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Post  TANGOLERO on Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:01 pm

allsewnonbyhand wrote:
Helen is creepily doll like and I hate China dolls they give me the willies.

You are frightening me a bit by keep talking about Helen as if she's almost real. affraid
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Post  saxonsiren on Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:55 am

Helen does come across as a fragile doll and Alijaz might shatter her if he let go. If they just clicked they would be a beautiful couple. Maybe the producers went for "irksome couples" this year? Interesting to see Ainsley and L.en making a programme together! The question is it all pre arranged exit dates? Becomes more believed.
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:37 pm

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Wang on for as long you like diamonds, you gave me loads of lolz and nodding-along-vigorously moments!

I'm struggling to invest in them too. There's something about each of them that irks.

Kellie's too desperate and needy. Peter I've renamed Smarmite. I want to yank Helen's nylon hair extensions out.  Anita has a touch of the Gabby Logans. I need Georgia to start speaking like a grown-up. And I need the audience to stop 'aww-ing' Jay like a pet.


*Squeal!* That's IT!! Smarmite... :-D Spot on Sid and totally genius. I shall now always refer to him as that...

And yes, Helen;s hair extensions look especially nylon-y - just like my cindy dolls.

And I wish Tess (who I normally feel v protective of against attacks against her) would stop holding onto Jay's hand like it's her four year old's first day at school...

Gabby Logan... hmm, do you know, I can't remember what she was actually like as a contestant. I just remember her being a bit acrobatic and being the loser in the dance of with Penny Lancaster who was wearing long boots..
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Post  Sid on Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:01 am

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*Squeal!* That's IT!! Smarmite... :-D  Spot on Sid and totally genius.  I shall now always refer to him as that...

And yes, Helen;s hair extensions look especially nylon-y - just like my cindy dolls.  

And  I wish Tess (who I normally feel v protective of against attacks against her) would stop holding onto Jay's hand like it's her four year old's first day at school...

Gabby Logan... hmm, do you know, I can't remember what she was actually like as a contestant. I just remember her being a bit acrobatic and being the loser in the dance of with Penny Lancaster who was wearing long boots..

Head Girlish. See also Susanna Reid. I don't think Anita's quite in Reid territory but I know what you were getting at with your 'head of the class' description. And I also noticed that moment after her Jive when she went for Gleb's lips and hit his cheek instead - AWKWARD!!! But I like her gusto and I cut her some slack because pretty soon it'll just be her and the ringers left and for a non-ringer it's impressive what she's achieving in the space of a week, every week.

I wish Helen had kept her chic pixie cut instead of opting for extensions. They do nothing for her.

As for Smarmite, I read he's promised / threatened (depending on your taste) to sing at Janette and Aljaz's wedding IF he gets to the final. Umm why the added clause? I thought you were new bffs so how about singing at her wedding whether you make the finals or not?!
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Post  TANGOLERO on Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:17 am

When I asked the other day what contestants would do left in an empty room with dance music playing, I had this mental view of Peter walking over to the mirror to check his hair, doing a faux Vincent eyebrow flick, giving himself a goronzola grin then sitting down and staring at the door. Jeremy might well do some sort of robot dance resembling a slinky falling down a flight of stairs and Katie might stand there with a wistful "I would dance if only I knew what to do". The rest might actually dance. Wink
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:21 am

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Head Girlish. See also Susanna Reid. I don't think Anita's quite in Reid territory but I know what you were getting at with your 'head of the class' description. And I also noticed that moment after her Jive when she went for Gleb's lips and hit his cheek instead - AWKWARD!!! But I like her gusto and I cut her some slack because pretty soon it'll just be her and the ringers left and for a non-ringer it's impressive what she's achieving in the space of a week, every week.

I wish Helen had kept her chic pixie cut instead of opting for extensions. They do nothing for her.

As for Smarmite, I read he's promised / threatened (depending on your taste) to sing at Janette and Aljaz's wedding IF he gets to the final. Umm why the added clause? I thought you were new bffs so how about singing at her wedding whether you make the finals or not?!

Yes I agree that Anita is impressive for a non-ringer. But she just reminds me of a couple of high achieving girlfriends I know - head girl, captain of the cross country team, Oxbridge blah blah blah. They always HAVE to be the best. They work hard for it - so VERY hard - but really, you just wish they'd lighten up a bit and lose at scrabble for a change....

