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Strictly Come Dancing blog 2010: Week nine
Magnificent Seven! It was more like the Famous Five with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb.
I was sadly disappointed with all the performance on Saturdays show and when we are seeing freezing temperatures of –5 and after last weeks amazing trip to Blackpool, I would have expected our celebrities to be even hotter, but who on the dance floor is hot and who is not for you?
The leader board is really splitting the true contenders, from celebrities who are just making up the numbers, but could this be the end of the AA duet or are they going to go all the way?
Kara and Artem: Jive Craig 7, Len 9, Alisha 9, Bruno 9, Total: 34
This was the first week I was not mega impressed with these two, I found their routine quite flat, Kara was off time in the second half of the routine and her chasse were heavy.
In previous weeks she has even out danced Artem, but not tonight, I think the judges who scored them nine was quite generous.
Ann and Anton (AA):Rumba Craig 1, Len 5, Alisha 5, Bruno 3, Total: 14
A very simple basic routine but Ann danced off time for the majority of it and her footwork did leave room for some serious scrutiny!
I did however, find myself chuckling along with Anton and his antics and Ann’s outfit was very flattering but I wish they had gone down with the ship!
Patsy and Robin: Argentine Tango Craig 7, Len 8, Alisha 8, Bruno 7, Total: 30
A nice well-choreographed Tango routine, simple and effective, Patsy’s technical ability is improving week by week, but I did find it a little lacking in passion and attack, but it was not a bad effort.
Scott and Natalie: American Smooth (Foxtrot) Craig 6, Len 7, Alisha 9, Bruno 9 Total:31
Oh dear! Several stumbles and several mistakes, very poor footwork and leg control is not what we expect from our SsssscoT.
The lift at the end of their routine was amazing but I did find myself holding my breath and again not deserving of a nine.
The whole routine felt like a week two dance not a week nine, come on Scot up your game.
Gavin and Katya: Jive Craig 3, Len 6, Alisha 7, Bruno 6, Total:32
I did not understand the story of their dance this week.
Gavin does have a strong kick action but was off time along with Katya in places, it would of helped if the music was a little stronger, and he was more elevated on his chasse but even with Gavin’s new found smile it still did not sparkle for me.
Matt and Aliona: American Smooth (Foxtrot) I think?
Matt had good footwork, rise and fall and control when he was in hold, but again I did not understand their story.
The sections in open hold looked very rushed as if they had tried to cram too much in, there were several mistakes and had the feel of being under rehearsed.
Pam and James : Charleston Craig 9, Len 9, Alisha 10, Bruno 10 Total: 38
This was easily the best performance of the evening, full of tricks, exciting stunts and clever choreography, I did feel it was a little slow in places, but I hope I can dance as well as Pamela when I am sixty one.
Sunday's result show.
What an opening! An amazing Jive routine from our professionals that was then second placed by Ola and James with their Rumba show dance routine.
Patsy and Robin, and Gavin and Katya were our bottom two couples and obviously the voting public did not agree with the judges’ scores but maybe with the result of Patsy and Robin being outed things may change, do you agree?