SCD 2013, Week 6, Halloween
Week six of the Strictly sequined extravaganza begins. This week we descend into the deadly ‘Horrorwood’ where the ghoulish and the gor-g-hous find their rhythm. This is week six and the stakes are higher than ever. No time for complacency, the contest is starting to seriously begin.
The glitzy hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, are joined by the spooky judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, along with our professionally realistic and somewhat shocking score in brackets below with the performances. Also joining is the exceptional live orchestra, headed by maestro Dave Arch.
The ever annoying sh*t stain that is Louis Smith was booked in the audience by the pathetic BBC after failing to listen to public opinion. Will the ghost of Jimmy Savile appear tonight?
Patrick and Anya
Man With the Hex – Atomic Fireballs
Comedy face. Into hold non eventful. Nothing movement to influence others watching. Good kicks. Capable around floor. Feels empty. Anya zombiefied and limp in story, saved by Patrick. Finally giving some funky footwork with strong oomph. Lacking star punch.
Len – Lack of body contact. Liked the speed.
Bruno – The magic spell you concocted had all the right ingredients. More content in that then you’ve ever had. Frame bit loose. Maintain the frame.
Craig – I can only but agree. Energy was phenomenal. Loved theatricality. Full of character. Timing, as always, exceptional.
Darcey – Anya, you’ve worked with Patrick’s strengths. That was fast. Well done.
Fiona and Anton
Jeepers Creepers – Al Donahue
Enacting a rigormortis scarecrow into hold Fiona found the floor with a good but timid pace. Somewhat distilled in pace but decent with leg flying lifts spinning around. Anton steps over Fiona through legs followed with a run around a leapfrog atop back. Was fun but very limp overall. Not strong enough in character and belief to just go for it.
BT– Like Halloween at Doris Day’s house. Lacked kind of fire Charleston had. Be aware of timing. When you go out of sync with Anton it really shows.
CRH – Too light and well behaved. Timing, as Bruno said was out. But, on the good side you do have a fantastic amount of swivel.
Bruce asks comments from Dave next.
DB – Darcey.
BF – It says Dave!
Bruno quips in – She looks particular butch today.
Seemingly knocked, Darcey solemnly responds – For me what you do brilliantly is you tell a story. Nice and cheeky but you are out of time. Still on your way up.
Just a minute, George.
LG – I don’t agree with these people. I thought it was a proper Charleston. I think I’m right. Well done.
6, 7, 8, 7 (6)
Get ready ladies its Big Ben time.
Ben smiles and waves.
Ben and Kristina
Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
Timid steps from full bodily exposed Ben. Wafts cap around to hide inaccuracy. Kristina pulls Ben across floor in laughable exchange. Kristina twirls around Ben on the spot. Ben moves around with Kristina on the floor. Very slow. On the spot dancing with no impact or skill. Boring and only body show off to win votes. Lame.
CRH – Got to admit I was slightly distracted. Little bit blocky and without shape.
DB – The attack, dance content much more. If you’re gonna show it off, use it. Gave me great lasting image, thank you very much.
LG – Looking at you we’ve got so much in common. Was looking for fireworks, there was none. It was an Explosion! Could have more finesse.
BT – Now were starting to guess it. With all that muscle you can outdo the Minotaur.
Ben asks to be shown and jumps up to stand behind Bruno in the man behind ass in anal position to please gay fans as well as women for votes based on lacklustre dancing. BBC continues to be full of smut. Many ‘real’ gay people in the community are upset with such tacky representation as a dirty perv lusting over any body.
Sophie and Brendan
Maneater – Hall and Oates
Marauding down the stairs come both into a spin of no real impact. On floor Bextor footing and momentum lost. Minimal action and leggy walking again while titled over Brendan’s head with a cartwheel once more which is a LIFT. Brendan loves to always break the rules. It can’t compensate for a terrible dance with no skill.
DB – Jive is high, fast energy with sharp kicks. Knees all way through are bent. Didn’t get into any sharp kicks. Let me down.
Len – Come out with more confidence and impact. So much more that could come out. Get out and attack it.
BT – Bit heavy and leggy. Wonderful sense of style. Require much more precision. Timing wasn’t always as good as usually is.
Brendan answers back once again.
6, 7, 8, 7 (2)
Natalie and Artem
Devil in Me – Natalie Duncan
Rising from the center among the mist, graceful undead Natalie glides perfectly with Vamp Artem. Excellent arm extensions. Great in hold tender and smooth effervescence. Composed, effortless, excellent footwork and armographies.
