Soul siren Nina and her dance partner Efren Ibo
(hidden) performed a freestyle jive inspired by Beyonce's hit song
"Irreplaceable." Aside from Nina, Sitti and Tuesday Vargas are expected to
compete in the finals of of Shall We Dance to be aired on December 2. Photo: Courtesy of ABC-5
second round of competition in ABC-5's Shall We Dance: The Celebrity Dance
Challenge proved to be a tough one for singers Nina, Sitti and Tuesday
Vargas as they pushed themselves to the limit to make a lasting impression.
say that the dance battle last Sunday was a tight one is an understatement. But
after the dance showdown, soul siren Nina still emerged on
top. Sitti managed to grab the second place while Tuesday dropped to the last
of the biggest compliments last Sunday came from judge Audie Gemora who told
Nina, "Malinis ka kumanta, ergo, malinis ka din sumayaw." Nina and partner
Efren Ibo were a hit on the dance floor after performing a freestyle jive
inspired by Beyonce's hit song "Irreplaceable." Judge Regine thought Nina and
Efren took their dance to another level while judge World Ballroom
Champion Ednah Ledesma
congratulated Efren for bringing out the best in Nina.
and partner Greg Dimarucut started off strong during the first leg of the
competition but they weren't able to surpass their previous performance last
Sunday. It wasn't exactly disappointing but all the judges noticed a few lapses
in their choreography. Probably they didn't practice enough to memorize their
routines, but one thing's for sure, they need to come up with an extravagant
routine in the finals to get back into the race.
who didn't get many praises during the first round, came up with a powerful performance last Sunday. Sitti's and partner Mike
Flores's very theatrical choreography of Selena's "Dreaming of You" caught
Audie by surprise that made him react, "You know what, pang theater ang dating
mo. Pag nag-cast ako ng West Side Story, may Maria na ako."
the November 18 episode of SWD, Philippine Idol finalist Raymond Sajor
was there to promote his World Vision concert this weekend. Host Lucy Torres-Gomez
then announced that Nina, Sitti and Tuesday will all be in the finals on
December 2. The pairs have at least two weeks to rehearse before the
much-awaited championship round.
Sunday, however, will be a recap episode and the start of the text-voting. So,
be sure to watch Shall We Dance on Sunday, November 25, because Lucy
will announce the voting mechanics. If you have a bet already, help her to win with your vote. One-fourth (25%) of the score will come from the text votes
while the remaining 75% will come from the three judges' scores.
surprises are lined up in this reality dance competition so don't miss Shall
We Dance: The Celebrity Dance Challenge on ABC-5 every Sunday at 9 p.m.