And yes, I did notice the awkward kissy thing with Gleb (I think I mentioned it in my rundown of last weekend's show) - I think she's keen and he's umm... not (and also unavailable, although of course that never stopped others before them...)

What I can't understand about Helen's hair is the colour. It's not blonde, it's My Little Pony white.... Even her fringe is My Little Pony-esque. As you say, the pixie cut did SO much for her. But I think she needs to go for a warmer blonde - that colour is so... nylon.

And really Smarmite? You're such a nice, genuine good guy that you would blackmail the GBP into keeping you in by holding a so-called friend's wedding to ransome? I wonder what you do for people you don't like...?

Actually, having heard him sing live on Radio 2, I think Aljaz and Janetter would be MUCH better off with Dave Arch and his wunnerful wunnerful singers. Smarmite was absolutely atrocious. No-one would have turned for him on the Voice and he would have been sent away without even getting past the researchers for X Factor as he wasn't quite bad enough to make good car crash TV...
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:27 am

TANGOLERO wrote:When I asked the other day what contestants would do left in an empty room with dance music playing, I had this mental view of Peter walking over to the mirror to check his hair, doing a faux Vincent eyebrow flick, giving himself a goronzola grin then sitting down and staring at the door. Jeremy might well do some sort of robot dance resembling a slinky falling down a flight of stairs and Katie might stand there with a wistful "I would dance if only I knew what to do". The rest might actually dance. Wink

Nah - she would be wiggling her rear end for all it's worth. I saw her on that Learn How To Be A Conductor reality show that Sue Perkins won, a few years ago. She was always wriggling and jiggling to the music as she conducted and was constantly being told to stop it and keep her hips still. That is why I am so frustrated - I KNOW she has really good natural rhythm and isn't particularly self-conscious. Left in a room with dance music playing she would simply just strut her stuff for all she's worth. She's really quite minxy.... I just don't feel Housewives choice has tapped into that very much. She most definitely would know what to do :-)
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Post  mauveangel09 on Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:29 am

TANGOLERO wrote:When I asked the other day what contestants would do left in an empty room with dance music playing, I had this mental view of Peter walking over to the mirror to check his hair, doing a faux Vincent eyebrow flick, giving himself a goronzola grin then sitting down and staring at the door. Jeremy might well do some sort of robot dance resembling a slinky falling down a flight of stairs and Katie might stand there with a wistful "I would dance if only I knew what to do". The rest might actually dance. Wink

K ellie would just have a good shriek and tire herself out bouncing off the walls
J ay would look for a Mother figure amongst the assembled throng
A nita would be relieved to be a room without G leb


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Re: A Little Bit of Honesty.

Post  Sid on Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:38 am

mauveangel09 wrote:

K ellie would just have a good shriek and tire herself out bouncing off the walls
J ay would look for a Mother figure amongst the assembled throng
A nita would be relieved to be a room without G leb


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Post  TANGOLERO on Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:44 am

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Nah - she would be wiggling her rear end for all it's worth. I saw her on that Learn How To Be A Conductor reality show that Sue Perkins won, a few years ago. She was always wriggling and jiggling to the music as she conducted and was constantly being told to stop it and keep her hips still. That is why I am so frustrated - I KNOW she has really good natural rhythm and isn't particularly self-conscious. Left in a room with dance music playing she would simply just strut her stuff for all she's worth. She's really quite minxy....  I just don't feel Housewives choice has tapped into that very much. She most definitely would know what to do :-)

I'll bow to your experience. Not the world's greatest T.V watcher, I had no idea who she was when the series started.I had to know who Peter Andre was because his life story was always on in the lounge together with that other....er....person. I'd never heard of the Jay fella either and thought Jeremy Vine was a wine-taster. I only knew Ainsley whatsit, and I thought he was Lenny Henry at first. Ignorance can be bliss sometimes. Very Happy
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Post  saxonsiren on Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:21 am

Looking forward to better entertainment in IACGMOOH! Loved to have seen Tony Hadley or Duncan Bannatyne on SCD! And Chris Eubank.
This year it's the Meh year for the series so far,not engaged with a lot of the couples, more irksome personalities and some self appreciation tones going way ott both celebs and pro (Gleb!)
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Post  fiftynotout on Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:05 pm

I think we now have two distinct camps.

