Strictly Results, Week 4
This week’s results are in as hostess Tess reveals which couples will dance again next week in no particular order. Safe for now is Mark and Iveta, Natalie and Artem, Deborah and Robin, Abbey and Aljaz, Ashley and Ola.
The first couple facing the dance duel is Rachel and Pasha. Shock? Maybe but it was only a matter of time. Must drive harder in transparency and deliverance instead of over concentrating on the night which can suffer awkwardness with routine.
Dancing in the Dark
Winner of The Voice UK series 2 takes to her debut performance with her first single. Partially sighted Andrea gave a smooth, evangelic start to the song with a mellow tone throughout.
Once again we peer through the lens of Len to discover all the extra missed bits from Saturdays glitzed up show. On offer this from the judges and host Claudia Winkleman were Mark and Iveta replay f slowed down voice from Mark for Len’s pleasure. Bruno added “Looked like a huge golden carp gasping for air.” Len critiques Patrick’s Cha Cha with good rhythm. Darcey discusses Ben’s lift of Kristina tossing her round like a rag doll. Craig was asked about Natalie’s cane catching capabilities. Claude moves on to Ashley’s arms. Craig and Bruno debated the stiffness. Swan Lake demo from Bruno also. Bruno and judges laughed hysterically over a gaff on Rachel’s comments as Tonioli laughed his backside off his chair.
Next batch safe is – Ben and Kristina, Sophie and Brendan, Patrick and Anya, Dave and Karen and Susanna and Kevin.
The couple facing the dance off is Julien and Janette while Fiona and Anton are safe to next week.
Belting out one of their greatest hits was “BRIT Award winners” Keane, Tess mentioned at the beginning of the programme. A good composition for the show’s surrounding and sang well once again. Oh, hang on, this is the new guy who is in one of the four seats for The Voice UK series 3. (Under filming) Did you just tweak that?
The dance off
Rachel and Pasha
Johnny Got a Boom Boom – Imelda May
Too much time focusing on the safe instead of getting into dance does impact dance. Riley had a few similar kicks and seemed to be enjoying it a little more than first time. More comfortable on the floor but should have that first time round to avoid. Her clothes didn’t help either with viewers. Not one part of them matches. Eying the glitterball may be a huge ay off if she continues this rate of play.
Julien and Janette
Spice Up Your Life – The Spice Girls
Guilty pleasure Julien works his partner well and keeps strength in his own independence on the floor. Good arms wrap around again. Working enthusiasm on the floor. Despite dance lack in parts, has one of the best partnerships in the contest which has been key to survival too.
The Judges Vote
Craig – Dance the best on the night, Rachel and Pasha.
Darcey – Both hundred times better from last night. For me, goes down to difficulty of the dance. Rachel and Pasha.
Bruno – I have to go for content, skill and storytelling. My favourite dance was from Rachel and Pasha.
Len – I would have voted exactly the same. Rachel and Pasha.
Julien thanked for his experience “Like to thank all the people who voted at home and the audience. The judges, even Craig. Had an amazing time, best experience of my life. I hope I’ve spiced up “everybody’s life up.
Janette said of her partner MacDonald “I don’t know someone who has put in most hours to make it work. As my first partner on Strictly, I’m so happy.”
Strictly’s guilty pleasure is now gone and there is no room for error from the rest of the dancing pack.
A couple more dabs have come off! Come on Strictly, go the whole hog over the series.