Beth Roberts


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Strictly 2016

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 13:13

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!!

Strictly 2016

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 13:27

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......

Strictly 2016

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:09

Great show on Saturday night - some fantastic dances.

Louise - finally, she dances convincingly enough!!!!  Hoorah.  And it was bloody brilliant!

Danny - Hmm it was good, but something about it just didn't do it for me.

Claudia - Thought she was superb, she really let go and it worked for her, she did an amazing job - possibly the best salsa of the series for me.  However I thought sadly (again) undermarked!!

Ore - Good, but the other dancers kept getting in the way and obscuring the main event.  Another one that didn't wow me.

Rinder - Loved it, but I agree BTB, he was fabulous, but just not as fabulous as the others! 

The right result at the end.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 13:44

Hmmmm it'll be interesting this week.  As I said, I really think we're down to the pointy end now. 

I think the dance off will probably be Claudia and AJ and Judge Rinder and Oksana.  I love the judge and he really has improved, but I don't think he's as good as the others. 

Claudia, for me, is good and I think she's doing really well, but she's not a patch on Ore or Danny.  That said, I hope to be proved wrong and will be watching AJ's choreography carefully - at the start of the show he had a habit of making everything too fast, now the competition is hotting up it'll be interesting to see if he changes his tack. 

Strictly 2016

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 13:10

Well, once I finally got the time on Sunday to sit down and watch the show......what can I say apart from wow!!! 

Danny and Oti - Fantastic.  I'm not a massive fan of the samba but it was incredible.  Her choreography is just brilliant.

Claudia and AJ - this blew me away.  I have actually watched it 3 times.  The ganchos maybe weren't as good as Danny's but I think they were very unfairly under marked, definitely was worth a few 10's.  And AJ's choreography was brilliant too.

Ore and Joanne - this also blew me away.  I loved the fresh contemporary look of it and the pose at the end was just superb.  He did have a wobble mid way through, but just cracked on and his shaping was, for me, possibly the best of all the dancers so far.

Louise and Kevin - meh! It was lovely and well danced, but just a bit....meh for me.

Judge Rinder and Oksana - I don't like or get the rumba but thought this was pretty good - the judge pleasantly surprised with the quality of his shaping.

Ed and Katya - Thank f*** for that!  I cannot even bear to watch him dance.  So now we're at the sharp end.

The cha cha challenge - I agree BTB it's hard to judge (particularly with the rubbish camera work) but I was hugely surprised to see that Louise had finally found out how her hips work!

Strictly 2016

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 12:40

LOL Nessie - your comments made me chuckle! 

I am in agreement (mostly...) with both of you, although I would disagree on Greg, I actually thought his Paso was really good and he did step it up even further for the dance off.

All the others (barring Ed), very good, I really did like Danny and Oti's Argentine Tango though - the speed of those kicks was just amazing. 

Ed's salsa was dreadful - there was barely any salsa content in it to be honest.  His lifts were ok though.  I do struggle to watch him dance though as he just makes me cringe. 

Thought Daisy's salsa was dreadful too - as I suspected, it lacked energy and wow which is what a salsa should have.  I thought it looked quite lazy actually.  So, the right result for me.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:56

I agree with you Brooks, definitely Daisy and Ed for the dance off this week, probably with Ed going out (hopefully...)

Should be a good evening of dancing as I think most of the remaining dancers (barring Ed and Daisy) are really good.  To expand, I still haven't warmed to Daisy and I just don't think she has the grace required in general nor the gumption that the Salsa needs.  Personally I wouldn't miss her if she went out this week.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 13:38

Agree with you completely Nessie. 

I do think it was right that Laura went as, after Ed, I personally think she was the weakest dancer. 

Was surprised to see Ore in the bottom two, but not sure that was entirely his dance.

I think Ed may go this week, his ballroom is getting better - Saturday was really good for him - but I don't think Latin is his thing. 

Everyone else, I thought, had really good dances.  Louise was superb, but then I think the precision which that dance requires plays to her strengths.  I also thought Judge Rinder was fab - I just love him!!

Strictly 2016

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 12:39

I'm inclined to agree with you Nessie. And it won't be a minute too soon for Ed to go. 

I'm also really hoping that Judge Rinder can just be serious for one dance, that being this weeks' paso because I think underneath all that messing about he's actually really good.

It'll be interesting to see if Louise can relax enough to make the Charleston look as messy and crazy as it's meant to - fingers crossed it won't look too precise (whilst obviously still being technically perfect).

Strictly 2016

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 12:59

Funny, there were no calls of racism this week that a white person went out...........jus sayin......

I agree with you Nessie - I can't warm to Daisy and I didn't think her Charleston was all that - the moves were perhaps a little too small and neat.

Louise is technically good but everything is so carefully placed, she needs to let go and use her hips properly, she's too stiff. 

My favourite was Judge Rinder's jive - I just love him and he's surprisingly quite good. 

Ore's waltz was good but not as good as his previous 2 weeks for me.

I think Ed should definitely go this week - I tend to watch strictly on catch up and he's the only one I fast forward as I find him cringeworthy.

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