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


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  • Tval valdary
    Tval valdary 16 hours ago

    Awesome performance and awesome message!!

  • Bella Royce
    Bella Royce 16 hours ago

    The deserve to win. Happy u guys won

  • kerri kline
    kerri kline 16 hours ago

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

  • Otte carlos
    Otte carlos 21 hour ago

    C’mon Jennifer

  • Lewis Ntingwa
    Lewis Ntingwa Day ago

    Great performance. Congrats. T.L

  • Tilden Corbett
    Tilden Corbett Day ago

    This must be what heavens all about.

  • Jessy KK
    Jessy KK Day ago +1

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

  • kassidy eva
    kassidy eva Day ago

    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 Day ago

    Why are these dudes always crying :/

  • drift_killz1012ツ

    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 Day ago

    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 Day ago

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

  • Grech aurelia
    Grech aurelia Day ago

    MAYER MAYER MAYER😊🙏💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  • CJ Cole
    CJ Cole 2 days ago

    Ohhhhh that was amazing

  • Linda Myers
    Linda Myers 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Dog Craws
    Dog Craws 2 days ago

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

  • Neva H
    Neva H 2 days ago


  • Samantha Miranda
    Samantha Miranda 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Maadhi
    Maadhi 2 days ago

    Am I the only one who got goosebumps 😍

  • Mercy Daniel-Aguebor

    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. 2 days ago

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

  • C B
    C B 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago


  • shaaarrr Bacani
    shaaarrr Bacani 2 days ago

    The best!!

  • Trystin Lamereaux
    Trystin Lamereaux 3 days ago

    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

    • neds
      neds 2 days ago

      the point is that these kids want to inspire this generation to be better because one day, they'll be in charge and have the power to make the world a better place.

  • Dance Audio Swaps ALDC

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

  • Dance Audio Swaps ALDC

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

  • RachelThe DanceCat
    RachelThe DanceCat 3 days ago

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

  • Yansun _
    Yansun _ 3 days ago

    The music the choreography make its so deep

  • Devahna Ashley
    Devahna Ashley 3 days ago

    Congratulations The Lab winner season 2.

  • Flor Gordillo
    Flor Gordillo 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    god that was so bloody beautiful!

  • Favio Eccardi
    Favio Eccardi 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    I love the lab!!!!

  • Dreeswizzbesh
    Dreeswizzbesh 3 days ago +1

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

  • unknown unknown
    unknown unknown 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago +1

    💞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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago


  • Maya Yea DatBitch
    Maya Yea DatBitch 3 days ago

    See what happens when we all work together 🍒

  • Zoie Broughton
    Zoie Broughton 3 days ago


  • :]
    :] 4 days ago

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

  • watchespn
    watchespn 4 days ago

    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

    ¡Amazing performance!

  • Tyrone Washington
    Tyrone Washington 4 days ago


  • Bri Andoll
    Bri Andoll 4 days ago

    What were their scores?

  • Underdawgification
    Underdawgification 4 days ago

    Out of tempo with the music

  • Casey Lee
    Casey Lee 4 days ago


  • theabstrakt84
    theabstrakt84 4 days ago

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

  • Kahlil Tilbury
    Kahlil Tilbury 4 days ago

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

  • Tiraha Schaumkell
    Tiraha Schaumkell 4 days ago

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

  • Eric Martinez
    Eric Martinez 4 days ago


  • Joe South
    Joe South 4 days ago


  • Josh G
    Josh G 4 days ago +1

    Sooooooo good

  • Diem Ai
    Diem Ai 4 days ago


  • Amber Caron
    Amber Caron 4 days ago

    This brought me to tears!

  • Greg Goodwin
    Greg Goodwin 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago


  • Kia Brewer
    Kia Brewer 4 days ago

    these kids are tight

  • Emma Dawn
    Emma Dawn 4 days ago +1

    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 4 days ago

    They deserved it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Emma Dawn
    Emma Dawn 4 days ago +1

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

  • Brigith Bautista
    Brigith Bautista 4 days ago

    So beautiful 😭😭😭

  • Mohamed Salih
    Mohamed Salih 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    When did asians drop calculators for dancing shoes?

  • Samantha Suchorab
    Samantha Suchorab 4 days ago

    Soooo beautiful .

