Beth Roberts

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Strictly 2016

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 12:45

To be honest, the judges voting and scoring during the last few weeks of strictly left me a bit cold and turned off by it all, so I'm afraid I've lost a bit of interest.  It was clear all the way through that Louise, Danny and Ore were the favourites so not really a surprise who won.

Yeah, Ore was good. But I just found him and Joanne very insincere and a bit false.  I'm not taking away from the fact that he was a good dancer and her choreography was good.  Just wish he'd stop crying - it was wearing thin by the end!

Louise was good but agree with the other comments that she was just a bit mechanical.

Danny and Oti's showdance was amazing - the best one we've seen in years for me.  I loved Oti's choreography all the way through, I thought it was fresh and a little bit more exciting than the others.


Strictly 2016

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 12:56

Sorry BTB, but I have to disagree with you on this one.  I thought Claudia's rumba was pretty good, possibly the best one of the series.  Her shaping was beautiful. However, she has been unfairly criticised and massively under marked the whole series.  There is a theory that the reason for this is that the judges wanted her out as she is unable to take part in the tour....... Puts the integrity and credibility of the judges in question for me. 

Agree on best dance of the night - foot perfect and totally fabulous.

Worst dances for me - Louise's samba.  It was tired, lacked energy and there was no hip action to speak of.  Ore's Argentine tango - it was dreadful.  He barely moved while Joanne did all the 'look at me aren't I fabulous' moves.  No ganchos to speak of, it was not, in my opinion, an Argentine Tango, it was bloody awful. 

Two good dances for Danny although there was quite an ugly lift in his American smooth which didn't really do it for me.  Breath taking finish though.

So, for me the dance off should have been Louise and Ore, with Ore to go because I'm so sick of seeing him (pretend to) cry!

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!!

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