Strictly Come Dancing Week 3
This week on Strictly is love week. Get the tissues at the ready. Beginning was a group marriage along with vicar Craig. He didn’t dance this week, but there is still time for that one. James and Ola ended the group dance by planting a cream pie into Craig’s face on either side. Poor guy. Make up will run.
Last week he was unwell but tonight Sir Brucie is back with Tess. Also joining are the judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Also judging are us in brackets.
Abbey and Aljaz
Can’t buy me love – The Beatles
Abbey sits on the stage of Penny Lane for quite a while. Began slow. Once back into throes of routine lacked oomph in rhythm despite a good pace. Very careful. Not an easy dance coping well to hold it together but again rather bland. Lots of individuality. Less romantic with not much partnership bond in loving togetherness.
LG – Energy, enthusiasm great. Bit more swivel. Overall good job.
BT – You can work that look baby. Leg, kicks and flicks have to be sharper. You can work that darling.
CRH – Sat for an awfully long time on Penny Lane. Timing was out at beginning. Slightly laboured. Lack a little bit of attack. (Pantomime crowd begins boo’ing) It’s only my opinion.
Bruno quickly adds – The girl worked so hard…
Working hard is one thing, but being on Strictly has its requirements. Isn’t a work hard come dancing and not anything else, is it?
DB – Energy and story was lovely.
6, 7, 8, 7 (6)
Patrick and Anya
Let there be Love – Nat King Cole
Good in hold, slow working. Lots of emphasis from Anya. No strong character of Patrick coming through. Ticked few boxes but not enough to secure votes. Pleasant but empty. Why would someone vote for him over the others?
BT – A distinguished kind of love, except when you got your feet in a twist. Moments little bit restrained. Keep the flow.
CRH – Would have liked to see little bit more movement. Gaping issues. You are style.
DB – Brought panache. Neat and tidy. Take risks. Very nice. Eye contact, I liked a lot.
LG – Very difficult dance. Style with a smile. Lovely.
6, 7, 7, 7 (7)
Dave and Karen
I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) – Meat Loaf
Dave claimed this maybe his signature dance. Not very loving but regardless, is the dance he’s doing. Looked more like a Mad Scientist in a cloak than the cape he swayed. Did well but most focus was swinging a cape. A way to hide his lack of dance skill can actually highlight it further. Karen strolls in. Lost tie lost. Out of time. Karen high kick. Dave commands. Not doing much. He won’t do that. On one knee. Does that add to lift rules? Swing around of Karen was a laugh.
Dave weighs up Craig’s puzzling face. Like a bulldog eating pickles, Dave says.
Bruce – Could you put your look into words?
CRH – One word. Dreadful
DB – Didn’t follow through with the shaping.
LG – You’re the people’s champion.
BT – Beyond description.
2, 5, 5, 4 (4)
Fiona and Anton
True Love – Bing Crosby
Anton’s wearing white trousers this week. Might help if any mishaps occur. Walk around spin decent. Seemed more sombre than loving though. Graceful but lost in gaining bearings. Slightly forgettable despite good effort and graceful end.
DB – Weren’t so many nerves there. Create more ability to use your neck. Very Beautiful.
LG – You playing Snakes and Ladders. Last week down now back up the ladder.
BT – Balance is better. Losing focus, don’t do that. You can do it.
CRH – Over balanced at one stage but managed to catch up. Timing slightly out. Thought wholething extremely elegant.
Happy birthday yesterday for Fiona Bruce informs us. Forsyth then stirs crowd to sing jolly “Happy Birthday” to Fullerton in a good touch.
7, 7, 7, 7 (6)
Rachel and Pasha
When Love Takes Over – David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland
One extend move of elbow, hair straitening. Tender feet forward and back crossover. Lacking any sass on spin shimmy. Good memory of feet kicks. Over impactful on Pasha and not Rachel. Must dance not …
Sorry Rach, but its still a 6. Decent but not thrilling.
LG – occasionally u lose little bit off control.
BT – Starting to feel the tingle. Starting to use your assets to your advantage. Don’t doubt yourself.
CRH – Look of concentration was startling. Plonking your body down on all the finishes. Free arm placement much, much better.
DB – Cleaner, precise. Overall confidence, fabulous to watch.
6, 7, 7, 7 (6)
Mark and Iveta
It Must Be Love – Madness
Iveta wants to dance instead of Autograph. Graceful. Turn around of Iveta awkward by Benton. Aeroplane arms bit timid. Good extensions though. Slow and uneventful. Needs more fluidity with content implementation. Disappointing without any lifts.
BT – You can tell a story. Couple of rough passages. Watch your turns. Storytelling – perfect.
CRH – Fantastic storyteller. Really got to work on your hands. Ruining your line. The finish will give you much better points from the judges.
DB – did miss glamorous flare. Use your height, extend, travel.
LG – You capture essence of every dance. What I love, watching you, you get it.
6, 6, 7, 7 (5)
Ben and Kristina
Make you feel my love – Adele
Decent leg backs even though awkward. Good hips. Nice leg down arm out. Eye contact there but no real connection of partnership and just two people doing a dance to tick boxes.
Ben Cohen might be dreamy to many, but at some point the dream must end. Wont be long if no impact continues. Decent but limp 6.
