International versions of Dancing with the Stars (map correct as of February 2017)
Dancing with the Stars is the name of several international television series based on the format of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. Currently the format has been licensed to over 42 territories.
Versions have also been produced in dozens of countries across the world. As a result, the series became the world's most popular television program among all genres in 2006 and 2007, according to the magazine Television Business International, reaching the Top 10 in 17 countries.
The show pairs a number of well known celebrities with professional ballroom dancers, who each week compete by performing one or more choreographed routines that follow the prearranged theme for that particular week. The dancers are then scored by a panel of judges. Viewers are given a certain amount of time to place votes for their favorite dancers, either by telephone or (in some countries) online. The couple with the lowest combined score provided by the judges and viewers is eliminated. This process continues until there are only two or three couples left; when they have competed for the last time one couple is declared the champion and wins a trophy.
Series 1, 2010: Oni Pustina & Linda Poda
Series 2, 2011: Enver Petrovci & Loreta Bala
Series 3, 2012: Elvana Gjata & Gerdi Vaso
Series 4, 2013: Lori Hoxha & Dion Gjinika
Series 5, 2014: Tuna & Simone Pigliacelli
Series 6, 2015: Dorina Mema & Besi
Series 7, 2018: Soni Malaj & Dion Gjinika
Ilir Shaqiri (Series 1–7) Alfred Kaçinari (Series 3–7) Ema Andrea (Series 4–7) Iva Tiço (Series 1–4) Arian Çani (Series 1–2) Milaim Zeka (Series 5)
Series 1, 2006: Dina Tersago & Wim Gevaert
Series 2, 2007: Pieter Loridon & Daisy Croes
Series 3, 2008: Antony Arandia & Leila Akcelik
Series 4, 2009: Louis Talpe & Leila Akcelik
Series 5, 2012: Kevin van der Perren & Charissa van Dipte
Current Davy Brocatus (Series 1–5) Ronny Daelemans (Series 1–5) Dina Tersago (Series 5) Euvgenia Parakhina (Series 5) Former Anouchka Balsing (Series 1–4) Jan Geerts (Series 1–4)
Current Francesca Vanthielen (Series 1–present) Kürt Rogiers (Series 5–present) Former Jacques Vermeire (Series 1–4)
Series 1, 2006: Zrinka Cvitešić & Nicolas Quesnoit
Series 2, 2007: Luka Nižetić & Mirjana Žutić
Series 3, 2008: Mario Valentić & Ana Herceg
Series 4, 2009: Franka Batelić & Ištvan Varga
Series 5, 2010: Nera Stipičević & Damir Horvatinčić
Series 6, 2011: Marko Tolja & Ana Herceg
Series 7, 2012: Barbara Radulović & Robert Schubert
Series 8, 2013: Mislav Čavajda & Petra Jeričević
Series 1, 2005: Mia Lyhne & Thomas Evers Poulsen
Series 2, 2005: David Owe & Vickie Jo Ringgaard
Series 3, 2006: Christina Roslyng & Steen Lund
Series 4, 2007: Robert Hansen & Marianne Eihilt
Series 5, 2008: Joachim B. Olsen & Marianne Eihilt
Series 6, 2009: Casper Elgaard & Vickie Jo Ringgaard
Series 7, 2010: Cecilie Hother & Mads Vad
Series 8, 2011: Sophie Fjellvang-Sølling & Silas Holst
Series 9, 2012: Joakim Ingversen & Claudia Rex
Series 10, 2013: Mie Skov & Mads Vad
Series 11, 2014: Sara Maria Franch Mærkedahl & Silas Holst
Series 12, 2015: Ena Spottag & Thomas Evers Poulsen
Series 13, 2016: Sarah Mahfoud & Morten Kjeldgaard
Series 14, 2017: Sofie Lassen-Kahlke & Michael Olesen
Series 15, 2018: Current Season
