On Sunday, April 8,2007 live on TV3 Latvia Lauris Reiniks became the first winner of the splendid and most popular TV show in Latvia “Dancing with the Stars” (Dejo ar Zvaigzni).
The show started on February 4th and continued for ten weeks. Each week a pair, consisting of a popular Latvian artist and a professional ballroom dancer, was voted home. Marie N, the Eurovision 2002 winner, finished third, Roberto Meloni, this year’s participant with Bonaparti.lv finished fifth. Lauris Reiniks won last night’s final together with his partner- many times champion Aleksandra Kurusova. A total of 103.000 votes were received, which is considered a record number by Latvian standards. Lauris and Aleksandra received more then 70 000 votes.
In the big final the golden couple hit the dance floor with three dances- hot and sexy Samba, romantic and sensitive Foxtrot and finally the powerful and aggressive Freestyle. Freestyle dance became historical for this show, because for the very first time during the show audience in a studio screamed and asked to repeat their freestyle. Lauris and Alexandra received maximum points from jury members for their sensational performance.
Watch Lauris and Aleksandra dancing Freestyle in the finals:
On May 16, 2007 Lauris will release his new album “Nakts Veikalā” (Night Store).