Monthly Archives: September 2015
|Couple||Dance||Song||Score||Leaderboard position, Saturday contestants only|
|Jay and Aliona||Cha Cha||I’ll Be There by The Four Tops||5,8,7,7=27||=2|
|Kirsty and Brendan||Waltz||Vincent by Don Mclean||4,5,6,5=20||=6|
|Jeremy and Karen||Cha Cha||September by Earth,Wind & Fire||2,6,6,5=19||8|
|Georgia and Giovanni||Jive||Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor||6,7,7,7=27||=2|
|Ainsley and Natalie||Tango||Voulez Vous by ABBA||4,5,6,5=20||=6|
|Katie and Anton||Jive||Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry||6,6,7,7=26||4|
|Iwan and Ola||Tango||Keep on Running by The Spencer Davis Group||3,5,5,4=17||9|
|Jamelia and Tristan||Waltz||Do Right Woman, Do Right Man by Aretha Franklin||4,6,6,5=21||5|
|Peter and Janette||Cha Cha||Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera||7,8,8,7=30||1|
Jay. Passable Cha Cha, but Aliona did a lot of show moves to mask lack of technique. A mid tabler.
Kirsty. Got through it but basically placed and pushed by Brendan. Managed the pivots O.K. Maybe Latin may be better for her. Inappropriate music probably didn’t help as “Vincent” isn’t really suited to a waltz.
Jeremy. This year’s underdog. What he lacks in dance skills he makes up for in attitude and gusto. Could avoid early eviction if he keeps up the performance aspect.
Georgia. Another contender. Did very well with a very fast jive.
Ainsley. Dancing a tango to a disco number would be difficult for anyone and Ainsley did a reasonable job. His energy and performance is good and should see him through the first few weeks.
Katie. Anton finally gets someone who can dance! Lovely jive by both of them!
Loads of jokes about this. Len saying Anton might now realise Strictly goes up to Christmas!, Claudia saying they all get on the bus to Blackpool and Anton says “right, it’s over then”. Anton “I just normally lift them up and chuck ’em. What’s all this (does jive steps) about?!”. His delight at getting 26 points all in one go “It normally takes weeks of accumulated numbers!”
Iwan. Could be in danger of an early exit. A bit stompy.
Jamelia. Despite saying she’s a giggler, I think she will suffer nerves more than she lets on. Struggled a bit with the technique of the waltz. She could be better at the Latin dances.
Peter. The best guy by far. Good rhythm, musicality and performance.
Dance of the night
|Kellie and Kevin||Tango||You Really Got Me by The Kinks||6,7,7,7=27||=2|
|Anthony and Oti||Jive||Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham||4,5,6,6=21||5|
|Helen and Aljaž||Waltz||With You I'm Born Again by Billy Preston and Syreeta||7,7,7,8=29||1|
|Carol and Pasha||Cha cha||Thunder In My Heart by Leo Sayer||2,5,5,4=16||6|
|Daniel and Kristina||Waltz||When Irish Eyes are Smiling by Bing Crosby||4,6,7,7=24||4|
|Anita and Gleb||Cha cha||Rather Be by Clean Bandit||6,7,7,7=27||=2|
Very strong opening dance by Kellie. One to watch.
Anthony, a rather flat footed jive, but rhythm pretty good.
Helen. A lovely waltz with great musicality. A potential finalist.
Carol. Lovely personality but sadly not a great dancer. Forgot her steps.
Daniel. Surprisingly good. The waltz tends to suit the older gents as they can look very elegant. Musicality good.
Anita. Great jive. Great rhythm, great musicality and good hip and arm action. Another potential finallist.