Current Britt Bendixen (Series 1–present) Jens Werner (Series 1–present) Anne Laxholm (Series 1–present) Nikolaj Hübbe(Series 8–present) Former Kim Dahl (Series 1) Thomas Evers Poulsen (Series 2) Allan Tornsberg (Series 3–7)
Peter Hansen (Series 1–2) Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph (Series 1–2 & Series 4–6) Claus Elming (Series 3–present) Christine Lorentzen (Series 3) Christiane Schaumburg-Müller (Series 7–9) Sarah Grünewald (Series 10–present)
Series 1, 2006: Tomi Metsäketo & Sanna Hirvaskari
Series 2, 2007: Mariko Pajalahti & Aleksi Seppänen
Series 3, 2008: Maria Lund & Mikko Ahti
Series 4, 2009: Satu Tuomisto & Janne Talasma
Series 5, 2010: Antti Tuisku & Anna-Liisa Bergström
Series 6, 2011: Viivi Pumpanen & Matti Puro
Series 7, 2012: Krisse Salminen & Matti Puro
Series 8, 2013: Raakel Lignell & Jani Rasimus
Series 9, 2014: Pete Parkkonen & Katri Mäkinen
Series 10, 2017: Anna-Maija Tuokko & Matti Puro
Series 11, 2018: Upcoming series
Series 1, 2012: Samori Balde & Lika Labadze
Series 2, 2012: Ruska Mayashvili & Oto Poladashvili
Series 3, 2013: Keti Khatiashvili & Giorgi Barbakadze
Series 4, 2014: Mariam Kublashvili & Victor Burchuladze
Series 5, 2014: Zura Manjavidze & Mzia Orvelashvili
Series 6, 2016: Stanislav Bondarenko & Nike Keshelava
Current Gocha Chertkoev (Series 1–present) Sofo Shevardnadze (Series 3–present) Nino Sukhishvili (Series 1,3,5–present) Former Levan Uchaneishvili (Series 1) Nino Ananiashvili (Series 1) Nanuka Gorgoliani (Series 1–2) Nino Surguladze (Series 2) Ia Parulava (Series 2) Gota Kursuladze (Series 2) Marina Beridze (Series 2) Nikolay Tsiskaridze (Series 3) Otar Tatishvili (Series 3) Inga Grigorieva (Series 4) Levan Tuladze (Series 4) Guest Shorena Gachechiladze-Chertkoev Murat Yıldırım (Series 5, Week 7)
Ruska Mayashvili (Series 1) Tiko Sadunishvili (Series 2) Nanka Kalatozishvili(Series 3–present) Duta Sxirtladze (Series 3–5; in Series 6 Participate) Giorgi yifshidze (Series 4) Manika Asatiani
Series 1, 2005: Attila Czene & Petra Bánhidi
Series 2, 2006: András Csonka & Andrea Keleti
Series 3, 2008: Attila Katus & Andrea Molnár
Series 4, 2013: Csaba Vastag & Tünde Mármarosi
Series 5, 2014: Judit Rezes & György Lehoczky
Lujza Pálinkó (2005–2008) Marcell Zsámboki (2005–2008) György Böhm (2005–2008) Ilona Medveczky (2006–2008) Andrea Keleti (2013–2014) Tamás Szirtes (2013–2014) Cecília Esztergályos (2013–2014) Ákos Tihanyi (2013–2014)
Zsóka Kapócs (2005) András Stohl (2006) Nóra Ördög (2005–2008) Zoltán Bereczki (2008) András Csonka (2013–2014) Lilu (2013–2014)
Series 1, 2007: Lauris Reiniks & Aleksandra Kurusova
Series 2, 2008: Raivis Vidzis & Viola Abramova
Series 3, 2010: Ainārs Ančevskis & Ieva Kemlere
Series 4, 2015: Liene Greifāne and Viktors Haritonovs
Three and then four per week (no fixed jury)
Iveta Feldmane (Series 1–3) Valters Krauze (Series 1–4) Jana Duļevska (Series 4)
Series 1, 2006: Andra & Florin Birică
Series 2, 2006: Victor Slav & Carmen Stepan
Series 3, 2007: Cosmin Stan & Doina Ocu
Series 4, 2007: Alex Velea & Cristina Stoicescu
Series 5, 2008: Andreea Bălan & Petrişor Ruge
Series 6, 2008: Giulia Anghelescu & Andrei Ştefan
Series 7, 2009: Monica Irimia & Darius Belu
Series 8, 2009: Jean de la Craiova & Sandra Neacşu
Series 9, 2010: Cătălin Moroşanu & Magda Ciorobea
Series 10, 2010: Octavian Strunilă & Ella Dumitru
Series 11, 2011: Corina Bud & Eduard Ionuţ Vasile
