To be honest, the judges voting and scoring during the last few weeks of strictly left me a bit cold and turned off by it all, so I'm afraid I've lost a bit of interest. It was clear all the way through that Louise, Danny and Ore were the favourites so not really a surprise who won.
Yeah, Ore was good. But I just found him and Joanne very insincere and a bit false. I'm not taking away from the fact that he was a good dancer and her choreography was good. Just wish he'd stop crying - it was wearing thin by the end!
Louise was good but agree with the other comments that she was just a bit mechanical.
Danny and Oti's showdance was amazing - the best one we've seen in years for me. I loved Oti's choreography all the way through, I thought it was fresh and a little bit more exciting than the others.
Sorry BTB, but I have to disagree with you on this one. I thought Claudia's rumba was pretty good, possibly the best one of the series. Her shaping was beautiful. However, she has been unfairly criticised and massively under marked the whole series. There is a theory that the reason for this is that the judges wanted her out as she is unable to take part in the tour....... Puts the integrity and credibility of the judges in question for me.
Agree on best dance of the night - foot perfect and totally fabulous.
Worst dances for me - Louise's samba. It was tired, lacked energy and there was no hip action to speak of. Ore's Argentine tango - it was dreadful. He barely moved while Joanne did all the 'look at me aren't I fabulous' moves. No ganchos to speak of, it was not, in my opinion, an Argentine Tango, it was bloody awful.
Two good dances for Danny although there was quite an ugly lift in his American smooth which didn't really do it for me. Breath taking finish though.
So, for me the dance off should have been Louise and Ore, with Ore to go because I'm so sick of seeing him (pretend to) cry!
Hmmm Rumba time for Claudia might not be so good but that said, she does have the ability to make those incredible shapes that are required, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for her. However, I think Louise will struggle with the Samba, particularly as she struggles to use her hips enough and gets embarrassed on the 'sexy' dances. Will be an interesting watch.
Ore's Argentine Tango will be one to watch out for - I'm hoping it will be spectacularly good.......
I am also looking forward to Danny's American smooth - should be gorgeous.
Can't wait for Saturday night - the wine is already in the fridge!!
I agree with you Nessie, the final four are all so good, I think it'll be down to favouritism shown by the judges in which case it'll be either Louise or Danny.
I don't think Ore is getting voted for as much now - there are mumblings about him on facebook and it seems people think he's smug and playing the 'crocodile tears' card on a few occasions hasn't helped. It's a shame because I think he's really good, especially as (it is alleged) he has had no dance training to speak of, unlike the others.
Overall, I'd love to see Claudia win, but who knows......