the judges gave their feedback, it was so awkward.

  • Hey it’s Hannah
    Hey it’s Hannah   2018-09-15T20:35:33.000Z

    Which one had the flu and high fever and had to go to the hospital?

  • Joe Figueroa
    Joe Figueroa   2018-09-15T20:19:37.000Z

    Why they crying thoo

  • Vivi Tran
    Vivi Tran   2018-09-15T19:16:28.000Z

    Did any of the judges catch on to the fact that half of those kids were freshly injured/sick? Logan had pulled her groin with all of her tricks, Ayden had hit his head the night before in rehearsal, Kea sliced her hand on something, Jaime had a broken thumb, Popcorn had the flu and a 104 temp and Destinee had a swollen growth on her back from dive rolls and tricks, not to mention Tre who was injured and crash-landed too many times to count in rehearsals. One of his fails is on D-trix\'s instagram where he crashed right into a desk and chair and just sprung up 3 seconds later saying \"I\'m good\". That\'s a total of 7 physically broken kids who still performed incredibly and mentioned none of it to the judges.

  • Pheonix Official
    Pheonix Official   2018-09-15T18:24:17.000Z

    I’m a really big fan of them!

  • Lauren Chin
    Lauren Chin   2018-09-15T18:11:41.000Z

    Literally everyone in the comments said “I wish Micheal won” The lab worked very hard and they deserved to win. Can you just be happy for them?

  • Phạm Bửu
    Phạm Bửu   2018-09-15T17:43:06.000Z

    I\'m a big fan of these kids. They re so talented

  • OrOl
    OrOl   2018-09-15T17:24:59.000Z

    Overall good story and that beat at 1:05 was sick i wish they utilized it more.

  • Nina Teleb
    Nina Teleb   2018-09-15T17:05:44.000Z

    This really shook me and made me tear up. I’m amazed.

  • Suinade
    Suinade   2018-09-15T17:00:21.000Z

    Lol apparently people can\'t understand how story-telling and dancing can be mixed. Lol there are performances where there is too much emphasis on story-telling that it gets in the way of the dancing, but The Lab did a good job here mixing the two without being too distracted on one or the other. But some people need synchronized choreo for the performance to be considered dance nowadays.

  • Eduardo Torres Arriagada
    Eduardo Torres Arriagada   2018-09-15T16:42:26.000Z

    Where is Karen & Ricardo?

  • Nesus Trejo
    Nesus Trejo   2018-09-15T16:16:12.000Z

    Don\'t know how this is called entertainment...

  • Dlnrl Rosemary 77
    Dlnrl Rosemary 77   2018-09-15T16:15:00.000Z

    Congrats to The Lab for a much deserved win! 👏♥️💃