So far our Saturday night TV entertainment has been filled with dynamics, passion, drama and, of course, lots and lots of glitter.
Well, would we expect anything more from Strictly Come Dancing?
Since my last review of the show, which you can read here, a lot has happened.
We are now down to the final five celebrities and after musicals week the competition is tougher than ever, as the professionals make their partners work like they have never worked before just to make sure they get the judge’s approval in order to stay in the competition.
Yes, Saturday night combined two of my favourite things, ballroom dancing and musicals.
*SPOILER ALERT* (If you haven’t seen the latest episode yet, look away now!)
We saw Georgia May Foote perform first, doing the foxtrot to her favourite musical Beauty and The Beast. She was described by Craig Revel Horwood as enchanting and the dance saw them get a rounded score of 36. The audience would never have thought she would be touching elimination.
From beautiful fairytales to common as muck, Kelly Bright took her role from being behind the bar at the Queen Vic to the dance floor. As she performed the Viennese Waltz to ‘Oom Pah Pah’ from Oliver, Bright really embraced the role of the barmaid and brought the story to life.[video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hscRdprxG74]
One celebrity who has really impressed me is Jay McGuiness – he has exceeded my expectations. Being a shy ex-boy band member I thought his time would have came by now, but little did I know that McGuiness is an exquisite dancer. He looks like he was born to dance, every dance he does is effortless, gliding across the floor and hitting all the technicalities. I don’t know what his dance partner Aliona Vilani is doing but whatever she is doing it’s certainly working. As the only man left in the competition – could we see him win the show? We’ll have to wait and see.
As the Kettle theatre correspondent, I shouldn’t really have my favourites when it comes to musicals, but I have to say that amongst the likes of Wicked, Grease and Hairspray – Les Miserables is on my list.
And luckily for me, I was able to see Helen George dance the Pasa Doble with her professional dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec to ‘At The End Of The Day’. I think she hit every position and really gave it her all with that dance, and Aljaz’s choreography was so clever that it was a winning dance in my opinion.
But sadly someone had to go and wave goodbye to their chance of the Strictly Cup. Surprisingly the dance-off was between Georgia and Helen.
*SPOILER ALERT* (Again.)
Thank you so much for all of your messages, support and votes. I tried my hardest and enjoyed every minute, the most fun ever #Strictly
— Helen George (@helen_george) December 7, 2015
It was Helen who had to say so long, farewell, auf weidersehen, goodbye and adieu to her fellow contestants.
Which means that next Saturday, we will see Anita, Georgia, Kelly, Katie and Jay perform two dances to secure their place in the semi-finals.
Have you been watching Strictly? Who’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!