Last weekend, we watched Strictly with much excitement as the show took the tour bus up to Blackpool! You can read what we thought of the show here. We asked the lovely Phil Barnett from the People’s Strictly to give his opinion on the show. Here are his thoughts:
I would like to start by saying that this Saturday’s Strictly episode was one of the most enjoyable I have ever watched – and I have watched every single episode from the very first show! There are so many excellent dancers this year!
Jay and Aliona’s Samba was first class – Jay’s movements are so clean, elegant and stylish – he really needs to work on the acting still though, this week was a little better but if he wants to win, he has to get some help in this department as Aliona is a superb actress and it really shows his little weakness!
Jamelia and Tristan’s Quickstep was definitely her best dance! Tristan is amazing and he has really worked hard to raise Jamelia’s level. She should be complimented on her application too!
Anita and Gleb‘s Paso Doble was absolutely wonderful and so passionate! Can’t praise them highly enough!
Katie and Anton’s American Smooth – This for me was one of my favourite dances of all time – just like the movies – I would love to do this dance! Fantastic choreography executed beautifully!
Peter and Janette’s Jive – Obviously I love Janette and cannot praise her highly enough! Although there was criticism that there was not enough Jive content, Janette always choreographs to her partner’s strengths so I can only guess that Peter struggled with this dance – loved his effort and commitment though!
Georgia and Giovanni’s American Smooth – Another amazing performance – at the moment Georgia is my tip to win – there seems to be nothing that she can’t dance beautifully!
Helen and Aljaz’s Charleston – I loved this Charleston – it was nice to see a slightly different and sophisticated version of it!
Kellie and Kevin’s Quickstep – Kellie throws herself into every dance with vim and vigour and this was no exception – a dark horse methinks!
All in all this was a superb night’s entertainment – costumes, make-up, hair, lighting, the band, the singers AND ESPECIALLY THE PRO DANCERS were at the top of their game and gave us a vintage night’s entertainment! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Thank you Phil for such a great review of this weekend’s show. We couldn’t agree with you more. This year’s Blackpool special was the best Strictly ever!