Yesterday I went and saw the Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals Tour, and it was absolutely amazing!
Each dancer got to talk about their experience on Strictly as well as their background and how they got into dancing. We got t9 learn a little but more abou them all which was lovely. They also showed bits from the show including some of the funniest moments, the most dramatic as well as a montage of Blackpool performances.
The dancers were Dianne, Karen, Nadiya, Katya, Oti, Neil, AJ, Gorka, Pasha and Giovanni. And they were all fantastic (as always)
The highlights for me were;
. Giovanni – he was so funny and had some great interaction with the audience and his performance was absolutely stunning.
.Oti – It was a joy to get to see her dance, she is just phenomenal and didn’t put a foot wrong.
. Thesingers – Patrick Smyth and Alison Jiear were outstanding! Such incredible voices and they interacted with the dances and were incorporated in the routines which was brilliant to see and much better that them just standing at the back with the band
. Pasha’sfarewell – Nadiya came out and delivered a lovely speech about Pasha, he then performed some of his best bits including the Charleston he performed with Caroline Flack and the Salsa he did with Ashley last year. At the end of his performance he received a standing ovation from the entire theatre.
It was a brilliantly put together show, very well thought out and a lovely concept. And the dancers were all fantastic, you could see that the were loving performing all together and talking about there pasts and Strictly.
A wonderful concept with some great ideas from Katya, but I expect nothing less from her. It was just a shame that Seann was out of time, I personally didn’t notice it and didnt know until the judges pointed it out, but it obviously stood out to those with a well trained eye.
This week we had to say goodbye to Seann & Katya. They were full of entertainment both on and off the dance floor. But they did produce some unique and impressive choreography. Seann was very brave to take on Katya’s unique moves and for most of the time he managed to pull it off so well done to him. However I believe it was definitely time for them to leave the competition.
You know what Craig, it wasn’t as bad as you make out. It was actually probably one of his better ballroom dances and I loved how much characterisation that he put in this dance and that, combined with Katya’s choreography, he did try so hard. I know he isn’t one of the most natural dancers but the judges should appreciate that and know that it doesn’t come as effortlessly as people like Ashley. Sometimes I think the judges don’t give these guys enough credit – it wasn’t as bad as people say and the characterisation helped this dance and I hate how it wasn’t picked up as much as it should of.
Charles and Karen – Jive
Apart from maybe a second out of time, this dance was absolutely amazing from the outfits, the choreography and the characterisation. It was full on from start to end and I just couldn’t tear my eyes away from the two of them – the two of them work so perfectly together and it was just a proper jive that I could watch it again and again. Shirley and Darcey were emphasising the mistakes way too much because it was probably one of the best dances of the night and I just hope people pick up the phone and vote because 25 is so undermarked.
Faye and Giovanni – showdance
I don’t even know what I can say about this dance… it was so amazing in every way. From the coolness, to the character to the actual dance, I mean I’ve never seen anything like it. I do love Giovanni but Faye was so good that I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
Joe and dianne – Foxtrot
What a jam, let me say that first because #5sosfam but, apart from that, I was so confused. Like I literally thought it was a tango for most of. I know he’s trying but I didn’t think it was that good and it was all just a bit basic, a bit bland and a bit meh. Like I don’t know if the judges are being nice to not get hate but I just don’t get it. Like he’s good, but he’s nowhere near as good in his moves or personality as a lot of the others