Strictly Come Dancing Final 2016

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What a way to showcase the fab Three finalists.

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The three finalists danced three dances:

The Couples Choice

Danny and Oti danced the Samba to ‘Magalenha’ by Sergio Mendes. It was even better than the first time they danced it. Danny has evolved into an amazing dancer and showman. 

Ore and Joanne danced the Jive to ‘Runaway Baby’ by Bruno Mars. I thought this was good the first time but it was even better this time. Ore is charismatic and charming. Loved his facial expressions. It was energetic, the kicks and flicks were sharp and precise. He can’t hide his passion for dance. Love it!

Louise and Kevin danced the Argentine Tango to ‘Tanguera’ by Sexteto Mayor. Louise portrayed the character of the dance more tonight and with more confidence. A stunning dancer.

THE JUDGES CHOICE

Danny and Oti danced the Quickstep to ‘I Won’t Dance’ by Fred Astaire

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One of my favorite dances of the series. Danny has been so consistent and strong in both the latin and ballroom dances. Brilliant!

Ore and Joanne danced the American Smooth to ‘Singin’ In The Rain’.

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I didn’t think this dance could improve on the first time but it was A mazing! 

Louise and Kevin danced the Cha Cha to ‘What A feeling’.

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Louise and Kevin’s cha cha was even more fun to watch this time. Louise was much more relaxed yet confident. 

THE STRICTLY SHOWDANCES

Danny and Oti’s Showdance to ‘Set Fire To The Rain’. 

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Danny and Oti’s showdance was a cocktail of Argentine Tango, paso and contemporary dance ,which portrayed Danny’s strictly journey. It was intense, dramatic and passionate. The perfect blend and perfectly in sync. An outstanding performance. Oti’s choreography has been mind blowing this year.

Ore and Joanne’s Showdance to ‘I Got Rhythm’.

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I just adore Joanne’s imaginative 1st class choreography. Ore certainly has got rhythm and performed with such style. It reminded me of the old hollywood films . Joanne must be so proud of Ore , from having no dance experience to 3 flawless performances tonight. Incredible!

Louise and Kevin’s Showdance to ‘One Moment In Time’. And what a moment… It was a privilege to witness Kevin’s amazing choreography which certainly did bring us into the present moment and bring out the best in Louise. A truly beautiful, elegant contemporary dance. 

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After their final three dances the overall score was:

Ore and Joanne 39 40 40 119

Louise and Kevin 38 38 40 116

Danny and Oti 36 40 40 116

It was such a close final as each couple really raised their game but…

THE STRICTLY COME DANCING WINNERS 2016 

✨ Congratulations ✨

Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton

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The standard was so high this year . Well done to all the couples and the entire strictly team that make the show so amazing. And not forgetting “It Takes Two” team also. Thank you for yet another spectacular Strictly season.

The Class of 2016 perform together for the last time. 

We also bid farewell to head judge Len Goodman. Here are Len’s best bits.

The Strictly Professional Dancers Danced A Magical Dance For Len, it brought us right back to the days of “Come Dancing”.

It was an emotional farewell 😢

Who would you like to see as head judge next year? 

If you are as sad as I am to see the end of another Strictly series😐 Do not despair Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special is on Christmas Day @ 18:45 BBC ONE 🎅🎄🎉

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Gethin Jones will be dancing a Polar express themed Quickstep with Chloe Hewitt.

Frankie Bridge will be dancing an American Smooth with Gorka Marquez to Let it Go from Frozen.

Melvin Odoom will be dancing a Charleston with Janette Manrara to a song from Elf.

Pamela Stephenson will be dancing the cha cha with Pasha Kovalev to a Love Actually song.

Ainsley Harriot will be dancing a Jive with Karen Clifton inspired from Home Alone.

Denise Lewis will be dancing with Anton Du beke to be confirmed.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog each week which has allowed me to share my passion and love of dance as well as my other interests.

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Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year . Let’s dance with life in a happy and healthy and positive way with style and grace in 2017.

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Strictly Come Dancing Grand Final

Strictly said goodbye to yet another fabulous couple in the semi-final results show.

Claudia and AJ

Claudia and AJ’s best dance this season was the quickstep, they went out on a high with that fabulous performance. It was so sad to see them leave.

