Strictly 2012

Have we got our dancing shoes on yet?

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05/11/2012 at 10:44

Did anyone see Darcey on Graham Norton? I thought she came across really well

05/11/2012 at 11:54

xine - agree about Victoria. the judges are very reluctant to criticise her. perhaps because she always appears very vulnerable emotionally. whereas others (like colin) they refused to praise.

05/11/2012 at 11:59

That's a good point, but even if they aren't going to critique her properly they could show it in the scores. I think she's been overmarked in many of performances.

I'm still upset about that 6 for Louis and Flavia's samba  

05/11/2012 at 12:04

it was an outrage. i threw down my remote control in disgust.

05/11/2012 at 12:23
I wonder how long Brendan will keep fawning over Victoria
05/11/2012 at 14:28
the dude abides wrote (see)

it was an outrage. i threw down my remote control in disgust.


by 'eck, it's hilly wrote (see)
I wonder how long Brendan will keep fawning over Victoria

I know. I feel mean for thinking/saying it but I'm getting bored of her neediness. Do you think he's like that all the time or just on Saturday because she gets extra nervous about the live show? I thought he was very sweet with Michelle Williams but he didn't seem to get on with Lulu at all.

05/11/2012 at 14:43
Do you remember him with Sarah manners? It was quite an early series but he was dreadful. Reduced her to tears and they had blazing rows. I think he has mellowed s lot and not just on camera.
05/11/2012 at 17:57

Well, I don't think anybody has gone that is a total travesty yet.

Fern, Victoria, Richard and probably Colin were the bottom four and although they go easy on Vicky she was last but one and clearly Richard was last given his Dis- aster

I tend to agree with most on Denise, just can;t warm to her at the moment but it was the best dance. Michael has really come on BUT he has Latin next week. So could be a problem but the confidence gain may help.

Back to the bottom four though. I think Colin was slightly unlucky but Fern and Victoria obviously got the votes.

Richard was always going to improve in the dance-off. Short of ending up on his backside he couldn't do worse. I think if Colin had repeated his first performance he would have stayed. His problem was his dance-off was pretty poor and he looked all over the place. Not sure if the pressure got to him but in the end I couldn't really argue. I thought he was very magnanimous though and his farewell speech was spot on. Not sure if Kristina has let him down as such but i do feel she was a bit short for him. Natalie or perhaps Erin might have suited him better.

Next week could be Richard (he really isn't that good) or Fern who has plateaued at a not very good level. I think Victoria can occasionally produce a good dance (usualyl ballroom) which might keep her going for a week or two and she certainly thanked the viewers for voting for her. Also still not sure about Nicky.

Just to be controversial, I thought the judges were about right on Louis (I know Boo hiss). Having said that I think he is the only man in the running for the final this year unless Michael can translate his ballroom into Latin.

Louis, Kimberley and Denise at the moment are top three.

 However Dani is looking good (that was a good jive), Lisa still in there but not sure she has improved so much the last two weeks and Michael is now a contender BUT what about his Latin.

05/11/2012 at 18:34
James is injured so Denise is dancing with Ian until he can dance again.
05/11/2012 at 19:45

Oh my Dog, to have Ian back on a Sat night would be fabulous, hope James is out for a wek or two   But then, we won't get his Wednesday night critique with Zoe 


05/11/2012 at 23:28

I like Ian's critique-ing but Zoe's fawning all over him turns my stomach I'm afraid   My absolute fave is Craig - for all his supposed "nastiness" I've always thought he was by far and away the most honest and actually if they listen to what he says and don't just boo-hiss him he usually has something useful to say. This year Darcey is running him a close 2nd though while the other 2 just whittle away......

Wish I'd seen Louis' dance now as it seems to even have divided the Strictly RW lounge   I will have to try and find 5 mins to watch it on iplayer over the next couple of days.........

I'm thinking Fern should be next to go - she doesn't seem to be able to bring any different characterisation to her dances and just sort of wafts (fairly) elegantly through them which worked well at first but is now a bit one-trick-pony'ish..... How she could be so gentle to Killer Queen the other night left me quite disturbed....

06/11/2012 at 08:26

Couldnt agree with you more about Zoe's fawning Podds, and about Craig. So this weekend we have no Bruce and the addition of the lovely Ian. Can't ask for much more than that. I'm Sodbury Slogging so will have to catch up on Sunday night.

06/11/2012 at 09:24

Hi folks - coming out of lurking mode! I thought Zoe said that James hoped to be dancing on Saturday night, so we might not get to see Ian dance with Denise, apart from in training. It's a shame, as I'd love to see Ian back as one of the professional dancers.

I agree with most of the comments here, though I really like Richard, and I like Denise too. I know a lot of people have been anti Denise because of her dance experience, but whatever experience she has had, it's not been ballroom. And to be fair, a lot of actors have some experience from going through stage/drama school.

06/11/2012 at 09:38

Hi Squawk and welcome to the Strictly lounge. 

06/11/2012 at 12:57

Hi Squawk

I'm an anti-Denise one I'm afraid - partially because I do see her as a ringer but partly because I just can't warm to her - she's the sort of woman I'd go out of my way to avoid at a party for example!!  Not sure why she just makes me recoil instinctively....

Still haven't caught up with the Louis dance yet though....*sighs*..........having to work for a living doesn't half get in the way of life sometimes! 

06/11/2012 at 14:52

Very fickle of me perhaps but what put me off Denise is when she was complaining at the start that she doesn't know why she's the favourite and her Chicago role was just sitting on a chair etc etc etc.  Then she turned up week one and was brilliant so I thought "sandbagger!"  But I have to concede that she is the best dancer, and will probably win it.

06/11/2012 at 15:06
Louis does seem to have a sense of rhythm and his personality is started to come through. I like the relationship he has with Flavia. They seem to work well together and have a great deal of respect.
07/11/2012 at 09:19

Loved Karen's comments on ITT last night. Wouldn't it be great to have dancing lessions wit her?

07/11/2012 at 10:23

She did defend "our Louis" that's for sure.......

........I'd rather have lessons with Ian Waite though, or Brendan...........but my fave was Mathew from all those years ago........................

07/11/2012 at 11:12
Matthew Cutler who won with Aliesha.
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