All information about the dance experts: They are the jury of the new season of “Let's Dance”.
In the new season of “Let's Dance”, 14 celebrities try their luck on the dance floor. They are judged by a three-member jury consisting of Motsi Mabuse, Joachim Llambi and Jorge González – now we introduce them in more detail.
During the 16 seasons of “Let's Dance”, an incredible 196 celebrities have already danced on the dance floor. In the 17th season, 14 more celebrities will try their luck, who want to collect points with the viewers and the jury. Since the meeting of the current jury in 2013, there have been one or two jury changes in the early years of “Let's Dance”: Katarina Witt, Michael Hull, Markus Schöffl, Ute Lemper, Isabel Edvardsson, Harald Glööckler, Peter Kraus, Maite Kelly and Roman Frieling are already at the jury table took places. For eleven years, the solid trio of Motsi Mabuse, Joachim Llambi and Jorge González have been part of the jury. We take the new season of “Let's Dance” as an opportunity to introduce you to the jury members.
Motsi Mabuse studied law in South Africa
- Name: Motshegets “Motsi” Mabuse-Voznyuk
- Date of birth: April 11, 1981
- Zodiac sign: Aries
- Place of birth: Mankwe, Bophuthatswana, South Africa
- “Let's Dance” jury: from 2011, season 4
Motsi Mabuse always had dancing in her blood and took dance lessons as a young child. But after graduation, he actually had a different goal. He wanted to take over his father's law firm and therefore started studying law at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. But Motsi did not let go of dancing. After finishing second in South Africa in Latin American dances, she decided to move to Germany at the age of 18.
But her love for dance is no accident. Motsi Mabuse comes from a family of dancers. Her sister Phemelo, three years younger, was the South African junior champion in standard and Latin dance, sister Otlile, nine years younger, also became a professional dancer, dance sports coach and sits on the British “Let's Dance”. the jury.
Motsi Mabuse started her Let's Dance career as a professional dancer
Motsi Mabuse has achieved numerous successes throughout her career. She came second in South Africa in Latin dance and reached the finals of the German Latin Dance Championships several times. He also won the German Professional Championship. Together with her husband and baby daughter, dancer Yevgenij Voznjuk's father, Motsi runs her own dance school.
After her dance success, her path eventually led her to Let's Dance. The second season featured Motsi as a professional and danced with Guildo Horn. Together they achieved the sixth place. In the third season, he danced his way to fifth place with celebrity Rolf Scheider. In the fourth season of “Let's Dance”, he traded his dancing shoes and parquet for a jury chair and a judging shovel. Motsi has stayed true to it and is a member of the “Let's Dance” jury to this day. A role it also plays with our British neighbours. Since August 2019, he has been a judge on the British original show “Strictly Come Dancing”, in which his sister Otlile also participates as a professional dancer. The show was also watched by King Charles III. like to watch. The monarch appears to be a particular fan of Mots and was even invited to his coronation.
Joachim Llambi became a jury icon from a stockbroker
- Name: Joachim Llambi
- Date of birth: July 18, 1964
- Sign Cancer
- Place of birth: Duisburg, Germany
- “Let's Dance” jury: from 2006, season 1
Joachim Llambi was born in Duisburg in 1964 to a Spanish father from Barcelona and a German mother. After graduating from high school, he trained as a banker and moved to the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange as a stockbroker in the late 1980s. Until 2012, he worked as a stockbroker at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. But Llambi found her true passion in dance. At the age of 16, she took her first dance course and in 1989 switched to professional dancers.
Together with his first wife, Sylvia Llambi, he participated in professional world and European championships and later worked as a media representative and sports manager in various dance sports associations. After a divorce in 2003, he married his current wife Ilona in 2005. The two have a daughter together. Llambi is also the stepfather of Ilona's daughter from her first marriage.
Joachim Llambi is a true veteran of Let's Dance. She has been the infamous judge on the dance show since the first season in 2006. Joachim Llamb is celebrated by fans and feared by celebrities. Because the juror is known for his harsh judgments and doesn't mince words in his judgments – and often chooses the lowest-scoring trowel.
Before “Let's Dance,” Jorge González spun through GNTM
- Name: Jorge Alexis González Madrigal Varona Vila
- Date of birth: August 11, 1967
- Astrological sign Leo
- Place of birth: Cabaiguán, Sancti Spíritus Province, Cuba
- “Let's Dance” jury: since 2013, season 6
Jorge González was born on August 11, 1967 in Cabaiguán, a city in the province of Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. At the age of 17, he left his homeland to study at Comenius University in Bratislava, then Czechoslovakia. There he obtained a master's degree in “Environmental protection – radioecology”. In parallel with her studies, she started modeling and while still a student worked as a stylist, image consultant and fashion show choreographer, working with designers such as Laura Biagiotti and Vivienne Westwood. In 2011, he took German citizenship.
After graduation, González continued her career in fashion and gained fame as a catwalk coach on the casting show “Germany's Next Top Model”. Due to his extravagant appearance and eye-catching clothing, he quickly became a prominent figure in the German media scene.
That's how it happened that Jorge found his way to the jury table in “Let's Dance”. Since 2013, Jorge has been on the jury together with Motsi Mabuse and Joachim Llambi. Fans of the dance show especially recognize her for her extravagant clothes and hairstyles and her humorous mockery of Joachim Llamb. Of course, Jorge's success among viewers did not go unnoticed even across national borders. Like Motsi, he also works as a judge in the second edition of “Let's Dance”. Since 2022, he has also provided reviews in the Slovak version.
This article “These are the judges for the new season of “Let's Dance”” is originally from BUNTE.de.