Here is their Strictly Journey

 It’s the STRICTLY COME DANCING FINAL this week

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MEET THE FINALISTS 2016

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HERE IS THEIR STRICTLY JOURNEY SO FAR 

THE FINAL SONGS AND DANCES

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THE FINALISTS WILL BE PERFORMING 3 DANCES

1: A SHOWDANCE

2: THE COUPLES CHOICE

3: THE JUDGES CHOICE 

THESHOWDANCE

Danny and Oti will be dancing a Showdance to ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ by Adele

Ore and Joanne will be dancing a Showdance to ‘I Got Rhythm’ by George and Ira Gershwin

Louise and Kevin will be dancing a Showdance to ‘One Moment In Time’ by Whitney Houston

 THE COUPLES CHOICE

Danny and Oti will be dancing the Samba to ‘Magalenha’ by Sergio Mendes

Ore and Joanne will be dancing the Jive to ‘Runaway Baby’ by Bruno Mars

Louise and Kevin will be dancing the Argentine Tango to ‘Tanguera’ by Sexteto Mayor

THE JUDGES CHOICE.

We will have to wait until Saturday Night 6.40pm BBC One to find out.

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ROLL ON THE FINAL 

  Tonight @ 18:40 on BBC1

My Next Blog will be the final review revealing  Strictly Come Dancing Winner 2016 ✨

Who would you like to see lift the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Glitterball Trophy?

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Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Final Review

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They danced their hearts out for a place in the Strictly Come Dancing Final 2016. 

Each couple performed two dances in the semi-final.

Danny and Oti

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1st danceSalsa to ‘Vivir Mi’ Vida by Marc Anthony

WOW, once again Danny and Oti smashed it . The choreography was sensational. It had lifts, tricks , those hips and the armography … brilliant. They have to be in the final!

2nd danceAmerican Smooth to ‘Misty Blue’ by Dorothy Moore

This was a truly beautiful romantic dance. It’s like watching two professionals. And the trust Oti has in Danny in the lifts . Another winning performance. Technically and emotionally a class act.

Ore and Joanne 

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1st dance Quickstep to ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ by Jet

Ore was so light on his feet. He performed this dance with such strength of character and control. Joanne’s choreography each week just blows me away. She manages to bring out Ore’s personality in each routine. They make each dance a joy to watch each week. 

2nd danceArgentine Tango to ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ by Kylie Minogue

I just can’t get this dance out of my head . An intense dance. It was sharp, clean, precise and the chemistry was electric. A powerful performance. Ore came into this competition with no dance experience and look at him now. A winning combo!

Louise and Kevin

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1st danceTango to ‘Glad All Over’ by the Dave Clark Five

Louise has been really consistent throughtout the competition. This was a full on routine and Louise maintained the fast pace of the dance . Technically Louise never disappoints. A fantastic dancer.

2nd danceSamba to ‘Brazil’ by Thiago Thome

Louise really looked liked she was having fun in this dance . A fun loving performance. 

Claudia and AJ

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1st danceRumba to ‘Bleeding Love’ by Leona Lewis.

Claudia performed this Rumba with tremendous strength and control. It did lack continuous flow but Claudia  created beautiful lines. It wasn’t a passionate rumba but still a  lovely performance.  

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2nd danceQuickstep to ‘When Your Smiling’ by Andy Williams

The whole world was smiling with Claudia and AJ throughout that quickstep. It was fast paced , light, precise and energetic. This suited Claudia perfectly. This is the dance that reveals why they are called the #pocketrockets. Claudia’s best dance. Brilliant!!

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Here is the Strictly Come Dancing semi- final  Leaderboard 

ORE and JOANNE   38   39   77

DANNY and OTI  37  39  76      

LOUISE and KEVIN  37  36  73

CLAUDIA and AJ  35  38  73

Who will go through to the final and who will be sent home ? Find out 

  Strictly Come Dancing Results Show is on Sunday 7:20pm BBC One 

Who is your Strictly Winner 2016?

The excitement is building . 

THE STRICTLY COME DANCING FINAL IS ON 

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2016 @18.40 BBC ONE

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Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Final

Katya Jones and the Strictly Professional dancers wowed us with this group dance in Musical week.

We said goodbye to Judge Rinder and Oksana in Musicals Week. They were a joy to watch each week and will be sadly missed. 

