Strictly Come Dancing 2015, Week 1 – Introduction

Strictly Come Dancing 2015

Week 1 – Introduction

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Over the weekend on Friday and Saturday the Strictly spectacle returned with some rather interesting results. It was the first week of dancing and the looming elimination beckons this coming weekend, losing one celeb dancer from the pack.
The opener had its fair portions of glitz and glam and the odd cack-handed gallop.

As ever, FalseFabs will give their true and honest score in brackets below, next to the judges scores from Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Buseell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

Joining the line up are three new dancers. Russian looker Gleb Savchenko, who was hyped for his so called attractiveness, overly vain Italian heart throb Giovanni Pernice and petitely stunning demographically sourced black female South African Otile (Oti) Mabuse. Gone are Iveta Lukiosute, one of Strictly newest and best dancers, Kevin Clifton’s sister Joanne Clifton, and recently out gay favourite Robin Windsor. The decision were announced over the Summer and complete shock to all who have been described as ‘working their a**es off’ for Strictly. Strictly had been under pressure to fire man eating dancer who sleeps with many of her celeb partners Kristiana Rihanoff, who also displayed homophobic tendencies with Aliona Vilani, described as all t*ts and nothing else. Troublemaker Ola Jordan and temper tantrum Brendan Cole survived once more as fans call for them to all be sent away as they have no appeal and are simply abusive. Len Goodman once said “There’s no loyalty at the BBC” when Arlene Phillips was sacked as a judge over ageism for then celeb dancer turned judge Alesha Dixon, now on a rival show instead.

BBC soapie Kellie Bright bumped her way up the board out the starting blocks first with lovable pro Kevin Clifton. Kev’s jumps and bops were a bit flat to the theme with Kellie standing on the spot. She tried to impress and it was okay. She did well considering but needs more oomph and movement to get going. More a steps check list and too much concentration took away from the joy of it. Moderate.

Second out was Anthony Ogogo, an Olympic boxer still clinging on to his loose fame from 2012 which wasn’t all that impressive. Got to get some ‘hard men’ on the show innit? Anthony Ogogo, some random boxer there to bump up ‘the black vote’ and ‘get the girls interested in any old thing’ vote was a shameful approach by the Beeb, who had been under increasing pressure to interest and add in ‘more black faces’ to a closed off BBC. He provided his no mark status with a thrill. He ripped his trousers in his performance. Please. Not another ‘knickers in the air over someone who isn’t remotely attractive’ vote once again. Strictly is so poor it thinks its unnoticeable and invincible. A sixty something old woman produces the show and is usually bitter and nasty to honest critique. How sad for the show. BBC executives have now faced a Licence fee query after its failure to act on the not so fulfilling programming decisions at the top. BBC never act on its own stuff. It never learns.The bronze medallist did a Jive. Eek. This was all over the place and those kicks were limp. It had no enthusiasm and was plain boring despite Oti’s attempts to include great content. It was a jolly tea time granny house ensemble that wasn’t fulfilling.

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Hunk. Ogogo ‘aving a go.

Helen George from a BBC show called Call the Midwife, (?) gained her celeb status (?) joining hunky, joyous funseeker and former winner Aljaz. She took the lead on Friday’s showcase. For the first week footing it was awe inspiring, graceful and breathtaking. She really put the effort in and Aljaz always works his magic. Stunning start.

Carol Kirkwood’s cloudy performance thundered to the bottom few. Her poor start took too long to get started with a stupid weathergirl map reading and her over-plushed hooters taking centre stage. Again it was all about puns. She had last year’s champ by proxy Pasha Kovalev. Her legs, stalled time, distance and empty moments did not please.

Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell, the granny favourite, took to the floor with maneater Kristina Rihanoff, playing the victim after her tempestuous unprofessionalism sleeping with many ex-partners from the show. She is now dating last year’s contestant Ben Cohen, who split from his wife since. Strictly have not acted at all in reprimanding her. O’Donnell’s performance was noticeably weak and diluted. It lacked key ingredients and the toll on Kristina’s professional choreography showed. Without a stunning beau, she couldn’t be bothered. It was boring and mistimed.

