Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 9 Results
Opening up with a professional group dance, Strictly themed a cops and robbers group dance featuring same sex dances for a brief few seconds. The girls dance with the gals and the boys danced with the bois. The BBC are scared of offending so watered it down to test out the idea.
Back are the hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
The results are in. The first couple back in no particular order is – Jake and Janette. Also through are – Pixie and Trent and Simon and Kristina. The first pair in the dance off are – Sunetra and Brendan.
Music legend and esteemed performer Barry Manilow treats us with two amazing songs with a full on classic conga loving limbo check Copa! Barry even pulled an audience member up for a little dance. Smooth.
Claudia brought back the lively chat with the extra look of the lens. Jake’s twerking hips and Macarena moves were looked at more. Len defended giving a 10 for that dance. Darcey was caught twerking behind the judges desk. Then she discussed her critique of Frankie’s feet. Craig was asked about Simon’s armography. Bruno talked about Caroline’s mishap slipping on her dress early on and recovering like a pro.
The results are back in and in no particular order safe to next week is – Frankie and Kevin and Caroline and Pasha.
The pair in the bottom two is Steve and Ola leaving Mark and Karen to go into the next week.
What a wonderful world
True professional Barry Manilow gave another flawless performance with such elegance, joined by Aljaz and Janette, with a video link of Louis Armstrong too.
Steve and Ola
Little Bitty Pretty One – Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
The pair slowed down the mood again and it was very limp again. Bit more enthusiasm this time around but not enough to save them for the show. Arms and legs reaching out were all off.
Sunetra and Brendan
Last Request – Paolo Nutini
Sunetra gave another enthralling rendition of a silky smooth and graceful dance with levels of dance skill. Worthy of staying in the contest. Only needs a little cleaner on footwork in minor moments from Brendan’s flinging.
The Judges Vote
It’s time for the decision.
Should there be a tie, leading judge Len will have the casting vote.
Craig – Sunetra and Brendan.
Darcey – On the ability, and the guns. Steve and Ola.
Bruno – Sunetra and Brendan.
Len – (Has casting vote) Cleanest and better couple, Sunetra and Brendan.
Both had something to say about their departure from the glitzy dancefloor.
Steve – It’s an incredible achievement.
Ola – Absolutely brilliant to teach and work with. You struggled a lot with your injuries.
Steve rambled on about the rest of the dancers.
Earlier in the series Steve complained to producers that Ola was bullying him two weeks ago and required a chaperone.
At least Steve can go back on The Wright Stuff and support Tory Fracking illegalities to rupture the Earth’s core, leading to natural disasters now.
Next week the final seven do an around the world theme.