If there’s one thing my 7 year old Bella loves more than Unicorns and Disney, it’s Strictly. By far, her favourite week of them all, is Blackpool week.
In our house, it is a magical show, where dances come to life and couples surprise us with their skill!
On Saturday night, we sat to watch in our living room (which looked like the Blackpool illuminations – unicorn and glitter ball lights were out in force.) Shortly after the show I asked Bella to tell me her best bits!
Here are her top 3 moments of Saturday night’s show, along with what she thought of all the other performances.
1. Gemma and Aljaz’s American Smooth
This was Gemma’s best dance by far. I liked her outfit and thought she looked like a stick of rock. She looked really comfortable and relaxed in the lifts. I think that’s because she rehearsed in her pyjamas this week. Next week, she needs to wear a unicorn onesie when she’s rehearsing and she’ll get 40/40. Mummy, can we send it to her?
2. Alexandra and Gorka’s Quickstep
These two are normally sassy pants dancers (by sassy pants she means that they have attitude) but this week they were glitter pants dancers. I really liked Gorka’s trousers. My mummy seemed a little distracted and I’m not sure why. This dance was so fast and these two are magical dancers, so much so they look like dancing unicorns when they dance.
3. Susan and Kevin’s Paso Doble
Susan isn’t the best dancer, but she is the person who’s having the most fun and I really liked this dance. Mummy made me watch Strictly Ballroom the other day and this dance was just like the Paso Doble they did at the end. My favourite part of the dance was Susan’s Paso face. I pull the same face when my little sister takes my unicorns away from me!
So those are Bella’s favourite dances of Blackpool Week 2017. Here’s what she thought of the other routines.
Mollie and AJ’s Charleston
I like Little Mix, but for me this wasn’t a real Charleston song. I thought Mollie danced really well and I liked the lifts because they looked really cool.
Davood and Nadiya’s Paso Doble
This dance was really dramatic and I liked it because they looked like they were flying. Mummy was distracted and Daddy was a bit distracted too. I don’t know why but they tell me I’ll understand when I’m older.
Joe and Katya’s Salsa
Their outfits were really bright so I had to wear my sunglasses while they were dancing. Katya looked like a mermaid and they did some really cool lifts. I tried one of them with daddy this morning and it was really hard. Joe looked really happy and I think he may win this series because he’s really good.
Debbie and Giovanni’s Samba
I don’t know who the Spice Girls are, but if they dance like this they must be good. I thought Debbie’s hair looked a little scary, so daddy said she was more like Scary Spice than Ginger Spice. I was sad that they ended up in the dance-off because I thought they were really good. It shows you should vote for your favourites each week.
Jonnie and Oti’s Tango
They looked like they were wearing part of the glitter ball. I thought that Jonnie had a great tango face and did really well with the dance. I think the judges have forgotten that he has not got a proper leg as they seemed really harsh. He was trying his hardest.
Bella on the Group Dances
I liked the Strictly Circus routine best. I hope they do it on the tour because it looked so cool and so much fun.
Bella on the Dance-Off
I was really sad to see Debbie and Giovanni in the dance-off, but was really upset that Jonnie and Oti went home because he is a superhero dancer and was really good. He tried his hardest, but I can’t wait to see him on the tour.
So there you have it. Bella’s thoughts on Blackpool week. Do you agree with her? Comment down below to let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you.