'The Kings' wins 'World of Dance' season 3 (Photo: Instagram)
The Kings has been crowned as the winner of the third season of US-based reality TV show, World of Dance. The hip hop dance group who had earlier impressed judges Jennifer Lopez, rapper Ne-Yo dancer Derek Hough so much that even led them to throw them shoes up in the air has emmerged the champion of the much-coveted NBC dance show.
"Finally, #TheKings are the World Champions. We made it! India is on Top," the group posted on their official Twitter handle.
‘’World of Dance" also shared the name of the winner on its Twitter page.
"The Kings are officially #WorldofDance royalty. Sending big love to our champions," the post read.
For their final performance, the group dressed as gladiators and presented a powerful act, full of death-defying stunts and well-choreographed and coordinated moves.
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10 years of struggle, hard work, pain, sleepless nights, fear, sacrifices has been paid off finally! Yesterday’s hard work resulted in today’s victory!!!! With no time in hand, we had to make decision whether to participate or not and with just 10 days before the travel date, we cleared our travel documents and proceeded with our participation in WOD3 . Who knew that a group from India would reach the finals and emerge with the title of WORLD CHAMPIONS. But, we did it and converted our dream into reality with hard work and determination. It seems so surreal for us today and we are still unable to convince ourself that yes , We made it. We are so overwhelmed with the response We received through out the show . This makes us work even more harder for our future dreams. Special Thanks to our Choreogrpher @suresh_kingsunited 🙏🏻👑⚔️🛡🦁 The Team 👇 @karthik_thekings @ritesh_the_kings @shijin_thekings @chandanacharya @mohanpandey @sunnychatterjeey @pavankingsunited @prem_thekings @hardik.rawat @charles_thekings @pratik_thekings @rajadas_thekings @akshay_thekings @naidu_thekings @hritikkingsunited . . . . . #Thekings #Wod #WorldChampions #Wod3 #Worldofdance #Worldofdance3 #KingsUnited #thekingswod
They impressed the judges with their performance and scored a perfect 100 to win the competition which comes with a prize money of USD 1 million.
Suresh Mukund, the director/choreographer of the 14-member crew, said participating in the show and winning it has been a best experience of their lives.
"Tonight, is the night which each and every Indian is going to remember for life and feel proud seeing the Indian Flag flying high with the perfect score for our stellar performance... The journey of local dancers from the small gully of vasai Nallasopara to the world champions was really challenging filled with never ending hard work and dedication," he posted on Instagram.
Prior to "World of Dance", The Kings have also won the bronze medal at the World Hip Hop Championship 2015, San Diego. The were also the winner of India's Got Talent in 2011.
According to The Kings' official Twitter page, the group's story has been the subject of choreographer-director Remo D'Souza's "ABCD2".