This week it was Movie Week on Strictly Come Dancing, and it was the perfect way to brighten up everyone’s Saturday night. With themes ranging from Frozen to Moulin Rouge, it was a great week with a lot of couples vastly improving.
As always, here comes the disclaimer that I know absolutely nothing about dancing. Absolutely zero. Zilch. However I’m a big fan of the show and enjoy sharing my opinions – so here we are. You can read my thoughts on Week One here, and on Week Two here.
Nicola Adams and Katya Jones
First of all, a Movie Week Grease themed jive? Heck yes. Fully here for that. I really loved the theme and the set, however the dance fell a bit short for me. For a jive I don’t think there was enough bounce, and it wasn’t quite as engaging as it could have been.
Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez
We need to talk about the costumes, because I’m not happy. So with Movie Week the wardrobe department always knocks it out of the park, and this is a beautiful dress, but she’s supposed to be Elsa so why is it pink? I have so many questions. As for the actual dance, it was enjoyable to watch and you could tell it was good, but I wasn’t massively impressed considering I see Maisie as a front runner in the competition.
Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe
Considering this was a Couples Choice dance, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It was very theatrical and you could tell it really suited her personality. I’m not familiar with the movie it was based on, but I felt like I was watching a scene from Annie.
Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk
I wanted to like this. However it was a strange combination to have a Paso with the Star Wars theme music, and it just did not work in my opinion. There was no real shaping, and it didn’t seem staccato enough for a Paso to me. Very disappointed because I had high hopes for these two!
JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden
I’m not familiar with the film that this danced was based on, so I can’t comment on the theming but it seemed really beautiful. It was a really good Foxtrot, nice and chill. Like I say, I have no technical knowledge, but I’d say that his footwork seemed very clean too. Super impressed!
HRVY and Janette Manrara
This was good and I really enjoyed watching it, however I didn’t get the Cha Cha Cha vibes from it. Absolutely obsessed with the theme of Gnomeo And Juliet, the only problem is that now I’m going to have Elton John songs stuck in my head for days.
Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice
This was such a good dance, and I enjoyed watching it. I didn’t have high hopes for Ranvir in the launch show, but she’s becoming a real contender. Such a beautiful dress and make up too.
Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer
If we’re talking entertainment value, this would get a ten out of ten. I loved this. It was hilarious. Honestly, it wasn’t bad for the first Charleston of the series if we ignore the fact that he nearly dropped Karen on her head. It was a fun dance with brilliant theming.
Clara Amfo and Aljaž Škorjanec
All I could think about was the scene in Gilmore Girls where Lorelai quotes this song. I was pretty conflicted about this because on the one hand it was a really good and entertaining dance, but on the other hand it wasn’t a traditional Tango. The Tango is always one of my favourite dances on Strictly because of the drama and intensity, and I felt that this dance lacked both. However it was really well executed and I did enjoy it.
Max George and Dianne Buswell
I’m not a big fan of the Couples Choice dances in general, but this was just plain weird. I wanted to like it, but I just couldn’t. Really did not vibe with this.
Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse
I haven’t seen the film this was supposedly based on, but for some reason it gave me Indiana Jones vibes. As much as Bill doesn’t look like a natural dancer, this was actually pretty impressive with the shaping. I think it was pretty good but it also seemed like he was throwing a bit of a tantrum, but then again I suppose that’s what the Paso is. I really enjoyed watching this.
Dance Off Predictions
Based on this weeks performances alone, I think that Jason and Luba should be the ones to leave the competition. I’m not entirely sure who else I think should be in the dance off, maybe Jamie or Caroline. Everyone is improving massively and it’s going to start getting difficult to choose a favourite soon.
If you watched last nights show, let me know what you thought and who you think will be voted off in the comments. Don’t forget you can follow me on Instagram too.