Ashley and Ola are going to Salsa to Gloria Estefan’s party tune ‘Conga’.
Patrick and Anya will Rumba to ‘When I Was Your Man’ by Bruno Mars.
Abbey and Aljaz are going to perform a Viennese Waltz to the Tom Jones classic ‘Delilha’.
Sophie and Brendan will Tango to Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’.
Susanna and Kevin will perform the Argentine Tango to Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’.
Natalie and Artem are going to perform the Paso Doble to ‘El Gato Montes’ by Ramon Cortez Pasodoble Orchestra.
Well you would think Abbey and Natalie will be fine. Sophie will have to produce some attitude so let's see. Susanna may be OK with the Argie although apparently Kevin has never done an Argentine Tango.
Ashley has the Salsa which can be tricky but Patrick has the ..... RUMBA.
Not the week to get the dance of death. it's very tight and that could be enough to finish him We will see, I've never seen a male celeb do it well, Ben Cohen's this year wasn't bad actually and Ramps did OK but in a tight competition ...
I actually caught the end of ITT last night, just the Craig bit.
He is in agreement with us (AMAZING) in that he thinks you could throw a blanket over the remaining six they are that close. He actually feels the judges are irrelevant now and it will come down to the public vote.
Not entirely true as it will make a difference if top or bottom BUT the suspicion is that there might be quite a few dancers on the same score. Could we end up with all six on 36 points (i.e. four nines each)? I think there is actually a serious chance of that!
Of course this week that won't be a problem because that could happen for their main dance but the 6,5,4,3,2,1 points for the Swingathon would give an order.
I really think it is as close as that. I also think that with just three weeks to go (I assume they will drop one pair this week and then two in the semis to give a final of three) that even those with work commitments will put the extra effort in now. Its just three weeks and any of them can win it.
Who hasn't done a Rumba yet? To get the killer dance at this stage would not be good.
OK so Mark finally went and it was time. Amazing effort by him to get this far actually and he wasn't ever going to get much bounce with pretty knackered knees in fairness.
So we are down to the super six and frankly no idea how this is going to pan out.
Abby - I guess it was good but it felt more like a disco dance than a salsa.
Natalie - the wife and I were saying that Len is going to have them for not doing enough in hold and sure enough he did and actually it was fair. If they get to the show dance then they can fo freestyle, this was supposed to be an American Smooth.
Patrick - I though the Charleston was pretty good but wasn't as bowled over at the judges. Best Charleston this year has been Sophie, I said it before and will say it again, the fact that dance came in week three meant the judges didn't feel able to give it 10s but should have.
Which nrings us to Sophie, the most inconsistent of those left. HEr Charlesto nwas brilliant, on Saturday when they walked out for thwe Vienniese I said this should suit her and it needs to be good. It did and it was. However if she gets a Latin next week then she could be at risk. This lot are so close that it will probably come down to small margins.
Susanna - second bottom and there were errors, she lost it a couple of times but still a good dance so again shows the standard. We know she can d oti though,
Ashley - well not a great week to get the dance of death i.e. Rumba. Not a dance you would want to have to do in dance off. Then again better this week than next. That would have seen him go. Having said that it wasn't bad for a Rumba, especially a male one.
So competition now very much on and we will have two good dancers in the dance off next week guaranteed. It will be small margins. Not sure how the swingathon will work out. Could be key because the judges votes are pretty much staying the same following the public vote at the moment. OK Susanna got ahead of Ashley on Sunday.
The public vote will also come in now.
Not sure Abby is gettigng votes and Natalie may be considered to have too much back history as a dancer. Susanna clearly is getting votes. We will see what happens
well hopefully Mark goes this week and then we enter December with the top 6 and it is still all up for grabs between them in my opinion. Which is also interesting because I think then people start voting for who they really like rather than who they want to save.
However I have noticed this year that the bottom two with the judges have been in the dance off the last three weeks I think. So the early vote to save people you like (rather than those who can dance) phase seems to have passed earlier. It that because people can vote on;ine for free I wonder and therefore more are doing it.
musicals this week, I may try and make a big effort to get home for ITT to see what people are doing tomorrow.