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