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    • LABMAN
    • By LABMAN 9th May 17, 4:03 PM
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    Strictly Come Dancing 2017 thread
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    • 9th May 17, 4:03 PM
    Strictly Come Dancing 2017 thread 9th May 17 at 4:03 PM
    As the new head judge (Shirley Ballas) has been announced today I thought it was an opportune excuse to start the 2017 SCD thread!
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    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 2nd Dec 17, 8:10 PM
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    I must avoid the spoiler tonight.
    I must avoid the spoiler tonight.
    I must avoid the spoiler tonight.......honest!
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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 2nd Dec 17, 8:24 PM
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    I think Davood and Gemma in dance off and Gemma (much as I wish she didnt...) will go.
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 2nd Dec 17, 8:32 PM
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    Didn't like Burke's Charleston.

    Sorry for Davood. I voted for Debbie and then Joe, twice. Should have been one vote each for the two men left
    • balletshoes
    • By balletshoes 2nd Dec 17, 8:34 PM
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    i've just finished watching it all, I think the standard of dancing by everyone had upped levels tonight.
    Wasn't keen on Mollie's dance tonight, and although I hate to say it, I think Gemma has probably gone about as far as she can go now.

    Davood's could have been fabulous, and I was a bit "wow" at the end at the drama of the dance, but the judges were right, it wasn't a measured and balanced AT.

    I love Joe.

    I voted for Joe, Davood and Gemma tonight, hoping not, but I think it may be Gemma and Davood in the DO. I'd rather Mollie went out of everyone, but its a close call between her and Gemma IMO.
    • LilySue
    • By LilySue 2nd Dec 17, 8:44 PM
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    Just voted for Gemma, l expect she will be in the bottom 2, but l still like her and l enjoyed her dance.

    I thought Joe did very well with that weird Samba, and Debbie's dance was good ( Giovanni was quite distracting with those ears)

    Otherwise l felt sorry for Davood as he gave his all in that dance, l though it was Nadiya who was a bit wobbly and clunky in it, not just him!

    I didn't like Alexandra's Charleston, l don't think it should have gotten any tens as she clearly messed up a landing on one of the moves, but l think the judges almost make up their minds before hand how they're going to vote and she had the end show slot so therefore had to be amazing!!!
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 2nd Dec 17, 8:48 PM
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    Didn't like Burke's Charleston.

    Sorry for Davood. I voted for Debbie and then Joe, twice. Should have been one vote each for the two men left
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Why have you called Alexandra by her surname and all the others by their first names? Seems a bit rude.

    Gemma's still my favourite, mainly due to her personality and sheer enjoyment of dancing. I thought Debbie was overmarked as she stumbled a couple of times as did Davood who was marked down for it.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 2nd Dec 17, 9:00 PM
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    Why have you called Alexandra by her surname and all the others by their first names? Seems a bit rude.

    Gemma's still my favourite, mainly due to her personality and sheer enjoyment of dancing. I thought Debbie was overmarked as she stumbled a couple of times as did Davood who was marked down for it.
    Originally posted by minimad1970
    I don't know why I didn't use Alexandra's name
    • charlies_mum
    • By charlies_mum 2nd Dec 17, 9:12 PM
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    Ben out and just watched on catch up. Have to admit Debbie was amazing. Love Davood but was a bit disappointed in this AT

    I'm too late to vote, but would probably have voted Gemma, Joe and Davood

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    • catkins
    • By catkins 2nd Dec 17, 9:17 PM
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    I was pretty disappointed in tonight's show. Thought the music choices were pretty awful - how can you dance a samba to Money Makes the World Go Around?

    Also I don't think Hopelessly Devoted to You suits a rhumba at all nor Phantom of the Opera to an Argentine Tango.

    Darcey's comment that Mollie's Rhumba should have been more sensual was ridiculous. How can you dance a sensual dance to music that is so far from sensual it is untrue. I must say Darcey is really annoying me this year.

    The only dance I liked was Debbie's
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    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 2nd Dec 17, 9:20 PM
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    Darcey's comment that Mollie's Rhumba should have been more sensual was ridiculous. How can you dance a sensual dance to music that is so far from sensual it is untrue. I must say Darcey is really annoying me this year.
    Originally posted by catkins
    I sometimes feel that Darcey speaks just for the sake of it, and as for that annoying "yes" after her comments
    • JIL
    • By JIL 2nd Dec 17, 10:11 PM
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    I felt Craig was scoring to try and ensure the bottom two were the ones he felt should be there.
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 2nd Dec 17, 10:27 PM
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    I must avoid the spoiler tonight.
    I must avoid the spoiler tonight.
    I must avoid the spoiler tonight.......honest!
    Originally posted by luxor4t
    Spoiler's in for those who wish to look

    https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/2255467/spoiler-musicals-week-please-do-not-hint-at-results-elsewhere-until-sunday-show-has-aired/p33
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 2nd Dec 17, 10:40 PM
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    I thought Debbie was overmarked as she stumbled a couple of times as did Davood who was marked down for it.
    Originally posted by minimad1970
    Seems the judges missed the stumbles, I'm glad you mentioned it because I thought I's imagined it when they were all giving such high praise.
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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 3rd Dec 17, 9:53 AM
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    Seems the judges missed the stumbles, I'm glad you mentioned it because I thought I's imagined it when they were all giving such high praise.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Yes funny that.

