Musical Week: Leaderboard

Saturday 30 November 2013, 21:30

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It was curtains up on an all singing, all dancing Musical episode tonight. Our couples took centre stage to tread the boards of the ballroom, performing their routines to our favourite musical tunes.

The top billing of the night was Abbey and Aljaz’s sizzling Salsa which saw them awarded the first 40 of the series! We were starting to think Craig's ten paddle might never see the light of day!

Patrick and Anya's Charleston was the second highlight of the night, with Craig claiming that “the whole routine was spectacular.” They gained their highest score of the series with a whopping 38 points.

After performing their American Smooth, Natalie and Artem lost their place at the top of the Leaderboard, slipping to joint third place with Sophie and Brendan. It may be Artem’s favourite dance but Len said there was “too much swishing and not enough Foxtrot.”

Proving how much the competition has heated up, Mark and Iveta found themselves at the bottom of the Leaderboard with a very respectable 29 points for their Samba. With Craig claiming it was Mark’s best dance to date, we’re left wondering, who will be in the dance off tomorrow? Let us know what you think in the comments below.   



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    Comment number 1.

    Great show tonight MUCH better then last week I think Mark will be in the dance off but I don't know who will be in the dance off with him

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    Comment number 2.

    I love Mark and Iveta but it think he will go this week

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    Comment number 3.

    I really think the only judge who gave true scores tonight was Craig. Everyone else obviously has favourites rather than scoring by the quality of the dance.

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    Comment number 4.

    I agree with HJG - I feel as though the judges are really pushing Patrick - why?. I am not very keen on either Patrick or Natalie as per Denise V.O last year. I love Strictly, but I think there were too many dancers this year. I think 12 couples is about the right number. I also think better songs/themes are given to some of the pairings. I think Ola and Ashley have been given the short straw this year, I mean a Cowboy theme for a Paso?? (last week)

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    Comment number 5.

    Loved Patrick & Anya's Charleston. Full of fun and personality, got the show off on a brilliant note.
    Brilliant interpretative choreography from Artem & Natalie. Glad he stayed true to the music rather than the strict Ballroom style and stuff pleasing Len.
    Mark & Iveta - A really fun dance given the music & theme.
    Sophie & Brendan - Best dance since their Charleston.
    Abbey & Alijaz - Ok but what were the judges on with the marking. I have seen Kristina slated for choreographing too much disco into a dance, yet these two get 40 points.
    Ashley & Ola. Nice Rumba especially given the very sweet music was not ideal for the true rumba style. Ashley arriving on a carpet was good prop use.
    Susanne & Kevin. Why was this dance on last given that others had wow dances and have not been near the end of the show as often as these two? Lots of footwork mistakes and very all over the place.

    Great costumes from Wardrobe for everyone tonight.


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