Eh? Brucie just nicked my line from last night!
Jimivia with a cha cha and he's fab, love the movement and rhythm, a bit too jiggly but Flav's having the time of her life; she'll have him polished for next week. Len: Came out, high energy, great rhythm, fabulous; Alesha: Performed it, energy, enthusiasm, bit wobbly; Bruno: Can sell it; Craig: Like scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz ... great isolations, technique and rhythm, great energy, fantastic. Score: 26
Peterin with their waltz, a nice start, tensed a little bit but stayed with it, good effort. I didn't like the move where Erin dived between his legs though, not very elegant in a waltz. Alesha: Rocky start, smiled throughout, well done; Bruno: Great relief when you finished, wobbly; Craig: All too cautious, potholish; Len: Adequate standard for week one, footwork good, movement round the floor. (Final) Score: 21 Sorry, couldn't resist it ...
Brendelle - she's a bit of a nutter isn't she? Cha Cha suits her personality, though it's all gangly arms and legs, she's singing along, full of fun, completely mad and completely out of control - she just tried to snog Brucie, lol! Bruno: Like dancing on stilts ... have to control limbs; Craig: Off balance, knees flexed, disappointed (Brendan's letting him off this week!) Len: Fatal combination - long legs, short skirt, bad technique; Alesha: I love you Michelle, character, full of life, energy, you put on a show. Score: 24
Gavya and demure Katya is back with us again - and what a lovely surprise this waltz is, warm and romantic, fluid - rise and fall, excellent effort and lovely song. Craig: Simple and effective, brave and good attempt; Len: Better than good, footwork good, created rise and fall; Alesha: Diamond in the rough, pleasantly surprised, genuine, heartfelt; Bruno: Thought you'd be awful, really went for it the correct way. Score: 28
Jarina have a confident start to their cha cha but nerves got to her and she fluffed it, a real shame. Also, the routine lacked content I thought. And that dress is awful. A shame because training showed her to be lyrical and rhythmic. Len: I liked it but lost energy, push her more; Alesha: Cute as a bottom, didn't blow me away, chin up; Bruno: If you go wrong, carry on; Craig: Timing and rhythm, leg and hip action all there but uneventful. Score: 24
The Widdyton Waltz, realistic but determined - and this shows perfectly why they don't have to be technically great for us to be entertained - Ann enjoyed herself immensely, which meant we did too! Alesha: A lot of love in the studio for you, a wonderful job Anton; Bruno: Like watching the Ark Royal taking on the stormiest sea and making it to port; Craig (The Submarine, quips Ann!) A bit local authority - you got through it. (Ann: If you think that's bad, you should see the salsa!) Len: Anticipation ... a wonderful job, entertainment throughout. Score: 17
Artara's cha cha is technically very good, great recovery from the wardrobe malfunction, the sleazy aspect/leopard print didn't do much for me, if I'm honest, thought they tried too hard. Bruno: Meiow, Catwoman, come and take me; Craig: Fabulous, controlled, clean and precise; Len; Came back strong, great job; Alesha: So hot together, best dance of the night. Score: 30
Robbie and Gary sing about Toys R Us ... actually, it's kind of growing on me, they're like a mini modern Brit RatPack.
The overall leaderboard: Mattiona and Jamela 31; Artara 30; Scattalie 29; Gavya 28; Jimivia 26; Brendelle and Jarina 24; Felicent 23; Robsy 22; Peterin 21; Goldina 20; Widdyton 17; Paulla 16.
Faves tonight were Gavya (which I wasn't expecting!) and Jimivia, the girls didn't impress like I thought they would! Salsa and foxtrot next week will shake things up nicely! Until then, It Takes Two is back from Monday!