Friday, 17 December 2010

Strictly It Takes Two: The Final One! *Sobs*

Tonight ... a crowded sofa - Jamela, Mattiona, Artara, Tina, Fliss, Ann, Jimi, Bruno, Miranda, Karen. Budge up.

Jamela's path to the final: Waltz, salsa, rumba, tango, jive, foxtrot, cha cha, American smooth, Charleston, Viennese waltz, paso doble, quickstep. Supergranny, always a smile. Pamela (Feast of Stephenson) emotional after the VT. James (Pantomime James) thought they had a chance after they'd done the salsa. He's tough but it's fun, like being married, mutual respect. 12 hours training a day - work hard, play hard. Every week a bonus, love to win but more important to do the best they can. Roll friends and family VT, Billy's very moved by her ballroom. Clauds isn't called Pamsie but even she's welling up.

Random celebs Christmas wishes montage.

Natalie, Brendan and Robin on the sofa for the Grand Piano Challenge - can the boys dislodge Nat off the top of the table? Brendan, wow, he's goooood, think he may have taken this: 1907! Whoa! Robin next, it's close and, it's not, he smashed Brendan - 3548. Crikey!

Mattiona's path to the final: cha cha, foxtrot, quickstep, charleston, Argentine tango, Viennese waltz, rumba, samba, American Smooth, jive, salsa, tango. Aliona's emotional now. Matt (Mattivity Play) happy to run the course, especially training in barns and fields and stuff. Strictly takes over - no idea what's going on in the world. Aliona (Stocking Vila) winning represents all the hard work. Back injury for her on Sunday, but on schedule - almost! Run friends and family. His dad's set me off with the pocket of courage speech; is this weekend Matt's Agincourt?

More randon celebs Christmas wishes montage.

Jimi (Under the Mistry-toe) says leaving the show is like any break up, you get over it; Fliss (Kendla lit carols) hasn't missed a second of the show; Tina (Jingle Belle) will carry on dancing, soon as the panto is over; Ann ('Combe all ye faithful) people are stopping her in the street to dance! They're still bumping into each other in the group dance! Tina more confident after Strictly; Jimi picks Artara for the win; Fliss wants beauty, talent and sex to win; Tina plumps for Artara also; Ann for Mattiona - but all tremendous.

Artara's path to the final: cha cha, foxtrot, quickstep, charleston, paso doble, salsa, Argentine tango, American smooth, jive, tango, Viennese waltz, rumba. Liquid summary! Life before Strictly? Nope, can't remember! Kara (Xmas Kara-ker) says if you're wondering whether to take on Strictly - yes, yes, yes! Artem (Vin-ter wonderland) says having Kara meant no limits; he's extremely happy to have her as his partner. Going for it tomorrow, gained in confidence, it's been horrific fun. Showdance full on, lots happening, he doesn't think he'll make it through! But you made it up, exclaims Kara! Cue friends and family VT - thankfully only the one each this year *nods approval* Kara's wiping the tears away now!

More random celeb Xmas wishes.

Final Friday Panel: Bruno (Pane-tonioli) already all arms and legs, Karen (Gonna Hardy like it's 2011) the night before is painful, professinals will be exhausted and Miranda (Hart the herald) is having her Strictly party tomorrow - friend Sarah has to draft a two page letter to be allowed in - she's done better, a 200 page project and a spangly frock. No excuses, says Miranda, you find a way to watch Strictly! New dances - Mattiona paso - aggression, retain the artistry, balance, strong, delivers, power and expression, choreography most important. Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - channeling the Goughie and Lilia, eh, clever! One of my all time faves ... ;

Artara waltz - extreme musicality, phrasing, almost suspended animation, will be stunning, she's embraced all, what Artem wants, he gets, she listens, phenomenal. If You Don't Know Me By Now... oooh, oooh oooh we oooh, winning combination.

Jamela Argentine tango - so focused, clean and precise, great actress, ganchos, her dance, lady of the night, life experience. James has found choreography every week that's perfect for her. Oh dear, Bruno's decorating Miranda's leg, life will never be the same again. He's hysterical. We've all let ourselves down a little, says Clauds; Miranda's peaked professionally. Who to win? Miranda can't say, but they're all invited to her party afterwards.

Final random celeb Xmas wishes.

End credits: ITT top moments and the Swingle Singers singing us out, with everyone else in the chorus - but not before Clauds blows up the telestrator. Erin will be distraught.


  1. Was supposed to be in London to see Les Miserable this evening, but the snow has put paid to that! *sigh* Only plus side is that I can watch the final live after all.

    Can't wait! So excited! Come on Matt!! :o)

    On a random note Scatty: have you seen the officially announced DOI line-up yet? I don't want to be negative, but itseems a bit, well.........rubbish! Talk about deadbeat celebs and z-listers! There's people on there even I haven't heard of! :o/

    Don't like the changes they've made to the format either: only 3 judges, as Karen is just a coach now and Nicky quit. 16 celebs in the line-up, but the public are going to vote and eliminate 4 before they even have the chance to perform, which is stupid as far as I'm concerned, and I am very concerned! :o/

  2. Just been reading about it now - but I agree - why would you vote when no-one has even skated?

    Sorry about Les Mis :(