Categories Series 13 Strictly Come Dancing

Week 9: Salsa

After a fantastic Downton-esque group dance, Jay and Aliona opened Blackpool week with a sizzling Salsa to Cuba by The Gibson Brothers.






Craig: I loved your hip action, I absolutely adored the lift… and finally we are seeing some facial expression 9
Darcey: You warmed up the ballroom but you also warmed me up! You were flirting with Aliona from the beginning and kept it to the end. You have natural hip action – it was a fantastic performance.9
Len: There’s no end to your talent, you really got the party started. I’ve been waiting since week three’s Jive to see anything as good and you’ve shown it to me.9
Bruno: You blended with the professionals so well it was indistinguishable 9

TOTAL = 36/40

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    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 7: Argentine Tango

    Aliona and Jay perform an exquisite, passionate Argentine Tango to Diferente by The Gotan Project.





    Craig: It was great but it was desperately lacking gauchos, it did leave me wanting more. 8
    Darcey: you execute it to perfection, those lines … so crisp! I want to see this fire come out, this desire, its only missing that. 9
    Len: It was a polished performance, sleek, it was slick. It had a nice intensity about it … the lifts were good but sometimes you need to see a little bit of emotion come out on your face 8
    Bruno: the precision was incredible, I was transported to upper class Boenos Aires! 9

    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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