Frankie has Jive but she should be fine, I thought she had already done Jive
Jake - Argentine Tango - could be interesting.
Mark - Salsa,. Might be a challenge
What about the dancer we thought was most at risk. Sunetra has RUMBA. Oh dear, the dance of death at the very moment you find yourself at the front of the queue for the exit door. Slightly easier for a female dancer but still a challenge. I fear Sunetra has gone and going to suggest that Mark, with Salsa, may be the next bottom on the judges list.
Doesn't mean dance off though as he has a good following I suspect. Also he may do a good job with Salsa. Simon with Waltx should be fine.
Caroline and Charleston? I think she could do it well but I guess that might all go wrong.
Nessie - whoops of course it was a Charleston, I even described it and still typed Tango - disaster darling
Strange plastic surgery for Manilow as well. Used to fake tan and people looking orange but he looked yellow (Jaundiced ?!) Not good.
Talking about singers, I see they were on ITT with Dave Arch last night (I know amazing, I am never usually home!) The singers in the last couple of years are a vast improvement on the early series. They regularly murdered songs then but actually pretty decent now, even when they are taking on a well known song they generally make a good go at it. There was one that wasn't great on Saturday and I can't remember which one now. Certainly wasn't as bad as Bazza on Sunday!
So if they maintain the current invitations to older people with plastic surgery, who is on this week? Cher? ....
So first of all I thought the judges leader board was pretty much right.
Having said that, I thought Jake was slightly high... I would have said 9 and think 4x9s would have been right, Lots of hips, almost too much i.e. a lack of other steps.
Caroline - I thought it was good. Shame about the stumble but it happens, I am surprised nobody has ever actually fallen over on Strictly.
Frankie - great again and deservedly at the top
Mark - also good
Pixie - I found that quite an unusual Tango and the style meant she looked a bit bandy at times but there was loads in it. Her balance whilst kicking and turning was sublime. Good score for a good dance.
Simon - OK. Again a slightly difficult one for him but he is in their with most of the rest.
Sunetra - pretty good but then so were all of them.
Steve - Ok well he was the exception to the above comment. I think we all thought it was probably his turn to go but he also got a dance that just didn't suit him this week and it really wasn't good. Though Craig was spot on with stompy etc. He was just unlucky to get a dance like that now.
So the bottom two were right and Steve going was also right. I disagreed with the judges on the dance-off by the way. I thought they were both worse than the first time round ! However Sunetra was better. Having said that if Steve had the Waltz and Sunetra had the Jive this week then I think the outcome would have been reversed.
Steve got this far on merit but reached the end of his road.
I think Sunetra will go next week, especially if she has a Latin as I think she will.
Then I agree with Nessie, it really is open and anybody could win it.
If Sunetra is in the dance-off next week, it will be interesting to see who is with her and if she goes then we are going to start losing a potential winner each week.
I need to check who HASN'T done Rumba yet as that could be the end of them at this stage.
Reception for Claudia was impressive, she JUST about held it together.
Oh and Barry Manilow - Your voice has gone, retire now. Bassey missed a couple of notes last week but Bazza talked through most of Copa Cobana and still wasn't great!