Dancing with the Stars (South African TV series)

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Dancing with the Stars South Africa
GenreReality competition
Based onStrictly Come Dancing
Presented byTracey Lange
Chris Jaftha
JudgesTebogo Kgobokoe
Bryan Watson
Debbie Turner
Jason Gilkison
Country of originSouth Africa
Original language(s)English
Afrikaans
isiZulu
No. of seasons1
Release
Original networkM-Net
Original release4 February 2018
External links
Website

Dancing with the Stars SA is a South African dance competition television series that premiered on February 4, 2018 on M-Net.[1] The show is the South African version of the BBC Worldwide format Dancing with the Stars. The show is produced by Rapid Blue and co-hosted by Tracey Lange and Chris Jaftha.

The format of the show consists of 6 male and 6 female celebrities paired with a professional dancer. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges' points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges' points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.

Cast[edit]

Hosts[edit]

  • Chris Jaftha
  • Tracey Lange

Judges[edit]

Winner[edit]

Stars[edit]

Season One[edit]

Season One
Celebrity Notability (known for) Professional Partner Status
Ebenhaezer Dibakwane Comedian Nombulelo Hlathi Eliminated 1st
on 18 February 2018
Thembisa Mdoda Sister of Anele Mdoda, TV presenter & actress Devon Snell Eliminated 2nd
on 25 February 2018
Odessa Swarts Sprinter & mother of Wayde van Niekerk Dylon Daniels Eliminated 3rd
on 4 March 2018
Thando Manana Former Springbok player Michelle Oppenshaw Eliminated 4th
on 11 March 2018
Delron Buckley Former Bafana Bafana footballer Angelique Allison Eliminated 5th
on 18 March 2018
Juanita de Villiers Theatre & movie actress Johan Dippenaar Eliminated 6th
on 25 March 2018
Liesl Laurie Miss South Africa 2015 Ryan Hammond Eliminated 7th
on 1 April 2018
QUARTER-FINALS
Frank Opperman Actor Jeanné Swart Eliminated 8th
on 8 April 2018
SEMI-FINALS
Vanes-Mari du Toit National netball player Johannes Radebe Eliminated 9th
on 15 April 2018
FINALS
Eden Classens Suidooster actor and model Ash-Leigh Hunter Runner-up
on 22 April 2018
Zola Nombona Actress Tebogo Mashilo Runner-up
on 22 April 2018
Connell Cruise Singer-Songwriter[4] Marcella Solimeo Winner[5]
on 22 April 2018

Scoring and voting[edit]

Every dance is scored out of 40 by the four Judges (each judge contributing a score out of 10) and these Judge's scores create the official ranking of the contestants for the week. Pre-registered voters cast their vote during the live show for their favorite couple (a maximum of 100 votes on the website platform and 100 votes on the mobile platform; a total of 200 votes per registered voter). The ranking determined by the judges gives each position on the leaderboard assigned points. With 11 contestants the system works as follows; first place is awarded 11 points, second place is awarded 10 points, third place is awarded 9 points and so on until eleventh place which is awarded 1 point. The public vote is tallied at the end of the Live Show and a ranking is determined based on those votes. Once again, this ranking assigns points based on position. With 11 contestants the system works as follows; first position is awarded 11 points, second position is awarded 10 points, third position is awarded 9 points and so on until eleventh position which is awarded 1 point. For each contestant the points earned by the Judge's ranking and points earned by the public votes are added to create a final score and the couple with the lowest combined score is eliminated.[6]

Scoring charts[edit]

Couple Place 1+2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - Quarter-Finals 11 - Semi-Finals 12 - Final
(30) 1 240 1 2 1 2 1 2
Connell & Marcella 1 25 29 25 32 33 39 28 33 6 36 34 34 37 40 39
Eden & Ash-Leigh 2 24 15 26 30 28 28 25 38 5 27 30 33 38 39 40
Zola & Tebogo 2 27 20 28 28 25 34 N/A 32 4 29 28 40 34 40 39
Vanes-Mari & Johannes 4 26 18 25 22 31 25 23 30 2 38 30 29 32
Frank & Jeanné 5 20 21 18 18 24 23 16 28 1 23 26
Liesl & Ryan 6 20 18 24 22 28 28 18 27 3
Juanita & Johan 7 21 21 24 31 35 29 22
Delron & Angelique 8 18 17 19 26 27 21
Tando & Michelle 9 17 20 23 20 21
Odessa & Dylon 10 20 21 19 19
Thembisa & Devomn 11 21 21 23
Ebenhaezer & Nombulelo 12 23 15
Red numbers indicate the lowest score for each week
Green numbers indicate the highest score for each week
     the couple eliminated that week
     the winning couple
     the runner-up couple

Average Score Chart[edit]

Rank by average Place Couple Total Points Number of Dances Average
1 1 Connell & Marcella 470 15 82.8
2 2 Zola & Tobogo 408 14 74.6
3 2 Eden & Ash-Leigh 426 15 73.9
4 7 Juanita & Johan 183 7 68
5 4 Vanes-Mari & Johannes 331 13 67.5
6 6 Liesl & Ryan 188 9 59.4
7 5 Frank & Jeanné 218 11 54.2
8 11 Thembisa & Devomn 65 3 54.2
9 8 Delron & Angelique 128 6 53.3
10 9 Tando & Michelle 101 5 50.5
11 10 Odessa & Dylon 79 4 49.4
12 12 Ebenhaezer & Nombulelo 38 2 47.5

Times and reception[edit]

The show airs on M-Net on a Sunday at 17:00 to 19:00 and the Live Results Show takes place after M-Net's flagship Investigative show Carte Blanche from 20:00 to 20:30.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dancing With The Stars SA". M-Net - It's Magic - Dancing With The Stars SA. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  2. ^ "International choreographer joins Dancing with the Stars SA!". Yahoo. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Connell Cruise Crowned Winner of Dancing with the Stars SA!". Yahoo. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Pop star Connell Cruise joins Dancing with the Stars SA". Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  5. ^ "Connell and Marcella Take the #DWTSSA Trophy!". M-Net - It's Magic - Connell and Marcella Take the #DWTSSA Trophy!. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  6. ^ "#DWTSSA: Live Voting and Same-Day Live Results". #DWTSSA: Live Voting and Same-Day Live Results. Retrieved 2018-05-22.

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