Strictly Come Dancing | The Final 2013

December 21, 2013

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing | The Final 2013

 Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

  • 2 live shows
  • 4 finalists
  • 1 historic all-girl final
  • 1 glitterball
Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

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

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

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

First up, the finalists must dance the judges choice, which for Suzanna & Kevin was their Quickstep. Len said “what a wonderful start” and Bruno said “high spirit, high energy.” They scored 37

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

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

Abbey & Aljaz danced their Waltz, which Bruno described as “simply stupendous” and Craig said “that was amazing.” They scored a perfect 40.

 Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Natalie & Artem danced their Cha Cha Cha and Darcey said “I just loved how you work. It was a terrific performance” and Len said “it’s a marvellous combination : the Lancashire Hotpot and the Beast from the East. That was excellent.” They scored 39

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

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

Abbey Clancy, Aljaz Skorjanec - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Abbey Clancy, Aljaz Skorjanec – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Abbey Clancy, Aljaz Skorjanec - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Abbey Clancy, Aljaz Skorjanec – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Sophie & Brendan danced their Viennese Waltz and Darcey said “you capture the style of a performance straight away. A real pleasure to watch. Craig said “you move as one.” They scored 39.

 Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

At the end of the first round, Abbey & Aljaz top the leaderboard, with the show dances next.

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

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

Suzanna & Kevin’s dance found Len commenting “a beautiful song, beautifully danced” and they scored 36.

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

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

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

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

Abbey & Aljaz’s showdance found Bruno commenting “get the fire brigade. You rocked my world.” Darcey said “it was packed full of drama” and they scored 38.

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

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

Natalie & Artem danced into a perfect 40, with Craig saying “wow. A showdance to end all showdances” and Darcey pinching Craig’s favourite line “fab-u-lous.” Len said “eye-popping, jaw dropping, show stopping” and Bruno said “right up their with the greats. A total smash.”

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

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

Sophie & Brendan’s dance “was heaven” according to Darcey and Len said “you were giving that everything.” They scored 35.

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

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

 

The Strictly Details one last time :

Abbey and Aljaz:
Judges’ Choice:  The Waltz to “Kissing You” by Des’ree.
Showdance: “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns N Roses
Couples’ Favourite: The Quickstep to “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

Natalie and Artem:
Judges’ Choice: The Cha Cha to Boney M’s “Rasputin”
Showdance:  “Steppin’ Out with My Baby” by Christina Aguilera and Tony Bennett
Couples’ Favourite: American Smooth to Jennifer Hudson’s “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going”

Sophie and Brendan:
Judges’ Choice: Viennese Waltz to “My Favourite Things” by Julie Andrews
Showdance: “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston
Couples’ Favourite: The Charleston to “Rock It For Me” by Caravan Palace

Susanna and Kevin:
Judges’ Choice: The Quickstep to Tommy Steele’s “Good Morning”
Showdance: “Your Song” by Ewan MacGregor
Couples’ Favourite: The Paso Doble to Carmen’s “Los Toreadors”

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

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

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

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

 

Abbey Clancy, Aljaz Skorjanec - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Abbey Clancy, Aljaz Skorjanec – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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In the second live Strictly show :

Sophie & Brendan are voted out of the final, leaving Natalie, Suzanna and Abbey to battle it out for the trophy.

Sophie and Brendan leave the competition Sir Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Brendan Cole - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Sophie and Brendan leave the competition Sir Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Brendan Cole – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

The final four couples  - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

The final four couples – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Suzanna & Kevin chose to dance their Paso Doble from Blackpool week. This time they scored 39, and Len said “full on, flat out. I loved it.” Bruno said “powerful, gutsy, triumphant.” and Craig said ” an absolute powerhouse of a performance.”

Abbey & Aljaz danced their Quickstep, also from Blackpool week, and Bruno said “it was absolutely dazzling.” Darcey said “you floated. That was a joy to watch.”  Len said, “there was a small incident at the end but I think you gave a spectacular dance.” They scored 38.

Natalie & Artem’s emotional American Smooth wowed everyone, with Darcey saying “it was fabulous. It is perfection.” Len, who had previously criticised Artem’s chorography for this dance, said “beyond stunning.” They scored a perfect 40 and finished the final at the top of the leader board as the judges favourite to win the trophy.

The viewer votes crowned Abbey & Aljaz the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2013.

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