Next Friday (May 22nd, 8:15 pm live on RTL, also via TVNow) a new "Dancing Star" will be chosen in the "Let's Dance" final. Celebrity dancers Lili Paul-Roncalli (22), Luca Hänni (25) and Moritz Hans (24) are fighting for victory. Here you can find all information about the final live show of the 13th season.
Since mid-February, 14 celebrity dancers have been on the "Let's Dance" parquet. "AWZ" star Tijan Njie (28) had to leave the show in the semifinals, previously Ilka Bessin (48) and Laura Müller (19) were selected. The Austrian artist Lili Paul-Roncalli (22) with dance partner Massimo Sinató (39), the Swiss singer Luca Hänni (25) with Christina Luft (30) and sport climber Moritz Hans (24) with Renata Lusin (32) are now in the final. In the previous season, ex-national handball player Pascal Hens (40) won together with professional dancer Ekaterina Leonova (33). The eleventh season was decided by comedian Ingolf Lück (62), also with Leonova.
Hardly any audience and screened jury
The corona pandemic presented "Let's Dance" production with new challenges. However, the shows were continued under strict security requirements. Since episode four, there has been no large studio audience, including the final. Applause is played off the tape during the live shows – the sound recording comes from past editions. The jurors are separated from each other by plexiglass panes. As usual, these include the dancer Motsi Mabuse (39), who will also dance with her husband in the final, the judge Joachim Llambi (55) and the Cuban catwalk trainer Jorge González (52). The moderator duo Daniel Hartwich (41) and Victoria Swarovski (26) as well as the dancing couples keep a safe distance.
The finalists have to show in three dances why they are worthy of the "Dancing Star" title. They dance their favorite dance, a jury dance that the jury has selected for them and a freestyle that consists of various dances and is elaborately presented. Lili Paul-Roncalli will present a tango, cha cha cha and a freestyle to music from the Disney film "Aladdin". Luca Hänni dares Quickstep, Salsa and a freestyle to songs from the film "Sing". Moritz Hans shows a Charleston, a rumba and the freestyle to sounds from the Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast".
After each dance, the jury distributes one to ten points, the dancers can receive a maximum of 30 points for a performance. The points achieved are converted into a ranking: The couple with the lowest jury rating receives one point, after which the points are awarded in ascending order. The viewers also choose their favorites by telephone or SMS voting. The calls are also ranked here. This means that the couple with the lowest number of audience votes gets one point and the couple with the highest number of votes gets the most points. Then the counters of the judges and the spectators are added. The pair with the highest overall rating wins. In the event of a tie, the pair with more votes is the winner.
As in the previous year, there will also be a "Let's Dance" live tour in 2020. From November 3rd the tour will lead through 16 German cities. In addition to the "Let's Dance" jury and moderator Daniel Hartwich, various celebrity dancers of the 13th season are also present. The stars not only show the most beautiful dances from the show, but also completely new choreographies.