|Created by||Fenia Vardanis|
|Presented by||Mart Sander (2006–11)
Kristiina Heinmets-Aigro (2006)
Merle Liivak (2007)
Gerli Padar (2008)
Kaisa Oja (2010)
|Judges||Ants Tael (2006–11)
Merle Klandorf (2006–11)
Jüri Nael (2006–07; 2010-11)
Kaie Kõrb (2006–07)
Riina Suhotskaja (2008)
Märt Agu (2008)
|Country of origin||Estonia|
|No. of series||5|
|Running time||Various lengths|
|Original network||Kanal 2|
|Original release||8 October 2006
4 December 2011
Tantsud tähtedega (Estonian: Dancing With The Stars) is an Estonian television reality show airing on Kanal 2. It débuted on 8 October 2006 and it has become one of the most popular television shows in Estonia. It is originated from the British reality show Strictly Come Dancing created by BBC. The show is produced by BEC productions.
The show introduces eight Estonian celebrities paired with professional ballroom dancers who each week compete against each other in a competition to impress a panel of judges and the viewing public in order to survive potential elimination. Through a telephone poll, viewers vote for those couples who should stay. 50% of the public votes and the average score given by the panel of judges goes towards deciding who should leave. Proceeds from the voting will go to charity.
Four seasons have been produced, in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
- Merle Klandorf (2006–present) - Former professional ballroom dancer, ballroom dance teacher
- Jüri Nael (2006–2007; 2010–present) - Choreographer
- Ants Tael (2006–2010) - Ballroom dance teacher
- Kaie Kõrb (2006–2008) - Former ballerina and dance pedagogue
- Riina Suhhotskaja (2008) - Aerobics coach
- Märt Agu (2008) - Choreographer and dance pedagogue
Season one premiered in October 2006. The hosts were Mart Sander and Kristiina Heinmets-Aigro. The show was won by singer Mikk Saar and his partner Olga Kosmina. The runners-up were singer Gerli Padar and her partner Martin Parmas.
Season two premiered in October 2007. The hosts were Mart Sander and Merle Liivak. The show was won by singer Koit Toome and his partner Kerttu Tänav. The runners-up were singer Luisa Värk and her partner Martin Parmas.
Season three premiered in October 2008. The hosts were Mart Sander and a runner-up of the first season Gerli Padar. The show was won by professional bodybuilder Argo Ader and his partner Helena Liiv. The runners-up were singer Maarja-Liis Ilus and her partner Veiko Ratas.
Season four premiered on October 2010. The hosts are Mart Sander and Kaisa Oja. The winners were Liina Vahter and Mairold Millert. The runners-up were singer Ithaka Maria Rahula and Marko Kiigajaan.
Season five premiered on October 2011. The hosts are Mart Sander and Liina Randpere. The winners were actor Jan Uuspõld and his partner Aleksandra Žeregelja. The runners-up were World Figure Skating silver medallist Anna Levandi and her partner Mairold Millert.