Categories Series 13 Strictly Come Dancing

Final: Quickstep

Opening the finals, Jay and Aliona performed their Quickstep from Week 4 – and what an improvement!




Craig: It wasn’t perfect but you did dance around the floor with ease. Your thumb was down which I loved!9
Darcey: Well for me, top grade in complexity. It was devine. 9
Len: There was a couple of little … it was quick, it was slick it was a vast improvement 9
Bruno: Well you took off around the dance floor. When you get it right you are stupendous. 9

TOTAL = 36/40

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    Week 12: Charleston

    Second dance of the night; Jay. Aliona. TARDIS. It’s the Charleston to Doctor Jazz by Jelly Roll Morton.




    Craig: Jay … that was brilliant 9
    Darcey: It was energetic, it was alive and it was full of style 9
    Len: You didn’t appear to be under pressure, you came out with confidence it was just a walk in the park. I thought it was a fantastic routine. Lovely jubbly! 9
    Bruno: Exhilarate! Exhilarate! 10

    TOTAL = 37/40

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    Week 12: Viennese Waltz

    As their first dance, Aliona and Jay performed an stunning Viennese Waltz to Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? by Bryan Adams.




    Craig: I really loved the opening sequence, it was simple, it was effective. 8
    Darcey: I could feel the romance between you, how lyrical you were. 9
    Len: I loved that start, but the natural turn you have to close your feet… you have to. You never did… that got my into a pickle. As much as I loved it, I have to be true to myself. 8
    Bruno: It was simply beautiful, you take such care with everything you do… very nice. 9

    TOTAL = 34/40

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    Week 11: Rumba

    Aliona and Jay performed a beautiful rumba to Falling Slowly from the musical Once.




    Craig: this character suited you naturally and that came across story wise, you presented Aliona so well it was absolutely wonderful, the control you had was brilliant, the hip action I couldn’t not complain about – 9

    Darcey: you both brought tears to my eyes, that story you created, that intimacy, it was so real, they way you are able to emote, technically, you stroke the floor, the rotation, the continuity, the fluidity – it was fabulous – 10

    Len: I tell you this, you won’t be dancing twice, thats in the semi final, I have been critical of rumbas, this is such a hard dance, especially for men, you got it right, it was fantastic – Jay, I’ve not been convinced totally by your dancing, tonight you have convinced me, you are a terrific dancer – 10

    Bruno: that was a pitch perfect interpretation of a theme on both levels, as a performer and as a dancer, it was irrisistably romantic, touching, emotionally involving, you use your feet like hands, it caresses and envelopes you, you have done an amazing job with an extremely difficult dance – 10

    TOTAL = 39/40

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    Week 10: Tango

    Aliona and Jay perform a sharp, sexy, sophisticated tango to ‘When The Doves Cry’ by Prince




    Craig – you hear the music and that is what I adore about you, it was clean shape, staccato, I absolutely adored it – 9

    Darcey – oh my, there was just something, you were working as one, superb, the delivery of the steps, the precision, the intensity was all there, that was my favourite dance – 10

    Len – you were like a chess master, you plotted your way around that floor, every move carefully placed, that was a mango of a tango – 9

    Bruno – its Jay, the macho on a mission, so strong, so compelling, so focused, it thrills me to see the way you dance – 10

    TOTAL = 38/40

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