Semi Final: Live Show

Saturday 15 December 2012, 17:40

BBC Strictly Fatema BBC Strictly Fatema Online team

It’s the Semi Final! We can’t contain our excitement here at Strictly HQ. It’s been a tough 11 weeks for our five remaining couples, they’ve gone through a lot of blood, sweat and sequins to make it this far. The glitter ball trophy is within reach but not for one. Which couples will make it through to next week’s Final, and which couple will take their final bow?

In tonight’s show, we’ll see our couples perform not one, but two dances. It’s a jam-packed night full of highs and low (swings) and a lot of razzle dazzle! We’ve seen the dress rehearsal and the standards are higher than ever.

Are you ready for tonight's Semi-Final extravaganza? Here's Louis Smith's eye watering warmup!

Louis (before rehearsals)

Stay on site as we bring you exclusive backstage photos of our couples as they leave the dancefloor and share their experience of the night.

Look who is back for Red Button? It's Robbie!

Look who is back for Red Button? It's Robbie!

Lisa gets a good luck grip from the crew

Lisa gets a good luck grip from the crew

Some last minute preparations from the pros.

Some last minute preparations from the pros.

"Ginger Rogers you can't get a better compliment than that!" - Dani

If you were wondering about the costume changes tonight. They are quick!

If you were wondering about the costume changes tonight. They are quick!

Louis and Flavia

"It was the first time I let nerves get the better of me" - Louis

Denise and James

Denise and James share a tender hug

Kimberley and Pasha

"Just call me Rita!" - Kimberley


"That was my absolute tribute to Ann Widdecombe!" - Lisa

Dani and Vincent

"Oh my god that was my favourite performance ever!" - Dani


 "Ahhhhhhhh I have redeemed myself!!" - Louis  

Denise and James

"How many 10s did we get tonight James?!" - Denise


"We've been waiting a long time for a Fab-u-lous! - Kimberley


 "I'll give up sweets forever if I make it through to next week" - Lisa


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    Comment number 1.

    Craig has chosen his favourites already...
    Just hope he marks fairly tonight.

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    Comment number 2.

    Evening strictlites - really looking forward to tonights show

    No knowing who will go??

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    Comment number 3.

    Hi all,

    Well 20 minutes to go till showtime good luck to all will comment after the show.

    Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep Dancing

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    Comment number 4.

    Evenin fans....... Let's hope it all goes American Smoothly & no one gets their tutu in a twist.
    Good to see this coulmn up & running early, oh, and it'sd been splendid having a bit of banter this season. Speaking of season Merry Christmas & yes, I know it's still early to say , but try telling the supermarkets that !

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    Comment number 5.

    looking forward to a great show
    I'm not sure who is going to go either, my head say Lisa, my heart says the public will keep her and as a real 80's child I love her salsa track!

    I hope the judges will be fair too, there are definite favourites and you need to be fair

    I like the idea of two marks for presentation and technique like the French version, much more fair to the ones who can act a dance and not deliver the accuracy of the technique and vice virsa...

    what are the chances of that? how would the british public react?


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