Strictly Come Dancing semi final results
Kristina Rihanoff opens the results show in vibrant pink, to Paint it Black, accompanied by two of her professional female colleagues and three of the Strictly pro men, who are dressed in sparkly black. It’s surely the photo of the season ! Captured to make her dress look like beautiful Murano glass.
Tess is dressed in floorlength red sequins, with extra sequins around the neckline, inexplicably, and thank goodness for Claudia in cream satin chiffon, who introduces us to last night’s highlights.
Claudia introduces Aloe Blacc, who Needs a Dollar. Fortunately he is accompanied by the Strictly dancers this week – Natalie Lowe and Brendan Cole.
Tess announces that the first couple through to the final is Chelsee & Pasha, followed by Harry & Aliona.
Claudia chats to a gobsmacked Chelsee, and congratulates both Chelsee and Harry for getting through. And then she introduces 2 world champions – who show just what the showdance is all about ! Gymnastics ? Not much dancing, that’s for sure. A poor choice.
Claudia sits with the judges for Len’s Lens. I honestly don’t know why this segment is still in the show.
The Military Wives, conducted by Gareth Malone sing an extraordinary song based on letters to their loved ones, with Flavia and Vincent dancing a beautiful and romantic Argentine Tango in the foreground.
The first couple leaving tonight are Alex and James.
Alex pays tribute to James, who she says has performed miracles in such a fun way. They are both emotional.
Holly & Artem are the second couple to leave. This follows the pattern on the leaderboard as they judges looked over the performances but I can’t help thinking that they’ve made a mistake. Holly’s dances were both better than Jason’s and I think she was undermarked. I think that Artem’s choreography is inventive and taking Strictly in a new direction, which is to be applauded. In leaving the show in the semi-final, we will miss their showdance and best routines of the series.
Holly paid tribute to Artem’s amazing choreography, and Artem says how he is very strict in the training room and how rarely he compliments his partners, which he says he should do more often. He thanks Holly and again, they both look pretty emotional to be leaving. I think it’s the wrong decision.
Jason and Kristina are the third couple through.
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