Presenter Anita Rani from BBC’s Countryfile and One Show but not Four Rooms threw herself into the competition with great enthusiasm. Her Cha Cha was refreshing and vibrant. Bruno agreed. Some mistakes were obvious, but for a first start, and no hanging back, Rani could work her way up. She’s happy to get gorgeous Gleb and will need to not be embarrassed by closer working body contact with the fairly okay floppy haired stunner. There’s definitely worse to look at.

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Saturday brings the remaining celebs to the floor for their first performances. First up is Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani. He’s an singer from a boyband that collapsed after failing the big-time. I know you were scratching your heads. Their Cha Cha to Reach Out I’ll Be There was nervous, stiff and unnatural.

Some old bird who used to be sports presenting gold in Kirsty Gallagher followed with Brendan Cole. They chose the Waltz to break in their first week easy. Her hands were nimble and considerably efforted but lacked some strong rise and fall. Nerves but composed. Finish out of hold was wayward choice and another ‘cheat’ mechanism Brendan often employs in underhand tactics once more.

Up next are stick insect ‘take the stick out man’ Jeremy Vine and “all teeth and no substance” Karen Clifton nee., Hauer. Ooh, she finally got married to Kevin. Well done to Kev but on Strictly she has been less than to be desirable. Let’s see what this series brings. Jeremy portrays a wooden, disjointed, rigid performance which sees judge Craig agree. “Disjointed, flat-footed” were among his critique. The rest of the judges lied through their teeth. It was not good enough.

Time to swoon over Strictly’s obsessed new hunk Giovanni Pernice. (Ugh) It seems Strictly are more in love with him than anyone else. Not much room for objectivity, is there? He’s joining soap sexpot and pint sized looker Georgia May Foote. There was no-one else really. They are bravely attempting a Jive. In week one! Giovanni lived up to his disgrace by “looking up her skirt” in the jarring performance. Real nice BBC. Slutty perversion on prime time tele and family entertainment with kids watching? They tried to have fast energy among their flirtatious showmance. It felt more tacky than technical and the steps were clunky. Darcey was predictably in love with the hunk. Get a grip, love. If ever there was a poster girl for hot flush menopause.

Up next is the people’s star of the night, good time chef and all round lovely Ainsley Harriott and partner Natalie Lowe. A Tango to Voulez-Vous gave some pouts and spouts from the cooking pro. Simple choreography for a starting performance complemented well and gave Ainsley decent showtime to impress as a novice. Ains went a bit off key with some energetic oomph towards the end, which was a good time booster. No one is eliminated this week so a cheeky insert it may be. It pleased the crowds. Len said it “captured the flavour if not always the technique.”

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BBC proms presenter Katie Derham is dancing with housewives favourtie Anton Du Beke. They too are going with a Jive. She made the best of her legs, adding bounce and rhythm but lacked a finer finesse. Decent but loose. She tried.

So called athlete of the past and ever changing his sexuality, Iwan Thomas is dancing with leggy sprite Ola Jordan. Thomas is heterosexual at this time. A Tango to Keep On Running is the predictable song choice. Thomas chose to act all manly and bravado with something more than dance aptitude to prove. This one has issues. He forgot the essence of dance and went too forward with sharp attack with attitude. It really was hit and miss. It looked poor. Was he running a Strictly marathon on the floor? Craig once more provided the honest critique with FalseFabs in spirit. “gappy, lumpy and his bottom was projecting.” Anything for the votes, Craig. Bruno gave a fun critique of Iwan as “plodded through it like an oxen with a heavy load” with disgusting sexual undertones as per usual.

Saving the best for last. Strictly’s two most likely winners in Jamelia and Peter Andre. Jamelia went first with hunky Irish stud Tristan McManus. Do Right Woman by soul goddess Aretha Franklin was a perfect choice to start. A few footing problems arose but was moderately impressive with grace and slow, careful dance incorporation. It had a smooth feel, despite some noticeable errors. It’s week one, those are allowed when performing well with increased effort and care.

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Happy couple.

Brace yourselves ladies and some gents. Peter Andre is closing the show. He’s given the pocket rocket dynamite footstepper Janette Manrara. These could be our deserving winners. Ain’t No Other Man’s Cha Cha was cheeky, lots of steps and motions and fun to watch. There was a buzz and a natural appeal to both. Their partnership was red hot. Janette once more proved how much a pro she is. Strictly will probably do like Iveta and sack her next year. They fire all the good ones. Pete and Janette are capable of leaner stuff and proved flexible enough to deliver in coming weeks. We shall see. Impressive start.

