(824 Posts)
Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 18:34:00

Place your bets......

AmIthatTinselly Sat 22-Dec-12 18:35:54

Evening grin

Kimberley or Louis (I don't mind either)

And I pray this will be the last time I have to look at and listen to that insufferable man

Tess looks dreadful in that dress.

His joke about anton was awful.

DottyDot Sat 22-Dec-12 18:36:40

It's making my eyes go funny

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 18:36:56

Thanks Sparkling. <pickles walnuts>

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 18:37:15

I don't normally post but my goodness Bruce is awful!

INeedThatForkOff Sat 22-Dec-12 18:37:31

Team Louis!

Why won't they put bloody Bruce bloody Forsyth out to grass? He is painful confused
And Tess is doing her Bacofoil Barbie impression - she always looks a right clip though, her stylist wants sacking grin
I hope Danni wins, she and Vincent are so sweet, and she's worked so hard, and come on so much since the first weeks.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 18:39:31

I came here to specifically say how awful Tess Daly's dress is! Are her breasts down by her waist? confused

Danni to win

MirandaWest Sat 22-Dec-12 18:40:23

The DC want Danni to win

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 18:40:32

Louis Flavia to win

Shame they don't even have new dresses for the final

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 18:40:46

Louis and Flavia for the win!
Wtf was Bruce on about?

I'm sure he's a lovely bloke & by god he's good for his age but PER-lease pension Brucie off FGS!!! hmm

I think Kimberley or possibly Louis....would make his year wouldn't it?! grin

LineRunner Sat 22-Dec-12 18:41:07

I can't stick Bruce Forsythe.

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 18:41:23

DD wants Danni to win. I would like Kim to win. Anyine but Denise, sorry I just don't warm to her.

Tess looks a mess today, horrible dress.

I find I just don't care how good a dancer Denise is, I just don't like her - she's like The Popular Girl at school and James is a bit of a tosser. They just don't do a thing for me, I have a childish desire to see him drop her on her arse just so I can point and laugh confused blush

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 18:41:45

Helloooo! Think Kimberley will win.

chocolatespiders Sat 22-Dec-12 18:42:09

I do get Louis and think Louis and Flavia should Win!!!!!

Marking place so I dont miss out on seeing what you all think. Enjoy

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 18:42:10

Tess's dress looks like foil.
My predictions are as follows,

Dani and Vincent

Louis and Flavia

Kimberley and Pasha

Denise and James.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 18:42:43

I think I'm gong to root for Louis.

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 18:42:43

I love Strictly, but seriously would anyone stop watching if Brucie was pensioned off?

Why are they not doing one Latin and one Ballroom in the final?

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 18:42:44

I think Tess looks good and I wouldn't mind her figure. Nice and sparkly - it is Christmas after all!

Louis to win.
imagine if the cartoon version of Danni appears with Vincent, a la Tracy Beaker!

TigersChick Sat 22-Dec-12 18:43:21

I got Kimberley in the sweepstake at work so I'm rooting for themsmile

(Though, I actually don't really mind!)

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 18:44:06



Costumers still hate Tess. Yet she's so workable with. Tall, slim, pretty. What ARE they thinking. Every week.

AmIthatTinselly Sat 22-Dec-12 18:45:03

Belle I suspect more people would enjoy it more if he was punted. Never liked him.

National Treasure my arse angry

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 18:45:35

They really went for it then didn't they

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 18:45:46

Agree Tess does look awful in that dress.
Definitely needs a new stylist

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 18:45:48

Yes, tess's dress is nice and sparkely. shame it is so unflattering!

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 18:46:07

She lost bounce towards the end of that.

Tess has lumps and bumps in that dress that she never had last week

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 18:46:16

DVO does a good jive.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 18:46:54

Not a standing ovation every dance?? Prob.

and BF saying "just look at them." Well, they can see!

AmIthatTinselly Sat 22-Dec-12 18:47:00

Let's see if she does that awful hand/phone thingy in the Tesspit

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 18:48:47

Lee Mead is opening in Panto in Southampton tonight. sad

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 18:48:49

Denise has little chance of winning this competition.

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 18:49:12

She knows she won't win

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 18:49:23

Vote Vincent and Dani

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 18:49:24

Vote Vincent and Dani

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 18:49:30

Although I do feel a bit sorry for her, knowing that she's not popular.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 18:49:36

I'm here

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 18:49:41

Oooo, is Denise pregnant???

CunningPlan Sat 22-Dec-12 18:50:00



And definitely not Denise. With all that training, I think she's a big cheaty cheater (as DH would say).

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 18:50:14

Panto can be quite prestigious these days hmm

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 18:50:15

Convinced DVO is pg

Did you see the expression on Danni's face then when Brucie was being inane? Just brilliant grin

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 18:50:28

I reckon so, JF. Couple of weeks ago she was rubbing her belly the whole time

AmIthatTinselly Sat 22-Dec-12 18:50:36

Aw, I'm almost disappointed DVO didn't do the phone thing. I was getting all ready to get annoyed grin

LetUsPrey Germany Sat 22-Dec-12 18:51:18

James was clutching on to her hand to stop her from doing it.

<wild theory>

I admire DVO's style & think she's brilliant but there's something hard about her I can't warm to.

I've always hated Tracey Beaker so poor Dani, although improving is never going to be a fav for me <totally irrational bias there>

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 18:52:07

when i posted that about DVO being pg I hadn't seen the other posts, every week I get more sure, she does have a tummy and hasn't lost weight like the others and her face is ful

gailforce1 Sat 22-Dec-12 18:52:20

Pleeeeese Bruce RETIRE - spoiling the final for me, last series for you!
Anton and Claudia for 2013?

LetUsPrey Germany Sat 22-Dec-12 18:52:49

Mel and Sue for 2013!

Chubfuddler Sat 22-Dec-12 18:53:31

DVO and James were on a massive charm offensive.

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 18:53:47

She hasn't had training and hasn't properly danced before.

I think she has had a lot of unfair accusations and I just know if they don't win people will ask if that is why not.

CunningPlan Sat 22-Dec-12 18:53:47

Ooh yes, that would be awesome!

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 18:54:07

letuspray - that would be BRILLIANT

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 18:54:40

Dani doesn't do it for me. Plus that tango actually looks quite violent at the beginning

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 18:55:07

AT was fab! At least as good as Devo's jive?

BlingBubbles Sat 22-Dec-12 18:55:49

I think Kimberly should win, she is great and has come along well from the beginning.

Can't warm to Dani or Louis, his something about them, a bit boring!