The first is the no-hopers who should be the next three to leave (in no particular order):-
Jamelia - out-classed and not, apparently, very popular
Jeremy - definitely on a j word but the gap continues to widen betwen him and the contenders
Katie - has the ability but her performances are (recently) below par

Then we have the contenders:-
Anita - she is consistently putting in good performances and seems to have public support
Georgia - as above but a better dancer
Helen - acomplished dancer but a bit marmite with the public
Jay - a serious contender
Kellie - too lovey for the GBP and I fear will not make the final (even though she is good enough)
Peter - too earnest and will also lack public support

So, I seem to have answered my own (as yet unspoken) question about who will make it to the final.  It is looking like the final three will be Anita, Georgia and Jay.

I predict a dance off this weekend between Jamelia and one of the contenders with Jameila going home (and not to Blackpool).
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Post  TANGOLERO on Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:44 pm

Attempting to be serious for a moment (rare, I know), and just my view, but if the public weren't involved it would be a pretty simple task picking a winner. Jamelia probably has the most dance talent of those bottom three because she's the one that moves to the rhythms naturally. She's a natural party girl/night club dancer. Unfortunately she's can't seem to get that bit of body control over it all that's needed in ballroom and latin. In whatever order, as long as those are the next three all will be well. The public can then screw things up any way they wish because at least it will be a dance competition in name. It will also probably be the fairest elimination order since Strictly started. Can it happen?

The remainder will probably then become two males and four,three,two,one females because Jay will reach the final on merit and Peter on wuffle, scuffle and ever-so-umble gratutitous speeches of heartfelt thanks to his adoring tree-huggers. Yes, he can dance some, I'll agree, but so can the girls, and he's just a bit John Cleese meets Louie Spence for me. If he keeps more skilled ladies out it will be a disaster, but I can see it happening. Who reaches the final and eventually wins is immaterial for me; but I'd love it to be on merit.
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Post  mauveangel09 on Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:23 pm

TANGOLERO wrote:

Peter on wuffle, scuffle and ever-so-umble gratutitous speeches of heartfelt thanks to his adoring tree-huggers. so can the girls, and he's just a bit John Cleese meets Louie Spence for me  

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Post  TANGOLERO on Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:14 pm

Bit of an odd night for me (the music not really helping in the main). I always mentally allow the costume to suggest where the choreography is going. Tonight, Gleb's outfit put me in mind of Rudolf Rassendyll from The Prisoner of Zenda. No faults with their quickstep, it was clean and sharp and they flowed effortlessly through it. Good dance, good marks. 8.8.8.8.....32.

Jay and Aliona. Foxtrot. Jay looking like Gabriel Oak just come in from saving the haystacks from the storm on Bathsheba Everdene's farm. Usual high standard from these two and I just can't understand how the other judges constantly allow the fabu-u-lus darling one to mark two points below everyone else. One small slip probably prevented three nines from the others, the fabu-u-lus darling one chuntered on again about facial expression and gave a six. Utterly ridiculous from a professional judge. Aliona was Aliona...thankfully. 6.8.8.8...30.

Jamelia and Tristan. They might as well have played Simon Says because it would have been just as Brazil-like as the odd track for a samba. Same old, same old comments every week from me about this, I know,and Jamelia appears out of favour. Worth the sevens and the fabu-u-lus darling one's po-faced five was childish. 5.7.7.7....26.

Helen and Aljaz. Helen quite dazzling in a red dress, danced a very decent tango which C raig admitted was a hard thing to do to that music track. Again, same old whinge from me. Tango and Paso are dances that don't have the flexibility of any others and keeping  trying to come up with choreography that they can be crammed into is so pointless, particularly as there is so much specialised music for both. It just seems that somebody has points to prove.  Thankfully, they rose over the music and danced a sharp tango that even sourpuss couldn't mark down..8.9.8.9......34.

Katie and A nton. The difficult Rumba made surprisingly easy by these two, to fitting music from a Shirley Bassey track. Katie looking so elegant in her thigh-split black dress. Even the fabu-u-lus darling one loved it enough to only give one mark less that everyone else. katie's gaining in confidence and skill. Well done both. 7.8.8.8 31.

Kelly and Kevin. Some dances appeal techniclly, some from mood and story and some just from good dance. This made another category where the entertainment made me stop thinking about the rest and just laugh at the joie de vivre . A samba danced street  dance style to rap-music and they got away with it by sheer chuzpah boldness and confidence. Couldn't be denied for sheer entertainment value. L en didn't quite love it as much as the others. 9.8.7.9.....33.