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For its first night back, Strictly wasn’t better than its line-up last year. It has only two standouts the show is built around and is poorly sourced by BBC luv-ins and a few spares. None of them look impressive and is all about BBC showing off once more. The sad and pathetic ‘Hunk votes’ rear their ugly heads again which puts Strictly and the BBC back into a sad state of nothing about dancing or entertainment. What part of entertainment is loosely filled on sex appeal only, and a lacking attempt at that? BBC admitted the show is nearing its end. The 60+ granny making the show may have advanced that further and the BBC are to blame for taking no action to find suitable and accurate replacements even when FalseFabs was available. BBC is hammering its own nails. It might be over with soon enough. It was not one bit about the dancing or entertainment. It was still better than cruddy X Factor though! Changes need to be made or BBC and Strictly are finished.

Scores

Kellie and Kevin – 6, 7, 7, 7 (6) – 27

Tango, You Really Got Me – The Kinks

Anthony and Oti – 4, 5, 6, 6 (4) – 21

Jive, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

Helen and Aljaz – 7, 7, 7, 8 (7) – 29

Waltz, With You I’m Born Again – Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright

Carol and Pasha – 2, 5, 5, 4 (2) – 16

Cha Cha Cha, Thunder In My Heart – Leo Sayer

Daniel and Kristina – 4, 6, 6, 7 (4) – 24

Waltz, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling – Bing Crosby

Anita and Gleb – 6, 7, 7, 7 (7) – 27

Cha Cha Cha, Rather Be – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne

Jay and Aliona – 5, 8, 7, 7 (5) – 27

Cha Cha Cha, Reach Out I’ll Be There – Human Nature

Kirsty and Brendan – 4, 5, 6, 5 (4) (Point docked for cheating) – 20

Waltz, Vincent – Don MacLean

Jeremy and Karen – 2, 6, 6, 5 (2) – 19

Cha Cha Cha, September – Earth, Wind and Fire

Georgia and Giovanni – 6, 7, 7, 7 (5) – 27

Jive, Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor

Ainsley and Natalie – 4, 5, 6, 5 (5) – 20

Tango, Voulez-Vous – ABBA

Katie and Anton – 6, 6, 7, 7 (5) – 26

Jive, Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry

Iwan and Ola – 3, 5, 5, 4 (2) – 17

Tango, Keep On Running – The Spencer Davis Group

Jamelia and Tristan – 4, 6, 6, 5 (5) – 21

Waltz, Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Aretha Franklin

Peter and Janette – 7, 8, 8, 7 (7) – 30

Cha Cha, Aint No Other Man – Christina Aguilera

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014, The Final

Strictly Come Dancing 2014, The Final

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On Saturday Strictly ended its troublesome series with a winner. After stretching the finals to four couples instead of three in a daft choice, Mark Wright was finally booted off in fourth place after another pathetic performance.

Finishing up in third was Simon and Kristina, saved numerous times by BBC in-house favouritism like Mark.

Frankie and Kevin came second as the winners were announced as Caroline and Pasha.

Both were very deserving winners. Though some complained as Caroline was later revealed to have had professional dance training, as well as choreographed girl group star Frankie and pop star Simon from Blue fame.

Front-runner Jake Wood was voted off the week before after the producers made judges mark them down. Jake lost a dance off to hapless tool Mark Wright, saved by producers via the judges.

All the four stars are featured on Strictly’s upcoming tour, which many viewer believe was the reason for biased marking procedures throughout the series. The producers already planned the end before the show began and failed to count on the fact that the public are the ones who actually choose who makes it.

Whilst it still thrashed the weak rival X Factor, producers of the show with in-house favouritism, on air jabs and abuse and failed attempts to be creative have shone a dark light over the glitzy spectacular.

BBC need to pick their glittery socks up. What they fail to understand is that FalseFabs, who they also attacked throughout the show over honest and fair reporting, will decide their licence fee debate. While the media and politicians decide what to do, we will make the final case ofr or against. It’s up to them to figure out how to build new future relationships, not just run off to a newspaper for a brief defence. Same age old rookie mistakes. The future is coming, not the past. Juvinlie behaviour is not acceptable and currently, we don’t have a strong case to support it as we have done for numerous years. BBC ruined it themselves and still continues to assume they are better than the rest. What honestly is being ‘given back?’ We will have to see.  If Director General Tony Hall or new boss Rona Fairhead wants to have a chat about it do contact us from the details provided on this site.

