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BBC Strictly James | 18:24 UK time, Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Strictly final is only a few days away! We caught up with some celebrity Strictly fans to see who they thought would be victorious.

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Who do YOU think will be crowned Strictly champion on Saturday? Let us know...


  • Comment number 1.

    I think Chelsea should win because Harry won the gliitter ball last year with children in need in which he had dance training then and Jason his career has involved performing on stage under pressure . So I think that Chelsea should win she is the most natural and the most improved of the three.

  • Comment number 2.

    Maria, dancing is completely different to dancing on SCD. Harry only did a tiny bit of dancing for about a week, so that doesn't qualify as dance training. I think that Jason or Harry should win, as they have both been consistently fantastic and they have also impoved and their dances are really entertaining to watch!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 3.

    Yes i think Harry should win, yes he danced for children in needs, and because he had a week of training with Ola for paso, he had only 2 weeks wit Aliona for first show, where the rest of celebrities had 3 weeks!!! Harry is more consistent that Jason, messed up a lot of his dances: Rumba, Paso, Jive-where he forgot steps, also his samba, was not as good as the rest performances last weekend!!! so sorry HARRY IS MY WINNER!!!!!!

  • Comment number 4.

    I too think Chelsee should win the Glitter Ball - she has made an amazing journey and seems to improve every time that you see her. Pasha has been an amazing professional dancer and they get on so well. I loved their jive which got three tens and I loved their Paso that got 40. They are now working hard on their Rumba and cannot wait to see them dance this on Saturday but most of all I looking forward to seeing their Funcky show dance - Chelsee and Pasha to win!!!!!!

  • Comment number 5.

    Paddy Mcguiness horray- I don't actually think he knew what he was talking about in this VT. I'm expecting him to say "no likey no lighty".....
    As suspected 70% to Harry 29% to Jason and 1% to Chelsee, is there any point of Chelsee competing she has no support whatsoever.

  • Comment number 6.

    Personally I love Vernon Kay, he is probably the only celeb backing Chelsee....
    In terms of the judges I think Bruno and Len want Harry to win. Im thinking Craig has a soft spot for Chelsee...

  • Comment number 7.

    Starlight can I ask where you get your percentages from because every poll I have been on Chelsee is in the lead and rightly so...Chelsee and Pasha to win !!!!!

  • Comment number 8.

    Jenny7506, I know perhaps I should have opted for the fractions instead. Harry is Highest on the polls at the moment. Where did you get the sources that Chelsee was the highest. Harry has 350,000 fans/followers on twitter, Chelsee only has 55,000. This is definatly tipping the scales.

    I am hopeful however....awww but bless Harry...not too much however!

  • Comment number 9.

    You have to remember some of Harry's followers will only be there for McFly info. Where Chelsee's followers have been a mix of Waterloo Road & SCD.

    Digital Spy SCD fan site has Chelsee ahead.

  • Comment number 10.

    Team Hali for the win!!! They are the worthy winners this year - both because they are clearly the best and most consistant performers, but also because they are modest, grateful and Harry constantly give Aliona all the praise she's due - he even congratulated Pacha and Chelsee to going through when they sat with Claudia, such a genuinely nice guy both on and off the dance floor - no diva manners near him or Aliona!

    They are, to me, the only couple in the Finale who deserve to win the Glitter Trophy! The others are pretty good too but nowhere near Team Hali standards.

    Go Team Hali - all the very best for Saturday! :)

  • Comment number 11.

    All three of the finalists are great people - I admire and like all three professionals as well - Aliona, Kristina and Pasha are all extremely talented choreographers and all Russians as well! This competition has to be judged on how well the three of them dance on the night. I'm supporting Chelsee and Pasha and have done right from the start. It's going to be a wonderful final whoever it is who eventually lifts the glitter trophy.

  • Comment number 12.

    I'm in the Chelsee & Pasha supporters camp.