Series 12, 2011: Jojo & Ionuț Tănase Series 13, 2012: Roxana Ionescu & George Boghian Series 14, 2013:
Ilinca Vandici & Răzvan Marton
Edi Stancu Former
Răzvan Mazilu Cornel Patrichi
Series 1, 2005: Maria Sittel & Vladislav Borodinov
Series 2, 2006: Anna Snatkina & Euvgeni Grigorov
Series 3, 2008: Daria Sagalova & Anton Kovalev
Series 4, 2009: Yulia Savicheva & Euvgeni Papunaishvili
Series 5, 2010: Anastasia Stockaya & Alexey Ledenev
Series 6, 2011: Tatiana Bulanova & Dimitry Lashenko
Series 7, 2012: Glukoza & Euvgeni Papunaishvili
Series 8, 2013: Yelena Podkaminskaya & Andrei Karpov
Series 9, 2015: Irina Pegova & Andrei Kozlovskiy
Series 10, 2016: Aleksandra Ursulyak & Denis
Current Nicolaj Ciskaridze (Series 2–present) Egor Druginin (Series 6–present) Yelena Chaykovskaya (Series 7–present) Oleg Menshikov (Series 8–present) Vladimir Ivanov (Series 8–present) Former Irina Viner (Series 1) Valentin Gneushev (Series 1) Vladimir Andrukin (Series 1–3) Stanislav Popov (Series 1–6) Alla Sigalova (Series 2–6) Anastasia Volochkova (Series 7)
Current Daria Spirodonova (Series 4–present) Maxim Galkin (Series 4–present) Former Anastasia Zavorotnuk (Series 1–3) Yuri Nikolaev (Series 1–3)
Series 1, 2006: Zuzana Fialová & Peter Modrovský
Series 2, 2008: Michaela Čobejová & Tomáš Surovec
Series 3, 2009: Juraj Mokrý & Katarína Štumpfová
Series 4, 2010: Nela Pocisková & Peter Modrovský
Series 5, 2011: Janka Hospodárová & Matej Chren
Series 6, 2017: Vladimír Kobielsky & Dominika Chrapeková
Petr Horáček (Series 6) Tatiana Drexler (Series 2–4, 6) Zuzana Fialová (Series 2, 6) Ján Ďurovčík (Series 1–3, 5–6) Jozef Bednárik (Series 1–5) Dagmar Hubová (Series 1, 3–4) Eva Jágerská (Series 1) Zdeněk Chlopčík (Series 4–5) Dara Rolins (Series 5)
Series 1, 2006: Zuraida Jardine & Michael Wentink
Series 2, 2006: Riann Venter & Hayley Hammond
Series 3, 2007: Hip Hop Pantsula & Hayley Bennett
Series 4, 2008: Emmanuel Castis & Lindsey Muckle
Series 5, 2008: Rob van Vuuren & Mary Martin
Series 6, 2013: Zakeeya Patel & Ryan Hammond
Season 7, 2014: Jonathan Boynton-Lee & Hayley Bennett
Season 8, 2015: Karlien van Jaarsveld & Devon Snell
Current Michael Wentink (Series 6–) Tebogo Kgobokoe (Series 6–) Samantha Peo (Series 6–) Former Dave Campbell (Series 1–5) Salome Sechele (Series 1–5) Lilian Phororo (Series 1–5) Tyrone Watkins (Series 1–5)
Current Marc Lottering (Series 6–) Pabi Moloi (Series 6–) Former Ian von Memerty (Series 1–5) Sandy Ngema (Series 1–5)
Series 1, 2005: Claudia Molina
Series 2, 2006: David Civera
Series 3, 2006: Rosa López
Series 4, 2006: Estela Giménez
Series 5, 2007: Manolo Sarriá
Series 6, 2007: Nani Gaitán
Series 7, 2009: Manuel Bandera
Series 8, 2010: Belén Esteban
Series 9, 2014: Miguel Abellán
Trần Ly Ly (Series 4–)
Chí Anh (Series 1–3, 7)
Hồng Việt (Series 7–)
Minh Hằng (Series 4–)
John Huy Trần (Series 7–) Former
Lê Hoàng (Series 1, 4)
Nguyễn Quang Dũng (Series 1–2)
Trần Tiến (Series 2)
Đức Huy (Series 2)
Quốc Bảo (Series 3)
Hồ Hoài Anh (Series 3)
Thanh Bạch (Series 1–2, 6–)
Mỹ Linh (Series 6–) Former
Nguyên Khang (Series 5)
Yến Trang (Series 5)
Thanh Vân (Series 1, 3) Đoan Trang (Series 2)
Nguyên Vũ (Series 3)
Đông Nhi (Series 4)
Lương Mạnh Hải (Series 4)
China (including Hong Kong)