Strictly used to be one of BBC’s best. Now it has become a tedious affair by a ridiculous team intent on being nasty and abusive to its audience. Shameful. Lots of sackings need to be made to fix this ailing show.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 11: Results

Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 11: Results

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The show opens with a stunning rain drenching spectacular with the pro dancers and a new ginger dancer. He looks very competent. Get him on the next series. Needs a bit of change for the better. That was world Latin champion Neil Jones, Claudia let’s us know.

Claudia and Tess are in their anorak-ed yellow raincoats as they inform us someone will leave and miss out on the semi-finals next week.

The results are in. The first couple making the semi-finals is, in no particular order,  – Mark and Karen!

Also back are – Caroline and Pasha.

The first couple to grace the dance off is – Pixie and Trent.

This is what happens when BBC bias takes over,the viewers wont be fooled forever and shocks happen thanks to the producers favourites. Fancy votes also ruin the new age X Factor show. Not too great, is it?  Bin the production and get me to sort it out Rona. The BBC is in trouble, dear. Why ruin your entire reputation over some four idiotic people with childish personal behaviour instead of professionalism? You have to lead this troubled organisation into a future, not a past.

One Republic

Counting Stars

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Everyone wants a piece of the greatest band of the year. World class performance form the band, despite being taped weeks back when they were on X Factor. This is minor, though, as One Republic always deliver quality. An amazing year for them.

Len’s Lens

Pixie’s inconsistency was viewed by Len. Darcey spoke about Mark coming in and out of hold lying about the cleanliness of transitions, which were terrible. Craig spoke of Simon’s hand grooving. Bruno talked about Jake and Janette with their amazing routine of personality.

It’s back to Tess for the remaining results. In no particular order, returning next week is – Frankie and Kevin.

The second couple in the bottom two are Simon and Kristina leaving Jake and Janette to pass through to the semi-finals next week.

The dance off

 

Simon and Kristina

American Smooth

Heartache Tonight – Michael Buble

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Simon’s start with finger clicking was slow getting to the floor. In hold much more swift and clean. Good synchronicity this time than original but still very slow and pale. Lacking real punch. Smoother lift ending second time around. Good effort and fought for place.

 

Pixie and Trent

Cha Cha

Love Shack – B52’s

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Stronger personality with Trent this time around, but should have been shown first time around. Good twirls but more like a pretty Barbie doll and slow steps into hold. Great partnership as always but reaching peak perhaps?

 

The Judges Vote

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If it’s a draw, leading judge Len will save them with the casting vote.

Craig – Tough choice. Save, Pixie and Trent.

Darcey – I wish I wasn’t having to choose between these two. Simon and Kristina.

Bruno – Really good seeing you both again. For me, overall dance ability, Pixie and Trent.

Len – Have to judge this on this one dance. Hard as a judge, harder as a person. Right result for me, my winners were, Simon and Kristina.

Third time lucky! Simon and Kristina both collapse on the floor.

 

That’s your Lott!

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Pixie said of her dancing experience.

 I was absolutely loving it. Couldn’t have asked for a better partner. Amazing.

Partner Trent, whose debut year reached the Quarter-Finals added of Pixie,

Super talented. Hard working. Genuine. Had such a fantastic time. Wish her all the very best.

 

While they didn’t push harder and really go for it, both Pixie and Trent had an amazing run and strong partnership. Trent proved to be an outstanding professional this series, despite being a stand in for injured Robin Windsor. He’s done enough to come back next year. Cool job.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 11: Quarter Finals

Strictly Come Dancing 2014,

Week 11: Quarter Finals

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It’s the Quarter Finals! About time. Feels like forever with this over-marking rubbish. Back are the hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. Joining them are the judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Our frank, professional and honest score is in brackets as well.

Simon and Kristina

American Smooth

Heartache Tonight – Michael Buble

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Simon tries hard but it was too cheesy. Watered-down, limp and double-step counts as a lift. Was very awkward. Made up little with good lift spin of Kristina face forward spiral held by both hands.

