So I missed Saturday but watched last night, which meant I couldn't vote.
Sorry but that was not the right decision.
Best. showdance by far and indeed dance of the night was Kelly and Kevin.
Second best dance Georgia's Charleston.
Third best Kellie's Charleston
Fourth Best - Jay's Paso.
Others all good but nothing stand-out. No I wasn't actually as impressed by Kellie's Tango as the judges.
However I did agree with Len that Kellie should win and didn't get chance to vote for her unfortunately although one vote wouldn't have made a difference.
I think this year that a lot of people had decided who their favourite was and voted that way right through to the final whereas normally the public make the right choice on the dancing on the final night.
Not a total disaster as Jay is a good dancer as is Georgia and any of those three or indeed Helen who went out earlier would have been a worthy winner BUT in the Final itself, Kellie was the clear winner for me. Wasn't even a close decision for me personally in the end which surprised me a bit.
Katie was rightly first one out although I actually thought her Show dance was better than Jay's and Georgia's. Not maybe danced as well but a better showdance.
I agreed with Len again that the showdance should be more than just a compilation of dance steps, it should be a show. That could be the high energy entertainment that Kellie brought or it could be more dramatic as in Katie's but should be something like that. As ever Kevin got it right.
So a good series and a good dancer won it but not the right one on the night.
Georgia and Giovanni will be performing their Showdance to ‘Fix You’ by Coldplay.
Jay and Aliona will be performing their Showdance to ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ by The Weeknd.
Katie and Anton will be performing their Showdance to ‘O Fortuna’ by Carl Orff.
Kellie and Kevin will be performing their Showdance to ‘Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line’ by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.
Not that this really tells us much. Although the temp of the music will give a hint.
The songs and dances for our couples' choice performances will be added to over the week. So far:
Kellie and Kevin have chosen to Charleston to 'Starwars Cantina Band' by John Williams.
So they have chosen their Charleston with the other decisions to be released as a drip feed! Also no news on what the judges choice will be but that may be kept as a surprise for the night which is fine.
I think people are thinking that because Katie scored one point less than Anita initially (for the two dances done) that she should have gone.
However the dance off is another chance and Katie definitely improved her Waltz in the dance off and that was mentioned by the judges. I have to say I thought it might be a 2-2 vote but that Len would definitely go for the waltz (didn't like the Rap Salsa) so Katie would go through.
Personally, although I thought the Salsa music was absolutely dire for any dancing, I did overall still prefer Anita's Salsa.
I am not sure why they are using Rap. I think there is a view to modernize but frankly it just doesn't work for ballroom dancing. If you are on a breakdancing show then fine.