  • TheJukeboxhero15
    TheJukeboxhero15 4 days ago


  • Matty Casalda
    Matty Casalda 4 days ago

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

  • Music18layla
    Music18layla 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    I Cried

  • Hey it’s Hannah
    Hey it’s Hannah 4 days ago

    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 ! 4 days ago

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

  • Bill Nguyen
    Bill Nguyen 4 days ago


  • Carmen Vazquez
    Carmen Vazquez 4 days ago


  • Karina Thompson
    Karina Thompson 4 days ago +1


  • Karina Thompson
    Karina Thompson 4 days ago +2

    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 4 days ago +2

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

  • Hey it’s Hannah
    Hey it’s Hannah 4 days ago +3

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

    • Vivi Tran
      Vivi Tran 4 days ago

      popcorn. she's in the military uniform in the back left at the bench scene 0:32

  • Joe Figueroa
    Joe Figueroa 4 days ago

    Why they crying thoo

  • Vivi Tran
    Vivi Tran 4 days ago +234

    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.

    • Lannie Mckenzie
      Lannie Mckenzie 12 hours ago

      Love them all and hope they’re all feeling much better. Awesome kids.

    • Joey Anderson
      Joey Anderson Day ago +1

      Wow!! That makes their performance even more incredible

    • neds
      neds 3 days ago

      lilahtov yeah the LED floor was a really bad idea tbh. The hip hop crews had it the easiest but tricks were still a bit hard with it. The contemporary dancers and Avery & Marcus had it so hard tho bc the floor is sticky and their feet can’t glide properly and Avery had to put rubber on her pointe shoes to be able to dance on the floor

    • sexenuj
      sexenuj 3 days ago +2

      Im speechless with what youve said😱, They are the future and pinnacle of the word “professionalism”👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼❤️

    • lilahtov
      lilahtov 3 days ago +1

      +Vivi Tran oops I forgot the show is filmed months ago.
      I'm happy the kids have had so many opportunities to the form and do endorsements. They deserve their suces

  • Pheonix Official
    Pheonix Official 4 days ago

    I’m a really big fan of them!

  • Lauren Chin
    Lauren Chin 4 days ago +179

    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?

    • Gary biassou
      Gary biassou Day ago +3


    • Cindy S
      Cindy S 2 days ago +1

      I actually hated Michael the whole time

    • Mercy Daniel-Aguebor
      Mercy Daniel-Aguebor 3 days ago +6

      If you go by last impressions. Michaels dance was just okay. Nothing out of the box, nothing pushing the boundaries of his art. No risk no reward. Plus his last performance was similar to Eva Igo’s Ready or Not performance.

    • Kim Riser
      Kim Riser 4 days ago +5

      If you go by the last impressions, Michael's dance was better. I didn't care who won between the 2 but didn't feel this was a winning performance, and definitely not worthy of 100.

  • Phạm Bửu
    Phạm Bửu 4 days ago

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

  • OrOl
    OrOl 4 days ago

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

  • Nina Teleb
    Nina Teleb 4 days ago

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

  • Suinade
    Suinade 4 days ago +2

    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

    Where is Karen & Ricardo?

  • Nesus Trejo
    Nesus Trejo 4 days ago

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

  • Dlnrl Rosemary 77
    Dlnrl Rosemary 77 4 days ago +1

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

  • Morenikeji Okegbenro

    Why re they cryinh😂

  • Coconut Oreo
    Coconut Oreo 5 days ago +2

    How did this beat Charity and Andres? (And michael) This wasn't really up to par with their other performances

  • Crytra
    Crytra 5 days ago +1

    I don't like it. Nothing Wow about this.

  • Mia Cyril
    Mia Cyril 5 days ago +19

    Jeez some people truly don’t understand the art of dance... so I’m gonna explain this was definitely a winning piece and the judges really can’t be biased bc if the wanted them to win they will win bc it’s the judges choice to decide who wins not ours... ok anyways I hear some people saying really rude stuff about the lab and how Michael or charity and andres should have won well really all of 3 of them were very talented but the lab is a lot younger then they are and they pretty professional at dance. Another thing is really just being on the show can get you recognized a lot my friend Maddie brown was on here and she lost in the cut and she has gotten so many offers from professional jobs... so stop saying this is not a winning performance bc ik some of u guys don’t really know that much about dance

    • Aisu Wolf
      Aisu Wolf Day ago +1

      Mia Cyril you must not know what bias is

  • Diego Maini
    Diego Maini 5 days ago

    O coletivo fez a diferença!
    Parabéns, The Lab!!!!!!