Posted: 09/12/2014 at 00:02
OK. I've caught up now and here's my two penneth.
Pixie's cha-cha was awful. It was badly choreographed with unnecessay illegal lifts to boot and her legs were all over the place, like bits of her Charleston, and I thought it the poorest dance on the night and her poorest of the series. And then the idiot pro dancer backchatted Len. Stupid, stupid boy upset the GBP and Len. Bad move. Clever pro dancers show off their partner's good bits and hide the bad. He was too cocky by half and got it wrong. Pixie was good enough to do a great cha-cha without breaking the rules. How could he not have noticed her legs in training?
Simon was better in the dance off and he had a better dance to do thanks to Christina.
I loved Caroline's Argentine tango, including the choice of proper music and excellent choreography and execution. I still find Jake a bit creepy but his Charleston was very good - well choreographed and well danced. Mark did very well with both good posture and good footwork. Ditto Simon and some clever choreography from Christina. I didn't much like Frankie's salsa but then what they do as a show salsa on Strictly is nothing like what we learn in class where it's all about keeping the rhythm with the feet and doing lots of armography and turns and not a shimmy in sight.
I liked One Direction too. Must get that track but for a disco rock, not a Paso!