8, 9, 9, 9 (8)

Caroline and Pasha

Argentine Tango

La Cumparsita

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Caroline got some fresh tips from a friend who knows everything about ballroom dancing. Some bloke called Olly Murs, who always criticises X Factor for making him the toll he is today. Though he doesn’t mind going on it to try and flog a single at every call. Muppet. Tonight he’s on Strictly. Muppet.

Caroline started with a good few lifts and kicks helped with Pasha. Looking very controlled and classy. Sophisticated movement around the floor with good interactions and partnership with Pasha. Nearly flawless. Almost. Still good enough, with feeling and skill.

9, 10, 10, 10 (10) (Our second, and first for Caroline!)

Pixie and Trent

Cha Cha

Love Shack – B52’s

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Pixie turned around with her pink thrills to get Trent in the groove. Dancing around some weird 1970’s groovy coloured cushions and living room sofa’s the pair moved very well together. Occasionally walking into Trent generally from Pixie was weak. Too simple and easy made it very lame and lacking. Skill there but personality flawed. Was again a tad boring. Seriously. Let yourself go.

Craig – Spectacular but little stiff.

Darcey – Zest, energy, came alive. Was an inconsistency with leg action. Awkward.

Len – I’ve been a little bit lenient with lifts early this season. If I see any next week, I’ll penalise you. You did three. (Well do it now, then. You’re a judge!)

9, 9, 8, 9 (7)

Mark and Karen

Foxtrot

L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

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Gormless gobshite Mark Wright (Oh, that rhymes) played the sympathy card for audience votes. Flashing his teeth and jumping up with a lift waited for Karen to join him in hold. Standing on spot and waiting for Karen to move arms down. Stands and holds arms out on spot again. Tacky footwork. Moving around like a stick ultra-stiff. Circles around same area couple of times lost. Bad arm extensions and sad clapping moments. Ends on the letter seat. All teeth and no substance. Not barely any dancing in many places.

Darcey – Oh Yeah. (To Tess asking if she felt the love.) Liked that very much.

Bruno – You charmer you. Never been smoother. Well done mate. (Just ask him for a fuck and get over it! Biased crap.)

8, 9, 9, 9 (7)

Jake and Janette

Charleston

Entry of the Gladiators – Ken Griffin’s Circus Band

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Off to the circus. Janette makes way to the floor with a classy cartwheel. Jake takes control and leads his lady. Good hop along and captivating lift upside down Ferris wheeling. Proving ability to dance in singular moments. Controlled movement, strong power and entertaining fun. Always intriguing to watch which no other dancer has. Such personality with skill.

Len – Circus of delight.

Craig – Impressive character. Strong, quirky. I don’t know where it comes from.

Darcey – So in sync. Such imaginative lifts. Energy throughout.

9, 9, 10, 10 (10) (Our second for Jake!)

Frankie and Kevin

Salsa

Work – Kelly Rowland (Freemasons edit)

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Frankie starts grinding a iron rod for no reason and gets to the floor to shimmy then run into Kevin. Very weak. Does moment for cheap reaction from crowd. Sloppy hand grooves like washing the car windows. Awkward lift over. Clear to see pressure taking over by trying to push harder, which we appreciate. Very statuesque of leg hand widening jumps. Good end on pointed down to toes lift. Okay, but still lacking real thrust.

Bruno – You really have the tools of the trade. Plenty of bookings coming your way!

Craig – Little bit haphazard, lost fluidity. Incredible dancer.

Darcey – Packed full of moves. Didn’t look as comfortable, but fast, fun disco Salsa.

Len – Little bit rough around the edges.

8, 9, 8, 9 (8)

Waltz Marathon

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The ‘Waltz-athon’ is up now. This will rank every couple from 1-6 and points allocated. It could change all the scores. Here we go. Will Pixie and Frankie make it big? All are on the floor together and the judges will choose whose in and whose out.

Pixie , Caroline and Jake begin with personality as the other three stand around for most of it before getting going. Lots of control from Jake and Caroline. Mark simply standing in the middle as Karen dips down. Frankie doing okay. Simon lost in mix.

Oh, so they are not eliminated whilst on the floor. How daft. Make it up as you go along with the producers in the ear. SAVE PIXIE do they say?

