Another great ballroom dance from Lauren, they were definetly her strong suit. She has definetly grown in confidence and I think that it is partly due to her having to get into characters, like she did for this one, it allowed her to become someelse and not be so vulnerable. She was a powerhouse and I really enjoyed this dance.
Samba – 23 (5,6,6,6)
Unfortunealy, her Latin has never been her best and this Samba was no different. There were a few awkward moments and she didn’t look as comfortable out of hold and without a character.
Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to Lauren & AJ this week. They were so close to the final and I really believe that they should have been in it. The journey that Lauren has been in has been incredible to watch, to see how much she has improved in her dancing but also how much she has grown in confidence as well. She most definetly captured the spirit of Strictly and what being part of the show is really all about, seeing someone who has never danced before be transformed into a fully fledged performer.
Poor thing, i could see that she put everything into this dance but it didn’t really go her way but i did see that she was trying to enjoy herself. There were a few mistakes with her foot placements and there were some timing issues throughout which really shouldn’t be happening in the final. However, she had a massive smile on her face and I just love seeing her and AJ together and it was great how when she made the mistakes, she got back on board and tried to continue the dance. She should really be proud of herself of how far shes come and i can see how much she has improved and how hard she’s trying
After last week, i had such high hopes for Lauren but i just dont think this was her dance. I mean her characterisation is getting better and better but you could tell that she struggled. You could see her head going a bit floppy and her miss a few steps. The main thing for me was that you could see AJ guiding her through the moves or counting and that sort of got rid of the drama. However, apart from that, she attempted to drive throughout and I loved the choreography from AJ – it is crazy to see how much she has improved but it was definitely not her best but it wasn’t bad at all.
Most definetly Lauren’s best dance. It was well acted and executed, she was able to show some character and a storyline for the first time. Ballroom is her strong suit, she looks more relaxed and confident and is able to have more control.
I am so proud at how much Lauren has grown and we can definitely say that ballroom is much better for her. She had a really nice top line, she was pivoting beautifully around the floor and letting AJ lead her throughout the dance. The biggest thing for me is that we are starting to see Lauren’s story telling skills because I actually believed that I was watching a true love story between her and AJ. She was smooth, controlled and it looked like she absolutely loved dancing it – it’s crazy to see how far she’s come from week one and even how far she’s come from those Latin dances
A sterling effort from Lauren in what is an incredibly hard dance, with difficult choreography from AJ. It had a very nice atmosphere and mood about. It was just a shame it was not as free flowing and it was meant to and could have been.