Denise is really good but I don't think she will win because of all the bad press.

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 18:55:49

Tess chooses her dresses with her stylist...

MaryChristmaZEverybody Sat 22-Dec-12 18:56:57

I'm just marking my place for later on.

My lot are watching fucking rugby hmm. In Irish to add insult to injury.

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 18:57:01

LetusPray - if they can bake cakes whilst doing an argentine tango, that would do it for me.

Paul Hollywood and Ola, Mary Berry and Anton next year

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 18:57:02

look at Jerry in the background ha ha ha

Surely not shandy? Has she not got a mirror? confused It's hideous! I wonder if the alternatives were <whispers> worse grin

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 18:57:14

And I bet that dress looks freakin' AMAZING in the flesh. Just not working so well on camera. Which kinda defeats the point grin!

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 18:58:34

I'd forgotten Jerry was in this!

Also jumping on the DVO is pg bandwagon.

BlingBubbles Sat 22-Dec-12 18:58:44

What are all the dancers doing behind Tess, Aliona and Ola keep pushing each other grin

I admire danni she has matured in herself as a dancer and into a woman rather than a youngsters

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 18:59:06

Miranda and Anton for 2013!

LetUsPrey Germany Sat 22-Dec-12 18:59:08

From the Guardian's live blog. Heidi's internet gone so Stuart Heritage is filling in. He says he doesn't watch (or like) Strictly! He's just posted this:

"So then. Tracey Beaker just danced. It may or may not have involved a telephone box. She is now backstage and being interviewed by what appears to be a Cyberman dressed up as Justin Hawkins from The Darkness."


Gigondas Sat 22-Dec-12 18:59:10

Can't warm to dani or Dvo so it is between Kimberley and Louis.

Bruce needs to go - not just unfunny but homophobic and offensive

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 22-Dec-12 19:00:01

Definitely something going on in the background there.

Oi Jerry - leave your hair alone!!

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:00:38

Yup, in any show like this, the presenter works with the stylist. After all, would you just put on a frock someone chose for you? But see above post re this one! The lights bouncing off the sequins make her boobs look mono. Shame, because she is a stunning woman with a fabulous figure.

Chubfuddler Sat 22-Dec-12 19:02:08

I worry about Kimberley doing this, I don't think the ballroom goes down as well as the Latin.

Ooh costume got caught there

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:02:38

Kimberley is beautiful , with a stunning body. That waist.

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 19:04:06

Kimberley did better there. Footwork looked clean

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 19:04:22

what did Darcey say? DCs and DH arguing about nail polish!

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:04:45

Agree Kimberley is stunning. Don't know Cheryl gets all the fuss

BlingBubbles Sat 22-Dec-12 19:05:08

I think it will be 10's all round for Kimberly after that! Beautiful dance

Kimberley and Pasha were just lovely grin

Minichristmas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:05:36

Marking place. Kimberly, I think. Isn't Tess's dress the one Zoe was wearing Friday.

Gigondas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:06:09

She seems warmer and more genuine than Cheryl -- and hasn't been convicted of assault.--

OO at Craig and his miserly 9 sad

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 19:06:17

well Darce must have said good things cos she gave 10

Yama Netherlands Sat 22-Dec-12 19:06:32

Apologies if anyone else has said this but isn't Tess looking seasonal?

Done up like a turkey. grin

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:07:02

Go Louis.

Clayhead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:07:16

Can't stand BF's casual racism & sexism - calling Bruno a tutti frutti and commenting on the male judges qualities but Darcey's appearance - I think he thinks it's still 1978.

It's the first final in ages when I don't have a clear favourite!

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:07:23

I want Flavia's body hair.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:07:23


DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 19:07:36

Is Louis going to be half naked? [hopeful]

I think Tess has a posture problem she needs coaching from Darcy, & stop shuffling around from foot to foot. Then even the dreadful dresses would look better.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:08:04

Clay - I know. tutti-fruiti. Just shocking.

pinkteddy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:08:50

I think Zoe's version of the dress was shorter. But Zoe looked better in it than Tess does! What is with Craig and the 9s!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 19:09:01

Louis or Kimberley for me. Dani does nothing for me, neither does Vincent. Whereas I love Flavia and Pasha. DVO also dies nothing for me and I REALLY dislike James.

My DCs think Tess looks beatiful - they are only young.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 19:10:24

Louis has really relaxed and come out of his shell hasn't he?

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 22-Dec-12 19:11:23

I've decided Flavia deserves to win - I think she's such a good choreographer and coach. Think what she managed with Russell last year!

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:11:23

wow that was really good

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:11:34

Late to the party, oops.

Anyone but DVO or Kimberley to win here, preferably Louis, especially after that performance. wipes drool from chin

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 19:11:44

Louis to win!

Very average salsa really, but he looks the party and Flavia is perfect

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:12:12

Really good stuff. Great lift!

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:12:41

bionic bum!!!

Chubfuddler Sat 22-Dec-12 19:12:52

I think doing that routine is just cheating really.

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:13:10

Wow! He was fantastic.
I really want Flavia to win!

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 19:13:21

It does something to females of a certain age. Like catnip

chocolatespiders Sat 22-Dec-12 19:13:27

Loved that.... nervous about the lift but WOW!!!

Hulababy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:13:30


CunningPlan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:13:54

If I had a wish from a genie I think I one of my choices would be going to get drunk with Craig and Bruno grin

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 19:14:11

Loved Louis & Flavia!

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 19:14:14

C'mon, Flavia is like a feather. It's barely lifting!

Joannezipan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:14:31

I agree with Craig the shoulder roll was odd... And Len bionic bum indeed grin

CunningPlan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:14:37

Chubfuddler I agree

They had to do that one though Chub, the judges chose it.
Ooo me too Cunning - what a night it would be grin

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:15:39

Worth 10s! Craig....????

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 19:15:40

DD2: "I don't like Tess's dress. Tacky."

I reckon Craig is giving the 9s on purpose so that when he finally does give someone a 10 the "Crowd Went Wild"

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:16:02

We only started watching SCD a few series in, does anyone know if you can watch the first few on line anywhere please?

WRT Tess I wish she wouldn't do that look down but up to camera, it isn't sexy if she thinks it is.

Joannezipan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:16:11

Why Chubfiddler? Judges choose these right?

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:16:43

could be Pom.

