Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week

November 16, 2013

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week

Iveta Lukosiute, Mark Benton - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Iveta Lukosiute, Mark Benton – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

 Anya Garnis, Patrick Robinson - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Anya Garnis, Patrick Robinson – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

This week in Blackpool :

  • the birthday boy achieved his highest score
  • giant neon Begonias opened the show
  • a cowboy with a cape mixed things up
  • there were misbehaving maribous

 

  • Sophie & Brenda’s Quickstep earned high praise from Len, “you were flying around the floor. Absolutely spot on” and a score of 34
  • Patrick & Anya’s Samba scored well with Darcey, “you had no gimmicks. You came out and gave us a fast and technical samba.” Len thought it “wasn’t a samba. It was a wam-ba” and they scored 35
  • Ben & Kristina’s American Smooth had the added difficulty of the Viennese Waltz and Craig was delighted, saying “Big Ben is back, darling, in the ballroom” and Darcey was impressed, “that presage lift into arabesque is so difficult. Brilliant.”
  • Ashley & Ola’s Paso Doble confused the judges with its Wild West theme and a matador’s cape but Len said “I’m surprised at how powerfully you danced that Paso” and Bruno commented ” that was fully loaded. You had the light and shade.” They scored 35 and an “extraordinary” from Craig
  • Fiona & Anton’s American Smooth suffered from Fiona’s fear of lifts, with Len commenting “I thought the attitude was first class…..and the lifts were a bit economy”
  • Abbey & Aljaz’s Quickstep delighted everyone with Bruno saying “that was a Quickstep on Pleasure Beach” and Len, “if you were a stick of Blackpool rock you’d have ‘talent’ written all the way through.” The routine scored them three tens and a total of 37
  • Mark & Iveta returned to the fun elements of their partnership with a Hairspray themed Jive which earned them remarks from Darcey, “it was a show stopping performance” and a score of 29
  • Susanna & Kevin’s passionate Paso Doble impressed the judges, with Darcey saying “that was a wonderfully traditional Paso Doble” and Len, “like a buffet of Spanish tapas. Full of tasty morsels all the way through” and Craig with his trademark “fab-u-lous,” scoring 39.
  • Natalie & Artem’s modern and refreshing Charleston was “sensational” according to Craig and “like the Blackpool illuminations; spectacular” from Len. 39 was their score – joint highest overall with Susanna & Kevin.
Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Natalie Gumede - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Natalie Gumede – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

 

Tonight’s dancing details :

Ashley and Ola dance the Paso Doble to Bon Jovi’s You Give Love a Bad Name.

Patrick and Anya will Samba to Barry Manilow’s Copacabana.

Abbey and Aljaz will Quickstep to Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and The Waves.

Fiona and Anton will perform the American Smooth to Frank Sinatra’s Come Fly With Me.

Sophie and Brendan are Quickstepping to Shirley Bassey’s The Lady is a Tramp.

Mark and Iveta Jive to You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray.

Susanna and Kevin will perform the Paso Doble to Carmen’s Los Toreadors.

Ben and Kristina dance the American Smooth to Fallin’ by Alicia Keys.

Natalie and Artem will Charleston to Will.i.am’s Bang Bang.

 

NOTE: This is not performance order.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Brendan Cole - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Brendan Cole – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

 Kevin Clifton, Susanna Reid - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Kevin Clifton, Susanna Reid – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

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