CRH – I want to love you too my darling. Want you to dance well and you did. (Kisses Craig)
DB – I wanted to see connection and you gave it to me. Created true intensity.
BT – Nice to see a big butch bloke being gentle. Needed a bit more hips going on on occasion. Thought you showed your feminine side. (Alan Carr shown in audience, as BBC have aimed to groom him numerous times for the show as well as stereotype with ‘the gays.’)
BT – Like watching a series of erotic freezes. Whichever way you going, keep going you going well.
7, 7, 7, 7 (6)
Sophie and Brendan
All night long – Lionel Ritchie
Flimsy arms. No real oomph in movement. Basic dance on own at a nightclub for Soph. Boring.
DB – dance content fabulous. Cool party vibe. More of a carnival vibe (like to see) Brilliant isolation. Such natural timing.
LG – Lacked a bit of tone. Full of all my greatest hits. Well done.
BT – Sophisticated Samba. Did it all without breaking a sweat.
CRH – Really loved it. Cleaner finish would have been great.
Need to justify last week’s nines.
7, 8, 8, 8 (3)
Julien and Janette
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – The Blues Brothers
Oh dear, he’s doing the Jive. Suits personality, but good luck.
Strong start. Lost bit of arm movement, minor. Good work with partner. Keeping up well. For jive requirements.
LG –Really enjoyed it. Best dance to date.
BT – Played role right tonight. Full of wacky attitude. You went for it. If you stay in competition must focus on time. Energy was great.
CRH – Energy was great, little like three year old after a dance recital. Lots of energy which I loved.
DB – Certainly brought energy and love into your Jive. Crisper kick and flick. Only thing would polish your performance.
4, 5, 7, 6 (6)
Susanna and Kevin
Annie’s Song – John Denver
Good. Little lost in thought 1 minute through. Good spin around. Good technical tick of boxes but not memorable.
BT – Natural. So good to see.
CRH – Chin up, left shoulder down, darling. (Panto crowd Boo) I’m only trying to make it better for you darling.
DB – Some lovely extensions. Use your shoulders and upper body. Only in your top line. That’s it.
LG – This is love week and I’m in love with that Viennese Waltz. Lovely fluidity. Best I’ve seen tonight.
8, 9, 9, 8 (7)
Vanessa and James
Lay all your love on me – ABBA
Velvet braces on James.
Vanessa charges over and scares off the girls chatting with her man James. Pushing back strong. Into hold. Not bad. Struggling to make sharp attacks. Good through leg lift up. Throws James down. Good effort. Missing technique.
CRH – lacked little bit of attack???? Lacked a little bit of focus for me, and sharpness.
Vanessa instantly argues. “Your full of apasoo as ever.
Little tip for Vanessa. Being gobby to hide understand will not help you overall. You silence critics with talent, not senselessly arguing for no reason to gain some votes of sympathy alone. Acts like that usually leave the competition very quickly. Enormous progress to keep up with this dude. Honestly!
DB – Its not about liking the smell of your man. Keep your head away.
LG – Lot of content into that routine. Like a decaff coffee it looks okay but it lacked a bit of bite and a bit of snap.
BT – Good attitude. Messed up your footwork. You just stop driving the dance. Started well, keep going.
3, 5, 6, 6 (5)
Ashley and Ola
Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
Hip thrust of abs as Ola descends. Good wrap around. Bit too trotty. Gallopy and then thrust shaking astride. Bit slow and weak on turn around walk back. Spin around floor of Ola full body. Ends on embrace.
DB – Very nice maybe do up shirt wont be distracted.
LG – You coped well with a very difficult dance.
BT – Dreamboat from Brazil. You got your bit wrong at the corner. (Points to Ola)
CRH – Those hip rolls were absolute filth and I loved it.
8, 8, 7, 8 (6)
James and Ola have a surprise celebration of their 10th wedding anniversary. Cake brought on by pal Brendan. Craig didn’t repay the favour and stick the cake in their face.
Artem and Natalie
Love the way you lie – Eminem feat. Rihanna
Good romance on start into a swivel swing around of Gumede. Good mirroring. Leg through smooth but lift both feet to go through. Good ballet carousel let spin.
Smooth romance, without words needed.
LG – That. Was. Fab-u-lous. (Another one for the bingo card!)
BT – Beauty in perpetual motion.
CRH – Love. Love. Love.
DB – You speak with the whole of your body. Brilliant.
9, 9, 9, 9, (8)
Hilarious laugh after Artem mentions something. Did someone guff it?
Deborah and Robin
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Good keeping in hold. Kept pace around circling. Enjoying whilst concentrating. Good hop along and turns. Decent level of bounce. Gentlemanly end from dapper Robin.
BT – Dragon is turning into a butterfly. Light-footed than ever. So much better.
CRH – You put a smile on my face I really enjoyed that.
DB – It was fast and furious. Fix that frame. Fabulous.
LG – Your best to date, my lovely.
7, 7, 7, 7 (7)
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Who did well and who did not?
Natalie, Susanna, Fiona, Abbey and Patrick made impressive performances. Vanessa, Sophie, Mark and Rachel were not so good with structure all over the place conflicting the dance. The rest held stability and no stand out features.
Julien, Vanessa and Patrick.
Results to follow…