Yesterday, our glittery dreams came true and we experienced the fab-u-lous Strictly Live Tour not once but twice.
Both shows were truly magical. If you’ve never been to see the show on tour, it is really an experience not to be missed and is suitable for anyone aged 1-120. The gorgeous Lisa Riley made a fantastic host and got the audience participating. Bruno, Len and Craig were there too to guide the audience through their scores for the (said in a Len Goodman Voice) magnificent sev-en. Even though
Mr Grumpy Craig only got his 10 paddle out four times, we still loved all their comments and they really added to the atmosphere.
The singers and band were also there putting on a fantastic performance which truly entertained us too.
On TV it’s very hard to appreciate the size and scale of the performances, and although
high, very high up, all the couples performed brilliantly and gave us a taste of the glittery and magical world that is Strictly. The highlights for me had to be Natalie and Artem’s Jive (just phenomenal) and Susanna and Kevin’s Paso (they were both on fire and really deserved to get tens in our opinion.)
My 3 year old had been practising her adorably cute and grumpy Paso Face ready to see the Belle from Seville and the Grimsby Matador live on stage. Those with kids will know, however, they are unpredictable, so in the arena her favourite performance was Susanna and Kevin’s foxtrot
because of Kevin’s glasses because they looked magical, had fun and Susanna wore a pretty dress! She also loved Nicky and Karen’s Charleston, which was fun, energetic and a-maz-ing, even though she’d never seen them dance before and got a little confused wondering why Karen wasn’t dancing with Hairy Dave.
For my lovely mum, her favourite performances came from Deborah and Robin. It was so lovely to see theIr great friendship and Deborah’s love of dance shone through even in the arena.
We were also treated to some phenomenal group routines, in particular the pros routine to Candyman (just Wow!) and an emotional group routine to Annie’s Song with beautiful lead vocals from Tommy Blaize. It had us desperately searching for Kleenex it was that beautiful.
There were many comedy moments, particularly from Mark and Iveta (we loved your statue comment and singing) as well as Kevin (from somewhere up north ;)) and Karen with their pleas for votes. Never mind glitterballs these guys are worthy of Oscars and Grammies!
We absolutely loved the show and will definitely be back for more magic next year. Thank you to everyone involved for making an amazing show that left us mesmerised and wanting to dance. If you ever get the chance to go to the tour, we’d highly recommend it! It is truly amazing and scores a fab-u-lous 10 in our books.