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:16:46

Why 'cheating'? Honestly interested.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 22-Dec-12 19:16:52

Aw like Louis - did think he looked a tad flat-footed there though.
What do I know?
Can't decide who I'd like to win - probably anyone but DVO!
I love Vincent and he and Dani really seem to genuinely like each other. Something seems lacking from her, though - her smile doesn't quite reach her eyes somehow. But I love the way she's improved.
Love Pascha as well but, again, Kimberley's just nice enough - good dancer - whatevah.

gailforce1 Sat 22-Dec-12 19:17:37

Did'nt really have a favouite before tonight but Louis or Kimberley for me now.
Anyone picking up the phone?

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:17:55

I thought only the final 3 did the show dance?

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 22-Dec-12 19:18:00

I think after making dresses for Natalie, Aliona et al, they seem to have run out of white sparkly material for Ola's dress.....

I am wavering towards texting in for either Kimberley or Louis, will decide after this second round of show dances.

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:18:32

Just fab - not sure if you can see whole series but you can see lots of the dances on You tube or daily Motion. Think you need to search on couples.

Chubfuddler Sat 22-Dec-12 19:18:55

I know the judges chose it. I mean doing it in the first place.

That was the dirty dancing routine step for step. Line someone else said - catnip. Brendan won series 1 pulling the same stunt - I thought it was cheating then.

cunning I'm with you there, they'd be a hoot!!

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:19:34

Thank you RT smile.

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 19:19:40

I wouldn't be doing that if I was pg!!!!

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:19:47

Votes for Louis.

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:20:42

DVO has nicked Olas catsuit!!

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:20:57

I can't enjoy this, too scared something will go wrong.

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:13

DVO taking hairstyle tips from Jedward I see.. grin

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:14

I can't believe DVO could be pregnant looking at her in that catsuit and doing those spins and lifts

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:21

DD: "she's in jazz shoes."
I actually prefer that to the high heels but perhaps Im in the minority.

DD: "Ohh she's got a glitter bum"
DH: "A saggy one"
I have never loved him more, I weigh well over 20 stone and am as agile as Ayers Rock grin who ever said Love is Blind was right grin

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:31

Loved dirty dancing bionic bum! <wipes drool>

Don't like DVOs dance even if it wasn't DVO

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:34

James is a fab dancer.

Minichristmas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:34

Denise's outfit. Blimey.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:44

That was damn good!

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:53

Some great lifts in that dance.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:55

Great dance by James and Denise

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 19:21:58

What a horrible catsuit on Denise. Sparkly arse anyone?

i hate these showdances with no actual dancing, just throwing around.

Lucjam - that's exactly what I thought!!

frankinsensible Sat 22-Dec-12 19:22:39

Weird outfit, weird 'dance' - not good

pinkteddy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:22:51

Amazing! James must be so strong.

Gigondas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:22:51

I agree belle curve - there is a balance on dancing and lifts.

BlingBubbles Sat 22-Dec-12 19:22:52

Wow, what an outfit DVO has on, don't think she could be pregnant wearing that or dancing like that, especially in the early days.

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 19:22:58

DD: "it was good but I didn't like it."
I think I feel the same way.

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:23:03

Wow see that was good. I'm feeling dizzy with those lifts

Wish they'd lay off the 'you deserve to be here'. They don't say it to anyone else.

poorbuthappy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:23:16

i thought she looked flat footed in that .

gailforce1 Sat 22-Dec-12 19:23:37

How many lifts can one couple pack in?

I've missed the phone numbers - does anyone know the number to vote for Louis?

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 19:24:08

Darce didn't like it much, so obvious!!

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:24:08

She spent most time off her feet!!

frankinsensible Sat 22-Dec-12 19:24:12

Wish they'd stop banging on and on about how DVO deserves to be there, it's getting really tired now.

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:24:28

Showdances are supposed to be flashy, no?

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:24:47

Yikes don't run in that catsuit DVO, no support at all shock

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 19:24:48

It would prove the theory if she threw up down James's back

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:05

Not so sure about the pregnancy rumours now. Surely she wouldn't let James throw her around like that.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:15

Even if she is pregnant, can I have her her figure normally?!

I liked that smile I like the ones where they mix ballroom and Latin with the lifts in.

Minichristmas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:20

They're not my favourite, but hats off to them.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:23

4 tens? No way!

herecomesthsun Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:39

I thought that was a bit lacking in grace, although it was impressively athletic. I thought the catsuit didn't suit her, nor the hairstyle nor the shoes. I have been surprised that wardrobe make so little of her looks week on week. 40, really?

Pretty spectacular but yes I prefer more dancing too! grin

frankinsensible Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:42

if that was her last dance I'd be happy too

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:50

The thing is, that Denise is a great dancer, but the viewers just dont like her. Simple as.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:51

Stunning and impressive but not feminine imo.

poorbuthappy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:55

who was right about the Craignored 10 theory?

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:26:12

Louis is 62 2520 6

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 19:26:17

Sorry to crash the final thread - this year I have been doing far too many things on Saturdays to join in properly.

I really don't like show dances like that. It just seems like long period of showing off. Chuck her up, flip her, twiddle her round, nod to the tango, more silly lifts LOOK NO ARMS. Meh.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 19:26:29

I don't think she's pregnant. She wouldn't risk being dropped in a heap would she?

ItsaTIARA Sat 22-Dec-12 19:26:30

Nobody who was pg could possibly say yes to that routine, no matter how desperate they were to win, so that settles that one, surely.

Loving Stuart Heritage's work on the Guardian's live blog.

CunningPlan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:26:41

Too many showy lifts


<hoiks bosom>

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:27:54

It's funny how Ola looks so sexy in that catsuit, but DVO looks almost sexless.

Thanls RedTinsel - voted!

ItsaTIARA Sat 22-Dec-12 19:28:09

I think it's a bit self-aggrandising of a male pro to do quite such a lift-heavy show dance.

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 19:28:19

where do they practice? Pineapple?

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 19:28:27

I think Flavia's,s will be lift-central too though. Her one with Matt DA was, and Louis is very strong.

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 19:28:31

Come on Dani and Vince.

Not that dress though.

NigellasGuest Sat 22-Dec-12 19:29:00

oh god Danni looks like my mum not a good thing

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:29:13

Can tell this is not going to be hugely tricky due to heels and floaty costume. Show dancers wear cat suits and flats for a reason...

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 19:29:14

Poor Freddie Mercury. sad His song getting all mangled.

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:29:19

Not Danni's finest hour is it? sad

Gigondas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:29:28

Not the Bucks Fizz skirt

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 19:29:51

Don't like this, too clumsy.

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 19:29:55

Oh Vincent. This is SO NOT Dani.

