Categories Series 13 Strictly Come Dancing

Week 8: Foxtrot

This week Jay and Aliona danced an romantic and passionate Foxtrot to Lay Me Down by Sam Smith.





Craig: I found the whole thing a little bland. As soon as you begin to dance properly… the face goes dead. You’ve got to do something about that. 6
Darcey: This was a beautiful poignant foxtrot. Up until that trip you owned the night. 8
Len: There is purpose with your moves, your technique is outstanding. Think about why you are doing movements. A silly hiccup but otherwise brilliant. 8
Bruno: You are always so endearing. Exquisitely lyrical. It was fantastic …. But there was that little but … 8

TOTAL = 30/40

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    Week 6: American Smooth

    Week 6 got off to hell raising start with the celebrities gatecrashing Natalie and Brendan’s wedding (all in aid of a pro dance of course!) Aliona and Jay performed a Red Riding Hood inspired American Smooth to Lil Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs.






    Craig: Great timing and great control … I loved it 8
    Darcey: You are a great dancer but it is about the character. But you are exceptional 9
    Len: There was no stressing, there was no messing. It was a lovely routine, well danced 8
    Bruno: I love your lines, so well placed 9

    TOTAL = 34/40

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    Week 5: Paso Doble

    Week 5 and Aliona and Jay performed a dramatic Paso Doble to It’s My Life by Bon Jovi.




    Craig: Great lines, great control, great shaping, great dance 8
    Darcey: Those arms are the best male arms I’ve ever seen from a celebrity 9
    Len: You’re the opposite to Sampson, You’ve had your hair cut and you’ve gone from strength to strength 8
    Bruno: The bull’s b*****ks! When you get it right, it’s brilliant. 8

    TOTAL = 33/40

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    Week 2: Waltz

    Week 2 and Aliona and Jay performed a stunning Waltz to See The Day by Dee C Lee.


    Craig: Your thumb was sticking up … but all the rest was danced well. 7
    Darcey: I’m blown away. The ability you have to understand the style and achieve the technique and romance. You are going to be one special dancer 8
    Len: As you moved across the floor I though … Jay’s Fluid! I’ve been doing this a long time and it takes a lot to get me excited. I’m excited 8
    Bruno: It was great. Plus footwork, frame, floorwork … Jay you’re here to stay 8

    TOTAL = 31/40

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    Week One: Cha Cha Cha

    Tonight, after an amazing opening professional routine (to my favourite song!!), Aliona and Jay performed a cheeky Cha Cha Cha to Reach Out, I’ll Be There by Human Nature and currently sit in joint 3rd place on the leaderboard.



    Craig: I also like the way you can isolate your body, you did a lovely body roll there, it was all very neat and very tidy. The only thing I would say to add something to that is showmanship. I just felt that you were’t really living the experience I felt like you were just dancing the steps. 5
    Darcey: Your posture, your stance, you gave strength and direct, you were leading her, she wasn’t in control you were in control of the dance. It was brilliant. 8
    Len: Jay McGuiness, you’re like a glass of Guiness: full-bodied and you got a lot of froth on top! Don’t you go anywhere, you’re wanted. 7
    Bruno: Oh Jay! I’m glad you came! I’m telling you, you have the potential to be a great hit on the dance floor. 7

    TOTAL = 27/40

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