SCD Week 7
Next week is the prestine glamour that is the Blackpool arena. All couples are so desperate to reach the heights of the sparkly tower, week seven now begins, tougher than ever.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host the week with the most at stake outside of the glitterball trophy.
Natlie Gumede was taken ill and wont dance on the show this evening. See the positive. It gives someone an opportunity to cacth up with the public.
Ben and Kristina
Jump Jive an’ Wail – Burn the Floor Orchestra
This week Ben is decisding to tick the ‘get the gays’ box again by dressing as a stereotypical sailor, which doesn’t contradict his bullying foundation one iota does it? Gay men do not like being stereotyped as one way and this is feeding back into that and labelling them as dirty gays which the community links we have to are not impressed with.
Smiley and wavey Ben on steps. Kristina lone dances. Ben then trampolines onto the floor. Feet very spaky side to side peddling. arms awful in air wafting about aimlessly. Out of ync pin with partner off somewhere else. Pair do a lift with jump at same time. Slow legs back and forth like a wheel cycle. Awkward leg over Krstina’s face showing thigh into her face. Ben chases her to ruffle her dress. Kristina shoves Ben back onto floor which is a second lift to fall down on his back. There was no pace, two lifts, weak movement, steps too rigid and sleeze appeal for women and gays. It was shambolic. It wasn’t a Jive, what-so-ever.
Len – You need to work on your feet.
Bruno – Had irresisable urge to join the navy. Bit wobbly at the bottom. Jive is alll about sharpness. Stay on your toes and sharp on feet. Otherwise, as always, very impressive.
Tess – Do you agree?
Craig – No I dont as a matter of fact. I thought best part of it was the back somersault. Too leden, too laboured as expected.
Ever predicatable Len interrupts – Thats your trouble you exepected thatand so in your mind you were gonna get it.
Craig – That is so untrue. Obvioulsy I know your carrying heavy muscles there.
Infatuated Bruno adds – Nothing wrong with that.
Craig continues – Difficult to keep up pace. Despite your best seamen efforts that is, a, failure.
Hormonal Darcey screams – I disgaree! I disagree! I disagree. (Claps ring from the audience in a glorified pantomime of the dancing show based on fancy votes and lack of skill.)
Comedy frowning sympathy vote Ben hugs gay Bruno.
Darcey finishes off – You proved us wrong. Great attack, great energy. I enjoyed it.
Kristina – OMG he’s gonna put us down…
4, 7, 8, 7 (3)
Fiona and Anton
Song 2 – Blur
Fiona working cape around waist strongly. Good arm around extentions. Keeping up well with Anton and holding her own in routine. Keeping stance and charcter well throughout. Great spin around on end with Anton for glamour girl Fiona.
The greatness of the Dave Arch Orchestra was recognised.
Bruno – I like your dark side. When you go spunky and dark and aggressive. Crnky with the skirt. Timing was actually better than his. You ket it going when something went wrong. Well done.
Craig – Thoughtyou had a good use of skirt darling. Timing precise. However do lose your neck. Pull shoulders back. Little bit indifferent. Little bit vanilla. Adequate but have to say, forgetable.
Biased Tess leaps into the comments – Darcey tell ‘im ‘es’s wrong!
Darcey – Very nice shapes of the arms. Like to see it come from the back.
Len – Element of Falmenco in there. I thought you could have given it a bit more of a firs. Bit more wow. Would have liked you to have stepped up a notch. Well done.
5, 7, 7, 7 (6)
Abbey and Aljaz
Cabaret – Liza Minelli
After the BBC have failed to invite me out of my room to the live studio (your problem, not mine) Abbey and Aljaz had strong presence but step and arms were a little flighty and sweet lacking sharp attack. Good spin around lift onto Aljaz. Good sass but run of the mill. Very ordinary and though she may be saved this wee from dance off depths, has affected her with a timid entry. Abbey gave a good performance and while we think she’ll get the votes this week, it wasn’t mesmerising and could be in the bottom two soon next week if her game isn’t raised with more going for it style than a laid back approach in the routine. That’s advice.
Craig – Stylisation. Enourmous attention to detail incredible. Did not Charleston quietly. Loud. It was proud.
Darcey – To have a hat and do all those things with it. That monkey step at the end, great. Well done Aljaz, you have made a true dancer out of Abbey.
Len – That is AA. That isnt a breakdown at all. Saty in that car, get up the M1, I’ll see you next week in Blackpool.
Bruno – Abey the it girl. Had a bossy influence. Very unsual and very exciting.
9, 9, 9, 9 (8)
Mark and Iveta
Blofeld. Iveta seduces the dark and cold chair swirling villian Benton. Good arms and effort but still ‘on the spot’ dancing. Very slow and not playing strenght to dark music. Waits for Iveta to fall into arms. Very empty and throw away, which is a shame for effort given.
Darcey – Mmm, well. Rumba is a dance of love. If only you have drove the floor as you did your wifes pussycat… Bit too bitty for me. Always create an interesting story.
Len – Got gold in your fingers bit of lead in your bum. Rumba is a very diffciult dance for men. Get balance right is tricky business.
Bruno – You tried goldfisnger, look like a fish finger darling. Characterisation spot on. Movement didn’t flow.
Craig – My point is your arms. Hands need shaping. Beautiful arms acheived gorgeously, but hand like spatulas. Concept that actually saved this dance.
Claudia looking like a condom cum femidom now.