Hulababy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:29:58

It's not working for me this one.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 19:30:11

Oooh a Bucks Fizz moment.

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:30:16

Sparkling That performance was almost as bad as Bicycle Race the other week.

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:30:24

Bet Kimberley does that 'roll up from the floor' thingy <technical term>.

Gigondas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:30:29

I like that it is more dance based but some of the lifts look liked when I catch dd1 falling off climbing frames.

Joannezipan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:30:54

Dani -FAIL!

CunningPlan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:30:58

Lumpy, if you ask me.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 19:31:03

That was awful.

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:31:07

Preferred Dani's dance to DVO's and I have not taken to DH.

poorbuthappy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:31:14

seemed very laboured .
think it's between Kimble and Lou and they haven't even danced yet . Says a lot really.

frankinsensible Sat 22-Dec-12 19:31:14

I love Dani but that was horrendous

ItsaTIARA Sat 22-Dec-12 19:31:16

Oh dear, shades of Chelsee's showdance there.

One of those lifts was my favourite from Harry and Aliona and Dani suffered by comparison.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:31:30

Too much knickers. But raising her body from lying down to back up is a real abs test!! And dancing to Freddy? Not a good choice.

Dani to leave...

CunningPlan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:31:42

Oh I am channelling CRH grin

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 22-Dec-12 19:31:47

Yuck, yuck, yuck - sorry Dani

Awww bless them, they worked so hard but it just didn't "happen" somehow sad Especially having to follow DVO's display confused I do hope they haven't just danced themselves out of the final three...

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 19:32:04

That was bad, music, choreography but she tried

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 19:32:16

Didn't do it for me sad

It just didn't have that 'sparkle' you need for a showdance.

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:32:17

Think she looked quite nervous and a bit awkward.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:32:41

Loved the choreography but Dani needed another weeks practice to build up confidence.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 19:32:53

Oh yes MrsR, how could I forget that. sad Poor Freddie Mercury again!

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:32:55

Love Vincent and Dani, but i think that the lifts were terrible.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:32:56

Love Vincent and Dani, but i think that the lifts were terrible.

Painful.........such a long song to condense into a minute & a half too.

Vagaceratops Sat 22-Dec-12 19:33:16

DD has voted for Dani.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 19:33:43

I agree about the knickers Pan. sad

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 19:33:49

SO not worth that score.

She's a lovely dancer but not that one.

Vagaceratops Sat 22-Dec-12 19:34:35

Its quite clumpy, but I do love Dani.

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:35:21

I've seen world champ show dancers. They never perform to live music. It has to be the recorded track they've rehearsed to because if it's a micro-second out, he might drop her. On her head.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 22-Dec-12 19:35:32

That was just plain wrong. Must be so hard to come up with something special for the final - so easy to make a wrong judgement and then it's all gone.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:35:37

Kimberley is going to do Beyonce. Didn't Alesha Dixon do Beyonce. What would Strictly do without the beautiful Beyionce?

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:35:49

Oh how gorgeous does Nimble look?

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:35:55

Fuck me, it's fast!!

loveinidleness Sat 22-Dec-12 19:36:30

I thought he was going to drop Kim at the beginning there eek!

BlingBubbles Sat 22-Dec-12 19:36:41

Wow wow wow Kimberly!!

Vagaceratops Sat 22-Dec-12 19:36:47


ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 19:37:16

That was ace grin

Well I thought it was....

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:37:19

It wasn't as good as DVO's as much as I hate to admit it....

That was fab grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 19:37:43

A bit clumsy at the start but recovered really well.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:37:44

Not sure on that one.

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 22-Dec-12 19:37:45

Now that's a show dance!

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:37:47

That was a rather strained smile from DVO as she saw the glitter ball slipping through her fingers....

CunningPlan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:37:50

Oh I am biased but I LOVED that!

loveinidleness Sat 22-Dec-12 19:37:57

there's an interesting thing on the BBC website saying how the singers have to sing exactly on time with the original, the pros count, but the slebs do it by the words... it had never occurred to me that they would not count!

TigersChick Sat 22-Dec-12 19:38:16

That was fantastic!
I was waiting for her to jump through the yellow thing ... :D

poorbuthappy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:38:20

Mmmmm not as good as i thought would be.
Are they higher than normal above sea level tonight?

Chubfuddler Sat 22-Dec-12 19:38:25

Bloody baby I'm missing it all

That was great - it had so much dancing in it, rather than a series of lifts.

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:38:47

Anothe fab dance. Although he did look like he was going to drop her.

Think Pasha is now my joint favourite pro with Artem now.

Gigondas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:38:47

I liked that but if I am being really picky, parts of it were probably very close of kind of stuff girls aloud do. That said it was best of show dances. Now what can Louis do.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 19:38:52

That was really fast!

Alex's showdnce was,to I Need a Hero.wink

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:38:56

Both times I've missed the bit where the clothes came off.

Is it Louis next?winkgrin.

cocolepew United States Sat 22-Dec-12 19:39:09

Aleshas dance to this is my all time favourite.
Loved this, seemed to be more dancey than the others.

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 19:39:44

She has got a figure to die for envy. In fact I have a total girlcrush on her. Move over Flavia.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 19:39:51

They can't give them 40 though because of the mistake at the start......

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 19:40:11

More dance than the others.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:40:32

Pasha is seriously HOT, HOT HOT.
If i were Kimberley's boyfriend, i would be pretty pissed off .

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 19:40:46

I thought DVO was better TBH.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 19:41:06

Bugger! That should say Alesha. I'm on the app and can't see what I write!

Apologies for any odd spelling/grammar.

BlingBubbles Sat 22-Dec-12 19:41:10

The clothes are coming off Louis in this one I bet grin

gailforce1 Sat 22-Dec-12 19:41:19

Bit disapppointed in Kimble's show dance - all down to Louis now!

loveinidleness Sat 22-Dec-12 19:41:39

Kimberley is gorgeous, not sure if it's a girl crush or justwannabeher...

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 22-Dec-12 19:41:52

Wow I love Kimberley for that! A proper actual dance at last!

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 22-Dec-12 19:42:09

"Louis will not be wearing very much" - thanks for the tip off, Flavia!

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 19:42:56

This is my fave TT song.


Vagaceratops Sat 22-Dec-12 19:43:32

I am not liking the leggings confused

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:43:34

Didn't like Kimberley and Pasha's dance

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:43:37

best one

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:43:57

argh the singing, my ears...