Peter and Jannette. Viennese Waltz. Tuxedo and best frock job and maybe I'm letting a little bias in here, but I found it twee and a bit safe for a dance designed to get aboard the Blackpool Belle. Peter probably knows he'll be safe anyway so why dazzle? Cilla's world set the tone and it didn't light any fires for me. 8.9.8.9.....34.

Georgia and Giovani. Waited all evening for Dance of the Night and it arrived via Chicago in this roaring twenties Charlston from these two. Last week a sizzling Samba, this week a cheeky Charlston and Georgia on a roll. Plenty tough content and delivered with panache. Scores said it all. 9.10.10.10 ...39.

Jeremy and Karen. Quick trot. What on earth was Karen thinking about with this theme? A guy dressed in two thirds of a three piece business suit leaping out of a coal mine bogey to dance a Fawlty Towers quickstep then leaping back in it like Casey Jones at the end? Thankfully, Georgia had delivered because this was very poor and quite frankly, could have killed Jeremy's chances of dancing in the Tower Ballroom. Poor end to a mixed show.

That's it. Wink


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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:39 pm

Georgia- wow!- that is all...inspired me to watch Chicago again afterwards. No-one else came close.  I love you  :p I love you  I love you  I love you

I predict a DO between Jamelia and a "shock" as even though he was poor, I think Jezza's fans want him to get to Blackpool. If I'm right it's curtains for Jamelia


A pleasing lack of props tonight, but apart from the pocket rocket, all a bit meh for me. I gave Anita a vote in case she got forgotten.

Has anyone else tried to do the swivel feet? I'm absolutely hopeless!!!! Laughing
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:32 pm

Well hello there all my spangly, sparkly, twinkly friends and welcome aboard the Blackpool shuttle...

Actually - what a show, I enjoyed that so much more than pretty much any other this series. The exception was, as Tango has already eloquently pointed out, the final dance. More on that (and possibly much more - like, a rant) later....

So, everyone upping their game. Delightful shock of the week was Katie and A.nton, of all people, pulling off a rather nice rumba. No hiding behind the sofa required and her dress did her every favour under the sun. I expect her husband to demand that wardrobe lets her keep it...

Other delightful shock was Helen's hair - it looked absolutely spot on for the stunning red dress and for the style of the dance. It looked less white nylon too. I expect she saw me and Sid's discussions on it's horrible nylony whiteness on here and has taken tips. Definitely looked a bit more of a blonde than platinum. Nice to know we can influence the star's style...  Wink  Weird song for a tango, but great routine and great execution. Aljaz is now officially, beyond a doubt, my fave male pro (but there is a contender coming up the ranks - a dark horse...... watch this space)

I was in Darcy's camp with the Ks Samba - it was delightfully bonkers but the latin style and the nineties street style theme (which looked a whole lot more like 1988 from where I am standing Rolling Eyes) were conflicting with me. Also the coloured toilet rolls on Kellie's bottom were irritating me. It would seem that Kellie's dire costumes are, in fact, all down to Kevin's ideas to fit in with his themes. I'd really like to see Kellie in a nice frock again - she's only had one decent one, the blue number in the sweet memory lane foxtrot (I think it was foxtrot...).

I know I keep banging on about dresses, but really, what is the point of strictly if you don't get to wear, by proxy of the s.lebs, amazingly gorgeous dresses? Katie and Helen have had some corkers so I know that wardrobe can do it, but it would seem that some of the male pros have some funny ideas for themes which means that we have to put up with non-glamorous dresses. I want glitz and glamour ALL the way - not just to the corner shop...

Also delightful - well, beyond delightful; all the way to fantabulous, wonderful and amazing, was the G's Charleston. Now THAT was a ten. Compare and contrast that with the Andre one of last week (Darcy, I'm especially looking at you), and see if you really think they were equal... Fantastic music, fantastic theme, fantastic hair, fantastic non-extraneous use of hattage, fantastic choreography, fantastic performance. I don't really like Georgia still, but by heck, the lass can dance. And old Gio seems to be proving that he is one heck of a choreographer and teacher. The last three dances have had me quite gobsmacked - the ghostbusters tango (it really should have been carnage but it SO worked), last week's samba (so fast, so furious, so fun) and now this Charleston (just BRILLIANT) - and whilst Georgia is coming along leaps and bounds it is Gio's work as a teacher and choreographer that cannot go unrecognised. Well, by me anyway. And so Aljaz - you have a dark horse contender coming up on the inside. You are still my favourite - you are totally lovely - but maybe when I get to know Gio better.... (And I REALLY didn't like him at first - just shows you eh?)