LG – Let me say that was lovely. Challenge of Viennese Waltz is to stay in hold. Feeling of an American Smooth. It was lovely.
BT – “This was magic!”
CRH – You make me sick, darling. Fab-u-lous!
DB – Expect so much from you. You never disappoint. A dream.
9, 10, 9, 10 (10)
Mark and Iveta
I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper – Sarah Brightman
Spaceman Mark descends from space to emerge from his capsule to seduce alien Iveta. In hold strong frontal focus. Working Iveta well in hold. Somewhat resigned however with Iveta circling around him. Very wait for Iveta to come to me and not in a leadership way. Great performance with strong beam up to Babylon 5.
BT – Its Astro Dave! Fun but not quite right content. I loved it but not really a Paso.
CRH -Little bit heavy, stompy. Isolation good. Rhythm fantastic.
DB – Entertainment, conviction, attack all there. Curve elbows.
LG – Houston we got a problem. Long on performance, short on technique.
BF – Is that it?
LG – Been told to be quick.
6, 6, 7, 6 (4)
Rachel and Pasha
I Put a Spell on You by Screamin’ – Jay Hawkins
As a portrait coming to life through the Strictly cobwebs Pasha guides his partner out. She could have done it herself. In hold spin around by Pasha just happy to be there. Too meek and left and right with arms and movement. Fair lifts add to feeling of dance. Trying hard but still not pushing that hidden thing inside enough to really dazzle. Too timid. Find the killer instinct.
CRH – Welcome back darling in the competition.
DB – Difference from last week. Loved it. Transformation in your top line. Point feet in lifts.
LG – You’re best dance tonight.
BT – Zombie bride has found her mojo.
7, 7, 8, 8 (6)
Ashley and Ola
Beautiful Monster – Neyo
Creepy Ola catches up with prowling Ashley mirroring sharp arm movements. Into hold very slow move around looking lost for a second. Recovers with spin around but checking place to travel to next. Trying hard sharp flicks too awkwardly. Very rushed and tentative. Good spin glide around of Ola held by Taylor hands. Decent effort, but missing some key elements.
DB –I’m really attracted to the evil Ashley. Staccato. Very nice all way through.
LG – Detail is missing. Just the small things. Get top better. Polish it up.
BT – Nightstalker takes his prey. Had menacing power to it. Now, you have to go to next stage. Polish technique.
CRH – Aggressive, dark, mysterious I really loved it, Sort, your, head out!
8, 9, 8, 8 (8)
Abbey and Aljaz
Stay – Shakespeare’s Sister
Curtain drape train broken from Abbey into Aljaz’s arms slow and tender adding to strength of dance. Little too slow to next part of routine, however. Good feet pointed down to floor on Aljaz drag. Lifted legs too high pertaining a lift. Bit too dependent on Aljaz.
For only seven weeks training you are amazing
BT – Abbey, you’re here to stay.
CRH – One word, Im-pressive.
DB – Just watch smooth transitions between each move. Chemistry, brilliant.
8, 8, 9, 9 (7)
Dave and Karen
Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Picket
Karen in the Batmobile starts being chased by Dave behind her just walking and then standing behind her. Dave sways around following Karen around the room. In hold dances on spot with nothing of interest. Extends limp arm on occasion. Fun filled joker may soon be flying off. Terrible tragedy.
BT – Listen, it was a soft show shuffle of mashed potatoes. Jive was non-existent. I have to be truthful.
CRH – Little bit like the weather. Cloudy, grey and dismal,
DB – I know you tried really hard. Get on balls of feet.
LG – Like a Cumberland sausage chasing the mustard.
4, 5, 6, 4 (1)
Susanna and Kevin
Bad Moon Rising by Creedance Clearwater Revival
After waking from the movies, making it to the floor footwork and lindy hops kept well to tone of dance. Good lift by Kevin. Strange lift of Susanna’s full frontal lady area on spin around kicks very perverse for the BBC. Average work following on floor. Nothing great, nothing bad. Ends on lift.
CRH – What I love about you is you take full advantage of freedom of expression. Really, really enjoyed it.
DB – Sweet, fun cheeky. Like a little bit more crispness in the moves.
LG – Good technique. Plenty of treats.
BT – Have you got him house trained? Totally charmed. You give so much joy to everything you do. Sidekicks absolutely wonderful.
8, 8, 9, 9 (8)
Rachel, Dave and Fiona
Results to follow…