Strictly finalist Janette Manrara on Glee alongside Alex Newell (Image: Rex Options/Fox)
Janette Manrara could also be hours away from doubtlessly reaching her first ever win on Strictly Come Dancing together with her superstar accomplice HRVY, however do you know that she beforehand starred on hit musical TV sequence Glee?
In 2013, Janette, 37, grew to become an expert dancer on Strictly, alongside her accomplice Aljaž Škorjanec, 30.
Earlier than that, Janette starred on American TV present So You Suppose You Can Dance, ending within the prime eight of the competitors in season 5 in 2009.
In between her stints on televised dance programmes, Janette took her abilities elsewhere, changing into a principal dancer on Glee, which aired from 2009 till 2015.
Janette joined the solid as a member of Vocal Adrenaline, an elite rival present choir to New Instructions, the glee membership run by Mr Schuester (Matthew Morrison).
On this clip from season three, you possibly can spot her bringing her signature pleasure to the stage, dancing to Boogie Footwear alongside Glee star Alex Newell.
Yep, that’s the ball of vitality we all know and love!
In 2012, Janette shared a tweet expressing how a lot she loved being a member of Vocal Adrenaline.
‘At all times such a great time on Glee!’ she wrote.
‘Love being part of Vocal Adrenaline! A lot Like to Alex Newell!’
Two years prior, the dancer tweeted that she was rehearsing for Glee at Paramount, saying that she was ‘one step nearer to my appearing dream’.
Janette will get her boogie footwear on throughout a Vocal Adrenaline efficiency (Image: Fox)
Over time, quite a few Glee followers have voiced their shock over recognizing Janette in musical numbers on the present.
‘Can’t consider I simply found @JManrara was in Glee!?!?! WHAT!!!!!’ one particular person wrote, to which Janette replied: ‘Cherished doing it!’
‘I’ve been rewatching Glee for a number of weeks now, and I can’t consider I’ve solely simply noticed @JManrara dancing!!!’ another person remarked.
All these years later, it’s nonetheless unimaginable to see what Janette acquired as much as earlier than her days on the Strictly dancefloor!
Tonight, Janette and HRVY are set to perform a Showdance to Brittany Murphy’s model of Boogie Wonderland, along with reprising their Jive to Religion by Stevie Marvel and their American Easy to One (Singular Sensation) from the musical A Refrain Line.
Forward of the season finale, Aljaz shared a supportive message for his spouse and her dance accomplice on Instagram, quoting the late Sir Bruce Forsyth as he informed them: ‘YOU ARE MY FAVOURITE.’
The Strictly Come Dancing closing airs tonight at 6pm on BBC One.