Same game, different perspective: presenter and podcaster Amira Pocher (30) is the new guest judge on the Austrian version of "Let's Dance" (RTL). On Friday (March 31) she will sit at the jury panel in the live show "Dancing Stars" (ORF 1) alongside the two former dance professionals Maria Santner-Angelini (36) and Balázs Ekker (46). The broadcaster announced this on Tuesday.
With her points on the scoreboard, Amira Pocher will decide which of the seven remaining "Dancing Stars" couples has to leave the popular dance show. However, the guest juror knows exactly how the prominent candidates feel. Because it wasn't that long ago that she presented herself as a dancer to such a jury. In the 15th season of "Let's Dance" (2022) she danced with Massimo Sinató (42) to the semifinals. But that's not all. As the daughter of a dance teacher, the Carinthian native was born with an affinity for dance, so to speak.
She is accordingly happy about the new job: "I was very happy about the ORF's request to be a guest judge on 'Dancing Stars'," enthuses Pocher. "I know how it feels as a candidate in such a format. It's really exciting to experience the whole thing from a different angle. I'm looking forward to the candidates, the jury and, of course, to my home country of Austria."
Amira Pocher has been married to comedian and presenter Oliver Pocher (45) since 2019. After the first joint steps into the limelight, she has long been a sought-after professional herself.