Strictly Come Dancing 2015: the final

Part one.

Featuring: judges’ choice and showdances.

‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ backs the opening dance which involves the eliminated professionals dancing through the corridors of Elstree, the make-up room, the lift and backstage of the set with some cameos from eliminated celebrities, but I hope you weren’t looking for them as your main focus. Because, they weren’t. Eventually Aljaz makes it onto the stage, snaps his fingers and, AS IF BY MAGIC, all the professionals are there. The four finalists are up high in a box covered by bedsheets with their names on in *crooked* gold lettering. OCD is annoyed.



Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani – Quickstep to ‘My Generation’ by The Who

I do remember a few mistakes in this last time around and I always love seeing a good Quickstep, so I’m up for this being repeated all day long. Shame about the song, though. Jay did go wrong, however. Less than last time, granted – but still stumbled a few times and lost time for literally a millisecond. But still.

Judges: Craig 9, Darcey 9, Len 9, Bruno 9 = 36/40

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice – Rumba to ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ by Sam Smith

The judging panel, in their wisdom, have chosen this dance to see again but appear to have requested the choreography gets edited a tad. Also, I was in Florida during Movie Week and so I can’t really recall catching up with this dance. I’m a newbie, then.

Awful song. Probably a candidate for worst Bond song ever. Georgia wobbled about a bit but I enjoyed the performance of the Rumba. Not too awkward to watch but nothing over mesmerising. Bit underwhelmed.

Judges: Craig 9, Darcey 9, Len 9, Bruno 9 = 36/40

Kellie Bright and Kevin Clifton – Tango to ‘You Really Got Me’ by The Kinks

Ah. First dance from our faffing about experts. A name perfectly set from the off with this very Tango, which takes at least a minute to actually get into hold. And, even then, it isn’t a Tango. It’s not fierce…more….baby panda learning to crawl about? I think the song stops me from liking it. It just doesn’t work. So, let’s put it on mute. Her hold has improved and her timing is superb.

Judges: Craig 10, Darcey 10, Len 10, Bruno 10 = 40/40

Katie Derham and Anton Du Beke – Quickstep to ’42nd Street’

Katie still couldn’t keep up with Anton throughout the Quickstep and had her big moment ruined at the beginning by her boater, which got itself stuck on her face. I’m not even sure how that works. The choreography was so fantastic but it was just too fast for Katie. Her posture, however, has improved so much as she looks just wonderful.

Judges: Craig 7, Darcey 8, Len 8, Bruno 8 = 31/40


Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ by The Weekend


Not the most exciting showdance I’ve ever seen but I was glad to see a section of content pointing toward that Jive we all wanted to see again but were denied. The rest – like the entrance especially – was all whacko-shite ruined it around the edges, though. Less show and more…..interval?

Judges: Craig 8, Darcey 9, Len 9, Bruno 9 = 35/40

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice – ‘Fix You’ by Coldplay

The interval feeling continues as Team GG give us a Ballroom clipshow showing how brilliant Georgia is but not giving us much else. I didn’t feel a story or a theme. I didn’t feel fun. It felt bland and tired.

Judges: Craig 9, Darcey 9, Len 9, Bruno 9 = 36/40

Kellie Bright and Kevin Clifton – ‘Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line’ by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

YES! Now this is a showdance! Cheeky, fun, fast and enjoyable. Kevin’s choreography gave Kellie so much to do but could she do it? Hell yes. Apart from a weird slow segment in the middle, I really enjoyed this dance. Really jealous of Kellie’s legs. Wow. Those kicks!

Judges: Craig 10, Darcey 10, Len 10, Bruno 10 = 40/40

Katie Derham and Anton Du Beke – ‘O Fortuna’ by Carl Orff

Anton clearly so happy to get to the final at last that he risked killing Katie by getting her to fall back off a mini-stage into his arms. Thank god he caught her or else the song would have been ruined forever. Katie seemed very nervous and, at the beginning, it showed on her face. She got into the dark and fierce spirit quickly, though, and I quite enjoyed it. Think Paso meets Tango with one of the most dramatic songs ever.

Judges: Craig 7, Darcey 8, Katie 8, Bruno 8 = 31/40



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