This Sunday, M-Net’s highly-anticipated new reality show Dancing With The Stars South Africa will premiere. Like the international version, various celebrities are paired with dancing professionals and are thrown in the deep end where they will be judged and scored before opening the lines up for the public to cast their vote for their favourite. The celebrity with the least votes, will be eliminated.

But, there are a few things you need to know about the voting mechanism before the show premieres. Viewers will be able to vote for their favourite dancing 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.

In other news, 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. This means that the Sunday night blockbuster will only begin at 20:30 – a half hour later. But, this 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’re 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 is now open 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.

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