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:05

What is he wearing? confused

SizzleSazz Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:18

DD (6) has just said 'I hope he's not cold' grin

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:19

Good grief

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:19

and they hadn't even finished

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:25

Holy crap

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:27

Wow at that last lift.

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:29

That made me cry!

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:40

Wow have changed my mind. I love DVO but Louis was fab.

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:41

Bloody DH rang me and I missed all of that - gutted sad

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:42

Flavia has beautiful feet

FrostyTheShosheman Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:44

Anyone have Kimberley's numbers

CunningPlan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:53

Well, that doesn't leave much to the imagination, does it?

<stares intently>

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:58

oh Louis you tart!

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:58

That's a crowd pleaser

gailforce1 Sat 22-Dec-12 19:45:05

Only Bruno clapping!

Omg! I wish I was Flavian grin

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:45:13

I didn't like it, I really wanted to though

MrsTomHardy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:45:18

Omg I bloody loved that

chipstick10 Sat 22-Dec-12 19:45:20

James and dens desperation is just so off putting.

XBenedict Sat 22-Dec-12 19:45:29

The singing wasn't great but that was really good!

Flavia! Even grin

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 19:45:45

Was utterly gorgeous.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:45:55

Louis looks hot

VikingVagine Sat 22-Dec-12 19:45:58

<fans self>

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:46:11

Who are those guys in the big specs the camera keeps cutting to? I thought it was Colin and Justin but now I'm not so sure.

cocolepew United States Sat 22-Dec-12 19:46:19

Didn't like that, thought DVO was better.

Have voted for the lovely Kimberley smile

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 19:46:42


I loved that.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:46:45

It was a great lift leaning her forward though. 10's surely?

chocolatespiders Sat 22-Dec-12 19:46:48

The start of that made me cry and remembering the Olympics grin

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:46:48

MrsR, do what I do and record it even though I am watching it so you can rewatch/rewind if wanted/necessary.

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 19:46:48

Louis text number not working, what am I doing wrong?

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 19:46:56

Bruno makes me laugh.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 19:46:58

I was wavering between Louis and Kimberley, definitely Louis for me now.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 19:47:06

I'm glad she put the AT in, really enjoyed his torso all of that smile

loveinidleness Sat 22-Dec-12 19:47:09

oh I'm so glad they liked it, it was really different but it was such a lovely combination of technical and tenderness. Loved it.

I think I'll vote for everyone except DVO.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 19:47:51

I want to see him run up those stairs again!

loveinidleness Sat 22-Dec-12 19:47:54

tho his man boobs are surprisingly wibbly wobbly ;-)

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:47:56

I've always been a Kimberley fan. Not any more. It was spectacular.

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:48:02

6225206 for Flavia and Louis

pinkteddy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:48:03

That made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:48:26

We don't have a DVR, I assume desperately hope it will be on youtube and/or iplayer soon.

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 19:48:31

Flavia is gorgeous.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 19:49:39

Think that Louis has it in the bag

TigersChick Sat 22-Dec-12 19:49:47

I loved Louis's showdance ... how amazing!

But I got Kimbley in the sweepstake ... waivering grin

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 19:49:49

Makes me cringe a bit watching all the slebs who were voted out early!

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:49:54

I love the way Louis just ignores all of the drooling. It means nothing to him does it?

chocolatespiders Sat 22-Dec-12 19:49:55

10 10 10 10

frankinsensible Sat 22-Dec-12 19:50:16

Guardian live blog is as good as the show itself smile

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:50:43

Wow wow wow <wipes tears >

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 19:51:00

It's brilliant frankin I wish I'd known about it earlier!

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 19:51:04

Brendan looks worried. I wonder if his wife has gone into labour.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:52:11

how can you watch, post here, AND read a Guardian web-site?? Is that the multi-tasking thing?smile

Louis and Flavia played to their strengths and it was beautiful. If Vincent had done the same when he choreographed his and Danni's, instead of going head to head with the others on all the lifts and things, they would have done so much better.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 19:52:55

Doesn't Flavia look tiny without her heels on?

cocolepew United States Sat 22-Dec-12 19:53:00

I love Flavia but that dance did nothing for me hmm

SucksToBeMe Sat 22-Dec-12 19:53:02

I really like DVO,can't see why she has so many haters. I think there all great, don't mind who wins.

That was fab , love fact it was so Differnt and Louis comes across as so likeable Young man

I can't get through to vote for Louis on the phone, I suppose that's because everyone's voting for him.

Teahouse Sat 22-Dec-12 19:53:51

DVO for me...will be a travesty if she doesn't get through. She is a brilliant dancer and this is a dance contest, not a popularity contest.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 19:54:34

Can't get through to vote tonight. Actually haven't any night sad

ifancyashandy Sat 22-Dec-12 19:54:44

I've been a die hard Kimberley fan. Until that dance. I now want Flavia & Louis to win. She's done an incredible job in turning him into the dancer she could see he was. Stunning.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sat 22-Dec-12 19:55:03

I would say that Dani is out. The others were far superior.

FrostyTheShosheman Sat 22-Dec-12 19:55:14

voted for Kimberley. Dh has lots of times grin

redtulip68 Sat 22-Dec-12 19:55:22

The DC want Danni and Vincent.
I like Louis and Flava.

Either would be fine for me.

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 22-Dec-12 19:55:36

I like DVO s work ethic. She has done done great dances and has the same sort of previous training as Kimberley and done if the other contestants

She's also a devoted.

BelleCurve Sat 22-Dec-12 19:55:42

Shame about Danni, but that was her LIsa Snowden moment.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 19:56:04

Why don't they show the numbers for a bit longer, really annoying when you are voting one each for the whole family.

chocolatespiders Sat 22-Dec-12 19:57:07

I have got through every time and worried not enough people voting as it is not engaged. So I vote again!!!

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 22-Dec-12 19:57:44

< Shoves Kimberley aside > Voted for Louis! So glad they pulled it out the bag - will be thrilled if he wins after that performance.
Did anyone else think DVO's bum was too flat in her jive? I thought it was supposed to stick out a bit? < technical >

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 19:58:09

I have genuine insider info on the Flavia/Louis relationship. She couldn't stand him at first. Really couldn't stand him.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 19:58:27

I do hope Frankel/Cavemum is at a swanky tux and tiara do tonight. And not lurking again. angrysmile

Vagaceratops Sat 22-Dec-12 19:59:50

Ariel - that makes sense. On the first show where they picked the couples she had her head in her hands when her name was called.

digerd Sat 22-Dec-12 20:00:54

Have been posting on the wrong thread!!

