AndyP, Yes that was a goog point actually; having said the Audience are almost too pro-celebrity at the moment (to the point they aren't helping them. Applaud yes and applud the good comments but accept criticism without booing and only stand up if it really is a great performance) the almost silent response to Scott was telling. I suspect he might be happier out of it as well.
Assume Halloween week will be on 1st November. Not looking forward to that. The whole thing is contrived. Movie week is fine because it is dance themed. Halloween has nothing to do with Dance unless somebody is going to do a version of Thriller.
Well Tim went. OK so Scott really was bottom but Tim going is not a great loss in dancing terms (it does mean Natalie is out though which is a shame).
Judy deserved to stay last night but really she and Scott need to go. I just can't see either of them going on the fabled journey!
Liked Judy's leap into Anton's arms at the end. You could pretty much hear the whole audience hold it's breath as was I!
Scott - nothing to say. He is trying but he just can't do it. Three others have gone before him now but none of them were going to set the world alight. If Judy went next week then probably still no uproar but if anybody else other than these two go then there will be questions in the house.....
Caroline was great. Really good Quickstep and very much up Len's Street.
Jake - great Jive. He is looking good to go a long way now.
The crowd seem a bit too much for the celebs this year. People seem to get a standing ovation for almost nothing so that has lost its impact. There is a lot more booing for any negative comments and the fact is that the Celebs need constructive criticism. Jake's free arm was a case in point. Great Jive, finished top but there was something there he needs to improve. Not an issue at the moment but if he gets to the final he will need to sort some things, as will they all, He knows that but the crowd need to accept good criticism.
Frankie and Pixie were both good although relegated to joint 2nd this week. Don't think Frankie liked the Cha Cha but still did a great job. Pixie did a good job with the 'orrible Rumba. Not sure what all that emotion was about at the end..?!
Sunetra - felt somewhat down the board BUT there were a lot scoring 27 or thereabouts so squashed in the middle. Salsa not as good as American Smooth (but that probably was her dance) and still good. Brendan needs his seams reinforced
Simon - I said that could be good and it was. Liked the whole cheorography to My Old man.
Alyson gives it some but she needs some higher heels I think to stop being so flat-footed. Yes I know she is a larger lady but Lisa Riley last year has shown what a large lady can do..
Thom - OK but I just forget his dances. Not sure what is is.
Steve - good and didn't have any problems with lifts!
Mark - well he didn't really deserve to be in the dance off but was mid-table. Some of the footwork was really good although it felt more like he was jogging ( I think Len said trotting) rather than dancing when moving.
Hi Hillstrider, Glad to see you are still running, We used to talk on another forum connected to our greatest ever distance runner at one time.
Lack of people prepared to organise. A common theme. People need to remember that next time they do a race and complain the fruit bar in the goody bag was the wrong flavour or some other minor gripe. People put a lot of effort in for no thanks usually and after a while decide it just isn't worth it.