Here is their Strictly Journey

It’s the week of the Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Final .

WEEK TWELVE SONGS AND DANCES 

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The remaining four couples are back in the training room .They will be performing two dances in the semi-final.

Danny and Oti will be dancing 

1st Salsa to ‘Vivir Mi’ Vida by Marc Anthony

2nd American Smooth to ‘Misty Blue’ by Dorothy Moore

Ore and Joanne will be dancing 

1st Quickstep to ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ by Jet

2nd Argentine Tango to ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ by Kylie Minogue

Louise and Kevin will be dancing 

1st Samba to ‘Brazil’ by Thiago Thome

2nd Tango to ‘Glad All Over’ by the Dave Clark Five

Claudia and AJ will be dancing 

1st Rumba to ‘Bleeding Love’ by Leona Lewis.

2nd Quickstep to ‘When Your Smiling’ by Andy Williams

Only Three Couples will make it through to the Final .

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Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Final is @18:50 BBC One Saturday 10th December

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THE OFFICIAL PHOTOS OF THE STRICTLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL COUPLES

Ainsley Harriot and Karen Clifton

Gethin Jones and Chloe Hewitt

Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara 

Frankie Bridge and Gorka Marquez 

Pamela Stephenson and Pasha Kovakev

Denise Lewis and Anton Du Beke 

See the beautiful photoss here

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WATCH THEM ON CHRISTMAS DAY @18:45 BBC One

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Strictly Come Dancing Musical Week Review

 

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Oh! what a night, we experienced dances inspired by the Musicals that totally exceeded our wildest imagination and 

What an Opening Number…

Well done Anton Du Beke and the entire Strictly team.

The fabulous Five couples danced for a place in the Semi-Final.

Danny and Oti danced a Tango to ‘One Night Only’ from Dreamgirls.

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One night only is all we can handle of Danny Mac’s intensity, passion, drive …the list goes on 😉  It was a dramatic Tango. Danny has such presence. and oozes charisma. Loved the solo section. The choreography was brilliant. Oti looked amazing as always. Will Danny and Oti get their dream and be in the semi-final. 

Ore and Joanne Danced a Foxtrot to ‘Pure Imagination’ from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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They transported us to a world of pure imagination. Ore played the character of Willy Wonka perfectly. His floor craft was good. He led  Joanne confidently throughout the dance.  A magical performance. A beautiful elegant foxtrot. 

 

Louise and Kevin danced a Quickstep to ‘The Deadwood Stage’ from Calamity Jane

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Yeehaw! Louise has evolved into an amazing dancer but more importantly a real showgirl. Her footwork was great. Loved the routine and Kevin’s choreography was brilliant. 

Claudia and Aj danced a Salsa to ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ from The Lion King

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The make up and costumes were amazing tonight. Claudia was super confident dancing the Salsa. She really took on the character of the dance. It was a high energy performance. It was fun, precise with lifts and tricks. A sensational sassy Salsa. 

Judge Rinder and Oksana danced a Samba to ‘Oh! What A Night’ from Jersey Boys

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Oh! What a night! The entertaining Judge Rinder was back and it was great to see. Oksana looked  beautiful  in red.  It was full of energy. Judge Rinder has such an enthusiasm for dance. It was a little flat footed but those hips. Always a joy to watch.Well done Judge Rinder .

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ? VOTE HERE

We got to see a 2nd Group Dance from the Strictly Professional Dancers ❤ 

Well done to the BBC Strictly team. A 1st class entertainment show, showcasing amazing talent like we have never seen before.

Thank you for reading this review.

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 Strictly Come Dancing Results Show @19:20 BBC One

Keep up to date with all things Strictly during the week on

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Mon-Fri 6.30pm Friday 6-7m on BBC Two 

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 10 Review

It’s week 10 and what an emotional journey for the Strictly Couples it has been.

Claudia and Aj danced the Argentine Tango to ‘Cry Me A River’ by Justin Timberlake

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Claudia came out confident, self assured and showed off her prowess from the moment the music began. Her balance, control and  strength in the lifts was outstanding.  She really played the character well. They really have grown  from strength to strength each week as a team. 

