Danish singer Gitte Hænning, who represented Germany in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest, has had to leave the TV programme Let's Dance, which is the German edition of Strictly Come Dancing. Her sister sadly passed away Monday and Gitte has chosen to be with her family in Denmark in this difficult time.
Despite achieving her highest score of the series, former Eurovision Song Contest winner, Lulu, was voted off Strictly Come Dancing this evening. Her fate hung in the balance from the moment she was third from bottom on the scoreboard after the judges had given their votes on the live show yesterday.
Is Strictly Come Dancing a dancing programme or is it an entertainment programme? That is up to discussion after Kaya Brüel and her dancing partner Steen Lund was voted out of the Danish edition. He is now so angry that he has decided never to participate again and is supported by other professional dancers.
There was a suitably spooky theme to the BBC1 show tonight, as the dancers aimed to avoid the nightmare of being eliminated from the competition. Lulu looked the part as she aimed to continue her steady progress in the dancing show with risk taking partner, Brendan Cole in a Halloween special.
Saturday evening it was time for Lulu's fourth dance in the 9th season of the British Strictly Come Dancing. The 1969 Eurovision Song Contest winner had to improve if she wanted to stay much longer in the tough competition. With plenty of energy she was hoping to break a curse.
2010 Danish national finalist Kaya Brüel has so far survived 5 couples being voted out of Vild Med Dans 2011, the danish edition of Strictly Come Dancing, but nerves are high for Friday where she won't be able to dance live and risk being kicked out while she is in Germany for a theatre performance.
Last week, Eurovision winner, Lulu, won enough votes from the public on the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing to stay out of the dance-off. Tonight, she hoped to do the same when she performed her third dance on tonight’s show, which had a Broadway theme.
BBC launched their 9th series of Strictly Come Dancing Saturday evening. Among the non professionals who will be competing on dancing skills over the next few months is 1969 Eurovision Song Contest winner Lulu. Together with New Zealand dancing partner Brandan Cole she will try to beat, among others, Australian's '80's pop star Jason Donovan.