Red carpet at Cannes – VF and Vogue Italia!

Priscilla was at the Cannes film festival, and she was photographed and featured on the best dressed lists of Vanity Fair and Vogue Italia!

In Vanity Fair (some other celebrities featured were Susan Sarandon, Elle Fanning, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman)

Priscilla at Cannes

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In Vogue Italia (among others were Andie MacDowell, Coco Rocha, Charlotte Gainsburg, Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Kendall Jenner, Kristen Stewart, Eva Herzigova, Bella Hadid, Riri, Juliette Binoche, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Petra Nemcova, Adriana Lima, Uma Thurman, Amber Valletta, Julianne Moore)

At the red carpet at Cannes

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Priscilla’s dress is by French designer Christophe Guillarmé, whose dresses she has also worn before.

DALS 7

Danse avec les stars 7 started on Saturday, October 15th. Christophe is dancing with Sylvie Tellier, who is Miss France 2002.

Alizée’s husband Grégoire is back after skipping the show for 1,5 seasons. His partner is singer Camille Lou. The third couple to follow is last year’s profi dancer winner Denitsa Ikonomova and her celeb partner, reality TV winner Laurent Maistret.

In the first episode Christophe and Sylvie danced to J-Lo’s “Let’s get loud”, to which he and Priscilla danced to in last year’s semi-finale.

Dancing with my Priscilla – Finale

Bitter sweet memories

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The finale of DALS 6 aired on the 23rd* of December and was watched by 5,3 million people. It was the highest ratings of the season by 100 thousand, and one of the only two episodes that had more than five millon viewers. Every episode except the semi-finale was the night’s most watched show in France.

The show started with clips of the three finalists talking about their journey. Then it was once again time for some Fauve action, and the three other judges and two hosts joined her and the dancers on stage before all the contestants were introduced, and then the three finalists came on stage. Can you imagine, my Priscilla who was cast in the show only because one contestant became pregnant, and here she was in the finale!

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As it had been the case for most of the season, Priscilla, with the voting number 1, was the first to perform, so the song “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” started to play as her intro section started. Priscilla and Christophe sat on the stage and watched clips of their performances and reminisced. Oh, them tears.
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Their dance was quickstep. Priscilla wore a long pink dress and started by sitting on a glowing ring that was hanging from the ceiling. Before the judges gave their votes, Priscilla was shown some support by video from her family (and manager) and the French singers Patrick Fiori and Matt Pokora (who won the first season of DALS 1 and was a judge in DALS 5). They received 38 points (two tens) for artistry and 34 for technique, so 72 in total.

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The second pair up was Olivier Dion and Candice Pascal. Their dance was tango and the song Britney’s “Toxic” in a slow version sung by someone not Britney. They received almost identical points with Priscilla and Christophe, but one point lower for technique, so 71 in total.

And then it was time for the Golden Boy. Nottet and Denitsa’s dance was jazz broadway and their song “Don’t rain on my parade”. Ok he did a great pirouette series in the end. They received a perfect score so 80 in total.

The second dance was the choice of the contestant to choose from their previous performances. Priscilla chose her first dance, cha-cha-cha to “I wanna dance with somebody” by Whitney Houston. Good choice, but I would’ve liked to see Libérée from the Disney episode again, or the Dirty Dancing number with the lift.

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They received their first ten from Chris the hardass Marques, which caused Priscilla to scream. Their scores were 39 and 39 points, so 78 in total.

Before Olivier’s second performance, the profi dancers and judges performed to Mariah’s “All I want for Christmas is you”. All the judges are fabulous.

Olivier Dion chose Bollywood for his dance. Their song was “Jai Ho” (the same song Alizée performed to in DALS 4). Dion sure is ripped. They received supportive messages from Brahim Zaibat (Madonna’s former toyboy, who came in second after Alizée in DALS 4), Olivier’s family and the French singer Vianney. They received 39 and 36 points, so 75 in total.

Loïc Nottet and Denitsa danced to “Chandelier” again. Their support messages came from Jean-Paul Gaultier (Nottet looked like he didn’t know who he is), Nottet’s best friend Justine, skater Taïg Khris (who came in third in DALS 3) and Beverly Jo Scott, his coach from The Voice Belgium + some of The Voice crew (hey he got more messages than the other two!). They received another perfect score of 80 and ran to thank the judges. Oh give it a rest, will ya. (Bitter, who me?)