A brief interlude in all the loveliness to pause and say Smarmite. Kids. DRINK! The boy done quite good to be fair, but the concentration was etched in his face. Gorgeous dress for Janette (hurrah!)

And now to grumpiness. Karen. I think I might not like her. I don't like Jeremy Vine, I really don't. And he's not a very good dancer. BUT, it really isn't from want of trying. He doesn't take things TOO seriously, but he does try hard and he clearly wants to improve and puts in a lot of effort. So what does Karen do? Takes a song bloody literally (can we say bloody on here? You can on the Graham Norton Show, so I reckon I'm safe...) and themes a song entitled 'going underground' around mining. MINING! (And the song was nothing to do with... oh never mind, you all know what it's about. One of my favourite songs ever, but really inappropriate for ballroom or latin dancing). And then we get lots of spurious props. I SO wish Natalie had got Jezza. She would have tapped into his keen-ness and enthusiasm and efforts and taught him a straight up routine with lots of basics that she would endeavour to get him to perform as perfectly as he has the potential to do so. Instead Karen has gone down the comedy routine a la widdyhins, john sergeant, olive oil etc. They couldn't dance, but didn't try. Jezza TRIES. Do him the respect of giving him a proper dance routine. His height is rubbish for the jive, but could be used with great effect for quickstep. His physique has an elegance and he is quite fit and agile... A cowboy tango? Bring on the horse (why cowboy anyhoo?) Going underground? Let's go underground and do a horrible stooping step on the words. It is choreography for three year olds.  No  My sensibilities have been truly insulted. I am affronted. Karen - you're fired.

Oh - a quick word on Jay. I'm beginning to think he's doing mistakes deliberately..... Y'know, so we don't all hate him for being too good the whole way along and don't vote for him.

Anita looked lovely.

Have I left anyone out? If so, then they clearly didn't impress me enough.

Off to iron my sequins now - catch you all in a bit  I love you
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Post  Twirlie on Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:05 am

Anita and Gleb – Quickstep
Excellent dance, fast and fleet-footed. Great though it was, it didn't excite me somehow! Eight.

Jay and Aliona – Foxtrot.
Such a shame about the trip! I thought he was doing so well before that. It was really beautiful – bravo Aliona. Seven (only because of the trip.)

Jamelia and Tristan -  One of her better efforts but as ever, it's not exiting enough. Seven or an eight.

Helen and Aljaz – Tango
I really enjoyed this. So sharp and dramatic. I'm enjoying Helen's work more and more. She's still a bit Barbie Doll, but I'm beginning to forgive her for that! Great Dress and great hair as well. Very beautiful. Eight or Nine.

Katie and Housewives choice – Rumba
Katie looked so fabulous in this dress that everything in the dance was just icing on top, and Royal Icing at that! She's so elegant and was completely convincing. I was stunned that the fabu-u-lus darling one gave it a seven. I'd have given it a nine.

Kellie and Kevin - Samba
Ha ha ha ha! Ok I bet this is a marmite dance! Love it or loath it. I enjoyed it tremendously and loved the costumes -  especially the bustle – outrageous! But though I enjoyed it – was it really a samba? I don't know. Eight.

Peter and Jeanette – Viennese Waltz
Yes, it seemed enjoyable and fluid. The music and dry ice really helped but I can't help feeling that although the top of his body is improving, his legs just seem to be the same as ever. Shuffle, shuffle, clomp, clomp. Wouldn't have given it a nine.

Georgia and Giovanni – Charleston
Fantastic, simply fantastic. SO exciting! Total showbiz. West End standard!  Of course it's very easy to get enthusiastic about this fun dance (the Charleston) but would I give theirs a ten? Probably.

Jeremy and Karen – Quickstep
Oh dear Jeremy – it's time to go. Four.

Some great dances this evening, some very enjoyable ones as well. Who's going to Blackpool then? Oops - I said "Blackpool" - excuse me while I go off and have a sip of "tea"! Laughing Laughing
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Post  Sid on Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:39 am

Evening gang!

Had people over this evening so had to catch up with the dancing later...not read your thoughts yet, will do, but here are mine...

