Derek Hough playfully took a spin with Jennifer Lopez in a throwback Instagram video. In the clip, the World of Dance co-judges are seen showing off their moves on the dance floor. In the appreciation post, Hough said his longtime pal “crushed” the Super Bowl halftime show.
Hough remarked that the halftime spectacular — which included Lopez, Shakira, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and a surprise performance by Lopez’s daughter with singer Marc Anthony, Emme — was one of the most entertaining he had seen in a long time.
The former Dancing with the Stars professional and Lopez are seen in the clip posted to Hough’s Instagram account showing off their skills to the song “Slow Motion” from the movie Bharat.
Hough led the former In Living Color “Fly Girl” confidently across the floor to the delight of the audience of the NBC dance competition series. The two dance pros sit on the panel of judges alongside Ne-Yo, and together, the three critique the best dancers in their field. The overall winners each season are crowned the World of Dance champions and win a $1,000,000 grand prize.
The six-time DWTS mirrorball winner is wearing a burgundy suit jacket in the video. Paired with a white shirt and gray pinstriped pants, he is handsome as can be alongside his stunning dance partner.
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My girl @jlo absolutely crushed the #halftime #superbowl show!!!! Best halftime show I’ve seen in a long time. Energetic and pure entertainment. Shakira was a breathe of fresh air. Effortless and just pure fun. Congrats to all who participated in making that show possible.
Lopez is wearing a form-fitting silver skirt that skims her calves, with a slight slit for movement. Her sparkly top has a high neck and long sleeves. The top is a flesh-toned color with silver accents to match the skirt, banded with rhinestones at the garment’s sleeves. She paired this look with sky-high silver heels.
As for her hair, Lopez wore long, blond extensions, which were straightened. The top of her tresses were pulled away from her face and sculpted into a tight half-ponytail atop her head. The rest of her hair was kept long and loose. She paired her ensemble with oversized hoop earrings and a neutral makeup palette. The only standout was her smoky eyes, which contrasted against her natural-looking face.
Hough appeared confident as he spun Jennifer on the floor, ending their sweet time dancing with a dramatic dip.
Fans loved the clip and agreed with the dance pro that they loved the triple threat’s energetic Super Bowl performance of some of her biggest hits.
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WHAT ????A ????SHOW! Like this pic if you were totally blown away by the #SuperBowl Halftime show with Latin superstars, @jlo and @shakira with special appearances by @jbalvin, @badbunnypr and JLO’s daughter Emme! ???????? #SBLIV #LIVEITMIAMI #HalftimeShow Photo Cred: @hardrockstadium
“Jennifer and Shakira were so amazing! And looked amazing too,” said one fan of the women.
“Absolutely loved it. Absolutely one of the best in a long time!” remarked a second Instagram user.
“They definitely collaborated very well!” noted a third viewer.
Hough, Lopez, and Ne-Yo will reportedly be returning with the latest season of World of Dance sometime in 2020.