Tonight's dances and new opening sequence

Friday 5 October 2012, 15:17

BBC Strictly James BBC Strictly James Online Team

Strictly is back in all its glittering, sequined, spray-tanned glory. Tonight, six of our couples will grace the dancefloor to tackle a Waltz or a Cha Cha; all of the duos have been training hard in preparation for this weekend! The remaining eight couples will dance during tomorrow night’s show (6.30pm).

Here is a full list of the dances and music our couples will be performing to tonight:

Fern and Artem – Cha Cha to ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder

Denise and James – Waltz to ‘With You I’m Born Again’ by Billy Preston and Syreeta

Michael and Natalie – Waltz to ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ by Simply Red

Nicky and Karen – Waltz to ‘I Wonder Why’ by Curtis Stigers

Colin and Kristina – Cha Cha to ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ by James Brown

Victoria and Brendan – Cha Cha to ‘Spinning Around’ by Kylie Minogue

You’re going to have to wait until tonight, 9pm, BBC One to see the first dances of Strictly 2012… one thing you won’t have to wait for is the 2012 opening sequence. Watch all 14 couples in our brand new opening titles, hours before it premieres on BBC One. Think of it as a starter before your sizzling main course!

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    Comment number 1.

    Ooh, I like the bling on Erin and Fern. Am very happy tonight is nearly here at last.

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    Comment number 2.

    By the way, thank you for the song info. I hope you will be doing this for each programme. I'm glad to see and hear that you've kept the titles the same. In this age of reinvention it is nice when some classic things stay the same.

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    Comment number 3.

    Been waiting all year for this and tonights the night

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    Comment number 4.

    Can't wait :)

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    Comment number 5.

    Hi all,

    Yes it is here ladies and gentlemen I will have iPad in my hand to comment on the 6 performances this evening.

    The three standout routines I'm looking forward to seeing are all 3 cha cha's from.

    Fern and Artem
    Colin and Kristina
    Victoria and Brendan

    Also two standouts in the 3 Waltz's are Denise and James and Nicky and Karen though to be said I'm very sceptical about Nicky's waltz I think he should have made his debut with a Latin dance to show off Karen's Latin moves as in my opinion she would be suited more to Latin than ballroom.

    For me Fern and Artem are the couple I will have my eye on in the cha cha 's as I believe it will be out of Artem's comfort zone to have a maturer lady to choreograph for but they say a younger man makes a lady feel sexy.

    Colin and Kristina I think a ballroom would have suited Colin more than a Latin as he a more gentleman dancer a Fred Astaire type in my opinion.

    Micheal and Natalie will reserve judgement until I have seen them.

    Victoria and Brendan nice song choice her fitness should be a dominant factor.

    And the good news is there is no elimination this weekend it's a showcase so let the fun begin.

    Keeeeeeeep Dancing


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