The Chinese version is a co-production between mainland China's HBS and Hong Kong's TVB, under licence from the BBC. In mainland China it is aired on Hunan Television and in Hong Kong on TVB Jade. The Chinese title (simplified Chinese: 舞动奇迹; traditional Chinese: 舞動奇跡; pinyin: Wǔdòngqíjì) is difficult to translate, but could be rendered as Miracle Dancing or "Miracles of Dance Moves". The official English title is Strictly Come Dancing.
Each broadcaster provides five male and five female dancers, for a total of twenty. Pairs were determined by audience SMS votes.
The programme began airing in late 2007, in order to mark the anniversary of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong from the UK to the People's Republic of China.
The Indian version is called StarPlus. Nach Baliye and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa have similar content and presentation but there are minor differences in the concept. The celebrity dancers on Nach Baliye are real life couples, and work with an assigned choreographer. The dancers on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa have one celebrity paired with a trained dancer/choreographer. A notice at the end of the show verifies that the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is indeed a version of Dancing With The Stars.
Dancing with the Star Indonesia broadcast in March 2011 on Indosiar and hosted by Choky Sitohang & Cathy Sharon.On the 1st Series The 2nd Runner up is Hengky Kurniawan & Melissa, the 1st Runner up is Yuanita Christiani & Wawan, and the winner is Fadli & Trisna.The 2nd Series which is broadcast in October–December 2011 the 2nd Runner Up is Tya Ariestya & Yana, the 1st Runner Up is Melly "SHE" & Wawan and the winner is singer Lucky Widja & Sri
The Japanese version is called Shall We Dance? It has the same title as the 1996 movie by the same name, but it has no relation to it beyond the shared name. Due to the fact that there was already a series-special dancing program, and that many cast members from it also appeared in the new program, the Japanese version was confused with a regularly scheduled version of the series-special, rather than its own version of the TV series. This one ran from 8 April 2006, to 17 March 2007 on NTV-4.
The first Peruvian reality show based on Dancing With The Stars was
Baila con las estrellas [es] (2005–2006), hosted by Rebeca Escribens and broadcast on Panamericana Televisión (channel 5) on Saturday afternoon. The show had 2 series, then it was cancelled.
The second dancing show was Bailando por un sueño (Dancing for a Dream) in 2008, based on a Mexican reality show with the same name, broadcast on Panamericana Televisión, but produced by a different production:
GV Producciones. This show was hosted by Gisela Valcárcel and
Giancarlo Chichizola and aired every Saturday night (from June to December). The show was like Dancing With The Stars, but instead of professional dancers, there were amateur dancers. They danced every week in order to win a prize: to achieve a personal/humanitarian goal or "dream". The show had 2 series and the 4 first places of each series had the chance to dance on Reyes de la Pista.
Series 1: Carlos Alcántara, actor and stand-up comedian; and his partner Carolina Guerra. Their "dream" was a surgery to Carolina's cornea in order to remove some ulcers, otherwise she would have lost her sight.
Series 2:Marco Zunino, actor and singer; and his partner Jardena Ugaz, their "dream" was to give Jardena's mother an operation to remove some strange lumps that had appeared on her back.
