A very heartfelt and romantic routine from Joe & Dianne, and I think he is very good at ballroom dances normall, but for whatever reason this dance just didn’t connect with me at all. On a technical side, the judges were right, there was too much rise and fall and I also didn’t see much turning so it didn’t feel like a Viennese waltz at all to me.
Argentine Tango – 30 (6,8,8,8)
This was an awkward dance to watch in my opinion. Joe didn’t have the strength to lift Diane and really grasp the feel of the dance. It felt forced as well making it loose its magic, I wasn’t to keen on the theme of the dance either, it took away from the whole Argentine Tango passion and intensity that it should have. It was a good effort, but I don’t think it was a dance made for Joe unfortunately.
With the concept, Joe could either rise or fall to the challenge but unfortunately this wasn’t a great dance for me. I dont know, he just looked like a boy doing a man’s dance and he definitely wasn’t leading it which is the main thing for this dance. When he did the first lift, it looked like he was running around trying to carry Dianne and it did seem a bit stompy and forced. I saw sparks of character and a connection between the two of them but it just didnt last and that’s the problem – there was no consistency. However, considering how young and innocent he is, i think he did his best.
Is the smoke trying to hide a multitude of sins? You know whatm i have been pretty critical of Joe the past few weeks but this dance has proved me wrong because it was actually a really sweet dance from the romance to the sensibility to the emotion. This time, i have to admit that it was actually a very nice dance from the footwork to the frame to the freckles. However, at some points it did seem a bit skippy and almost like an American Smooth. But, i am not as critical as i have been and it was a lot better than his salsa – i am surprised how critical the judges are especially how much better i thought it was than last week.
A dance full of colour and fun, Joe did really well in this dance. The technique wasn’t quite right but in this routine it didn’t really matter. I was so impressed with the lifts that he did, especially the one at the end, Ive never seen anything like it on Strictly before.
Joseph holds such a big place in my heart because of all the memories I had doing it when I was at high school but I really did not like this dance. From the start, it just looked so awkward from start to finish and I couldn’t really find anything I liked about it. His face looked confused, his hips were awkward and stiff and that entry and exit from the lift was probably one of the worst I’ve seen. The judges may disagree because you know favouritism but I just didn’t like it and it ruined wha was the potential for an amazing dance to an amazing set of songs from an amazing musical.
I want to do a rant but like I’m going to keep it short and simple. I don’t think Joe is as good as people make out and as the judges make out, in my opinion. He’s getting all these high scores for dances that didn’t deserve it and sometimes I think only Craig judges him without favouritism an it’s blatantly clear that Bruno and Shirley love him no matter what he does. What also annoys me is, on IG, when people state their comments about Joe, they’re hit with rude comments from Joe’s fans which include ‘I don’t like you’, ‘you don’t know anything about dance’, ‘how dare you say that he was overmarked.’ One, everyone is entitled to their opinion so don’t troll through IG finding people to reply to if they don’t like Joe. Two, yes we might not be judges or professionals but most of us have been watching SCD for years and some people have been watching it for longer than most of these fans have been alive for. I get tha Joe is bringing the show publicity and views but it’s also become very vulgar in the community and it’s impacting the other couples when this around of favouritism is evident.
I don’t want to start an argument with anyone over my views but this is just what I think and I wanted to get my opinion out.
Such a beautiful dance to watch, it really showed how much of an all rounder joe is. Wonderful timing with the backing dancers that really impressed me as well as the timing with Dianne as it could have been a disarster. But luckily it all went swimmingly and he sure did nana Phylis proud.
Poor guy, I mean he had fun but it just looked like a drunk dad at a wedding trying to get into a carnival. There were timing problems, some awkward looking moments and just all a bit too forced that it was no where as good as some of his other dances. I know samba is a hard dance but he looked like a little boy struck in headlights – way over his head.