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Orem ballroom dance group The Pulse received a combined score of 84.3 from judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo for their Latin ballroom routine to Lopez's "Amor, Amor, Amor."

SALT LAKE CITY — Orem ballroom dance group The Pulse had an unusual challenge when they performed a dance routine to Jennifer Lopez’s song “Amor, Amor, Amor” Wednesday night: Impress the very woman who sang that song and make it on to the next “World of Dance” round.

It was close but the group — with the women wearing hot pink fringe jumpsuits — pulled it off, receiving a combined score of 84.3 from judges Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo for their Latin ballroom routine. The eight-member team, with dancers ages 15-17, beat their rival for the round, Iowa Girlz, by the slim margin of 0.3.

“By the hairs on your chinny chin chin,” said Hough, a Utah native who studied at the same Orem dance studio as The Pulse, after the scores were revealed. “That was close. Wow!”

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The Pulse’s full performance didn’t air on Wednesday night's Duels round — the second stage of the competition — but NBC’s “World of Dance” YouTube channel released a digital exclusive of the performance.

Wednesday night marked the end of the Duels round, and all three “World of Dance” acts from Utah this season — The Pulse, Jaxon Willard and Charity and Andres— have advanced to the third round of the competition, the Cut. The Cut will begin airing on NBC next Wednesday at 8 p.m. MT.