Saturday 27 August finally starts the autumn “Shall we dance” seasonand this time the TV viewers have something very special in store.
It is not a regular season that is up for grabs, but an “all stars” round. This means that many old favorites return to the parquet.
That it is an “all stars” season is far from the only new, exciting and sensational thing – this year’s “Shall we dance” autumn offers a number of details, new twists and things we have never seen in the program before.
Se og Hør has compiled a list of ten things excited TV viewers can look forward to.
The first shipment is failing
Usually, the TV viewers are allowed to get to know the dance couples a little before someone is sent home, but that will not be the case this year.
As there are 13 couples and only 12 broadcasts, one couple will leave the dance floor already in the first episode.
Loyal “Shall we dance” fans have seen both professional dances Tom-Erik Nilsen and Jørgen Nilsen swing on the floor – for several seasons – but the brothers have never been in the same season. Until this year.
– There will be a show. We can work together, so then we can be twice as good, says Jørgen Nilsen to Se og Hør.
Naturally, there has never before been a dance couple where both parties have experienced winning the competition, but this year they are dancing Alexander Hetland (39) with professional dancers Helene Spilling (26) – and both of these have held the «Shall we dance» trophy.
When TV 2 had its launch at Clarion Hotel Oslo in Bjørvika managed Anders Hoff (46) and Katrine Moholt (48)who in recent years have led the program together, fooling most of those present – for a few seconds.
At first it seemed as if they were both going to lead the program for another year, but then it turned out that Moholt is one of the dancers.
In comes Helene Olafsen (32) to fill Moholt’s shoes. It will be Olafsen’s first time as “Shall we dance” presenter.
Joakim Kleven (29) became historic in his time when he had a male professional dancer. This year must Victor Sotberg (31) dance with Philip Raabe (22). It is not the first time two men have danced together in the competition, but when Sotberg participated last time he danced along Rick Lund.
In other words, it is the first time that someone has tested both a female professional dancer and a male professional dancer.
– I really wanted to dance with a man this season, Sotberg says to Se og Hør and adds:
– I think it’s really fun to experience this adventure here, first with a woman, and now with a man.
Competing against son-in-law
The professional dancer Santino Mirenna has found love with Katrine Moholt’s daughter, Evelina Moholt. Mirenna is dancing this year too Jørgine Massa Vasstrand (33) and thus competes against her mother-in-law.
– It will be good! The worst thing is that I don’t feel he is a competitor in that way, Moholt says to Se og Hør.
– How will it be if you end up in a dance duel with Santino, then?
– I will do my very best, of course, and he will do his best with Jørgine, Moholt replies and adds that she and her son-in-law are used to competing – there will be a lot of games on the home front as well.
The presenter’s family
There are generally many family ties out and about in this year’s programme. Helene Olafsen, who leads the show together with Anders Hoff, has both her boyfriend and brother-in-law in the studio.
Olafsen is engaged to Jørgen Nilsen, and Tom-Erik Nilsen is therefore her brother-in-law.
Not only that there are many family connections in this year’s season. As it is an “all stars” version, there are many relationships and friendships within the gang.
Many of the celebrities get to meet former dance partners and/or participants they have competed with before.
Jørgine Massa Vasstrand has, for example, competed against Aleksander Hetland before, Nathan Kahungu (26) has danced with Helene Spilling before and Kari Traa (48) once took second place together with Egor Filipenko (34) – to name a few.
Record number of audience seats
“Shall we dance” is a popular TV programme, but in the past it has been quite difficult to grab a seat in the hall during the broadcasts.
This year, TV 2 is hitting the big drum: There will be almost 1,000 viewers in the hall.