In sixth place is Jake and Janette. Producers love marking him down.

Fifth is Mark and Karen. Fourth is Caroline and Pasha. Third is Simon and Kristina. Second is Frankie and Kevin. Winners are Pixie and Trent. It couldn’t be more fixed if it tried.

Should have been Mark and Karen, Frankie and Kevin, Simon and Kristina, Jake and Janette, Caroline and Pasha, Pixie and Trent. Ever trustworthy is the BBC. Do you not even care about your already perverted reputation?

If you can’t fix it, get someone who can. 🙂

Come on Rona, sort it out.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 10 Results

Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 10 Results

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The group dance with a bundle of extras was confusing yet had good symmetry moments with a well danced Irish Jig. That blonde dude could get a job on Strictly next year maybe? Oh it was the cast of Lord of the Dance, Tess tells us.

Tess and Claudia return tonight with the results.

Making it through to the Quarter Finals next week is, in no particular order, – Simon and Kristina. Also through are – Caroline and Pasha.

The first couple to face the dance off later is – Mark and Karen.

 

Andre Rieu and the Johan Strauss Orchestra with Alfie Boe

 

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Foretelling a magical tale with pure sound and beautiful voice, all involved made this joining of two classic legends outstanding. Amazing talents.

 

Len’s Lens

Claudia’s stunning legs in a short dress looked great for her, have to say. Simon’s footwork was under Len’s guidance. Darcey talked about Pixie’s ballet moves. Craig’s score of 5 for Jake was under scrutiny. Claudia pointed out that “somebody bumped into him” but Craig defended the need for floor maintenance. The extra dancers received criticism as Claudia noted and asked Len if this was a valid choice. Len defended the decision. Bruno discussed Caroline’s Charleston. Craig was tempted to give a ten but defended his reasons why it was a little short. Bruno was then seen suggestively pouted a Tulip around his mouth and face towards Len.

The swing a-thon in a group Waltz is back next week too.

The results are back in with Tess now. Back again, still in no particular order, are – Pixie and Trent and Frankie and Kevin.

The second couple in the bottom two is – Sunetra and Brendan leaving Jake and Janette to dance again next week.

The dance off

 

Sunetra and Brendan

Rumba

Girl from Ipanema – Michael Bolton

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Much more relaxed second time around and more graceful than before. When pressure is on, improves much more than usual. Probably not enough to save considering ‘fancy me favourite’ taking off clothes Mark. She should stay after better dance off.

Mark and Karen

Salsa

Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley

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Mark’s lack of charisma continues to show no ethusiasm or pace. Timid, limp and relying on sad moments of stripping his shirt off. Wiggles hips again to save self. For a so called hunk, the only thing Mark seems to have is ‘flabs’ not abs. Terrible footwork and arm moves. Standing on spot dancing shows no attempt to dance at all.

 

The Judges Vote

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The judges vote to save. In the event of a tie, leading judge Len has the casting vote.

Craig – Stood out was Mark and Karen.

Darcey – Save is Mark and Karen.

Bruno – Mark and Karen.

Len – Did agree. Mark and Karen.

Doctor Toe-No-ed!

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Sunetra thanked her time on the show to the fans.

Thank you to all the viewers who got me to week ten.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 10: Around the World

Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 10: Around the World

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This week’s Strictly special is an around the world theme. ?! Back are the judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Our score is also in brackets, giving clarity than stupid overmarking. Hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are back to present.

What is with the extras?! Strictly have added four extra dancers on the floor with every dance couple. Why? If you wanted them then why didn’t you hire them to begin with. They take away from the couple and the show as a two people dance. Idiotic.

 

Pixie and Trent

Viennese Waltz

Tulips from Amsterdam – Max Bygraves

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Our first destination is The Netherlands. Dancing around windmills with clogs and long white robes, Pixie and Trent set us off to travel. Trent dances in arms with the other male dancing extras and follows twirling Pixie, handing out Tulips. This took away from the dance. In hold was decent with good rotations. Footwork clean but tad awkward at times minorly. Smooth gliding along. Too much of Pixie on own, breaking what a Viennese Waltz is, surely? Spins Trent to the floor instead of Pixie who is supposed to be on the floor. Might be different, but did not work as bet intended. Stupid. Pixie still playing very safe and not going the distance.

