on 10-12-2019 20:30
Doesn't matter, Emma/Anton won't win anyway. Seeing a bit of ITT earlier when they were going through the tunes, its safe to say their showdance won't be anything more than another ballroom medley. Nothing about it says daring or pushing the limits because Anton doesn't know how. This year its probably the showdance that will swing the votes though I think Karim's may not come off as well as he thinks.
on 10-12-2019 22:21
The problem with Emma and ANTON, is people are voting for him and not them as a couple. The amount of posts I've seen stating ANTON deserves to win is ridiculous. I know it's the public who decide the winner but I will be watching the judges marks carefully as I do think they are biased!
on 12-12-2019 15:50
I sense not very impressed with EMMA...
on 12-12-2019 18:42
Not that impressed with either of them if honest @jonsie
Well known that Anton is a ballroom dancer and isn't an expert at Latin. That being so, they have danced EVERY ballroom dance available and swerved latin when possible.
Add to that, Emma is the only finalist who has had plenty of previous dance experience having appeared in a number of West End musicals.
Kelvin is my winner but Karim is a much better dancer than Emma. Sadly the public have not taken to him at all and thats the reason Anton and Emma will get more votes than him in the final.
on 13-12-2019 23:24
14-12-2019 21:08 - edited 14-12-2019 21:12
So apparently the judges want Karim to win as he was top of the leaderboard. Kelvin was 2nd and Emma 3rd. Luckily, their votes don't count as it was all down to the public.
Unfortunately voting via the website had problems AGAIN!! People will (and have) been crying fix, if you weren't voting for the one the BBC want.
Not going through all the dances though will make mention of Kelvins showdance which was absolutely superb.
Kelvin and Oti have won. Brilliant and well deserved.
PS @sheepdog . I'm sure Taylor Swift was wonderful. The problem was the TV sound was poor and couldn't hear her!!
on 15-12-2019 01:20
Strangely enough I managed to vote straight away at about 8pm or so. Annoyingly, had to wait till 1030pm when it became available on iPlayer but thanks to the BBC wanting to promote their own program, I found out on the news who won as a headline. Made the show a bit flat unfortunately.
The show must have a visit from the Health and Safety Insurance Elf as another year goes by where no dramatic lifts take place and we're stuck with rehashes or a medley. But if you're going to do a rehash or a medley, make it more interesting like Kelvin did. After 13 weeks the only thing we have discovered about Karim's ability is that he can prance and pirouette for under 2 mins, As for Anton's showdance, its supposed to be about his partner isn't it?
No @Cleoriff Taylor Swift was as I predicted last week, dire. Didn't quite help when it was obviously a pre-recorded segement with the producers trying to convince the viewers by getting TS to walk on. Well the second give-away was the fact when the pro dancers came on, there was absolutely zero audience noise which gave it a very muted performance. Actually I think it was a mime-job anyway as she's not known for being that great at singing live and that was way too clean vocally to be live for me. She is a talent but sadly, she gets the Number 1 position of Mediocre Music Guest of the series for being a disappointment.
The BBC need to create a better trophy for next year as it looked a bit too Blue Peter-ish in HD.
So I have this really perverse thought about getting someone nominated for next years show who fulfils all the criteria of being
a) on social media
b) has little dancing ability
c) has even less singing ability and
d) can adapt to any style thrown at him.
You know it and you want to happen - Ladies and Gentleman, lets start the campaign to get the legendary Buff Correll on Strictly!
Note: (d) might be a stretch but honestly, do I have to remind you of Anne Widdocome & John Sargent?
on 15-12-2019 08:36
The glitterball trophy mysteriously started to fall to bits just before the show started..It lost a few of its glitter squares, which had to be glued on again.
Also I do have to repeat how much I hate the BBC's aversion to letting us know who came 2nd and 3rd. The only reality TV show to do this!!
As for the dances, I'm so pleased 'Mr Ballroom' chose only ballroom. It really did highlight problems when they went out of sync as they did on numerous occasions. As for the charleston, Emma outdanced Anton in my humble opinion. Serves the judges right for giving them a dance where they achieved 39 only a couple of weeks ago.
Kelvin and Oti had to be commended for choosing 'the dance of death' ie the samba, for the final. I can't think of any other couple who would have been so brave.
As for their showdance, I have to say again, wow, just wow. Yes it was a rehash of various other dances, though only Oti could have choreographed that to make it seamless. No wonder Motsi was nearly in tears. (the only time she has shown how proud she is of her sister)
Note to Motsi, please find another dresser. Appearing in the final looking like an overblown ostrich does you no favours at all.
As for Karim, he was better than Emma. However Bruno repeating again that his jive was the 'best ever' on Strictly...doesn't mean it was. That accolade firmly belongs to Jay and Aliona.
All that aside, I'm sad it's over. Only another 9 months to wait until it starts again.