What sets the GrandSlam Latin Final in Shanghai, China, apart from the rest of the top-tier competitions on the DanceSport calendar are three factors. It is the most strictly invitational competition there is, with entry reserved to the 12 top couples in the GrandSlam ranking, and is also the shortest and most compact competition for the dancers. Finally, for virtually all the participating couples it is the last competition of the year, and the fight is for the highest prize money awarded in the Series. The defending GrandSlam Champions did not make it to Shanghai. Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus of Moldova, notified WDSF and the organizers of their decision to withdraw from this year's final. With the defenders out of the competition, who will step up to take the lead in the Latin final?