    I love her dancing, she has improved greatly along the way and as the judges say quite often, her arms and finishing are just beautiful.

    All three are worthy finalists, but Chelsee n Pasha for the glitterball.

  • Comment number 13.

    All three are worthy winners.

    I hope Jason will win. Why?
    Because he has fought back to stay in the competition with that amazing AT.
    If he can do the same on Saturday, such as come out and give it is all and amaze and entertain us, then I hope that all the people out there who haven't voted before will pick up the phone and vote for him. If it's anything like his AT performance on Saturday night then he will be a worthy winner.

  • Comment number 14.

    So refreshing that the best dancers have actually made it to the final this time!
    I don't mind who wins because they all deserve it for different reasons but I don't tire of watching Chelsee turn it on every Saturday, it's like a metamorphosis every time and it's awsome! I'll miss it when it's over.

  • Comment number 15.

    Team Hali to win all the way!!!! Harry has been the most consistent and he is so sweet and genuine - whereas Jason annoys me and Chelsee gets on my nerves sometimes

  • Comment number 16.

    Team Chasha for me too - sorry Jason but even Chris Moyles thinks the final will be between Chelsee & Harry❣❣❣

  • Comment number 17.

    For me the only one who shows true love of dance and is an all round dancer of both Ballroom and Latin is Chelsee.
    Harry is probably the best ballroom dancer but has not done a convincing ten dance latin. Jason works hard but is not a true natural. Chelsee has a love of dance which you can see eveytime she is out there, she truly deserves the title.

  • Comment number 18.

    Chris... Let's look at the facts... Chelsee and Harry have done five Latin dances each the same. Chelsee beat Harry on 3; Harry beat Chelsee on 2. There is only a 1% difference between their average latin score (in favour of Chelsee). It doesn't really back up your theory!

  • Comment number 19.

    ojtocs because I'm a bit bored and you have set me a challenge.
    Here are the marks for the ten dances which they have both done not counting either Salsa or Chaleston (not ten dances)
    Cha Cha H 28 C 30
    Jive 37 H 33 C 39
    Samba H 33 C 35
    Chelsee has not done Rumba and Harry has not done Paso (apart from CIN not going to count that). Enough facts for you?
    Also you must be a little concerned that your man is only doing ballroom? (which I gave him credit for as the best ballroom dancer, you did read that bit?)
    Look I would not cry if he won he is better then 3 of the last 4 male champions, and a better ballroom dancer then Mark Ramps. I just think that Chelsee is a better package and shows a love of dance in her face which Harry does not.

  • Comment number 20.

    Chris... You've got me! I didn't know you meant ten dance as opposed to a dance worthy of a 10. Feel a bit silly now ☺☺
    I'm not concerned about the dance choices for Harry.. as long as he does himself justice. Hope they all do. It will be a great final!

  • Comment number 21.

    ojtocs Thats fine he should have got a 40 for his VW in my opinion, but he's not the full package to get my vote. Neither is Jason.

  • Comment number 22.

    Chris1977 actually Harry has outscored Chelsee on 4 Latin dances:
    Charleston C = 36 H = 39
    Swing-a-thon C = 6/7 H = 7/7
    Salsa C = 29 H = 34
    Argentine Tango C= 36 H = 37

    Chelsee has outscored Harry on 3 Latin dances:
    Samba C = 35 H = 33
    Jive C = 39 H = 33
    Cha Cha Cha C = 30 H = 28

    Harry has also outscored Chelsee in 3 Ballroom dances:
    Quickstep C = 36 H = 39
    Tango C = 32 H = 34
    Waltz C = 27 H = 35

    Chelsee has outscored Harry in one Ballroom dance:
    Foxtrot C = 36 H = 27

    Harry achieved 39 for his VW (Chelsee won’t perform this) and Harry performs AS on Saturday for which Chelsee achieved 36. So out of the 11 dances that Chelsee and Harry have both performed Harry has outscored Chelsee in 7 of the total 11.

