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Shakira will launch a new dance competition show with NBC

The show will be produced by the star herself

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December 14, 2021 10:24pm

Updated: December 15, 2021 2:54pm

Shakira will star and executive produce a dance competition show with NBC. “Dancing With Myself” will be a high-spirited dance competition series that aims to find the best dancers from around the world.

“I’m excited to be a part of a dance competition that places such a high value on creative movement and how it translates into personal expression, not to mention how it contributes to a sense of community,” Shakira said in a press statement. “I’ve personally been blown away by some of the talent I’ve seen thanks to people having access to their own platforms through social media. Dance has been an incredibly potent force throughout my life, and I’m eager to show the world how transformative, empowering and fun it can be.”

Every week, a group of dancers will compete in challenges that were created by the celebrities featured in the show. In isolated pods, the contestants have to learn the routine and add their unique charm to it before performing it in front of a panel of judges. The judges will evaluate the choreographies and give feedback, but ultimately, the crowd will vote who will be the Best Dancer of the Night, according to a report by Billboard.

The show was inspired by the Latin artist’s viral TikTok dance challenge based on the choreography for “Girl Like Me,” performed with the Black Eyed Peas.

The show will be produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and Irwin Entertainment.

“Shakira is one of the most influential icons in the industry with an incredible presence and platform to inspire her devoted fanbase to incorporate dance into their lives,” said Irwin Entertainment. “The series amplifies the familiar, much-loved format with a fresh twist as it’s the first ever to leap into today’s Internet dance craze. Dancing with Myself is sure to be a universal experience that moves viewers of all ages, everywhere.”