It's final time on Strictly Come Dancing!
So after 11 weeks we’re in the home strait of Strictly Come Dancing and with the Grand Final looming this weekend at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, let’s take stock of series nine.
It’s been as entertaining as ever with the likes of Russell Grant, Robbie Savage and Anita Dobson giving it 110 percent, but there’s a feeling in the blogosphere that the format could do with a makeover. However, with viewing figures holding up well against a lacklustre X Factor, BBC bosses may decide ‘if it ain’t broke, why fix it?’ Back in the present, fans are pretty much agreed that justice has been done and that the best three celebrities have made it through to the end.
While it was sad to see Alex Jones and Holly Valance depart in the semi-finals, viewers can look forward to a cracking contest between bookies favourite Harry Judd, Chelsee Healey and Jason Donovan.
Looking back to week one, it was clear from the start that McFly drummer Harry Judd was headed all the way when he clocked up 28 out of a possible 40 points for his cha cha cha and he hasn’t really put a foot wrong since, literally. His Charleston and Viennese waltz in the semis both earned him 39 points, although some viewers reckon he could do with lightening up a bit.
It’s likely to be a hard fought battle with Waterloo Road’s Chelsee Healey who got full marks, 40/40 for last week’s jive, and has been described as ‘gobsmackingly good’ by Craig Revel Horwood. Praise indeed from the waspish judge.
With his background in musicals such as The Rocky Horror Show, Joseph and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, critics expected Jason Donovan to fly through the competition and he had a promising start with a score of 32/40 in week one. Since then he’s had good and not so good weeks but pulled out the stops in the semis to score 40/40 with his Argentine tango.
So, much like last year’s tussle between Kara Tointon, Matt Baker and Pamela Stephenson, the stage is set for an electric contest. If front runner Harry pulls it out of the bag, it will mean victory at last for partner Aliona Vilani who was runner-up in 2010 with Matt Baker.
So, take your partners please…..