The judges’ comments are not being looked at this week, because they are still talking a load of biased rubbish.

9, 9, 10, 10 (8)

 

 

 

Mark and Karen

Salsa

Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley

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Time to fill the slots. Mark jumps off the judges stage and instantly turns around wiggling his bum. Stands with hands on hips as Karen is turned around. Weak arm moves as a female extra suggestively rips open Mark’s shirt from behind. If all else fails get out your tits aye BBC? Mark then gyrates on the floor in his knees to Karen. No enthusiasm or energy in hand shakes. Tired and lost in turns on floor when lifting Karen. All teeth and no substance. Limp and lacking.

Bruno up talked Mark’s “pelvic thrusts” in yet another perversion critique.

Interesting how all the BBC rely on is Mark’s body, yet for a ‘hunk’ he has no definition and his body is average. Like two aspirin on an ironing board. The BBC’s attitude to sex is second to none, it would seem.

7, 8, 9, 8 (7)

 

 

Sunetra and Brendan

Rumba

Girl from Ipanema – Michael Bolton

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Off to Brazil now. Sunetra romances two extra male dancers as Brendan stands behind. This was stupid. Sunetra then joins Brendan and slowly moves around him as Brendan steers her into the other guys. Back with Brendan Sunetra let’s herself go a tad with a sultry back glide down. Decent movement around floor with arms and slow sexy walk. End with Brendan watching from afar. Good try from Sunetra but still holding back and way too timid. Needs to really let go and forget who is watching and just go for it. Lose the inhibitions.

5, 7, 8, 7 (7)

 

 

 

Caroline and Pasha

Charleston

Istanbul – They Might Be Giants

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Caroline begins on spot very well with legs and arms though bit too long. Pasha then joins behind steading her. Good flip over lift with kick outs above shoulders. Good leg in/outs with timing. Pasha flung down into a rowing boat of the extra dancers for no reason. Ends with Caroline lifted above all extras and then crowd surfed back to Pasha flipping over to end on amazing spectacle of lift. Still lacking full oomph though.

9, 10, 10, 10 (9)

 

 

Simon and Kristina

Waltz

Edelweiss – The Sound of Music OST

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In Austria now. Tender start to the floor. Smooth steps in starting whirl around. Good footwork. Good interaction between two. Finally went outside of box ticking and made a near perfect dance. Very good show tonight. Only frustration is people like him only do this at the most crucial stage of the competition where they may be eliminated so close to the top.

9, 10, 10, 9 (9)

 

 

 

Frankie and Kevin

Jive

Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys

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Lowered onto the floor from a surfboard Hawaiian shirt Kevin show off his legs with Frankie. Strong but slightly cluttered leg arounds in fast pace a struggle for Frankie to keep up. Good feel, but still little limp. Frankie has the look and the legs, but again holding back as all a little too sweet than pushing with full oomph. Taking it very easy. Got the kicks and flicks ticked off.

9, 9, 9, 9 (9)

 

 

 

 

Jake and Janette

Argentine Tango

Zorba the Greek

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Greek Taverna plate smashing now. Jake starts mood with good clap solo with strong footwork. Good dip down of Janette. Set theme instantly. Good lifts and elevation on Janette above knees. Excellent flip over between legs in hold. Strong gauchos. Extras join. Accidental bump into extras. Finishes strong with plate smash. Proof extra dancers should not have been there.

Craig commented on the dance clashes. It was only one. Not that we excuse it either.

5, 8, 8, 8 (8) (Wasn’t that low.)

 

The vote is now crucial as the six couples will go to next week’s quarter finals.

 

The BBC don’t seem to respond well to criticism. Taking pot shots and bitter jibes were simply pathetic. The BBC allow it to happen. The BBC should stop being pety. It’s not like any of us have allowed systemic abuse to allow sexual predators including a paedophile to abuse thousands of people from their BBC dressing room, is it? Be mature. The best way to silence a critic is to appeal to them not pic on them with sad jibes that mean nothing. It continues to prove the BBC is full of abuse. They need to sack Louise Rainbow and her bullying team that encourage such behaviour, especially on a family show. Oh, and if you would like to take pot shots, missy, here’s one for you. How many failed programmes are attached to your name? One and Only, The Farm and others that have all been cancelled, especially not even getting a second series, if you would like to spout vitriol. How very professional of you. A complete failure at all reality TV programming. Good job!

