Rob Webb’s Flashdance last year was awesome and one to remember, what have we got to look forward to this year?
Episode 1 of 4, available until 7:44pm Saturday 27th February 2010
Up first, Rufus Hound – Cheryl Cole’s “Fight for this love”
Interesting outfit from Rufus there, but not bad movement being shown by Rufus, though I’m just waiting for a little bit of comedy to be thrown in…oh wait there it is!
An entertaining performance and I think Rufus is showing good promise, though simple moves can be made to look very good when there’s 30 people up there with you at the same time.
‘The Olympians'(Mark Foster, Iwan Thomas, Leon Taylor, Dalton Grant, Heather Fell and Jamie Baulch) – Madonna “Vogue”
Weird, having just watched Mark Foster in Dancing on Wheels, to flip to the next recorded program and see him in Let’s Dance – he’s obviously been bitten by the dancing bug!
I wonder who’s playing Madonna’s role, obviously it’s the girl of the group, who also appears to be the only one lacking in personality in this performance.
There’s going to be some interesting potential with this group though, given their athletic abilities. Shame about the fall at the end!
Heather shows more personality during Frank’s comments than throughout the whole dance.
Katy Brand – Beyonce “Single Ladies”
I better pay attention to this as I’ve got a wedding group looking to perform this this year!
Not a bad mover there Katy, and again you can tell comedy is her forte!
A good performance that encapsulated the dance and represented the original routine accurately, i’ll definitely be referring back to this one later in the year.
Snooker vs Darts (Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne, Bobby ‘Bobby Dazzler’ George, Tony O’Shea) – Run DMC vs Aerosmith “Walk this way”
Now this could be good…or a train wreck…!
Unfortunately it does look a little bit like dad’s dancing at a wedding, I’m guessing they didn’t choose this dance themselves.
Shame Bobby ‘Bobby Dazzler’ George keeps on going out of sync with everyone else, and then Dennis Taylor falls over at the end and knocks him down – to top things off!
The first candidates to go home, if the quality of dancing is the basis for the judging.
The Newsreaders (Matt Barbett, Louise Minchin and Ellie Crisell) – “Kiss of Fire” Tango
A little out of time with each other at the start, and Matt really needs to keep his shoulders down.
Poor Louise being thrown around, I’m suprised no-one’s fallen over and an uncomfortable looking ending.
Is Ellie’s skirt supposed to be higher at the back, or has it been turned round accidently?
Casualty (Charles Dale [who plays Big Mac], Tony Marshall [receptionist Noel Garcia], Ben Turner [Jay Faldren]) and Holby (Rosie Marcel [who plays Jac Naylor] and Luke Roberts [Joseph Byrne]) – Slumdog Millionaire “Jai Ho”
A couple of them need to work on their hand shaping, but some quite good performers in there, especially Ben Turner.
Not a bad performance though and they all seemed to be enjoying themselves.
I think the bottom two (if indeed it comes down to a bottom two – I have to admit I don’t actually know yet!) will be The Newsreaders, and Snooker vs Darts.
Ah, I see, only two going through from each week (which would make sense, two each week for 3 weeks then a 6 group final in week 4!)
In which case I think those going through will be Rufus Hound and Katy Brand – comedy does normally make these performances more entertaining to those at home – and they both did really great performances.
Dance-off and Result
Out then (in no particular order):
Snooker vs Darts
The act with the highest votes, and therefore automatically though, is Rufus Hound.
That leaves the final act down to judge votes:
Frank Skinner – Katy Brand
Jason Manford – Caualty & Holby
Kimberley Walsh – Katy Brand
So Katy Brand joins Rufus in the final, as predicted!
Did you enjoy the show?