John Lundvik Luca Hanni Let's Dance 2020

Sweden’s John Lundvik and Switzerland’s Luca Hänni finished fifth and fourth respectively at Eurovision 2019. And after Tel Aviv our stars have certainly proven that they aren’t meant to stop dazzling.

Both the heartthrobs have just completed stints on the Swedish and German versions of Let’s Dance 2020 (Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing With The Stars). John managed to snatch the winner’s trophy, while Luca finished a solid third. Let’s take a look.

John Lundvik on Sweden’s Let’s Dance

After storming to victory at Melodifestivalen 2019 with “Too Late For Love”, John proved to us yet again that he is indeed a winner. On Friday last, 29 May, the artist took home the Let’s Dance 2020 crown with professional dancer Linn Hegdal after a dramatic final against actor Sussie Eriksson and dancer Calle Sterner.

Despite being in the bottom three in week one, John showed massive progress and swept the judges off their feet, ending the season with a perfect score on both of his dances.

The finale featured three dances for each of the two pairs. In dance one, the finalists’ professional dance partners would choose a style that allowed the participants to showcase their best selves and literally put their best foot forward. Sussie Eriksson and Calle Sterner wowed the judges with an American smooth that resulted in triple tens.

John and Linn gave a tough fight. They opened with a jive, which is, according to John, – “The most fun dance”. This resulted in the following statement from the juror Tony Irving: “When we started the season you were the last I tipped to the final. But this was completely unexpected.”

The contest ended with participants offering their own show number, a free interpretation in any style and with any music. John decided to go with “Too Late For Love”, his winning entry from Melodifestivalen. What followed can only be described as never-before-seen choreography that ended with a one-handed lift.

“I started by singing, and then a rhumba, then, when you are tired, Linn will be up in the air in a live broadcast final. It is “do or die”. But when she was up there in the air. . . Yes, we did”, says Lundvik.

Luca Hänni on Germany’s Let’s Dance

Luca got us “Dirty Dancing” alright at Eurovision 2019 and finished fourth, delivering the best Swiss result in over a decade. Cut to the German version of Let’s Dance 2020.

Luca impressed the judges with scintillating performances over the weeks. He finished third in the 22 May final, one up from his Eurovision result. He nonetheless won the hearts of many fans.

The Swiss popstar, along with his partner Christina Luft, displayed a steady graph with all his scores hitting above 20. The judges gave near-perfect scores each time the pair rocked the dance floor.

Who knew Luca could samba to the Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive” or quickstep to the famous F.R.I.E.N.D.S theme tune — the Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You”.

He surely has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent even before he takes off that shirt. And once he does, there’s tens, tens, tens across the board.

The finale witnessed a rocky start with the pair scoring 27 in the first two performances but ended with a rocking 30. The winning duo of Lili Paul-Roncalli and Massimo Sinatoili lifted the ice cream shoe trophy with a perfect score in all of their performances.

Luca thanked his fans for their support during his time in the competition, and everyone who made it possible. His translated message reads:

“What a Let’s Dance final 💯🕺💃 We gave everything… with all the excitement, the first two dances didn’t quite succeed as desired…

As much as I would have wished to get the Lets Dance Cup not only for me but also for you my loyal fans and of course for my dance partner Christina Luft 🙏🥰

These 3 months in cologne showed me once again what amazing fans I have!!

You carried me/us from show to show with your insane support 😍💯

Your positive feedback has always motivated me and gave me a lot of strength to make it to the final – thank you all from the bottom of my heart ❤️🤗😘

❤️ Thank you for everything ❤️

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Was für ein @letsdance Finale??? Wir haben alles gegeben… vor lauter Aufregung sind die zwei ersten Tänze leider nicht ganz nach Wunsch gelungen.. So sehr hätte ich mir gewünscht, nicht nur für mich, sondern auch für euch meine treuen Fans und natürlich für meine Tanzpartnerin @christinaluft den Lets Dance Pokal zu holen?? Diese 3 Monate in Köln haben mir einmal mehr gezeigt, was für tolle Fans ich habe!! Ihr habt mich/uns mit eurer wahnsinns Unterstützung von Show zu Show getragen?? Eure positiven Feedbacks haben mich immer mega motiviert und viel Kraft gegeben, es bis ins Finale zu schaffen – ich danke euch allen von ganzem Herzen???? Herzlichen Dank auch an @seapointproductions und @rtl.tv für diese wunderschöne und sympathische Zusammenarbeit, es war mir eine sehr grosse Freude!???? ??Merciiiiiii für alles??

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What do you think of John and Luca’s dancing successes? Did you watch any of their dances? Which was your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

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MALTESER
MALTESER
1 month ago

God is yet to create an attention seeker as big as John Lundvik. Seriously, this guy orgasms when he sees a camera.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Respect to Wiwibloggs for not posting anything today btw. Solidarity matters.

