Records are meant to be broken, but a perfect score? How do you top that? Charity Anderson and Andrés Antonio Penaté stunned the audience and judges with their routine on NBC’s “World of Dance” last week, Even Jennifer Lopez was at a loss for words.
“When you choreograph your own routines, you know what you’re capable of doing, you know your limits, you know your strengths,” Derek Hough enthusiastically exclaimed. “And you guys choreographed a routine that didn’t just play to your strengths,” he went on to say, “it surpassed them. It transcended dance.”
To be sure, these two even went well beyond their own expectations. But after achieving an impressive score of 95.3 in the Qualifiers segment, they went on with their own interpretation of James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go.”
Jennifer struggled to verbalize what she had just seen. In fact she seemed to search for words to explain it:
“The blind jump onto his back, with him not even, like, ‘She’s just going to jump onto my back right now.’ He knew it was coming, like, if it’s time… I don’t even understand… that was ‘The Matrix’!”
Charity from Springville, Utah, and and Andrés, from Orem, Utah, are still teenagers. They started out as ballroom dancing partners together when they were just 8 years old. The went separate ways for a time, but they only recently joined forces again prepare a routine for the Qualifiers segment!
So with their historic perfect score in hand, they are now looking forward to the Cut rounds.
Up for grabs is a $1 million grand prize! Watch them as they perform their stunning routine in the video below, and remember to share their incredible talent!
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