Danny and  Oti danced the Samba to ‘Magalenha’ by Sergio Mendes

I must admit I got distracted by Danny’s chest too 😉 But back to the dancing 😀 It was a full on sexy Samba with a trubal vibe. The music and the choreography was incredible. Danny was born to dance and luckily we get to see him perform with an amazing partner this year on Strictly. That hip action …They deserved their score of  40!!!

Ed and Katya danced the Tango to ‘I Can’t Get No’ Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones

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Ed Balls was picture perfect as a male model for his photo shoot. His pout was on point. Loved the rose between the teeth, perfect for Tango. I just adore Katya’s imaginative routines. His topline needs improving. He needs to close his thumb when it is placed on Katya’s back in hold. It was a bit stompy.Not his best dance but Ed comes out each week and gives it a go. Well done Ed.

Judge Rinder and Oksana danced the Rumba to ‘Lean On Me’ by Bill Withers

I loved the concept of the dance. Oksana and Judge Rinder have a beautiful partnership. I don’t think it was Judge Rinder’s best dance but still a lovely performance. Judge Rider is loving every moment on Strictly and it shows when he performs. Well done. 

Louise and Kevin danced the Waltz to ‘At This Moment’ by Michael Buble

Kevin Clifton manages to almost bring me to tears with his breathtaking choreography. The dance was executed with such finesse. Louise is technically an amazing dancer. A romantic, graceful and  elegant performance. Aesthetically a beautiful couple to watch.

Ore and Joanne danced the Paso Doble to ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ by Lorde

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Ore and Joanne could rule the world with this powerful Paso. It was such a unique and original approach to a paso. Joanne is a genius with her choreography. Ore played the character very well , his lines were clean and sharp. A powerful performance. 

Then the 6 couples danced in the 

The CHA CHA Challenge

The judges gave

LOUISE AND KEVIN 1st

DANNY AND OTI   2nd

ORE AND JOANNE  3rd

CLAUDIA AND AJ   4th

JUDGE RINDER AND OKSANA 5th

ED AND KATYA     6th

When all the couples were on the dance floor at the same time , it was easier to see who really stands out at this stage of the competition.

THE STRICTLY SCOREBOARD AFTER WEEK TEN

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Strictly Come Dancing Results Show is on Sunday 7.20pm BBC ONE

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Strictly Come Dancing – Blackpool Week Review

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 What an Sensational Opening Number , that took us right back to the 1930’s & 40’s . Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Inspired.

Here is how the celebrities were feeling about dancing in Blackpool

 CLAUDIA AND AJ DANCED THE JIVE TO ‘HEY MICKEY’ BY TONY BASIL

A jam packed jive full of kicks, flicks, spins and sensational lifts. A brilliant routine with a fun element.  Shake your pom poms for Claudia and AJ. 

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DANNY AND OTI DANCED THE  CHARLESTON TO ‘PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ’ BY GREGORY PORTER

Danny and Oti could have walked right off a stage in broadway with this performance. Danny really got the character of the dance. It was like watching two professionals.  Now that’s what I call Showbiz !!!

ED AND KATYA DANCED THE JIVE TO ‘GREAT BALLS OF FIRE’ BY JERRY LEE LEWIS

Goodness Gracious Ed balls of fire! Loved Ed’s quiff and teal suit. His timing was very good. He is progressing each week. This man is to be admired and Katya’s amazing choreography brings out the best in Ed. Ed ball’s rocked Blackpool .

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GREG AND NATALIE DANCED THE QUICKSTEP TO ‘HAND JIVE’ BY SHA NA NA 

You were born to Quickstep Greg Rutherford. Your best dance yet. Loved the song. His frame was very good.  It was a fun, energetic dance and Greg really looked like he was enjoying it. Natalie’s creative choreography never disappoints. 

JUDGE RINDER AND OKSANA DANCED THE SALSA TO ‘SPICE UP YOUR LIFE’ BY THE SPICE GIRLS

I don’t know about you but this certainly spiced up my Saturday night. The energy, passion and those hips. A Spicy Salsa! 

LOUISE AND KEVIN DANCED THE PASO DOBLE TO ‘EXPLOSIVE’ BY BOND

The costumes were amazing . Louise and Kevin exploded onto our screens with a fiery, passionate paso. A confident, strong and powerful performance. Louise is going from strength to strength. 