So then it was time to count the public’s votes. Eliminated DALS 6 contestant, pop opera singer Vincent Niclo sang “All by myself” as clips from the finalists’ performances were shown. Olivier Dion had tears in his eyes. First Loïc and Denitsa were declared safe, no surprise there. And then it was time for Priscilla and Olivier. And Priscilla was safe!

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So it was time for the last dances. Loïc Nottet and Denitsa danced freestyle to Queen’s “Don’t stop me now”. There were no scores from the judges, as this was all down to the public now. The voting numbers were changed, so Priscilla was now 2 and Nottet 1, which is a bit weird at the last minute, but whatevs.

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Priscilla’s and Christophe’s last dance was nothing short of magical. They danced to Elton John’s “Your Song”. A perfect song for a perfect dance for a perfect pair. The end.

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P.S. Loïc Nottet won.

* I tried to post this exactly six months after the finale, but I didn’t try hard enough so it was a few days late.

Dancing with my Priscilla – Week 6

Le Switch

The sixth episode of DALS 6 aired live on December 5th and was watched by 4,5 million people. It was time to switch partners! The episode started with an Nsync-inspired performance by the profi dancers. Priscilla was paired with Yann-Alrick, the partner of Youtuber Enjoyphoenix and so in turn Christophe was partnered with Enjoyphoenix.

After the intro the song “Sway” by the PCD started to play, and it was time to start Priscilla’s section. Priscilla and Yann-Alrick met in a car and both seemed to be excited to be paired up. YA was a perfect switch partner for Priscilla IMO. At times YA seemed a bit impatient with Priscilla messing up, and there was a funny scene in the extra show when Priscilla made a funny face after YA walked off the practice floor. They seemed to have great chemistry otherwise. Christophe stopped by for a visit during the rehearsals.

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In the beginning of the performance Priscilla slipped on the floor and almost fell. They probably missed a move, but it was barely noticeable – except on Yann-Alrick’s face, ha. They danced tango to “Sway”. Their dance was very sexy and one of my favorite performance in the whole season.

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Priscilla was moved to tears during the feedback and was comforted by the host Sandrine Quétier.
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Addition to the switch, the episode also had a duet dance with two couples. Priscilla lucked out for two reasons. Firstly ’cause her partner was Véronic DiCaire, who is a good dancer, and secondly ’cause their dance was super fun and the music was “Girls just wanna have fun”. You can’t go wrong with that! Also, they were dressed as college kids in mini skirts and college jackets. (Maybe later I’ll post what one other foursome wore. I don’t want to ruin this post with that ugly outfit. ;P)

When the Priscilla foursome was rehearsing, Priscilla and Véronic had to come up with some kind of moves for themselves (all contestant duos had to come up with moves for a short “solo duet”). Veronic had the idea of doing the same moves that Priscilla did in her “Tchouk Tchouk Musik” music video and performances some 12 years ago. Their dance was jive and it’s also one of my favorite performances in the whole show.
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The other two foursomes were pretty bad, as they suffered from having one weak dancer in both of them. One of the judges (the tough one) gave them 4 and 5 points, when he gave a 9 to Priscilla and Veronic.

For the first dance Priscilla and YA received 40 points, from which 8 came from the viewers. Those were the third best scores (shared with Christophe and Enjoyphoenix) after Loïc Nottet and Véronic Dicaire. For the second dance the Priscilla foursome received 47 points (10,10,9,9 + 9 from the viewers.) In comparison, the two other foursome received 32 and 34 points. Nobody went home in this episode and the following episode will be a double elimination.

Next week, no dry eye in the house, as Priscilla dances for her mother and one of the eliminated contestants breaks everyone’s heart with their exit speech.

Priscilla and Christophe in second place!

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Well, it still stings a bit and I don’t think I can ever rewatch the ending of the finale when the results were revealed and Loïc Nottet quite expectantly won DALS 6. Priscilla made it in to the top two, where the two couples danced for one last time, and then the viewers voted for the winner. In judges’ scores the margin was 10 points, in the viewers´votes it was quite a bit more, 68% – 32%. (Google translates this from the French Wikipedia: Never a candidate had won with such a gap in votes with his dolphin.)

Loïc Nottet is the youngest DALS contestant ever at 19, and maybe his age and cuteness factor explains some of his popularity, but he was also probably the best dancer out of all the contestants, and he and Denitsa Ikonomova had many of my favorite (non-Priscilla) performances in the show. So his win was well-deserved. *sniff*

P.S. Priscilla has already started to practice for Flashdance, and the DALS tour starts in two weeks!

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