It’s Tuesday which means one thing during Strictly season…. It’s Tunes on Tuesday time *cheers*
On tonight’s It Takes Two we learnt the dances, the class of Strictly 2016 will be performing this week and also the songs they will be dancing to!
As we will be doing every week this series, we have added them to our Strictly 2016 Spotify playlist. Here’s a link so you can follow and listen to the tunes week by week:
It may be hard for us to predict who will land top of the leaderboard this week, however here are our thoughts on the songs and dances for week 2!
Anastacia and Brendan will be performing a Salsa to Sax by Fleur East!
My 6 year old has nicknamed this couple “Mr and Mrs Sassypants” after their sassy Cha Cha Cha full of attitude last week. We’re pretty sure this Salsa will be just as full of sauce and spice and will suit this couple perfectly! We can’t wait to see Team Sassypants perform again this weekend!
Claudia and AJ will be performing the Waltz to You Light Up My Life by Whitney Houston.
Fact: Neither of these two were born when this song was originally released *feels very old* After last week’s acrobatic Cha Cha, we predict this will be an elegant waltz full of grace and poise! Together these two are such a great match and have good chemistry (as friends) so we think they’ll be able to pull off a beautiful and emotional waltz!
Daisy and Aljaz will be performing a Cha Cha Cha to Forget You by Cee Lo Green.
Last week, she danced an unforgettable waltz to Unforgettable. This week she’s dancing a Cha Cha Cha to Forget You. We spot a theme going on with the song. After a beautifully elegant waltz, it’ll be good to see Daisy let her hair down and perform a Cha Cha Cha. We predict this performance could be truly epic!
Danny and Oti are performing a Viennese Waltz to Never Tear Us Apart by INXS
Danny has the dance ability of a pro dancer. Oti’s choreography is amazing and we predict this Viennese Waltz will truly wow us. We cannot wait!
Ed and Katya will be performing the Charleston to the Banjo’s Back In Town.
Hands up if you’d never heard of this song before! 🙋🏻
Admittedly, we hadn’t either but it’ll make a great Charleston. Ed is working hard and doing his best. He has truly embraced Strictly by the glittery horns. His performances will always be the most eagerly anticipated of the week. We cannot wait to see this performance on Saturday. Team Glitterballs have my vote no matter what happens.
Greg and Natalie are performing the Tango to Jump by Van Halen!
Greg, the Long Jumper will have to jump in this performance. We’ve never heard this song used for a Tango before, but are sure that Natalie will choreograph an awesome routine which will impress us. For a tall man, Greg is very very light on his feet and has a focus that will suit the Tango’s character perfectly. We cannot wait to see this dance either!
Judge Rinder and Oksana are performing American Smooth to Marvin Gaye
Last week, the Judge surprised us with his ability and performance skill in the Cha Cha. This is a very interesting choice for an American Smooth and it’ll be great to see him in hold!
Laura and Giovanni are performing a Waltz to If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
If this dance doesn’t make your eyes leak there’s something wrong with you. Laura showed us great potential last week in the Cha Cha Cha and we predict she’ll be a real contender for the glitterball this year. We think GIovanni will be singing along in rehearsals 😘 and predict this will be a beautiful performance.
Lesley and Anton will be performing a Cha Cha Cha to Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
We predict this will be a classy Cha Cha Cha which we cannot wait to see. Lesley has a lot of energy, so we think her Latin dances will be great!
Louise and Kevin will be performing a Viennese Waltz to Hallelujah
We’ve always wanted a dance to be performed to this, it’s one of our all-time favourite songs. Last week Louise spun around so fast in the jive we think the Viennese waltz will be no problem, especially with Kevin as her teacher. It may even top the leaderboard!
Melvin and Janette are performing the Tango to Moving on Up by M People
Another unusual but interesting song choice. We felt Melvin was undermarked last week, so think this song is appropriate as he can move up the leaderboard. With Janette as his teacher he’s in very good hands. Her choreography is always imaginative and original. Can he perfect the aggressive Tango look? We think he can! His performance last week was awesome. We can’t wait to see his Tango face this week! 😠
Naga and Pasha are performing a Cha Cha Cha to A Fool In Love by Tina Turner
Naga admitted before dancing the waltz it was her least favourite dance. It is nerve wracking performing in front of a live audience, but Pasha is the perfect pro to calm her down. We think this dance will be cheeky and can’t wait to see it!
Ore and Joanne are performing a Cha Cha Cha to Hot Stuff by Donna Summer!
This guy can dance and Jo’s choreography is always imaginative, playing to her celebrity’s strengths. We predict it’ll be an awesome performance which may top the leaderboard!
Tameka and Gorka are performing the Charleston to Yes, Sir she’s my baby!
As an actress, Tameka is great at performing a character and we feel she’ll capture the spirit and character of the Charleston perfectly. We loved Gorka’s Paso Doble choreography last week, so can’t wait to see his efforts with the Charleston this week!
Will and Karen will be Jiving to Rock Around the Clock
Will can dance and we think the Jive will be a great 2nd dance for him. He has one of the best teachers for Jive of the pros and from the looks of It Takes Two tonight, he has been working hard and sweating a lot This can only be a good sign. We can’t wait to see him do a more cheery dance and think this will suit his happy character!
So there are our thoughts on the week 2 dances. Who can’t you wait to see take to the floor this week? Tweet us @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.