It’s not Skal vi danse season, but professional dancer Helene Spilling is relevant like never before. Over the weekend, we saw her become the winner of the Master of Masters theme on Friday, before dancing on stage with MGP finalist Elsie Bay on Saturday.
And Saturday’s dance number could have ended in a meltdown.
The stage is not square, as in Skal vi danse. This one had a rim in front, and there was a lot of smoke on stage. We barely saw the edge, so we were really close to her and Elsie, says the 26-year-old.
Fortunately, everything went well, Elsie Bay moved on, and now they are going to dance again at the Trondheim spektrum, where the MGP final will take place. The dream is to dance during Eurovision in Liverpool.
– He would have been completely ill. Spilling says it’s a step up from Skal vi danse.
– Just luck
But what most Norwegians currently associate with Spelling is the Masters, because around 1.2 million Norwegians sit down when former athletes compete between them.
As mentioned, Spilling wins with the theme of “accuracy,” something she says she’ll live by for a long time.
– I actually don’t know how you managed it. We’re still talking about throwing a pea pod, it was just luck, I can’t throw it, she laughs.
But she also impressed in the balance competition and was left standing at the end, which was in stark contrast to her first few weeks. The spill was at the bottom and he was rescued by retired Eisen Okparaibo.
– I had a mental breakdown after two or three days on set. First, I was really nervous because I didn’t want to go out first, and I wanted to prove that gymnastics dancers have something to do, she explains.
Then the solution was to call roommate Birgit Skarsten home, where the two live together in Oslo.
– Before I left, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to, because I didn’t get time to practice, but she was one of the people who pushed me and said it would be okay. But then things didn’t go well, so I had to call her out, Spilling says, continuing:
– She said she felt a little guilty, and called Olaf (Toft Magazine. Note) to ask him to take care of me a little.
Good afternoon, Norway met up with her roommates at the Sports Gala, and asked Skarsten what she said when Spilling called.
– Then I said: You are very kind. You know a lot. You have this under your skin. Just lower your shoulders, it’s not as dangerous as it might seem. Focus as much as possible on what you have to do, and don’t think about anything else,” says Skarsten, who won gold at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics.
– It’s very good, so it went well, the rower smiles.
Libations are full of praise to his partner.
– It’s “the woman with the wing” and “everything in life,” as the dancer says in good Norwegian.
The two “found each other” when they both participated in Skal vi danse, and now live together in Skarstein’s apartment.
– We don’t have her together, but she acts like she’s mine. We never argued, says Spelling.
Not even when one of the ladies has a man at home with her.
– There was a date between the place where it was like this: “You’re welcome here, here by the way, here’s my roommate, she’ll rest with us, her and him,” the 26-year-old laughs.
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