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Who'll be dancing what on Dancing with the Stars SA

2018-02-25 14:00

Cape Town - A second dancing star will be getting the boot on Dancing With The Stars SA on M-Net (DStv 101) and M-Net is urging voters to register by 16:30 if they want to vote and try to prevent their favourite from leaving the glitter ball reality show.

Last week M-Net viewers were glued to the first Dancing With The Stars SA Live Results Show at 20:00 to find out which celebrity and his or her professional dancing partner would be the first to hang up their dancing shoes. 

Then came the shock: The adorable comedian Ebenhaezer Dibakwane and the kykNET soap Suidooster's Eden Classens were the ones who found themselves heading into a dance-off to persuade the judging panel to save them for the next round. 

With Ebenhaezer and his dancing queen, ballroom expert Nombulelo Hlathi taking the final bow, the eleven remaining celebs will show-off their newly-acquired moves this evening in the next live Dancing With the Stars SA Extravaganza between 17:00 and 19:00.

Each dancing pair had to master a new dancing style and will have to wow both the show's panel of four judges as well as the voting public. The judges and voting public have a 50/50 say in determining the ranking of the competitors which determines which two couples have to dance again during the Live Results Show after Carte Blanche at 20:00. 

"Remember, if you don't vote, your favourite may just end up in the dance-off," says Lani Lombard, M-Net channels' head of publicity. "It's possible that there are thousands of viewers out there who were left disappointed last week just because they weren't registered to vote in time."

Register to cast 100 votes

As the voting for Dancing With The Stars SA and the Live Results Show are playing out live on Sunday nights, it's a prerequisite to be registered as a voter by 16:30 on a Sunday evening.

To register, and to vote during the show, simply go to and follow the easy steps.  

"It's a once-off registration and you have 100 votes on the website and on mobile. In other words, 200 in total," says Lani Lombard. "You can also vote for more than one pair, if you can't make up your mind. And be sure to tune in from the start of the show to avoid missing out on a potentially breath-taking performance!"

But with which ballroom style will the celebrities and their professional dancing partners try to step into our hearts? 

Who'll be dancing what

It's a Cha Cha Cha challenge for soccer star Delron Buckley and 1Magic (DStv 103) actress and TV presenter Thembisa Mdoda, while Eden Classens is hoping to Tango his way back to the top.

Then, athletics coach Odessa Swarts and former Miss SA and radio presenter Liesl Laurie have to up the energy to impress the judges with a Quick Step of note.  

But will they be able to keep up with singer-songwriter Connell Cruise who made it to the top of the judges' leader board last week? The style Connell sets out to perfect this week is the Viennese waltz. 

The former rugby player Thando Manana, who has become known as the show's gentle giant, is also ready to charm the audience with African Smooth and netball goal shooter Vanes-Mari du Toit  is planning to  sway the public to vote with fabulous Foxtrot. 

Also, expect drama deluxe with two stars performing the Paso Doble. Juanita de Villiers and Zola Nombona are the fiery ladies ready to perform this dance that emulates the movements of a Spanish bullfight. And, after his surprisingly skillful renditions of the slow waltz and tango, all eyes are bound to be on acting legend Frank Opperman. This week he has to jive!

Dancing with the Stars SA is produced for M-Net by Rapid Blue and the show's social media hashtag is #DWTSSA.

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