Anita and Gleb - A bright, flowing Quickstep in a gorgeous dress. I enjoy their usual Glebified routines, but it was nice to see something more traditional from these two. Anita seemed to retain her frame all the way through. I didn't notice the loss of body contact, felt C.raig was being extra picky there when he's let others get away with a lot of gapping in the past - but point your feet more Anita, you've been told before! Right score, but wrong place on the leaderboard. Should have been above Peter and Kellie. 8

Jay and Aliona - There's no doubt Jay's a beautiful dancer but at the moment it's dancing by n.umbers, and I find myself detached from his performances. That said, C.raig's 6 was ridiculous, no doubt part of Jay's Week-10-performance-breakthrough-storyline they seem to be setting up: "THE BOY CAME GOOD!!!" (followed by a L.en standing ovation etc). 7.5

Jamelia and Tristan - I enjoyed it for the song (which is now stuck in my head), but as a Samba it was lacking in all departments. 6

Helen and Aljaz - This was odd. And it wasn't just the music (which was never going to lend itself to a Tango no matter who was dancing it or how). It was the way Helen looked and moved. There's something a bit coltish about her? So far, with the exception of her Foxtrot (which is a series highlight for me), I've been left wanting from these two. Good on paper but the reality isn't really flicking my switch. I do like off-the-dancefloor Helen though - she's a bit quieter than the others, less brash, but she seems slightly bonkers (in a good way!). 7.5

Katie and A.nton - I saw more wiggle this time, I'll have to go and check if diamonds did too! I'm pleased. It wasn't perfect but much more like it. A.nton did well - with what I thought was quite a tricky piece of music and tempo - to put together a grown-up Rumba. It oozed class and showed off Katie's flexibility and lines. Possibly on the up again - they have the support and a good run of dances left... 8.5

Kellie and Kevin - No. Just no. 6.5

Peter and Janette - I like a VW that has lots of non-stop turns and movement across the floor but Janette didn't really give this one a chance to get going with her choreography. That said, I thought Peter looked a little improved in his Ballroom, but no way was it worth 9s. Over-marked, what's new? 7.5

Georgia and Giovanni - These two are dynamite! Stonkingly good Charleston (reminded me a little of Abbey and Aljaz's but heaps better). They are now definite finalists along with Jay. Very strong team (Gio has successfully completed his probation period). 9.5 (10s reserved only for the Sophie-sticated Charleston!)

Jeremy and Karen - It's been fun but I'm finally over them. 5
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Re: A Little Bit of Honesty.

Post  Sid on Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:56 am

Looks like I was a little out of step with the rest of you regarding Helen's Tango!

diamondsandpearls wrote:Also the coloured toilet rolls on Kellie's bottom were irritating me.

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Post  jingle on Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:20 am

Oh dear, it already feels like the shows are getting shorter and shorter (well, I guess they are). I re-watched it all this morning …

Anita  Good pace to the quickstep, I enjoyed this. The only part I disliked was the sliding move under Glebs legs, which looked ugly in an elegant routine. But overall a good start to the show. Just a passing thought…Gleb with his hair slicked back looks so like Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean

Jay  Well, I thought he did emote this rather well , doesn’t always need to be through facial expression.  Pity about the trip – I was expecting his much too tight trousers to rip, so could’ve been worse.

Jamelia – I watched Tristan more on my second viewing – wasn’t quite getting the storyline, but it looked like he was doing comedy while she was doing a straight samba – the overall effect was a bit of a disconnect between them. Loved her dress though

Helen – I just couldn’t get into this, the music was so unsuited to a tango.

Katie – bravo A.nton – imo this was the best choreographed rumba so far this series.  Katie looked gorgeous in the dress too, though at times she’s still a little hesitant I think. But I gave her my spare vote (used the other 2 for Jay)

Kellie – Shudder…really disliked everything about this – costumes, music, choreography,  lack of samba content,…guess it was one of those love or hate dances

Peter – First time round I watched this I was spellbound, thought it was a very graceful Viennese waltz.  On the re-watch I realised I’d fallen for the lovely staging and costumes, but the actual routine was quite safe. Not keen on the dust-the-floor spin at the end

Georgia – fabulous – so energetic and well synchronised – great music and costumes too. Am increasingly liking Giovanni as a choreographer, glad they’ve stopped trying to portray him as a Vincent replica

Jeremy – Horrendous concept and dance, wish they'd ended the show with Georgia instead
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Re: A Little Bit of Honesty.

Post  Moova 12 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:19 am

Interesting evening the race is on!

