The nearly 500 entries have been reduced to less than 200, the rounds, however, are still taking up much time. Round three, which is in progress at this very moment, started at 14:35 ... and should be completed in another 40 minutes or so.
The news of the hour is that the "stars", the top-ranked couples that do not have to dance the first two rounds, have joined in the action too. One of the reasons that the Beethoven Hall is packed at this point already.
We will not be able to provide you with results until the semi-final and final, but then we plan to be as fast as ever ... or as fast as one can be after putting in very long hours for three consecutive days. And two more are still to come.
So what's an hour, we are asking?