(AP) – Although she received much acclaim for her tango with two men, it danced for Auma Obama: the 41-year-old journalist and sociologist was in the quarter-finals of the RTL dance show on Friday evening. “let’s Dance” Selected by the audience. Iceland’s footballer Rurik Gislason (33) and actress Valentina Pahade (26) fought face-to-face for the top spot.
Obama studied in Germany and received a doctorate and returned to his home country Kenya in 2007 to work for the aid organization CARE. She takes care of children and young people through sports, to strengthen their self-esteem and to be able to live an independent life. In 2010, the half-sister of former US President Barack Obama (59) established her foundation.
In the tenth “Let’s Dance” episode, Obama and his dance partner Andréz Sibis first put a quickstep and then – in a trio with professional dancer Robert Beitz – a tango on the floor. Her second dance was rated much better, with the judges particularly praising Obama’s acting talent, which she showed during Tango Interlude. Obama scored 42 points for both dances. Viewers then decided in favor of boxer Simon Zachenhuber, who was actually six points behind him.
In the second dance, for which all the dance pairs brought another professional dancer into the team, ex- “Prince Charming” Nicholas Puschman was particularly confident. The dancer Catherine Menzinger joined her and her partner Vadim Gurbuzov.
The remaining four will go to the semi-finals in the coming week, in which they will have to prove their talent for improvement.