    The total scores for all dances (including the Swing-a-thon) so far are:
    Chelsee = 417
    Harry = 421
    Jason - 413

  • Comment number 23.

    ellen you are not reading my post probably none of what you have quoted are true latin dances, particulary the AT (its in hold), yes Salsa is a latin dance but not a TEN dance and the Charleston is a swing dance not a proper latin dance. And I guess you threw up the Swing thing but that ain't a proper Latin either. But your right about the ballroom as I said he is a great ballroom dancer, but he can't do a fast latin dance which is why Aliona did not pick one!

  • Comment number 24.

    Chris 1977 - Sorry did you mean to write that I am not reading your post "properly" or "probably"? I was making a point that Harry has outscored Chelsee on 7/11 Latin and Ballroom dances that they have both performed, excluding the swing-a-thon 6/10, which shows his versatility as a dancer. He can do a fast Latin dance, which is why Aliona is basing their Show dance on Jive and Rock and Roll. The judges class the AT, Charleston and Salsa as Latin dances so I prefer to go by what they say because even if they do not class as "ten dance" Latin, they qualify as Latin on SCD; if Chelsee had scored higher in these dancers you would probably think that they qualified as proper Latin dances. Chelsee is fab, Harry is fab, Jason is fab and it's up to the public to decide who they prefer. They all have their strengths and I wish them all well. Team Hali are my favourites. ☺

  • Comment number 25.

    Sorry I meant properly ellen my fault, but your point about AT is not true I don't even think the judges class that as Latin, its in hold for one thing. Its a hybrid dance, salsa and charleston I accept in Strictly terms are "latin" but not the latin the pros are really trained to teach.
    Harry is a nice chap I can see why is is popular, but his fast latin has disapointed including the salsa, he has not done the Latin to Chelsee's standard. She is the underdog all the pressure is on Harry can he cope, lets see.

  • Comment number 26.

    Chris - The AT may well be a hybrid dance but it is different to Ballroom Tango. Harry has disappointed you which is why you are favouring Chelsee, fair enough. You disagree with me and I disagree with you☺ Harry has not disappointed me, which is why I am a Hali fan. I don't think there is an overall favourite; the showdance will be important.

  • Comment number 27.

    ellenrose - Chris is comparing the 10 dances that make up a traditional competition ie rumba, samba, paso doble, cha-cha-cha and jive (latin) waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, tango and Viennese waltz (ballroom). The other dances ie salsa, charleston, AT & swing-a-thon are not considered to be part of a dancers routine under normal circumstances and these are the only ones other than ballroom that Harry has out scored Chelsee in.

    Chelsee is a much more complete dancer in the traditional ten dances, but as always the show dance will be the clincher and Harry may well have the edge in that.

  • Comment number 28.

    Nomnom – In my opinion it is a little selective to focus purely on the traditional “ten dance” dances. It overlooks the following:
    - other Latin or Hybrid dances in the competition: Salsa, Charleston and AT
    (coincidentally all of which Harry has scored top in!!)
    - Harry has received the most tens
    - Harry has the highest overall score for all dances so far - 421
    - Harry has scored the highest in 6 dances (7 including the swing-a-thon):
    VW, Charleston, Quickstep, Salsa, Waltz and Rumba.

    Of the dances that are included in traditional “ten dance” competitions, I work out that Chelsee has scored highest in 4 of the “ten” dances: Paso Doble 40/40, Jive 39/40, Samba 35/40 and Foxtrot 36/40. Harry has scored highest in 4 of the “ten” dances: Rumba 36/40, Viennese Waltz 39/40, Quickstep 39/40 and Waltz 35/40. Jason has scored highest in 2 of the “ten” dances: Cha Cha Cha 32/40 and Tango 36/40.
    I disagree with the argument that Chelsee is a more complete dancer than Harry, she would have consistently outscored him in Ballroom if that were the case. Chelsee is good at Ballroom but better at Latin. Harry is amazing at Ballroom, however he has proven to be good at Latin and Hybrid dances (even if they are not traditional “ten dance” dances).