    They seem to pick up on every little thing with some and yet not with others.
    • fussypensioner
    • By fussypensioner 3rd Dec 17, 10:17 AM
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    I was pretty disappointed in tonight's show. Thought the music choices were pretty awful - how can you dance a samba to Money Makes the World Go Around?

    Also I don't think Hopelessly Devoted to You suits a rhumba at all nor Phantom of the Opera to an Argentine Tango.

    Darcey's comment that Mollie's Rhumba should have been more sensual was ridiculous. How can you dance a sensual dance to music that is so far from sensual it is untrue. I must say Darcey is really annoying me this year.

    The only dance I liked was Debbie's
    Originally posted by catkins
    I could have written this myself, I thought the same. Inappropriate music -which I've been moaning about for some time, Darcey's comments etc., and the only dance I liked was Debbie's. Although I thought Joe put on a good show.

    I don't know why so many here dislike Alexandra, its a dancing competition, not a personality competition. I've been amazed at the derogatory remarks aimed at her.
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 3rd Dec 17, 10:39 AM
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    I don't know why so many here dislike Alexandra, its a dancing competition, not a personality competition. I've been amazed at the derogatory remarks aimed at her.
    Originally posted by fussypensioner
    Ringers are never popular with most of us.
    Year after year there have been 1 or 2 competitors who start with an unfair advantage over those who genuinely have little or no previous dance training.
    The fakery and pretence that they don't have this experience also contributes to their unpopularity.

    For most of us, it's a competition about 'celebrities' learning to dance. Not for those who can already dance.

    With Alexandra Burke, there's the additional fact that Craig Revel Horwood directed and choreographed Sister Act, in which AB had the main role.

    She has no business taking part AFAIC, however the fault lies with Strictly producers IMO.
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    • fussypensioner
    • By fussypensioner 3rd Dec 17, 11:11 AM
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    Ringers are never popular with most of us.
    Year after year there have been 1 or 2 competitors who start with an unfair advantage over those who genuinely have little or no previous dance training.
    The fakery and pretence that they don't have this experience also contributes to their unpopularity.

    For most of us, it's a competition about 'celebrities' learning to dance. Not for those who can already dance.

    With Alexandra Burke, there's the additional fact that Craig Revel Horwood directed and choreographed Sister Act, in which AB had the main role.

    She has no business taking part AFAIC, however the fault lies with Strictly producers IMO.
    Originally posted by jackieblack


    I didn't know that Craig directed and choreographed Sister Act with her in the main role, so it does seem that he is promoting her and like you say the (egocentric) BBC should not have allowed that.

    I'm not sure she's fake though, just over exuberant maybe, sometimes the British public prefer a mouse over a lion. However the more personal comments, which aren't about her dancing, seem unnecessary.
    Holding back the years...
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 3rd Dec 17, 11:13 AM
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    I didn't know that Craig directed and choreographed Sister Act with her in the main role, so it does seem that he is promoting her and like you say the (egocentric) BBC should not have allowed that.

    I'm not sure she's fake though, just over exuberant maybe, sometimes the British public prefer a mouse over a lion. However the more personal comments, which aren't about her dancing, seem unnecessary.
    Originally posted by fussypensioner
    I couldn't agree more with your comments. Also there's not much dancing in Sister Act.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 3rd Dec 17, 12:21 PM
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    I could have written this myself, I thought the same. Inappropriate music -which I've been moaning about for some time, Darcey's comments etc., and the only dance I liked was Debbie's. Although I thought Joe put on a good show.

    I don't know why so many here dislike Alexandra, its a dancing competition, not a personality competition. I've been amazed at the derogatory remarks aimed at her.
    Originally posted by fussypensioner

    My feelings exactly, her dance yesterday was great, absolutely marvelous and deserved the high marks.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 3rd Dec 17, 12:30 PM
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    Ringers are never popular with most of us.
    Year after year there have been 1 or 2 competitors who start with an unfair advantage over those who genuinely have little or no previous dance training.
    The fakery and pretence that they don't have this experience also contributes to their unpopularity.

    For most of us, it's a competition about 'celebrities' learning to dance. Not for those who can already dance.

    With Alexandra Burke, there's the additional fact that Craig Revel Horwood directed and choreographed Sister Act, in which AB had the main role.

    She has no business taking part AFAIC, however the fault lies with Strictly producers IMO.
    Originally posted by jackieblack

    How about Debbie then, as she was a professional lead ballet dancer and ran her own dance studio?
    How about Aston Merrygold who danced and sang on "Got to Dance" in 2013?
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