Ermin
Ermin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

What happened today
If it,s about George Floyd I guess there will be no article very long time

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ermin

Many pop culture websites and social media feeds went black today as a form of protest. Not forever, just to make a point for a day. Donate though! And keep staying aware!

Ermin
Ermin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

After Trump was taken into a bunker, he felt humiliated and there,s no turning point now. I see no solution.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Indeed, there was the #BlackOutTuesday on June 2 and there is #Muted and #amplifymelanatedvoices until 7 June IICR, to amplify the voices of persons of colour.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I’ll join you in expressing my respect to Wiwi – tho it would have been good to post a black photo with the respective hashtag, since we sometimes get content sometimes we don’t. Btw, is Wiwi applying to #muted #amplifymelanatedvoices too?

Ermin
Ermin
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

The pink wiwibloggs word should have been black

yodenman
yodenman
1 month ago

Here in the UK the BBC have strictly come dancing and it’s huge. They haven’t cancelled it because the couples are working in quarentine together. This means they can learn the dance routines without any issues. Unfortunately the partners of each dancer aren’t happy about it because of the closeness of their working relationship. It just goes to show what you can achieve when you put some planning together.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  yodenman

I imagine some of the partners of the professional dancers/celebrities are not happy about the closeness of their working relationship at any time, let alone during a quarantine. At least now the partners can insist on a tracing app! 😛

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
1 month ago

Surely this goes against every social distancing rule?

Adrian
Adrian
1 month ago
Reply to  Tajikistan

In Sweden, colleagues are allowed to be close to each to each other. As such, the show went on 🙂 The contestants are seen as colleagues. However, no audience were there! 🙂

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Adrian

Look how well that’s worked out for Sweden, though, as compared to the other Nordic countries.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Well, when a second wave hits our neighbouring countries let’s talk how they manage that. Then they will be forced to take the same measures Sweden is taking now. Then we can talk numbers..
With the amount of Swedes that got exposed to the virus a second wave won’t hit us as much as Norway or Denmark..

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
1 month ago
Reply to  Adrian

Oh I knew about Sweden, I was mainly talking about Germany haha, should’ve made that clearer.

Nelli Turunen
Nelli Turunen
1 month ago
Reply to  Adrian

Yeah here in Germany it’s the same. The partners are allowed to work together as they only see each other during this time. Of course all other safety rules had been acquired, as no audience was in the studio or the special opening dances were without other partners 🙂

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Tajikistan

DWTS AU continued on with their current season when the cases started to pile up there. The show took many precautions for safety including having no audience in the live show.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

How have these shows been effected by the pandemic? I’m surprised they’re even on…

Adrian
Adrian
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I can just say for the swedish version. The show was planned and all that before it really spread here in Sweden. Therefore, the dancing couples wasn’t affected since they are seen as ”colleagues” and jobs are open here. However, no audience were attending. And three contestants had to drop out. One was sick, one was a senior citizen and such a risk group and one was a doctor who jumped into medicine again. It still was an entertaining season. And while it for sure is easier to win with fewer opponants, I don’t think those three would be at… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Adrian

Thanks. It still seems like a bad example, though.

Nelli
Nelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

In Germany it’s the same… They re working together therefore they don’t have to worry. Despite that, no audience was at the studio and during the impressive show openings, the professionals couldn’t change partner…. But Germany is handling the pandemic quite well however and the corona cases are getting lower every month. I have a feeling how the corona is handled in in Scandinavia ( at least in Finland as I am half Finnish too ) and I am safe to say that Germany/Sweden are doing much better than for ecample the USA. Stay safe everybody 🙂

Generic Eurovision Fan
Generic Eurovision Fan
1 month ago

We have this in Britain. In 2011, Lulu who was one of the winners in 1969 competed. She didn’t do as well, she was eliminated 4th-6th I think

Justin
Justin
1 month ago

Loïc Nottet (“Rythmn Inside”, Belgium, 2015) actually won “Danse avec les Stars” in France in 2015 and is for now considered as the best candidate in this show. He still own : – a breaking record of 68% of the public votes during the final – the best mean from all the seasons (36,82 points over 40) – the record of top notes (10/10) from the jury : 43 during his season. – a stunning performance of 160 points on 160 during the final. He also won a special evening where the best stars competed, getting 40/40 from the public… Read more »

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Justin

He choreographed Rhythm Inside himself so that doesn’t surprise me.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

“Sweden’s John Lundvik and Switzerland’s Luca Hänni finished second and fourth respectively at Eurovision 2019.”

Sweden came 5th. Italy came 2nd, with the song ‘Soldi’, by Mahmood.

Otherwise, fun article, thanks for sharing.
Well done to John!

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Sweden did come second with the jury vote, so not totally off.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe, to say Sweden “finished second at Eurovision 2019” is just factually wrong. Arguing about degrees of factual accuracy sounds slightly Trumpian, along the lines of ‘alternative facts’.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Goddamn. I will not sit here and be compared to Trump. I was just saying they might’ve misconstrued it, not that they were correct.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Well done Joe!