Strictly 2012

Have we got our dancing shoes on yet?

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07/12/2012 at 08:36

Hasn't the final been three people, with one going out in an early elimination - meaning they don't do their show dance, and leaving a show dance head-to-head?

(Kelly Brook had to leave the show early because of her father's death, one year)

07/12/2012 at 08:55
And john sergeant dropped out because everyone was voting for him at the expense of the better dancers
07/12/2012 at 09:22

I missed ITT last night so didn't hear anything about a four person final. It does sound as though they want to keep certain people in.

07/12/2012 at 09:23

They'll be 4 people in the final but they I haven't heard the exact format yet. Although I'm a bit behind with ITT so they may have done it by now.

The last 2 years all the couples have got to do their show dance in the first half of the show. Then the person in 3rd place gets eliminated and the last 2 get to do 2 more dances, one old and one new. Although tbh most of the show dances have been train wrecks, remember poor Kara in that awful jumpsuit thing nearly breaking her arm? Or Chelsee doing some horrific disco thing?

Maybe if we have 4 dancers they'll do fewer dances and they might be better quality? *clutching at straws*

07/12/2012 at 11:37

Show dances are terrible. I'd much rather they were allowed to do a rule-breaking "proper" dance (e.g. a waltz with lifts) or a fusion, if they have to do a show dance at all!

I like DWTS where the judges request that one of the semi final dances is a weaker dance from the series, so they can see if they have actually been following their advice and how much they've improved. Although there are some dances I never want to see again!

I wonder if the 4 in the final is so that we get to see Flavia and Vincent both doing Argentine Tango with their partners? At this stage, I can't imagine Dani or Louis not getting to the final, but then Denise is surely a dead cert and arguably Kimberley is just as good as Dani.

As far as I'm concerned Lisa and Nicky can leave any time they like! *holds open door*

07/12/2012 at 12:35

Yes I like that idea - not sure why they don't borrow it since DWTS is basically the same programme.  I do feel that the final spreads the dancers too thinly so they end up with lower quality

 

As far as who goes out, unless they turn it over totally to the judges then it could be pretty much anyone - Nicky will probably score lowest but then who knows what the public vote will do

07/12/2012 at 13:11

The Guardian has a rundown of the final six, including odds from the bookies:

Louis - 10/11

Denise - 7/4

Dani - 7/1

Kimberley - 12/1

Lisa - 14/1

Nicky - 33/1

Does anyone know how the voting will work for the winner? I haven't watched it much in previous years. Is it the same voting system until there are 2 contestants left, and then the public chooses the winner?

I'd quite like Dani to win, although I can't see me actually voting.

07/12/2012 at 14:33

7-1 looks good odds on dani

Instead of stupid dance fusion, I think there should be a novelty dance week, where they couples have to do scottish country dancing..or morris dancing

07/12/2012 at 14:42
haha tahat could be good, Louis would get to do his Michael Jackson moon walk
I'm with you Xine, Nicky and Lisa to go next leaving the 4 best dancers ..
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
07/12/2012 at 19:33

I was listening to Darcey Bussel on the radio this morning. She seems to favour Louis. She is also very complimentary about Dani and says that Denise, although technically good, lacks something in the 'show' part of the dance!

She didn't disagree that Nicky and Lisa will go, although she was lovely about Lisa and her energy and sheer enjoyment of the whole experience.

I didn't hear her mention Kimberley at all, but I may have missed it

07/12/2012 at 21:17

poor old nimble kimble. always forgotten.

08/12/2012 at 10:05

Just caught up with Friday's ITT, Denise's routine looks amazing!

I think Nicky is going to come last as he's got an odd combination and it looked bad in rehearsals. Slightly sad that Dani will be doing the AT next week I was hoping for an AT-off between Vincent and Flavia in the final if they had both got there.

Fingers crossed that Lisa goes this week or next!

08/12/2012 at 10:29
LN, I think maybe they planned it that way. It would be a bit unfair on the other 2 couples.
08/12/2012 at 12:43

Also just watched Fridays ITT, Denise did look good so expect top marks.  Good Friday panel I thought too.

I think Lisa is in for the final myself and I, for one, hope so.  She may not have improved as much as some of the others and and to be honest, isn't as good as the 'top four' (or Nicky for that matter) but I enjoy watching her and look forward to their dance and that is what the show is about??  I abhor some of the vitriol that is spouted about her, as she said on Womans Hour earlier this week, it says more about those saying it than her.

 

I'm on a waffling roll now ...  Lisa to me is the opposite of Denise - Denise is a fabulous dancer and a couple of their routines have been brilliant but I just don't 'enjoy' watching it.  I can appreciate how good they look but I just don't smile whilst watching which I do with Lisa.  I'm not saying I want Lisa to win, in fact I think I have a new favourite; Dani!  I have really warmed to their partnership and I have enjoyed their dances.  My final two is Dani and Louis, Kimbers third and Lisa fourth  

Nicky has improved but I am not fussed about him.  I wonder if Karen will stay on for next year?  Not 100% sure about her yet?

Back in the UK now, arrived back yesterday and by gosh, it's chilly!  Be nice to watch it live on TV rather than over the internet, will need to make sure I have rose wine or champagne for the next couple of weeks, it's a tradition of mine that we have pink food on final night (salmon, rose plonk and anything else I can find), Mr TS grudgingly goes along, even passing the odd comment which often is echoed by the judges!  I think I have made him watch it for too many seasons, after 10 years he is picking up on the nuances!!

 

08/12/2012 at 18:55

Evening. 

I'm groaning at Bruce already. 

08/12/2012 at 18:57
Have people been nasty about Lisa? I've not seen that, I think she cons across relly well and thought she is likely to have been an audience favourite along with Louis ..

Anyway, I'm not sure about this fusion business, will be intersting to see how it goes
08/12/2012 at 18:57

*pops open a beer and some Pringles*

 

Evening all

08/12/2012 at 18:58
Evening Bear
We have bombay mix ...
08/12/2012 at 18:58

We have bubbly

 

08/12/2012 at 18:59
I have a rumbly tummy
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