 

 

Best dance of the night?

Simon and Kristina

Danger zone?

Sunetra, Jake and Frankie

 

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 9

Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Week 9

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Back from a brief absence is the loud cheering return of Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly. As ever the judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussel, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Our score is in brackets to mark accordingly amid the mass over marking delusion from the outdated judges bias.

 

Steve and Ola

Jive

Little Bitty Pretty One – Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers

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American football mad jawline lover Steve bursts through a paper like a teacloth to get on the floor. Boring, slow and empty steps. Ola joins to raise momentum by one pace. Awkward spin arounds in hold bobbing along. Pansy movements and limp choreography. Lame and boring.

The judges are talking so much tosh so forget their irrelevant comments for now.

4 7 6 6 (4)

 

Tess – “A four from Craig?!!” Tess, stop this trolloping. Everyone told you before, it doesn’t work dear.

 

Caroline and Pasha

American Smooth

Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin

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Good lift off stairs to floor setting mood. Good lone and together parts. Looking effortless. Sturdy and noticeable moment with footwork easily forgotten. Good centre platform use. Stunning lifts, elegant style. Smooth transitions. Mistake covered up as a pro.

7, 8, 9, 9 (9)

 

Pixie and Trent

Charleston

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – Marilyn Monroe

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Good start but quite safe still. Arms little flimsy and cheap. Good push through on legs. Cartwheel done well but boring and slow. Good aeroplane hands. Not really a Charleston effect. Bit of jazzy theme but not much razzledazzle. Same as Simon now. Very safe and taking no risks. Could be out at this rate. Got to take a risk.

9, 9, 9, 10 (8)

 

 

Mark and Karen

Tango

Love Runs Out – One Republic

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Karen opens her arms as Mark comes up behind and turns her around with one moment moves and no effect. Slow boring move backs with no sharpness. Kicks tepid and pifty. Standing still to music. Dips Karen an inch to get a step ticked off. On the spot dancing with no sharp effect. Horrible. Doesn’t even bother trying. Lame finish on the spot lowering hands down to Karen, who falls down in routine. All teeth and no substance. What a charming pair.

(Darcey and Bruno babble on with their over-sexual lust.)

8, 8, 8, 8 (6)

 

 

 

Frankie and Kevin

Viennese Waltz

What’s new Pussycat? – Tom Jones

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Frankie starts wafting skirt before being lifted off bench. Lots of arm waving about for no real effect . Too repetitive. Too long getting in spins around floor. Boring and tacky music. Kevin doing all work. Barely any skill on show. Good spin around but only real highlight. Ending meant nothing. Not much dancing at all.

9, 9, 10, 10 (8) (Attempts to save her from an otherwise obvious vote from the public to dance off.)

 

 

Jake and Janette

Samba

Los Del Rio – Macarena

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Great swivel down slant start. Instant rhythm and groove. Smooth hips and strong sass. Great leg extensions and backside jiggles. Fun filled and technically sound. Great musicaility. Got real dance skill. Needs high votes. Best so far. Fantastic.

9, 10, 10, 9 (10) (Our first!)

 

 

Sunetra and Brendan

Waltz

Last Request – Paolo Nutini

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Sunetra waits for Brendan to join her in embrace. Smooth and graceful turns instantly. Controlled shoulder tilts. Very good footing. Beautiful elements of grace. Too hard a fling from Brendan nearly took her footing off. Warm and magical. Best of Sunetra yet.

7, 7, 8, 8 (8)

 

Simon and Kristina

Salsa

Let’s hear it for the boy! – Deniece Williams

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Kristina loves her magazine as Simon awkwardly enters the floor back hopping in. Decent lift but all too rushed and clumsy routine in dance. Simon gets solo moment to dance. Too many spins, not enough partner connectivity to create meaning and very haphazard trying to throw everything in missing the whole point. As much as he tries he just hasn’t got it. Pretty boy has reached limit.

9, 9, 9, 9 (7)

 

 

Best dance of the night?

Jake and Janette

 

Danger zone

(in no particular order)

Steve, Sunetra and Frankie

 

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