Singer Louise Peach is the winner of Let’s Dance 2009. Louise who was the youngest in the competition has been performing for six weeks a variety of Ballroom and Latin-American dance styles. In the earlier stages the judges asked for “more passion and energy”, in the later stages the judges said: “amazing”.
From Singer to Dancing Queen
Singer Louise Peach jived her way to the very top on Tuesday night to become the winner of this year’s Let’s Dance. In an extremely tight final it was between her and runner-up Dominique Martinez Lopez.
Louise and Dominique, who have become good friends since meeting on the show, waited for the winning announcement holding onto each other.
Speaking after the show Louise said: “This is so amazing, I never expected to win. Wow.” Louise who had been performing with Stephen Triay paid tribute to her dance partner: “Stephen has taught me so much, he is a fantastic partner and it’s all thanks to him”.
Their repeat performance of the Jive at the end of the night won them a standing ovation from the live audience at the Central Hall, earlier this dance had got them the only 10 in the competition when judge Keri Scott said, “I’m so glad to be able to give you this”. As she revealed the highest score possible there was a huge round of applause in the hall. The 10 was followed by 9’s making a total of 37 points. Louise also performed the Swing and a repeat performance of the Tango as her favourite dance of the series.
In what proved to be a most exciting evening there were other standing ovations. Boxer Kealen Joyce who performed a Mambo (after it was announced earlier in the night that he had been placed third) received a warm round of applause with the judges saying that he had “saved the best for last”. Dominique also had huge support with fans waving banners in the hall, her performances and energy were once again highly commended by the judges.
The Let’s Dance finals, which was televised live by GBC, also saw the couples who had been eliminated in earlier rounds take to the dance floor one more time. Sonia Golt and Norman, Guy Olivero and Margaret and Andy Counbe with Anne performed the cha-cha-cha.
There was also entertainment by Andrea Simpson (nee Martin), Janine Pons-Busto and Guy himself with some poetry recital.
More than 2,000 public votes had been cast for the finals. The telephone lines have been sponsored by Gibtelecom with all the money raised being donated to the GBC Open Day.
Let’s Dance was produced by Stage One with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
Big surprise for Louise as judge Keri Scott gives her a 10.Go Back