    I think all three finalists are really talented and I wish them well. I hope you enjoy the final☺☺

  • Comment number 29.

    sorry forgot Jason scored 40 in his AT, oops!

  • Comment number 30.

    Come on now I am an OAP who loves Dancing and I can tell you all Chelsee is the best dancer some people just have natural grace and she is the only one with that ,the other two try very hard and they are doing ok but Chelsee is by far the better dancer she is as good as the Proffesionals

  • Comment number 31.

    I think Harry should win as he is a great dancer and tries really hard! I think that on his Charleston that he should have had 40 as it was full of energy and everything a Charleston needs!Now,I am not saying that Chelsee or Jason aren't good or don't try hard,I think Harry has more potential than them and deserves it! GO TEAM HAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 32.

    I think Chelsee and Pasha should win.
    I think Pasha is the best at choreography out of the 3 professional dancers left, he is great!
    I also think Chelsee is the best dancer and is the most entertaining.
    Jason Donovan seems to have been slipping these last few weeks, until the semi-finals, and I think Harry is a great dancer but unfortunately I do not find him entertaining to watch sometimes.

  • Comment number 33.


  • Comment number 34.

    Harry and Aliona (aka Team Hali) to win Strictly 2011

    By the way The Children In Need Strictly Special Does not Count as winning Strictly because Kara Tointon who won Strictly Last year won the Sport Relief Strictly Special a Few years go

  • Comment number 35.

    @Jenny1 I agree!

  • Comment number 36.

    Good luck Chelsee and the gorgeous Pasha... I'll be voting for you.

  • Comment number 37.

    @16 Mrs Arcanum. Who cares what Chris Moyles thinks?
    Some of us have a mind of our own! Which functions normally and with fairness to all! Chris Moyles is the last person to be hailed as a fair judge of the winner of SCD! See previous comments across these blogs!

  • Comment number 38.

    @30 bn
    So natural grace makes Chelsee as good as the professional dancers?
    It takes a lot more than natural grace to make a good professional dancer!

  • Comment number 39.


  • Comment number 40.

    Tonight is going to be a great final. It's a shame that they all don't get to do all of their four dances. It's so close and it really could make the difference.

  • Comment number 41.

    I am rooting for Harry, sorry Jason!

  • Comment number 42.

    I think Harry should win, he really does look so professional when he dances. Possibly a new career for him when he gives up McFly? If he does, of course!

  • Comment number 43.

    I think and hope that its way closer then the bookies odds. I want Harry and Chelsee to go head to head nothing against Jason but I think for a really exciting second half of the show Harry and Chelsee would provide it. Although I would not be disapointed in a Harry win he's capable but does not have that extra spark and love of dance that Chelsee has.

  • Comment number 44.

    If Holly had been marked fairly on her AT - which was better than Jason's IMO, it would have been her in the final. As it is, Jason should go on first elimination but after that I really don't mind. Perhaps Chelsee just has the edge because she always SMILES and sometimes Harry has looked too serious like he wasn't enjoying the performance.

  • Comment number 45.

    I bet Jason gets to dance last the whole series he has usually danced last or next to last seems like favoritism

  • Comment number 46.

    @ Dave Wooton - You could be right. I suspect it could be Chelsee, Harry then Jason, simply because they will look at the dances in terms of impact. Any other order would be fairer on Chelsee & Harry as they have mostly opened the show or not been last.

  • Comment number 47.

    Could be wrong but didn't I hear somewhere (ITT?) that Jason is opening the show with judges favourite, the tango. So with costume chanes to account for, maybe his show dance will be first too, as they did last week. They establish an order then stick to it for the next round of dances?

  • Comment number 48.

    How can anyone love Vernon Kay? The face of pap television.


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