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Alizée continues the tour as professional dancer

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After the last weekend, Danse avec les stars – Tour 2016 is finished with the first two cities, Marseille and Nantes. No big surprises in Nantes, the same couples ruled most of the show, even though on Saturday Priscilla Betti & Christophe Licata managed to steal the victory from Rayane Bensetti & Denitsa Ikonomova.

Alizée in Marseille during Danse avec les stars Tour 2016
Alizée & Grégoire in Marseille

Nantes was a little bit of question mark because of the injury of Tonya Kinzinger just before the first show in Marseille. The show is one couple short as Tonya cannot continue the tour. The show had again only four couple competing, even though, there are five celebrity couples dancing during the show. The fifth couple being Alizée & Grégoire Lyonnet.

Their participation brought up some debate after the shows in Marseille, because they were the only couple not to get proper introduction at the beginning of the show (normally the celebrity couples are asked to come to the stage one by one, showing their names on the big screen). Another surprise came when the voting page for the winning couple did not include them, even though just before the show they still appeared on the voting page (possibly the page didn’t get properly cleared after the last year’s tour and Alizée & Grégoire were mistakenly left there).

Tonya’s injury was a big question mark before Nantes, because one possible replacement for her would have been Alizée. However, after the two shows in Nantes, it’s now clear that Alizée continues only as a professional dancer and do not take part in the competition between the celebrities. It’s still a bit strange situation as Alizée & Grégoire are the only professional couple with their own solo dance during the show. They are more visible during the show than other professionals, which of course could be due to Alizée’s celebrity status. Looks like she was asked to take part in the show just because of that. Either way, it’s great to see her there, and to continue as is even if it had been interesting to see her compete.

The tour continues on the next weekend at Le Zénith arena in Paris, with four shows during the weekend. Alizée will be there for all the shows. Interesting enough, there are seven other celebrity couples in Paris during the weekend. The other couples takes their turns during the shows, so each so will only have four celebrity couples (plus Alizée). So, in a way, it’s a great she isn’t part of the competition as she can now do all the shows (except those four shows she has to skip for other reasons).

Just a reminder, this week marks the beginning of Les Enfoirés, also. Alizée has not said anything about her participation, but it’s rumored that she does not take part in those concerts. However, perhaps she will be seen in the audience? She’s in Paris, after all.


Reminder of the dates where Alizée & Grégoire will appear (the dates on darker background, she cannot attend):

Date Time City Country Venue
22 January 2016 20:30 Paris France Zénith de Paris
23 January 2016 15:00 Paris Zénith de Paris
23 January 2016 20:30 Paris Zénith de Paris
24 January 2016 15:00 Paris Zénith de Paris
29 January 2016 20:30 Amnéville Galaxie
30 January 2016 20:30 Strasbourg Le Zénith de Strasbourg
4 February 2016 20:00 Brussels Belgium Forest National
5 February 2016 20:30 Lille France Zénith de Lille
6 February 2016 15:00 Lille Zénith de Lille
6 February 2016 20:30 Lille Zénith de Lille
7 February 2016 15:00 Lille Zénith de Lille
12 February 2016 20:30 Bordeaux Patinoire
13 February 2016 15:00 Bordeaux Patinoire
13 February 2016 20:30 Bordeaux Patinoire
19 February 2016 20:30 Rouen Le Zénith de Rouen
20 February 2016 20:30 Rouen Le Zénith de Rouen
24 February 2016 20:30 Nice Palais Nikaïa
25 February 2016 20:30 Montpellier Park & Suites Arena
26 February 2016 20:30 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
27 February 2016 15:00 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
27 February 2016 20:30 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
28 February 2016 15:00 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
4 March 2016 20:30 Toulouse Le Zénith de Toulouse
5 March 2016 20:30 Toulouse Le Zénith de Toulouse

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