Or start a new one for 2011?
Well finally a great dance and that was Harry's quick-step.
Actually thought it deserved the full 40. Really fast BUT still danced (unlike Holly who ran hers). He led Aliona as well and you watched it and knew it was good. He was also amazingly best in the team dance given he just finished the quick-step
Holly had a good main dance and was in the middle of the leaderboard again and indeed that got her into the bottom two again. Didn't deserve that on her main dance although should have been second out , after Robbie, on the group dance. She was hardly doing anything.
Chelsee, good Argie Tango but I didn;t think the leg flips were that good.
Jason - I thought he had a really good Charleston apart from the timing mistake and also thought his group dance performance was good.
Alex - quite liked her Charleston and thought it was slightly undermarked although took the point on the sharpness of some of the moves
Anita - I thought was much better this week and not a bad dance. Middle of the leaderboard though and that got her in the bottom two.
Robbie - Wasn't great to be honest and was clearly the worst in the group dance. Not sure why Ola got upset on that it was pretty obvious.
Robbie should have gone this week though. You could see he knew it. I agree it was bad not making the point that it was filmed before the Gary Speed news. Not sure how much Robbie's mind will be on the dancing this week and it would have been better for him to have gone to be honest.
The judges leaderboard was about right as usual although there group dance judging was a bit wayward.
Some random thoughts on Saturday:
Hated Robbie's dance - so tacky to strip at the end He should be out next.
Felt v. sad for Anita. Although it was probably time for her to go it seemed a bit cruel to vote her out while Robin wasn't there
Harry's dance was brilliant but I'm still a bit meh about him and Aliona.
James needs to stop sulking like a little girl when he doesn't like the scores he gets.
Sorry to see Holly in the bottom two again. It was a good dance (I quite liked the song ) but she's obviously not getting the votes. Dead couple dancing
The pro dances were fantastic on Sunday
I'd like someone to do a really stupid take on the movie theme, like the head turning scene in the exorcist...
Very sorry to see Anita go this week, I thought it should have been Robbie's turn to leave (and so did he by the look of it).
I thought Harry's QS and Jason's Charleston were the dances of the night.
Chelseeee's AT was technically very good but I didn't see any fire or passion in it. For an actress, her perfromances are letting her down. And I still can't warm to her at all.
Oh - I agree with everything Little Nemo said
And - I loved Chelsee's dance, thought it was great and she was undermarked.
And I LOVE Cee Lo!!
Still don't think we've seen anyone to touch Jill's jive or Mark's tango. Strictly seems a teeny bit, well, flat to me this year. And I'm really really fed up with those stupid so-called "here they are in training" bits.
Happy enough that Anita has gone, and as nice as Robin is, I think she'd have been better if she'd had Brendan from the start.
Holly is better than the bottom two - maybe just behind the top 3 of Harry, Jason and Chelseeee (in no particular order - can't get really excited about any of them, despite them all being technically good).
Robbie probably next to go, on dance merit (what on earth was Ola thinking about, putting the footie shorts bit in - the dance wasn't too bad until then), but he may get some sympathy votes next week. Poor lad was in pieces on the news.
Although Alex isn't technically good, she's more interesting than the "better" dancers, so I hope she gets a couple more weeks at least.
We now record the lot, and skip through all the "training" bits - just too tedious for words.
Hopefully someone will take a jump forward this week and get things going - I agree with IW that it's all a bit flat this year.
I think it's a bit flat too. Perhaps we need Aliona to spice it up with a bit more bonkers choreography?
None of them are outstanding really and only Alex and Robbie seem to be having real fun with it now. I'm still rooting for Jason, though only because of the fab-u-lous Kristina.
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I, too, agree about it being very flat this year. There have been no really outstanding dancers, although Harry and Chelsee have come on nicely over the past few weeks - so much for the hype at the beginning of the series when everyone was saying 'it was the best ever Strictly'. On the contrary, in some ways it's been the worst: too many props, not enough proper dancing, too many themed evenings, stupid training videos........ So sad to see a fantastic programme go down the pan!
they really are in danger of ruining it IMO
Not sure if it is that flat although I know what you mean.
However I still think that Harry is just quiet, unusual for a drummer, but he can dance well. If he was running around shouting and screaming and saying how great he was then some of you might take that for personality and personally i wouldn't. That Quick Step was frankly superb and up there with previous season dances although it is the first one to really hit the heights.
I did see somebody say it doesn;t compare to Halfpenny's Jive. I totally agree but not sure any dance will EVER better that. It was just superb and better than a lot of the pros (the ballroom ones anyway)
I DO agree that stupid videos, overuse of props (the hats on Alex and James's Charleston were the first that were appropriate to the dance), too many themed evenings are an issue.
I think Harry, Chelsee and Jason are looking likeliest top three. Holly is close and Alex can be on some dances and might just go there way. Robbie really should go.
Whilst I have sympathy for how he will be feeling this week, I hope he doesn't get a sympathy vote. It should be on the dancing but I hope Craig is mindful of how Robbie might be feeling when doing his critique this week. Be fair but don't twist the knife.
I do think he should have gone this week and was surprised Anita didn't get some sympathy vote for having to change partner.
Down to six now. Are they having to do two dances each this week.? Actual dances I mean, I didn't really count the Swingathon last week.
They're just doing one dance this week, BTB. I'm still holding out for an Exorcist inspired film dance from one of them
They'll have to go to 2 dances next week otherwise it'll be a v. short programme!
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