Louisa Lytton out of Strictly Come Dancing
Louisa Lytton isn't celebrating in the Queen Vic as she was voted out of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.
For the first time in Strictly Come Dancing, the bottom two couples
Louisa Lytton and Vincent Simone and Emma Bunton and Darren Bennett had to
perform their highest scoring dance again for the judges and the
Louisa and Vincent and performed the American Smooth and Emma and Darren
performed the Tango.
The judges were torn between who out of Emma and Louisa should leave
the competition but in they end they all agreed that Emma should stay.
Of Louisa and Vincent's American Smooth performance the judges said -
Craig: "Mediocre. Really, really disappointing. You did well with what you
were given, very well. It didn't excite me, it was just boring."
Arlene: "We're in the quarter-final of possible the most exciting competition
of Strictly Come Dancing because anyone can win. You two can get through to
the semi-finals but you need to do two things, when you go into lifts you've
got to stretch your feet. Also there are moments when you just stop
Len: "You do realise that they are doing two new dances, they are under
tremendous pressure. I was not expecting Louisa to pull of such a lovely
performance. It lacked a bit of the wow factor. I thought you did a great job."
Bruno: "Potentially you really are a great dancer. The American Smooth is a
showmanship dance. You were a bit safe tonight, you didn't have the wow
factor I was expecting."
Bruno 8; total:
And of Louisa and Vincent's Rumba the judges said -
Craig: "As much as I liked it, you went into your hip action a little too
sharply for me and you didn't move through the movement and that really
spoiled the whole thing for me. It was a little bit jagged and not enough
Arlene: "I thought it was distinctly underwhelming. I wanted you to be like a
little diva tonight and I have to say when your doing the Rumba like a mantra
the hip action which comes from the leg action which comes from the feet
which is all important. Flowery and flouncy."
Len: "I do know that they were all fighting to get into next week's semi-final. They all want to go out there and give it a go and attack but the
Rumba is a dance that you can't attack. It's a dance of romance, it was more
of a fight with Vincent."
Bruno: "Of all the Latin dances this is the one that really tells a story. I
didn't see a story I saw tricks and you lost balance a few times as well."
Bruno 7; total
28. Overall total:
59 out of 80.
Louisa said: "I loved every minute of it. I've lived every little girl's
dream out there."
On Vincent she said: "We're going on holiday together to Italy. I love him
and we'll continue with the lessons."
Mark Ramprakash, Matt Dawson and Emma Bunton are now through to what is expected to be a nail
biting semi-final next week (16 December).
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10 December on BBC Two.