DVO at last did a brilliant performance at last in her jive. Show dance was really all fantastic lifts, not keen on the bits of dancing she did.
Kimberley Vienese Waltz was super
Dani's tango was much better in her attack and characterisation, but showdance disappointing.
Louis - what can I say - Darcy said he did not have enough arch in his feet to be a ballet dancer, that's why he sometimes looks a bit flatfooted. His showdance was like a contemporary lyrical/dramatic dance and even Craig loved it. Bare chest and all, Flavia' choreography made that dance for him

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 20:01:02

I liked that he recognises he's not easy to work with and thanked Flavia. He's definately growing up <stakes claim>

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 20:01:45

I've now got through with one each for Dani and Kimberley for the DCs and two for Louis from me and DH

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 20:02:07

Yes they seem ok now.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 20:02:13

I agree about DVO great, work ethic but she still annoys me. It's her desperation to win which is losing her votes.
She is a 38 year old mother, so one would think that she would have supporters on mumsnet, but people simply don't warm to her.

cocolepew United States Sat 22-Dec-12 20:02:54

Do the judges pick the winners?

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:03:08

Ood - there could be a queue.

noddyholder Sat 22-Dec-12 20:03:38

Denise is best dancer I want her or Louis

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 20:03:40

Ariel, that isn't a nice addition to this lovely thread.

Chubfuddler Sat 22-Dec-12 20:04:37

I don't think mners react well to the "vote for a fellow MUM" angle tbh

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 20:04:40

Not at all. I was impressed that they have obviously worked through it.

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 20:05:13

The public choose, coco.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:06:04

I think Chubfuddler is right - lots of 'mums' in the public eye get judged on MN beyond the fact they are mums.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 20:07:20

Not because she is a fellow mum, but because she is actually the best dancer, who also happens to be a mother.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:08:50

well, Nimble is better than Devo, imho. But it's opinion, innit?

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 20:09:53

Hurry up merlin. We're waiting for Strictly

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 20:10:01

Just put ITV1 on. DVO and Nicky Byrne taking part in a terrible quiz show hosted by Paddy McGuinness. They have nil points.

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 20:10:47

I"ve voted for Louis & Flavia - twice! Just to be sure grin

cocolepew United States Sat 22-Dec-12 20:12:44

Thanks smile. I got confused by Bruces inane gabbling.

MoreFrontThanBrighton Sat 22-Dec-12 20:12:46

Contemporary dance leaves me cold generally but Lewis and Flavia's dance was astonishing, I loved it. Clever, clever Flavia with the choreography and perfectly delivered by Lewis.

Ariel - so how does she feel about him now. I got the impression he wasn't really trying the first few weeks but the last few weeks I think he has really cared about the performance and given it his all. Definitely gone out of his comfort zone.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:13:29

I see you scraped it tonight, horesemad. smile

Minichristmas Sat 22-Dec-12 20:13:29

Louis, Kimberley, Denise, Dannie. In that order, brooks no argument.

MoreFrontThanBrighton Sat 22-Dec-12 20:14:28

Agree Mini Christmas.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:14:49

Maybe Flavia didn't know what ADS meant and assumed he couldn't care less, and has learned a bit since?

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 20:15:45

I know Denise isn't popular but it will be such. shame if she doesn't get through this round, she deserved to be top.

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 20:16:11

I don't know how she feels now, I must confess. I met one of the contestants from last year in October and he had remained very good friends with a lot of the slebs and dancers this year. He was telling me all sorts. He had just returned from Holly Valance's wedding in California smile

But they seem much more at ease together now.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:18:03

Which contestant was it Ariel?

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 20:18:30

Pan, who is ADS?

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 20:18:58

I'd the results show live or are they filming it now?

ItsaTIARA Sat 22-Dec-12 20:21:48

It's live because we'll get another chance to vote after the 3rd dances.

Interesting 2 polls on Digital Spy. For "Who do you want to win?" Louis and Kimberley are neck and neck on 149 votes each. For "Who have you actually voted for?" Louis is beating Kimberley 2:1

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 20:21:57

It will be live.

FrostyTheShosheman Sat 22-Dec-12 20:23:07

Jason Donavon ?

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 20:23:35

grin Pan! Yep, DS & I are both pleased.

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 20:26:35

I'll go and have a read on DS if it's live, don't usually put myself in way of spoilers. Like to laugh and point at how hysterical they all he over there.

purplewithred Sat 22-Dec-12 20:27:37

Kimberley Kimberley Kimberley - Dani not in the same league as the others, Denise too polished and professional, Louis not really feeling it just doing it IMHO. And his meggings unspeakably awful.

Household vote 2:1 Kimberley:Louis. 92 year old mum voted for Louis on the basis it's harder for men because it's not natural for them to dance, apparently. hmm

I vipoted for Louis , I think his show dance was so much better than any of the others ( DVO 2nd , the other 2 way behind )
Was that Matthew Bourne ( famous choreographer ) in the audience ?< speculates wildly >

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:32:03

JustFabulous - ADS is attention deficit syndrome (sometimes mixed with ADHD - still unclear in learning deficit disorder world) - a feature is a problem with recognising emotions in self and others. Not good when you are supposed to be emoting in public with someone you don't know.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 20:33:05

3:1 Denise:Louis here.

frankinsensible Sat 22-Dec-12 20:33:22

Voted for Dani tho' I fear the love is slipping away from her...maybe my imagination. Will be very happy for Louis to win, so glad Flav found a non-tacky way to do the topless thing. Showdances were otherwise just a load of crap lifts, would prefer another fusion type thing to that.

chocolatespiders Sat 22-Dec-12 20:33:25

I have always hated Merlin and hate it even more tonight!!!!

chocolatespiders Sat 22-Dec-12 20:34:35

I just rang and votes are closed???? is it live?

Gigondas Sat 22-Dec-12 20:35:15

Votes reopen after live show later for tomorrow

purplewithred Sat 22-Dec-12 20:35:33

Oh, and none of them a patch on the divine Harry Judd (who got married today, and NOT TO ME, what a terrible mistake...).

here they are dancing That Tango again

<<fans self>>

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 20:37:29

Thanks Pan.

It isn't on tomorrow!

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 20:38:25

That is Es. Ee. Ex.

Isn't Pan partial to a little Aliona? From what I remember from last year?

Tgger Sat 22-Dec-12 20:39:01

Louis, just got my vote in on time grin. His show dance was fab. Have no idea what Matthew Bourne looks like, will google as would be exciting to see him!

gettingeasier Sat 22-Dec-12 20:40:51

Never thought I would sway from Kimberley but actually to see Louis win would make me smile.

