The World's Best: From '6-Octave-Man' to 'Mini Maestro' here are the top 3 most sensational performances so far
From Kazakhstan, Philipines, India and more, here are the acts that stole The World's Best stage so far!
This year's Super Bowl may have had the lowest viewership since 2008, but 'The World's Best,' which premiered right after the event had an audience of 22.2 million people. The highly-anticipated show, boldly proclaimed to be 'The World's Best,' did not disappoint the audience, but the star-studded judges of the show were slammed as "sensationalists" for giving extremely high points as the show kicked off, thus lowering the bar for the performers from all over the world.
Actress Drew Barrymore, drag icon RuPaul Charles and country singer Faith Hill gave perfect scores to a few of the acts, and while that was applauded by some and mocked by other viewers, the 50 judges in the backdrop pooled in their votes, counting one point per expert. The fate of the acts depended on making it to at least 75 points to advance.
Three episodes have aired so far and here are the top three that stood out.
Hailed to be the "Six-Octave Man," Dimash was a highly-anticipated contestant. Appearing on episode 2 of 'The World's Best,' it would not be an understatement to say he stole the show, because he pretty much did, by bagging the highest score of the night - 98 (episode 3).
The last to perform, he explosively closed the program, exhibiting his wide vocal range and setting the stage on fire, literally, as flames served as the backdrop. A native of Kazakhstan, a fellow judge from his same hometown, Gia, said Dimash made her proud of her country, and RuPaul affirmed "You are the reason World’s Best was created." He's garnered major fan followers who hands-down call him the "world's best."
Before Dimash blew the stage away, three boys from the Philippines secured an almost perfect score, 99 (premiere episode) There is no way to disagree with the digits as Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Kiefer Sanchez performed Beyonce's 'Listen' and made jaws drop.
One of the international judges, Dennis Jauch, who has worked with Beyonce, said he wouldn't be surprised if the Queen-B herself called them up to join her on the next tour. Faith Hill applauded their attitude when singing, "you have some serious attitude. I mean you’re so precious and so sweet but when you were singing, you were in that song. You were like…bam!" RuPaul gave his iconic verdict "Shante, you stay," and Barrymore gushed; "you possess a gift, you’re just that good."
A new fan-favorite who emerged after the latest episode is young Indian pianist Lydian, now nicknamed the "Mini Maestro." Playing the 'Flight of the Bumblebee,' he managed to wow the audience, but that was nothing to what came next. He played the same tune faster and faster till it hit 325 beats per minute, which is double the speed it is traditionally played. He scored a total of 85, but there is so much to look forward to from the 'Mini-Maestro,' who started playing piano at the age of 8.
These are the handpicked best and viral performances so far, but fans are looking forward to catch Daneliya Tuleshova's performance next. The World's Best airs Wednesdays on CBS at 8/7c.