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ORE AND JOANNE DANCED THE VIENNESE WALTZ TO ‘THAT’S LIFE’ BY FRANK

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What a spectacular evening of dance and entertainment. Let us not forget the amazing pro dancers that performed with and in each couples dance. They were all amazing .

Here’s how the Strictly Scoreboard looked after Blackpool 

DANNY & OTI        40

ORE & JOANNE       38

LOUISE & KEVIN    38

CLAUDIA & AJ         36

JUDGE RINDER & OKSANA   33

GREG & NATALIE         32   

ED & KATYA                23

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ? vote here

Strictly Come Dancing Results Show is on Sunday 7.15pm BBC One

Thank you so much for reading this review, I do hope you enjoyed it . I would love to hear your views on Strictly 2016.

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THE STRICTLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL LINE UP HAS BEEN REVEALED

Ainsley Harriot and Karen Clifton

Gethin Jones and Chloe Hewitt

Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara 

Frankie Bridge and Gorka Marquez 

Pamela Stephenson and Pasha Kovakev

Denise Lewis and Anton Du Beke 

WATCH THEM ON CHRISTMAS DAY 2016 

Keep up to date with all thing’s Strictly on

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Strictly Come Dancing – Blackpool Week

What a beautiful pro group dance in week 8

The Love Story of Basil and Madge

 We said goodbye to Daisy and Aljaz in week 8. Daisy lit up the dancefloor each week with her beautifull smile and her natural dance ability and will be dearly missed. 

Here is their Strictly Journey

IT’S WEEK NINE – BLACKPOOL WEEK

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The remaining seven couples are back in the training room. Here are the

BLACKPOOL WEEK SONGS AND DANCES

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 Claudia and AJ will be dancing the Jive to ‘Hey Mickey’ by Tony Basil

Danny and Oti will be dancing the  Charleston to ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ by Gregory Porter

Ed and Katya will be dancing the Jive to ‘Great Balls of Fire’ by Jerry Lee Lewis

Greg and Natalie will be dancing the Quickstep to ‘Hand Jive ‘ Sha Na Na 

Judge Rinder and Oksana will be dancing the Salsa to ‘Spice Up Your Life’ by the Spice Girls 

Louise and Kevin will be dancing the Paso Doble to ‘Explosive’ by Bond

Ore and Joanne will be dancing the Viennese Waltz to ‘That’s Life ‘ by Frank Sinatra

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE? VOTE HERE

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The Blackpool Group Dance Rehearsals

This will get you in the mood for Blackpool Group dance 2015

Strictly Come Dancing is back Saturday BBC One 18.55

Strictly Results Show Sunday BBC One 19.15

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 8 Review

The eight couples performed for their chance to dance in the Tower Ballroom in  Blackpool next week. 

Claudia and Aj danced the Viennese Waltz to ‘Breakaway’ by Kelly Clarkson

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What a beautiful and graceful Viennese Waltz. They are adorable to watch. The musicality and choreography was heart stirring. A beautiful love story. 

Daisy and Aljaz danced the Salsa to ‘Groove is in the heart’ by Deee-Lite

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They were in the groove tonight . It was another full on routine . The lifts were great. Loved the retro 70’s theme. I don’t think it was Daisy’s best dance but Daisy is still an excellent dancer .

Danny and Oti danced the Argentine Tango to ‘I heard it through the grapevine’ by  Marvin Gaye

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Honey Honey I know… I would not be letting Danny go anywhere after that Argentine Tango. The chemistry between Oti and Danny was electrifying. The routine was clean and precise.  This couple have to be in Blackpool but more importantly in the FINAL!!!

Ed and Katya danced the Salsa to ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy

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Katya’s choreography never disappoints each week, it just gets better. So imaginative. The lifts were just as terifying to watch as the last time . It was full of energy and surprising moments. The audience absolutely loved it. But has Ed abd Katya done enough to secure their place in Blackpool ? I do believe so 😀

Greg and Natalie danced the Paso Doble to ‘Tamacun’ by Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Loved the Spanish theme of this dance with Natalie as the flamenco dancer. Greg was so much more confident  this week. He really got into the character of the dance and  put everything into it. He had the shaping. A powerful paso!

