As in the TV show, the “Let’s Dance” jurors will also be present during the tour.Image: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
November 18, 2023, 12.40pmNovember 18, 2023, 1:19 pm
The “Let’s Dance” tour stopped at the ÖVB Arena in Bremen on Friday. The stars of the TV show were celebrated in the almost sold-out room. It was a special evening especially for professional dancer Zsolt Sándor Cseke. After all, for him it was a home game crowned with a victory.
Together with celebrity nominee Julia Beautx, he managed to win the tour for the fourth time. Julia even surpassed the “Dancing Star” Anna Ermakova. However, the jury wanted things to be a little different, as they openly admitted.
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Anna Ermakova was showered with praise
The “Let’s Dance” tour 2023, moderated by Daniel Hartwich, features numerous professional dancers such as Kathrin Menzinger and Vadim Gabuzov, as well as five celebrity nominees: current “Let’s Dance” winner Anna Ermakova, as well as finalist Julia Beautx and Philipp Boy. Abdelkarim, who was eliminated in the second show in 2023, also dances together. The 2018 winner, Ingolf Lück, is the fifth celebrity to tour.
In the live shows, the candidates perform two dances each together with their professional dancers, with whom they also appeared on the dance floor in the TV show – obviously the best of the season. As on television, they receive the jury’s judgment from Joachim Llambi, Motsi Mabuse and Jorge González.
It is not surprising that it is Anna Ermakova who almost constantly scores ten points. However, only the audience decides who wins the evening. Fans can vote for their favorite pair on the spot using a QR code. In Bremen, however, the jury surprisingly decided that Anna did not deserve the title that evening.
Motsi Mabuse and Jorge González criticize Abdelkarim
He had already demonstrated on the TV show that Abdelkarim is not a gifted dancer. However, during the tour he always gives his all, even if he hasn’t been particularly successful so far. However, something changed on Friday night, as Llambi discovered.
After the first dance with Kathrin Menzinger, even the usually kind Jorge couldn’t help but crack a joke. “I’m thrilled with the audience,” he said dryly. Motsi Mabuse was also critical. “I have good things to say,” he began, then stated, “You have been… active.” After all, he praised the permanent glow on his face and noted that it had improved compared to the day before.
His constant critic Llambi was surprisingly more benevolent. He praised the comedian by saying that he was much better than the day before and said that he could have even attacked Anna. He awarded a full six points for this, while Jorge awarded at least five and Motsi only awarded a meager four points.
The jury announces the surprising favorite
However, that evening Motsi was quite critical. Llambi didn’t miss this either. When his colleague also rated Paso Doble by Philipp Boy and Patricija Ionel with “only” nine points, he blurted out: “What happened to you? What happened to you? Have you always been so nice?!”, he got angry.
Even though at the end of the evening Anna Ermakova was, as expected, leading the table with 60 points, the jury and moderator Daniel Hartwich were surprisingly in agreement. It wasn’t her, Julia or Philipp who deserved to win this time, but Abdelkarim. He would have made a significant improvement and also achieved his personal best score.
Daniel Hartwich was surprised.Image: IMAGO Images/Panama Images
However, the public saw it differently. When it became clear that Abdelkarim would not win, Hartwich immediately suspected that the result of the vote was wrong. “This is a terrible, organized game,” he said angrily. He was convinced that the envelope with the voting results had arrived too quickly. His hypothesis didn’t come completely out of nowhere. Only a few seconds elapsed between the presumably final moments of the vote and the delivery of the voting results.
Whether it was legitimate or not, it meant a home win for Zsolt. Maybe Abdelkarim will have better luck at the Hamburg show on Saturday night.
The year is slowly coming to an end. This not only means shorter days, the first Christmas markets and “Last Christmas” on the radio, but also that the well-known TV program is often confused.