The bad
Jeremy's dance truly truly awful concept. As has been said he is a trier so why make him the comedy element? Has to go surely this week.
Jamelia Tristan was overboard with the geek look but she wasn't playing the role.
Kevin and Kellie not getting these two at all. They must have upset the music picker to get that track.
Music choices horrid and unsuited to so many dances this series.
Peter I felt he was grabbing her hands in the turns giving it a very harsh feel.
Floor spins so many this series.
Mist wafting pieces of material blocking view of the feet.

the good
Georgia and Gio even in the recycled wig.
Jay till the stumble
Katie's dress  couldn't really watch the dance as can't do with Housewives choice's gurning.

Who will win I don't know. There are a whole group of them with potential. I am worried for Jay this week as he is too close to the danger zone. If he is in get him to an acting coach quick!
I think Georgia and Jay ( he has been my favourite from the beginning)  should be in the final but can't pick another.
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Post  saxonsiren on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:54 am

Well watched the show.
Karen chose the wrong comedy tone for Jeremy I so want him to get to Blackpool.
Jay and Aliona why are people trying to write them off? I think as early favourites they hit the curse of being good early and given the usual knock you down to make you better marks and comments.
Jamelia still no connection for me I'd rather say bye bye now
Anita and Gleb my dark horse couple just not doing it for me this week

Georgia and Giovanni I admit a good dance just a meh couple
Kellie well she is on the big brunch now opened her mouth and urgh. Kellie advises she is naturally ripped,also she has 7-7 eastenders and then 7-11pm training with Kevin.
Hated,hated the costumes yuk omg was that someone's dream whilst high on a sugar energy drink? God awful
. Hated the routine Kevin wake up and add something different please.
Peter I am slightly thawing too.
Helen better wig better dance.

For me I lost the early viewing weeks on time due to Rugby and I'm back peddling trying to engage with my beloved show yet not succeeding as meh music, mare of costumes! Not as engaging couple's.



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Re: A Little Bit of Honesty.

Post  TANGOLERO on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:35 am

Just read through all the comments (hopefully a few more to come. Where is Cellar Door?) ; gee, I love this forum and the wit and humour as well as the good assesments. Very Happy

It's good to see that although there are a few odd different views, the general feeling seems pretty much in agreement. One thing of real note is that people feel Jeremy should not have been made a scapegoat by routines designed purely for laughs. Never been his greatest fan so I won't start band-waggon jumping now, but his desire to learn moved him a long way up the scale for me. Not really nice for anyone to miss the Blackpool experience because it's such a show highlight, but somebody has to go and I can only hope it's on merit. Jamelia, to her credit, has improved quite a lot and unfortunately is a better dancer than Jeremy, and Katie, a late developer is even more so now better than both. The citizens may save Jeremy but not, I hope at the extent of someone who deserves to stay. To get this far is a credit to them all and the eliminations are about points on the good side of the scale now from a more level field . Nobody can be classed as bad, and that, and the real sense of cameraderie is something any leaver can take away with a sense of pride. The show is as much about elimination as promotion and the simple fact is that, each week, somebody doesn't get a musical chairIf. If commitments allow I'm sure they'll all stick together as much as possible till the series ends.

It's all a bit of a roulette wheel now because anybody who is confident enough to put money on things is either a brave gambler or has too much money to start with and can afford to blow it. The twinkle-toe twitterati will tell the emperors to turn the thumbs up or down anyway.  Just a thought, but it would be nice if no one was eliminated the week before Blackpool as an added incentive to get there and a reward for effort..

Amen. Wink
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Re: A Little Bit of Honesty.

Post  diamondsandpearls on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:45 am

Hey - I'm noticing some interesting areas of common agreement!

- We don't like Helen's white hair extensions and find her unfeasible long legs can detract from a dance (tho we are a little disagreeing on which dances those are)

- We hate ugly costumes (kellie and jamelia drawing most of the short straws here)

- We hate ugly choreography (gleb and kevin being the major sinners this series)

-We hate ugly themes (kevin again)

-We hate unnecessary comedy routines (karen we're looking right at you)

- We hate unnecessary props (karen)

-We recognise that jezza tries hard and takes it seriously enough and isn't helped by his pro

-We think Jay has had some 'difficult' weeks so that the j(ay) word can be used in the later weeks

-We are thankful that giovanni is being able to be himself and not a faux vincent

- we also think gio is a pretty good choreographer and has proved himself in one series

Lovely how we all spot the same things :-)
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