For the first time in the history of M-Net 101, the channel will announce the voting results of a reality show on the same night as its live broadcast throughout the voting season. That’s why M-Net 101 is introducing an exciting – and controlled - new voting mechanism for Dancing with the Stars SA, the brand new reality show extravaganza that will add even more razzmatazz to the channel’s Sunday night schedule from 4 February 2018 at 17:00.
Viewers will be able to vote for their favourite dancing pairs – a celebrity partnered with a professional dancer – from the start of the live show at 17:00 until 19:15 on the same night. But, in a very important twist, you will ONLY be able to cast your votes if you have registered at least thirty minutes before the live show commences. So, before 16:30 on Sunday evenings, to be exact. No new registrations will be accepted during the weekly Sunday night voting period.
The registration process is quick and easy. You just have to go online on one of the two available voting platforms – website or your mobi device – provide your telephone number and add your own password. And the good news is, once you’ve registered, you will be eligible to vote throughout the season. Then, you will also not have to wait for days to find out whether your darling dancers have made it to the next round. M-Net is adding a special Dancing with the Stars Live Results show to its Sunday night schedule, after Carte Blanche, from 20:00 to 20:30.
The Sunday night schedule change – with the live Dancing with the Stars SA extravaganza at 17:00, Carte Blanche at 19:00, the Dancing with the Stars Live Results Show at 20:00 and the Sunday night blockbuster at 20:30 – will only kick in with the third episode of the show from Sunday 18 February when the first couple will be sent home. During the first two live Sunday night broadcasts of Dancing with the Stars SA, viewers will be introduced to the dancing pairs who are planning to set the floor alight with their swirls and twirls.
“We’re encouraging viewers not to wait until the last minute to register,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “To make it easier for our viewers, pre-registration opened today (Monday 29 January) and if you get onto the all-important Dancing with the Stars SA voting roll before the first episode on Sunday 4 February at 16:30, you stand a chance to win a fabulous VIP experience to the show’s finale. So, get those fingers tapping …”
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to pre-register:
· Go to mnet.tv/dwtssavote
· Click on Register and enter your cell phone number in the international format e.g. +27731234567
· Enter your preferred password
· You will then receive an OTP (One Time Pin) via SMS.
· Type in the OTP.
· Voila, you’re registered! Now you can vote throughout the season!
More information about voting, as well as the terms and conditions for voting, is available on the mnet.tv website, under Dancing with the Stars SA.
The celebrities who will cha-cha-cha, tango, walt, and samba their way into viewers’ hearts are Mzansi’s Best TV Presenter Thembisa Mdoda, acting icon Frank Opperman, agile young actress Juanita De Villiers, former Miss SA and radio presenter Liesl Laurie, Wayde van Niekerk’s super-fit mom Odessa Swarts, nimble film and TV starlet Zola Nombona, singer-songwriter Connell Cruise, former Bafana Bafana soccer star Delron Buckley, former Springbok Thando Manana, popular actor and model Eden Classens, comedian Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, and South African netball star Vanes-Mari du Toit.
Dancing with the Stars SA, where 12 untrained local celebrities put their best foot forward with the help of highly skilled professional Latin and ballroom dancers, will start on M-Net channel 101 on Sunday 4 February 2018 at 17:00. The series is produced for M-Net by multi-award winning Rapid Blue and is sponsored by Lottostar.