Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tanssi tähtien kanssa begins

The new series started with a bang when Viivi Pumpanen fell down the steps, fortunately without injury. Judge Helena Ahti-Hallberg wore a dress that hit the headlines next day in the Iltalehti. Oddly enough the Ilta-Sanomat ran the same story, but illustrated it with a close-up of Helena's face, showing nothing of the dress.

Dances were waltz and cha-cha, with no elimination this week. Top of the leader board were Jani Toivola and Jutta Helenius with 32 points. Three couples were joint bottom with 13. Finnish judges are not as generous with points as British and American ones, so this is not as bad as it may sound. The transmission was spoiled (at least on the internet) by loss of sound during Viivi Pumpanen's spot. Next week is tango and salsa. Can't wait!