This fall’s Shall We Dance adventure is coming to an end soon. Twelve participants became three. Once again, former co-sprinter Magnus Moen (38) and TV 2 sports announcer Simon Nietzsche (29) and Siri Afflesen Ostley (37) were in the semifinals.
On Saturday night, the semi-finalists and their dance partners will battle for a generous final place with beaks and claws.
– Do you want to enjoy it
Before tonight’s semi-final match, TV 2 took the nerves of the participants, as well as thoughts about a possible victory.
– This week I’m really quiet because we did everything we could. I can’t do more than just enjoy myself and have fun. This is really my semi-finalist style, Afflesen-Ostley announces over the phone, and continues:
– I want to enjoy it and hope it’s good enough for us to secure that last place, because I really want to be there.
The 37-year-old has in recent weeks had a busy schedule with both dance training and voice recordShe says she can finally lower her shoulders somewhat.
– The figure is increasing. I was really good at doing the right things – eating, sleeping, exercising. I think this is a recipe for Saturday.
Did you feel any extra pressure towards the semi-finals?
– No, not really because now I’m comfortable working hard enough. This is all for me.
– I thought I was going to faint
– sense of responsibility
For the Hammar woman, she was not expected to be in the penultimate round of competition.
– I am a mother of two children at 37. You can not count on this in the strong field, you think, and at the same time praise the other participants.
– I was just happy to be with you from week to week. I am so happy and grateful that people voted for us, that we gained that confidence to dance and show what we can do, she continues.
And the hope of an escape with the Shall We Dance Trophy is still alive and well.
– I have to have faith, and four years after the girl won, shall we dance, so I feel a little bit about it, whether for the good girls who were in this year, shall we dance this year and the girls there – a responsibility to give my best. She says getting to the final would have been great.
proud dance partner
Like Avlesen-Østli, opponent Moan’s nerves are also in control ahead of the grand semi-final.
– Good nerves. Now, there’s only a little bit of fine-tuning and behavior left, so the steps go straight and then recharge the batteries in the evening, he tells TV2.
Furthermore, the former sports star brags about his dance partner Ewa Trela (42).
– All in all, it was a great week. I love the challenges I face every day. We did well. I really like Ewa who has been able to come up with new choreographies and keep the pressure off in week eleven.
Moan admits to TV 2 that several months of hard training at the dance center have eroded his psyche.
Mentally, it was undoubtedly a difficult period, and it was specifically about learning new things every Sunday. I used to doodling and training two things all the time with jumping and cross-country skiing, but now I have to start over every Sunday, and it was a transitional period, but it went well.
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The 38-year-old didn’t expect to end up in the top three on the dance show.
– I said yes to Shall we dance because I thought it was a great and exciting challenge, but then I also wanted to learn to dance. The fact that I was with him all the way has been a bonus and recognition, Moan shares, adding that he is grateful for the viewer’s voices and the kind reactions along the way.
– Do you believe in the last place?
– Of course I have faith. If not, I wouldn’t bother doing it. I know we have two good dancers and a very good show, and I hope we go to the final, but we’ll continue or we’ll go out with our heads held high anyway, he says.
No one could have imagined it
Nietzsche, who reached the third semi-final, sports broadcaster on TV 2, says he is happy to be almost at the top so far.
– It feels so good. It’s been a long fall and we’ve been working and working. Nietzsche says her success in the semi-finals now is quite remarkable, when Norway meets him on Good Evening at the Dance Center this week.
The sports broadcaster’s partner, Helen Spelling (25), had no hope that the 29-year-old would snatch the semi-final ticket. Nich agrees.
No one imagined it. I started and struggled to walk properly. We had a little more faith in the end, and I managed more and more. He says the learning curve has been very steep, and adds that he is happy with the job he and Spelling have put together.
Simon is afraid for his testicles: – You can’t say that on TV
The time leading up to tonight’s semi-final goes to teasing, excitement and rehearsals. When asked if the Nitsche gets on the nerves up front, the answer is no, but they often sneak in right before the show.
– Now it’s almost over – What do you think about that?
– I usually go right downstairs after something is over, so I’m afraid because I got into “everything,” he says.
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