Brave move to go slow on the show dance

PuffPants Sat 22-Dec-12 20:41:56

Dani should really go out first. That dance just wasn't elegant. Incredible choreography very poorly executed.

Louis - incredible.

noddyholder Sat 22-Dec-12 20:43:17

Kimberley is like a lap dancer Denise waaaay better

Nancy66 Sat 22-Dec-12 20:43:30

Did Louis' dance seem a lot shorter than the others to you?

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:48:59

Ariel - more than a little partial to Aliona..grin. Well, with all of this male-lusting going on I should be allowed a little bit toward a sexy, cute, woman dancer, shorely?smile

LetUsPrey Germany Sat 22-Dec-12 20:49:43

Caught up - had to give DH a lift. Not the Strictly kind though.

Voted for Louis twice before we left.

The showdances didn't particularly wow me, although I could see that they were very good. I think Dani looked quite nervous/stiff in both her dances. Kimberley's was very entertaining. Wasn't massively keen on Louis's showdance, but then I'm not a fan of contemporary dance (with the exception of one my niece did in a show which was a-maz-ing biased auntie ). Judges liked it though!!!

Can't wait for the next show but will probably have to watch it later which at least will have the added bonus of fast forwarding Brucie.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:51:46

I thought Louis holding Flavia at a 45 degree angle was a winner.

digerd Sat 22-Dec-12 20:52:08

Dani was definitely the weaker dancer/performer tonight, but she is so popular. I think it will be DVO to go - not that I agree

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 20:52:46

Are we all ready? grin

BlingBubbles Sat 22-Dec-12 20:53:17

Here we go.....

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 20:53:28

Ooh were bavk

AndiMac Sat 22-Dec-12 20:54:04

Louis and Denise were easily the best show dances in terms of "showing off". Kimberly was good too, but not the same jaw dropper moments. Dani was very disappointing and it didn't help going after Denise's a-maz-ing dance. And I'm not even really a DVO fan, but you have to give her credit for that.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 20:54:11

Oh look Tess has the left overs from the cut out dresses

My friend was singing at Harry Judd's wedding envy envy envy

I think Kimberley or Louis to win - Denise probably deserves it, but I can't see her winning the public vote. I don't think Dani really has it tbh.

AndiMac Sat 22-Dec-12 20:54:55

Ooh, nice top part to Tess's dress, I haven't seen the bottom half.

Another awful frock on Tess ...

frankinsensible Sat 22-Dec-12 20:55:10

Please don't let it be Dani...

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 20:55:20

<shush FABCat>

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 20:55:34

Dani should be out first, she's not been on form tonight.

BlingBubbles Sat 22-Dec-12 20:55:36

No one told me robbie is going to be on..... Mmmm hello grin

cocolepew United States Sat 22-Dec-12 20:55:42

God her dress is dreadful shock

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 20:55:57

It's. a lovely colour, but need to see it properly before I pass judgement!

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 20:56:47

Oh and, wtf is Tess wearing.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 20:57:12

I like the blue velvet on Tess, suits her colouring, but not the silver epaulettes.

AndiMac Sat 22-Dec-12 20:58:08

Oh god, just saw the bottom of The dress, no no no.

Badvocsanta Sat 22-Dec-12 20:58:10

Thought so.

AndiMac Sat 22-Dec-12 20:58:34

Dani out. Shame, but based on tonight's dancing, that's about right.

LetUsPrey Germany Sat 22-Dec-12 20:58:38

shock right result on the performances tonight but still shock

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 20:58:58

Oh and don't like the skirt part either

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 20:59:06

She looks like a jellyfish...

Fair result I think.

Badvocsanta Sat 22-Dec-12 20:59:14

Denise looked properly shocked...

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 20:59:23

Aww the pocket rockets are out sad

Can I also add my voice to the chorus of "WTF is Tess wearing?"

Minichristmas Sat 22-Dec-12 20:59:30

Is it see through or has it got leg coloured stripes?

cocolepew United States Sat 22-Dec-12 20:59:37

Shame, they were very consistent but not great tonight.

I didn't even know DVO was a mother - how many children has she got, and whose are they? (I don't mean that in a snippy way, is she married to someone famous? I know very little about her)

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 20:59:40

sad how did DVo get the votes ?

Uk now it's right on tonight's dances but sad

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 20:59:47

I am sad that Vincent and Danni are out, but the showdance let them down.

BlingBubbles Sat 22-Dec-12 20:59:50

Right result based on the dancing from tonight

ItsaTIARA Sat 22-Dec-12 21:00:01

Right result. Dani definitely looked like the odd one out.

digerd Sat 22-Dec-12 21:00:18

The right one is out, but surprised as she was never in the dance off due to viewers votes.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 21:00:58

Maybe all the teen girls defected to Louis?

gailforce1 Sat 22-Dec-12 21:01:02

Based on the dances tonight right decision, but they have been a great couple.

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 21:01:19

DVO is married to Lee Mead bitch Him what won the search for Joseph with Lloyd Webber and Graham Norton.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 21:01:23

Denise has a young daughter and is married to Lee Mead a West End theatre star

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 21:01:26

Denise has a young daughter and is married to Lee Mead a West End theatre star

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 21:01:27

Denise has a young daughter and is married to Lee Mead a West End theatre star

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 21:01:40

pom ab'd,s married to west end actor lee mead, they have a little girl called Betsy.

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 21:01:40

DVO is married to Lee Mead aka Joseph

JustFabulous Sat 22-Dec-12 21:01:55

DVO has Betsy with her husband, Lee Mead. Betsy is 2.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 21:01:58

Sorry about the repetition

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 21:02:35

it case you missed it, Devo is married to....and has a....

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 21:02:42

Ha ha! Über cross postage.

grin Thanks All - forehead are you Chaos in disguise? <inquiring minds need to know> emoticon grin
(I shall nod wisely and pretend I know who Lee Mead is and google him later!)

Another epic fail for Tess' dresser!!! shock

Has Brucie been on the saucce or got new teeth, he's sounding even more slurry.

Past his cocoa time!

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 21:03:06

Lee Mead is lush.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 21:03:29

Still can't get through to vote

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 21:04:30

bossy I just said that to dh!

