Strictly Week 5



Strictly Week 5

Live from London - courtesy of the BBC - it was another great show.
This weeks 12 couples are dancing either a Vienese Waltz or a Jive.

First couple to dance were Ricky Groves and Erin Boag dancing the Jive.

As normal loads of enthusiasm from Ricky.

The judges said they were looking for Kicks and Flicks. They said he was entertaining and it was a fun performance. But, it could have been a little 'sharper'. One judge said - 'not good'.

They scored a total of 25 points.


Second couple to dancer were - Jade Johnson and Ian Waite dancing the Vienese Waltz.

They looked really elegant - I like the performance.

The judges said they were looking for good posture and that this couple had it. Beautiful to watch, an elegant, smooth performance.

They scored a total of 35 points.


Third up were Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna dancing the Jive .

A good effort.

The judges said her turns were good on a tricky routine - but they said there were some mistakes, a bit of a mess and that she wasn't delivering.

They scored a total of 29 points.


Fourth up were Jo Wood and Brendan Cole dancing the Vienese Waltz.

It was an improved performance on previous weeks.

The judges said she 'skipped' through it a bit like a kangaroo - the couple walked off stage while the rest of the judges commented.

They scored a total of 23 points.


Fifth couple to perform were Zoe Lucker and James Jordan dancing the Jive.

It seemed a little flat to me.

The judges said she was fabulous to watch - but her kicks were a little stiff. However they it was clean and precise - but could have been a little more 'wild'.

They scored a total of 30 points.


Sixth couple were Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe dancing the Vienese Waltz.

A good performance.

The judges said it was like watching a professional couple. He danced with ease and confidence.

They scored a total of 36 points.


Seventh couple were Craig Kelly and Flavia Cacace dancing the Jive.

I thought it was a good effort.

The judges said he was trying too hard - but his steps were off beat. They thought it was a bit 'pedestrian' and that he needs to 'point' more on his kicks.

They scored a total of 20 points.


Dancing next were Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff dancing the Jive.

It was a little slow and stiff.

The judges said there was some personality in it this week. An improvement from previous weeks. It needed more 'bounce'.

They scored a total of 21 points.


Ninth couple up were Natalie Cassidy and Vincent Simone dancing the Vienese Waltz.

It seemed quite a good performance.

The judges said it was a little 'hoppy' as it should be smooth and light, but then added it was an elegant performance!

They scored a total of 27 points.


Tenth to perform were Laila Rouass and Anton Du Beke dancing the Jive.

I felt the routine was a little fast for her.

The judges said she was like a 'drunken rag doll'. They said she must try harder.

They scored a total of 22 points.


Eleventh couple to dance were Phil Tufnell and Katya Virshilas dancing the Vienese Waltz.

A good performance.

The judges said there was a little stumble at the end of the dance but apart from that it was good. Another said it was a little lumpy, but he did a good job.

They scored a total of 27 points.


Couple number twelve and last to dance were Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan - dancing the Jive.

It was a fast routine.

The judges said he needed a little more rehearsal time because he went wrong a couple of times. A good performance, but his timing was out, however they said he had a good 'spring' to his dance.

They scored a total of 22 points.


Votes were finally counted and the 2 couples with the lowest scores in the dance-off were - Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff against Zoe Lucker and James Jordan.

The couple the judges decided should leave were - Joe and Kristina.

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