Judge Rinder and Oksana danced the Foxtrot to ‘You make me feel so young’ by Harry Connick Jr

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You make me feel so full of joy , when I watch you Judge Rinder. It is easy to see how much dancing means to him and what it would mean to dance in Blackpool. His timing was good . He glided effortlessly accross the floor with such style . A great performance. 

Louise and Kevin danced the American Smooth  to ‘Big Spender’ by Shirley Bassey

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I would watch this again and again. It had glitz and glamour, what Strictly is all about. Louise looked in her element throughout this dance. It brought out her sassy side . A brilliant performance . A real show stopper!

Ore and Joanne danced the Rumba to ‘Ordinary People’ by John Legend

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Such a sensual dance from Ore and Joanne. It was performed with so much tenderness .  Ore’s timing was perfect in such a technically difficult dance. His arms were gorgeous. Ore is a beautiful dancer and a beautiful dance. Almost brought me to tears. 

Here’s how the leader board looks after week 8

  1. DANNY AND OTI 38
  2. LOUISE AND KEVIN 37
  3. CLAUDIA AND AJ 36
  4. ORE AND JOANNE 35
  5. JUDGE RINDER AND OKSANA 33
  6. DAISY AND ALJAZ 31
  7. GREG AND NATALIE 31
  8. ED AND KATYA 25

Strictly ComeDancing Results Show is on Sunday BBC ONE 7.15pm 

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Monday-Thursday 6.30pm BBC Two & Friday 6-7pm 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE? VOTE HERE

THE STRICTLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL LINE UP HAS BEEN REVEALED

Ainsley Harriot and Karen Clifton

Gethin Jones and Chloe Hewitt

Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara 

Frankie Bridge and Gorka Marquez 

Pamela Stephenson and Pasha Kovakev

Denise Lewis and Anton Du Beke 

WATCH THEM ON CHRISTMAS DAY 2016 

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 7 Review

The Strictly Celebs are at the Halfway Point…

Claudia and AJ danced the Paso Doble to ‘Shut Up And Dance’ by Walk The Moon

A powerful Paso from the #pocketrockets Claudia and AJ. Claudia’s shaping was very good. Having such a strong core is Claudia’s secret weapon. It really is the foundation for all the dances.

Daisy and Aljaz danced the Viennese Waltz to ‘Daisy Bell’ by Harry Dacre

A dreamy Viennese Waltz from Daisy and Aljaz. The song was high-spirited. Loved the little quirks  Aljaz puts into the choreography. Just delightful.

Danny and Oti danced the Jive to ‘Long Tall Sally’ by Little Richard

Did you have some fun watching Danny and Oti’s Jive, I know I did. His  kicks and flicks were sharp.  It had plenty of bounce action. A jam packed Jive.  Danny Mac is Back!!! Woo Hoo 😀

Ed and Katya danced the Quickstep to ‘Help!’ by The Beatles

 Ed frame while travelling across the dancefloor in hold with Katya during the Quickstep was impressive. He was light on his feet.  Each week he comes out and performs with real enthusiasm for the dance. Katya selects choreography that allows Ed’s personality to shine. Ed has improved.

Greg and Natalie danced the Viennese Waltz to ‘You Don’t Own Me’ by Grace

Greg looks much more comfortable doing ballroom. The choreography was incredible. The chemistry was captivating between Greg an Natalie. He really owned this dance. 

Judge Rinder and Oksana will be dancing the Quickstep to the Chantz Powell version of ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’ (If it ain’t got that swing)

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got Judge Rinder and Oksana in Strictly next week . They are such a joy to watch and it obvious to see that Robert has fallen in love with dancing. It was a fast and full on quickstep . Judge Rinder still managed to smile . Loved it!

 

Laura and Giovanni danced the Samba to ‘Bamboleo’ by The Gipsy Kings

Louise and Kevin danced the Argentine Tango to ‘Tanguero’ by  Sexteto Mayo

The passion and intensity throughout the dance. Louise really did well with the ganchos. This was the first night I felt a connection between  Kevin and Louise, which you really need for this dance. Kevin’s choreography was amazing.

Ore and Joanne danced the Salsa to ‘Turn The Beat Around’ by Vicky Sue Robinson 

 Ore was on the beat and had everyone on their feet for this dance. The lifts were great. It was full of energy and vitality. Loved the armography and the shimmy’s . Ore’s timing was excellent and oozes charisma. A sensational Salsa!

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