The next year (2009), El Show de los sueños was shown every Saturday night (from May to December) on América Televisión (channel 4) and hosted by Gisela Valcárcel and Christian Rivero. This reality show was a dancing and singing competition, therefore, there was one star, an amateur dancer, and an amateur singer per group. They performed to achieve a personal/humanitarian goal or "dream". The 3 first places of each series, 1 fourth place of series 1 and an 8th place of series 2 selected by the judges won a chance to perform on "Reyes del Show" (Show Kings).
Series 1:Sandra Muente, singer; and her partners the Herrera Soto brothers, whose "dream" was the rebuilding of "Lord of Luren" church, located in Ica, Peru.
Series 2:Anna Carina, singer, songwriter and dancer; and her partners Carlos Suárez and Gabriela Noriega, whose "dream" was to give a surgery to Gabriela's older sister, who was a morbid obese and the recovery from chronic depression.
"Reyes del Show":
Jean Paul Strauss, singer, musician and songwriter; and his partners Katherine Mendoza and Luis Enrique Baca. They won about $560 000 in Peruvian currency.
Since 2010, El Gran Show (The Amazing Show) is broadcast on América Televisión (channel 4) every Saturday night (from May to December) and it's hosted by Gisela Valcárcel and Christian Rivero. This reality show is like "Bailando por un Sueño": 2 series and a "top performers series". This time, each amateur dancer represents a Peruvian city. besides, in this show, the pairs (the famous and the amateur dancer) were scored from 1 to 10 by standard judges and "V.I.P judges", who are 12 random people representing the Peruvian audience, they are weekly selected by lottery via website. The 3 first places from each series win a chance to dance on El Gran Show: Reyes del Show (Show Kings).
Series 2:Belén Estévez, professional dancer; and her partner Gian Frank Navarro, from Lima, Peru. Their "dream" was to treat Gian Frank's 4 year-old nephew, suffering from viral encephalitis, a disease that has ridden him with scoliosis, blindness and seizures.
"Reyes del Show": Miguel Rebosio, former soccer player; and his partner Fabianne Hayashida, from Lima, Peru. They won about $560 000 in Peruvian currency.
Raul Zuazo, actor; and his partner Dayana Calla, from Arequipa, Peru. Their "dream" was to deploy and equip a training center for homeless children.
Series 2:Jesus Neyra, actor; and his partner Lucero Clavijo, from Tacna, Peru. Their "dream" was to improve "Maria Domitila Lascombes" transitorial housing's infrastructure.
"Reyes del Show": (starts in November 5th).
The Russian TV show is called "Танцы со звёздами" ("Tantsy so zvyozdami", transliterated). The first series, which began in 2005, became extremely popular. Its second series is in progress after a long delay. The format of the show is identical to that of other countries. Each pair is composed of a famous celebrity and a professional dancer.
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The Turkish version was called
Yok Böyle Dans. Thirteen couples were participating in the competition.Lilia Kopylova was the head of the judging panel of four. Azra Akın won the competition with her partner Nikolai.
In Ukraine the show started in September 2006 on television channel 1+1 under the name "Танці з зірками" ("Tantsi z zirkamy") which stands for "Dances With The Stars". The show was hosted by Yuriy Horbunov and Tina Karol. The star contestants were paired with famous Ukrainian dancers, who had won major international competitions. The winners of the show were rewarded with the tour to the Rio Carnival, while the runners-up went to the Carnival on Cuba. The show was extremely popular with Ukrainian viewers. The show finale held on the November 26, 2006 had the TV rating of 26.83% with the share of 54.64%, meaning that a quarter of the Ukrainian population and more than half of all TV viewers at that moment watched the final. The show overall was watched by nearly 16 million Ukrainians. The pair of
Volodymyr Zelenskyi (leader of a famous Ukrainian comic troupe) and Olena Shoptenko won the main prize.
In the United States, the show is called Dancing with the Stars, which airs on ABC featuring athletes, singers, actors, and professional dancers. It is currently hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. The show is a huge hit since it debuted in 2005. The Spanish-language network Univision also has its own version in 2010 under the name Mira Quien Baila ("Look Who's Dancing"), which airs on Sunday nights with the fifth season returning in 2017. The Mirror Ball trophy is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards. In addition, ABC debuted the Juniors version of the show on October 7, 2018 with Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz as hosts.