Chris Hollins & Ola Jordan – Foxtrot

So, Chris has never been in the dance-off but has also never received a 10 so far in the competition. How is he going to respond to the perfect 50 that Ricky just achieved?

Good to see Chris has decided not to work on his hands and face for the final 😉

Wait, was that a smile?! That’s all you need to do Chris, just smile and it makes a huge improvement.

The dance is a little flat for my liking but not a bad performance, not perfect but could well get a 9 or two.

Ricky Whittle & Natalie Lowe – Quickstep

Up first then is Ricky to bring in the Grand Final.

Looking very good so far. Ricky’s head is very much improved over what i’ve seen in recent weeks, needs to make sure he keeps looking up and doesn’t look at the floor when they’re apart though.

I would say a faultless performance and I’m going to have to say a 10!

The result

So no dance off tonight, it’s all down to the audience tonight.

As I predicted earlier I think Ricky will be going home tonight as he just doesn’t have enough public support.

First couple through – Ricky & Natalie so that’s out the window.

Other finalist is Chris as predicted, poor Ali misses out.

Leaderboard

Combined leaderboard for tonight then is:

1. 96 points – Ricky & Natalie
2. 92 points – Ali & Brian
3. 80 points – Chris & Ola

Overall a fair reflection I think on the performances though I think there’s less of a gap between the three of them than the 16 points suggests.

However Ricky’s popularity hasn’t been as high as the other two the last couple of weeks, and with no dance-off tonight he could be in for a shock exit!

Ali Bastian & Brian Fortuna – American Smooth

A dance that should suit Ali better, although they have chosen quite a fast number.

Not sure about Ali having both hands above her head during her spins, looks a little untidy.

It looks like they’ve decided to quash any ‘are they or aren’t they’ rumours with those kisses at the end.

A very good performance, not quite perfect for me but i think they may get full marks from the judges.

Ricky Whittle & Natalie Lowe – Waltz

Personally for me Ricky’s Ballroom has always been let down by his strange head positioning during pivots and spins, something he’s done since his first dance in week 2 and has never been mentioned.

That opening looked like a lift but I think they’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Straight away though and his opening pivots show the his poor posture in turning situations.

Technically his dancing is great but that top-line really has grated on me since his first week.

I think he’ll get 9’s, but for me I’d only give it an 8.