Dancing with my Priscilla – Week 7

“You have changed my life”

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The seventh DALS 6 episode aired on the December 12th and was watched by 4,4 million people. The theme of the episode was the contestants’ most important year. The episode started with a performance by Kendi Girac, the 19-y-o winner of the French Voice season three. Priscilla was up first. She started to talk about the most important year of her life, 2003, when she was 13 and performed at the Parisian concert hall Olympia during her first concert tour. There were pictures from Priscilla meeting Britney and Jacques Chirac. Say what?! She then talked about the period in her life when her career halted (they showed an article title “What happened to the singer Priscilla?”) and how her mother always encouraged her to continue. (This is how I understood it with my nonexistent French skills.) Christophe told her that their song would be “Si maman si” by France Gall. They started to rehearse and in one move Priscilla had to fall backwards and Christophe would catch her to symbolize her mother’s support. There were some tears already.

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Their dance was foxtrot. Priscilla wore a white long dress. At the end of the performance she started to cry and they showed her mother crying in the red room. After talking to the judges Priscilla embraced her mother and there were tears and tears and then some more tears. Annie Betti was interviewed and she thanked Christophe and that’s all I understood. And then there were some more tears. The score was 34 for aristry and 33 for technique, 67 in total.

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The second dance was a threesome. Priscilla and Christophe danced with Emmanuelle Berne, who had been eliminated in the second episode with an older gentleman. The trio’s dance was rumba and the song was “Glory Box” by Portishead. Christophe wore only jeans and the women were in lingerie teddies. Oh my. They received 37 points for both artistry and technique (10s from Fauve Hauvot), so 74 in total.

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Christophe’s wife Coralie Licata danced with another couple. One trio (one female contestant and two male dancers) danced to Britney’s “Slave for you”. It wasn’t great and the two male judges gave it 5’s for technique. Unsurprisingly the highest scores were given to Loïc Nottet’s trio, who received five 10’s and three 9’s. However the points were added together with the previous week’s scores, and Priscilla and Christope were on top with 228 points and Loïc Nottet second with 224. Veronic Dicaire was third with 219 points, ahead of Olivier Dion (202), Enjoy Phoenix (177) and Fabienne “Slave 4 U” Carat (160). The 19-year (looks 29) Kendji Girac sang again while the viewers voted. I might check out his music.

Then it was time for the results. *drum roll* It was going to be a double elimination. First, two safe contestants were announced: Priscilla and Loïc Nottet (it doesn’t sound right just to use his first name). Then out of Enjoy Phoenix and Fabienne Carat the latter was eliminated. No surprise there. Then there were two: Olivier Dion and Veronic Dicaire. Veronic Dicaire and Christian Millette, who had the third highest judges scores, were eliminated.

In the aftershow Dicaire delivered the speech of the season. She thanked the crew members who make the show possible, and then broke everyone’s hearts by thanking her partner Christian Millette with an emotional speech from which I only understood “You have changed my life”. *sniff*

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Next week Priscilla dances with a salsa champion and swings from the chandelier ceiling!