World of Dance is a competition show like no other. “Besides the amazing dancing there is a serious emotional connection that happens with this show,” Ne-Yo told HOLA! USA on Monday, May 15 at the NBC Upfront presentation in New York City. “Dance is a universal language and you don’t have to know anything about dance to appreciate dance and that is just the beauty of it and the things happening on the stage. Things you haven’t seen before. Things I didn’t even know were possible with the human body.”

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dance-1VIEW GALLERY  Ne-Yo said working with Jennifer Lopez is "inspiring" Photo: HOLA! USA 

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The Grammy-award winning singer will join Derek Hough and Jennifer Lopez on the judging panel in the upcoming series, hosted by Jenna Dewan Tatum. Sitting next to 'Jenny from the Block' all day gave the Champange Life singer a little extra hustle. “JLo is one of the hardest working, I don’t want to say women, she is one of the hardest working people in show business,” Ne-Yo said. “Just being around her period is inspiring.”

jenniferVIEW GALLERY  Jennifer will join Ne-Yo and Derek as a judge on the NBC show Photo: Getty Images 

Off-screen, the judges and the host have been known to show off their moves. “We have a little bit,” he revealed when asked if there have been any behind-the-scenes dance-offs between the coaches. “Unfortunately, we are behind the table on this one and we don’t get out and do it. You’re not missing anything by us not doing it, the dancers are definitely holding their own weight.”

World of Dance airs on NBC May 30.

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