5, 6, 7, 5 (5)
Susanna and Kevin
You Light Up My Life – Whitney Houston
While getting into back to front hold with Kevin behind Susanna leading into twirl around floor gracefully. Smooth but minimal pace. Good and strong rotations. Tidy footwork. Good pull tiptoe glide into lovely spin round end. However was a little empty in parts.
Len – You lit up this ballroom. Fabulous.
Bruno – Timeless. It was beautiful.
Craig – I could not agree more. Brought that frock to life. Hesitation moments beautifully held. I loved it.
Darcey – The boys totally right. So many turns, beautifully done. Love you to strecth a little firther the length in your legs.
9, 9, 9, 9 (8)
Dave and Karen
I’m Gonna be – The Proclaimers
Slow and uneventful star and hold in what should have been a sharp thrust together at start. Turns not sharp or interesting. Like watching a puppet moving. Slow tiny one pace steps are unforgivable disaster. Standing there as Karen jiggles shoulders. Given Strictly Myles flag to hold up. Pathetic.
Bruno – Oh Dave. It wasn’t any Tango at all. Stomping around like beast of burden. No passion. It was walked. You look like a crab.
Craig – Little rough around the edges, lets say. Very stompy.
Darcey – So much more dance content than any other dance you’ve done.
FF – (You sure about that?)
Len – Needed a bit more Irn-Bru.
4, 6, 6, 4 (1)
Natalie and Artem
Proud Mary – Ike and Tina Turner
Artem spoke to Claudia after the explaination of the bye for Natalie after she had collapsed in training. The rules were clarified considering her health. As above, it gives everyone else a chance to up their game in the contest. We wish Natalie well as did Tess and the Strictly team and professionals.
Ashley and Ola
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet
Strong arms into routine on point. Into hold for contemporary hop along movement held well. Good twirl out of Ola in hold followed with consitent movement around floor. Feet bit careful. Bit timid clicking heels together after. Strong speed towards end jump up on Judges table, collapsing on their slab.
Darcey – Origins come from Jazz era of 1920s. Consistent all the way through. improvement int he angle of your head and top line.
Len – Kept your energy up throughout the dance. Taylor Made.
Bruno – A bit of spit and polish and the sparks are flying. Contorol all over. Your frame was better, Footwork and Timing better.
Craig – Frame and posture is fixing, now have to fix all the gapping. Fantastic energy. Occasionaly took your footwork into your upper body. I thought it was amazing.
8, 9, 9, 9 (9)
Sophie and Brendan
Sweet Dreams – Tanghetto
Strong begin. Timid follow through. One leg movement on gauucho. Walking around with Brendan. Intimate stare. Brendan’s favourite lift spins around Bextor. Flatline afterward. Sits down on chair picked by Brendan. Ends on minor hold down. Nothing over than legs, pout and walking. All hype, barely no action. And before Snotty Grotty Brendan moans and fails to listen, we are impartial, not biased. Look, we even have all of Sophie Ellis Bextor’s albums. So stick yer moany beak elsewhere. Thanks.
Len – Loved the story of it. Great lifts.
Bruno – Relase the fire. Needs more tregth and variety.
Craig – Few unstable moments.
Brendan again cuts in and mocks critique for no jusitfiable reason other than childishness.
CRH – Holding yourself so solid, thought you were gonna fall over.
Darcey – Magic position, beautiful lines.
8, 8, 8, 8 (6)
Patrick and Anya
It Had to Be You – Harry Connick Junior
Good working around floor but no engagement to influence people again. Needs to capture people fromt he off. Great lift and style with partner. Excellent charisma. Powerful up shoulders lift swirl around down of Anya. Ends strongly. Hwoever, missing key element to grab pepole’s instant attention for votes.
Bruno – So hard to do back in then out.
Craig – Exquisite, exciting. You are the best male celeberity in this comeptition.
Darcey – You ooze style. Perfection. Showed no weeknesses.
Len – As Henry VIII would say, take him to the tower.
(Someone read our mind earlier in the week, then :o)
9, 10, 9, 9 (9)
iPlayer Abuse yet again
Disgruntled fans of the show were miffed as the BBC specifically chose to make the decision not to put the iPlayer show up yet and keep people waiting to mess about with media reports on purpose. The BBC are playing a dangerous game with public opinon. The website has uploaded all the details, backstage gossip and important things to itself even showing the next broadcasts of the show but no Week 7 broadcast. Fans are fed up with the abuse from the BBC website, where clips are uploaded, even now. Many have hit out at the failings of the horrid and ghastly looking website which fails with mismangement. No-one cares either for the ‘backstage’ coverage on the website, which the BBC can never manage correctly. They are too stubborn to listen to advice or people who can make it successful. That’s the abusive bigotry on offer at the Beeb.
The BBC continues to remain backward in failing to give the public, who fund the BBC through taxes from the licence fee, their fundamental right to view content the player is designed for. This is a constant malpractice by the Beeb. iPlayer is a worldwide service.
The BBC are still reeling from failing to handle the Jimmy Savile child abuse case where the pedophile hero of the BBC in the past still dominates the covered up failings by the organisation to deal with a crisis nor give the public what they are paying for.
21.58pm – BBC upload the content of the week 7 show now.
It always amazes me that just AFTER I tweet, the show is then uploaded. You can thank me later. And dont ever question my authority again. I have pull.
Who are the top three dancers that could fall into the bottom two?
Fiona, Mark and Susanna
Results to follow…