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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 4: Quickstep

    Aliona and Jay performed a fast, energetic quickstep to “My Generation” by The Who

    Craig: Just too many mistakes, sadly 5
    Darcey: It’s such a shame you messed up. But don’t worry about this, Aliona gave you a very challenging quickstep and I know you can come back next week. 6
    Len: It’s a shame because these things happen. It’s a very fast dance, there’s a lot to think about, and your feet were doing more than your brain could handle. 7
    Bruno: In theory, this should have been a barnstormer. In practice, there were quite a few buts. 7

    TOTAL = 25/40

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    Week 3: Jive


    This week, Aliona and Jay performed an energetic Jive to Misirlou/You Never Can Tell from Pulp Fiction.




    Craig: that is a level of technique we have never seen, ever. 9
    Darcey: I’ve never seen a jive like that. 9
    Len: Don’t worry about Pulp Fiction, I’ll tell you a fact, that is the best dance this season. 9
    Bruno: Finally, the blockbuster everyone was waiting for! You outdone and out-danced John Travolta! Best dance ever! 10

    TOTAL = 37/40

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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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