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 21:04:46

Have got through for through for Louis a few times, hope that's not a bad omen.

pinkteddy Sat 22-Dec-12 21:04:48

Poor Dani, I don't think Vincent played to her strengths in the show dance. Also she's doing panto atm I think, which probably hasn't helped. sad

chicaguapa Sat 22-Dec-12 21:05:00

I saw Lee Mead in Joseph and was very underwhelmed tbh.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 21:05:22

Lee Mead is indeed lush. I had front row seat at Joseph. Phwoarr. grin

VikingVagine Sat 22-Dec-12 21:05:35

Why does everyone hate DVO?

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 21:05:54

This music is not right for Charleston.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 21:06:03

But he is now in Jack and the Beanstalk in Southampton. Not really the same. sad

frankinsensible Sat 22-Dec-12 21:06:10

Really sad about Dani, their dances were great and I'm surprised to see how much effect a bad final can have sad

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 21:06:35

I hated this dance the first time round, I LOATHE it now.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Dec-12 21:07:04

I don't know why I don't Viking. i just don't. confused

MrsTomHardy Sat 22-Dec-12 21:07:11

Tess's dress sense is awful

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 21:07:24

Great Charleston though grin

XBenedict Sat 22-Dec-12 21:07:29

I disagree, this is a great dance! Music very clever.

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 21:07:38

Bloody good, that.

gailforce1 Sat 22-Dec-12 21:07:59

DVO's best dance - loved it!

lucjam Italy Sat 22-Dec-12 21:08:01

that was really good I do like charlston

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 21:08:22

Dance much better on a smaller stage,

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 21:08:28

That's was brilliant.

digerd Sat 22-Dec-12 21:08:36

DVO Perfect performance this time.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 21:08:55

I saw him in Wicked, he's gorgeous.

Don't like the music but she danced fantastically smile

cocolepew United States Sat 22-Dec-12 21:09:08

DVO is a great dancer <impressed>

XBenedict Sat 22-Dec-12 21:09:11

I feel sorry for her, she's the best but she won't win sad

AndiMac Sat 22-Dec-12 21:09:17

I agree, I think this was one of DVO's best dances, it suits her, it was good and it connected. In fact, I like it better this time than at Wembley.

That was good, but there's just something about them that is inherently offputting and I can't for the life of me say what it is confused It's like a reverse X factor. She's pretty with a lovely figure, and has worked and worked and can dance and all that, but is still annoying/offputting/not likeable confused
And other people who are, let's face it, crap at just about everything, are "beloved of the masses" because they just have "it" - It's very odd.

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 21:09:54

Yes Ood they did it at Wembley last time didn't they?

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 21:10:06

Oh she was brilliant, it just doesn't do it for me.

Badvocsanta Sat 22-Dec-12 21:10:22

I am not keen in the charleston tbh
Of all the dances, why the charleston?
On the US show, they do Bollywood and street dancing...why can't we??

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 21:10:26

I like watching the reaction of the other pros/contrstants

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 22-Dec-12 21:10:52

I saw lee mead as Fiyero in wicked. He was good but not astounding. Rachel tucker as Elphaba carried it.

LetUsPrey Germany Sat 22-Dec-12 21:11:06

Didn't see this first time round. Didn't work for me as a charleston TBH. The steps were all there and she danced it very well <grudging admission> but, I don't know, maybe it was the music?

A charleston for me needs to be a bit wacky and quirky and flappery, but then again I don't know what I'm talking about grin

ItsaTIARA Sat 22-Dec-12 21:11:13

I do like that dance. Slightly (infinitesimally) more clumsy in and out of the lifts than last time - I think stamina is often the decider in the finals - it will be interesting to see if Kim is still strong for her third dance.
Darcy is really not helping with the "true professional" comments, Denise had a slightly stabby grin listening to it.

forehead Sat 22-Dec-12 21:11:15

Agree Pom

digerd Sat 22-Dec-12 21:11:34

Louis also doing the Charleston- can't be as good as DVO's

itonlyhappenedonce Sat 22-Dec-12 21:11:44

I'm a latecomer to this so sorry for gatecrashing but I'm lost on the voting.

How can voting be open when they are still dancing ?

They've also put them in reverse order of favourites?

We are outraged here, have we understood it wrong or are they trying to do all poss to make Denise win?

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 21:11:55

Am alternating between posting here & trying to vote & not getting through. Poor Louis is missing out ( and Dani did before), what am I doing wrong?

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 21:11:55

It's here desperation to win, a bit like Jason Donovan...and her 'hardness'. Just difficult to like her. For me anyway.

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 22-Dec-12 21:11:58

Saw DVO as paulette in legally blonde bshecwas really good but not a patch in Jill halfpenny's interpretation of the same role.

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 21:12:05

Charleston is my fave dance, I just love it!

AndiMac Sat 22-Dec-12 21:12:55

ItsaTIARA, I do wonder how people will take, and how Darcey meant that true professional comment...

frankinsensible Sat 22-Dec-12 21:13:09

I smiled at that itsatiara - darcy said 'you are a true professional' and then corrected herself and said 'you look like a true professional' - oops!

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 21:13:12

itsaTIARA ( BBT reference btw?) I grinned at Darcys comments blush

MrsReiver Sat 22-Dec-12 21:14:05

Oh now if I recall correctly the band actually did "When Doves Cry" quite well smile

Badvocsanta Sat 22-Dec-12 21:14:05

...oh here we go
The "I've made a friend for life" gubbins!

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 21:14:08

Is it her voice?

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 21:14:24

that's the other reason why Devo isn't fully appreciated on a celeb dance show. She's done it already.

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 21:14:56

Darcy's cpmment made me smile too!

LetUsPrey Germany Sat 22-Dec-12 21:15:19

And for the record, Stuart Heritage on the Guardian live blog, I love you grin

VikingVagine Sat 22-Dec-12 21:16:11

Well that was odd.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 22-Dec-12 21:16:45

Charleston is still a partner dance I suppose.

I wouldn't want to watch street.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 22-Dec-12 21:16:45

That wasn't my favourite of Kimberley's dances, too robotic, not enough sizzle.

Pan Sat 22-Dec-12 21:16:46

it was odd. Her head was all over the place. Tired?

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Sat 22-Dec-12 21:16:48

I didn't like that much. I don't know why.

XBenedict Sat 22-Dec-12 21:16:58

Didn't like that music!

OodKingWenceslas Sat 22-Dec-12 21:17:20

letus it's worth reading for the comments on Tess dress!

cocolepew United States Sat 22-Dec-12 21:17:44

That Guardian blog is hysterical tonight grin

RedTinsel Sat 22-Dec-12 21:17:45

That was fab.
mmmmmmm pasha