'The World's Best' Season 1 episode 4 review: Dimash leads the top 3 performances in the battle rounds
With the auditions done and dusted last Wednesday, The World's Best commenced with the battle rounds
The World's Best might have premiered just recently, but the show is already gaining the attention of fans and viewers, who are rooting for their favorite contestants. Hosted by famous talk show host, James Corden, 'The World's Best' is giving viewers their weekly dose of entertainment.
Actress Drew Barrymore, drag star RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill join the judging panel. Along with them are 50 other experts who are professionals in different fields of entertainment. Known as the 'Wall of the World' these judges hail from all over the world, and will help the main judging panel decide a winner.
With the auditions done and dusted last Wednesday, The World's Best commenced with the battle rounds, where the top 24 contestants compete in a face-off. The first part of the battle rounds consisted of the following performances; Japan’s Manami Ito (The Miracle Violinist) vs. Kazakhstan’s Daneliya Tuleshova (The Vocal Wonder), India’s Lydian Nadhaswaram (Mini Maestro) vs. Mongolia’s Enkh-Erdene (The Mongolian Cowboy), Italy’s Sister Cristina Scuccia (The Singing Nun) vs. Kazakhstan’s Dimash Kudaibergen (The Six Octave Man), United States’ Justin Flom (King of Cards) vs. United States’ Jordan McKnight (Twisted Sister), Great Britain’s Matt Johnson (The Drowning Man) vs. China’s Li Wei (Slackline Daredevil)
It was a hard battle between these performances because everyone was so perfect at what they did. While we wait for next week's battle rounds, here are the top 3 performances of this week who wowed the judges and advanced to the next championship round.
Kazakhstan's Dimash Kudaibergen (The Six Octave Man)
Performing 'All By Myself,' Dimash Kudaibergen brought the roof down with his powerful voice. Even before his performance could end, the judges were all on their feet. The 24-year-old Kazakh singer is definitely a superstar in the making. He has already established a name and it is safe to say that he is the one to beat. His stage presence and vocal range received applause from the judges and audience.
Receiving an average score of 48 from the judges, his final score was brought to 94 by the experts. With a high score like this, Kudaibergen made it through the battle rounds and advanced to the championship rounds.
Kazakhstan's Daneliya Tuleshova (The Vocal Wonder)
Daneliya Tuleshova's performance of Demi Lovato's 'Stone Cold' was nothing short of perfection. Everyone were left with goosebumps by the end of her performance. The judges and audience were cheering for the 12-year-old throughout her performance. She might be small, but her voice is so much like an older singer. Her voice was angelic with the perfect tone.
After her performance, Tuleshova received a total of 44 from the judges, and with the score of the experts, her final points were brought up to 71. Tuleshova won the battle rounds like a walk in the park and now advances to the championship rounds.
India's Lydian Nadhaswaram (Mini Maestro)
Young Indian pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram keeps pulling tricks out of his bag. He was on fire during his battle round performance and it was breathtaking. His piece was short and sweet but the impression he made on the judges and audience will last a long time. Starting off, he first played Chopin's 'Fantasie Impromptu'. Following that he aced Mozart’s 'Turkish March' blindfolded and left everyone dumbstruck at that flawless performance.
The judges called him a perfect gentleman and that is nothing but true. At such a young age he is gifted with such an incredible talent. The judges gave him an average score of 43 and the scores of the experts put together, brought him up to 74. Just like his fingers grazed through those piano keys effortlessly, Lydian eased into the championship rounds.
Apart from these three contestants, Flom and Li Wei also made it past the battle rounds and will be performing in the championship rounds.
'The World's Best' airs every Wednesday on CBS. Check your local listings for more information.