Hate to see Brian leave the competition. Was such a fun entertainer to watch and gave us some wonderful routines. Amy has had an amazing Strictly debut and has worked brilliantly with Brian, his improvement was fantastic.
I was, once again, pleasantly surprised by Brian in this dance! He started off with such charisma and energy which really set the pace of the dance. Although he seemed to lose some of that energy by the end, his kicks and flicks were pretty decent and he seemed to get pretty much all the dance steps right – it may have not been technically amazing but it was much better than I expected and he kept this joyful character throughout and, as much as I hate to disagree with the judges, I thought it was a big improvement for Brian!
I was pleasantly surprised by Brian and this dance. He is really improving and I love that it fantastic to see. He looked like he was having a lot of fun as well. I also enjoyed the fact that there was actual dance content in there as well. Amy is really proving herself as a great pro dancer as well.
After last weeks amazing dance, I know the judges are expecting even more of an improvement! I really think his characterisation is always on point and I think that he’s really put everything into this dance and I can see that Amy has really tried to give him proper choreography. Apart from the initial wobliness in the legs, I think he really attempted to give us a powerful and strong paso. You could see his attempts at doing the Spanish lines and it definitely wasn’t his worst dance! I think he is still constantly improving and I did enjoy watching it, paso is a very hard dance and he did try his best! Even if it did look a bit manic at some points!
Brian Conley & Amy Dowden – The Wizard of Oz – American Smooth – 22 (5, 5, 6, 6)
One of my favourite dances of the night, it was so much fun and Brian made no noticeable mistakes. You could really see the improvement from last week. Brian definitely benefited from having to play a character as he was more comfortable and relaxed which helped the overall routine. Absolutely brilliant dance and their reactions when receiving the score was so lovely to see. A well deserved score.
After last weeks mishap, Brian really needs to up his game. This is actually much better than last week and I feel like Brian is actually getting into the character and his technique isn’t half bad. He had a nice flow and grace and it even seemed borderline elegant! He executed the lifts very well and I didn’t feel like I was on edge when he was lifting her up! He seemed a lot less confident in hold than he did when he was out of it and being his character to the tee! I feel like this could keep him out of the dance off, as long as there’s somebody much worse! It was a joy to watch and I can see a lot of improvement! Amy has done so well with Brian and the choreography was perfect for him!