Category: mike bushell

The award for most entertaining goes to Mike & Katya

Mike was such a joy to watch on the show each week and I always looked forward to seeing what he was going to do next. He put his heart into the show and tried so hard and some weeks it really paid off for example his quickstep was so good and so unexpected, he had so much fun on the show and I loved that about him. Katya was so cleaver, as she always is, with her partners and was able to create routines that when she knew Mike was struggling technically she would make it fun and memorable live their Samba or their Cha Cha.

I know that others may have different views, these awards are decided by my own opinion

Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to Mike & Katya

Mike has been an absolute joy to watch and has really embodied what Strictly is about, taking everything in your stride and giving it your all. He improved week on week and gave us some of the most memorable moments of this series.

Mike & Katya – Paso Doble – 5, 7, 7, 6 25

His stomping at the beginning we excellent and he was in time with the music. He was strong and purposeful throughout the entire dance and the ending was dramatic and such a Katya trick. However, I did find it a bit slow and it didn’t build to a anything.

Mike & Katya – Charleston – 7, 7, 8, 8 30

Mike had good swivel which is crucial for this dance, he was in time and in sync with Katya for the most part, it was high energy throughout. But lost it with the footwork in the middle which was a shame and the lifts didn’t look stable and he didn’t look in control, this can be worked in however and Mike is definitely improving.

Mike & Katya – Tango – 6, 6, 7, 7 26

Mike wasn’t leading Katya and clearly not in control, needs to work on being in hold and keeping body contact with Katya. He had good armography and again was giving a proper tango a go, I think the rabbit took away a lot from the dance without the distraction of the costume I think it would have created a more intense and dramatic atmosphere which would have showcased that he actually did an ok Tango.

Mike & Katya – Samba – 3, 6, 5, 7 21

There was lots of Salsa content that Katya put in there and I commend her for doing this and actually teaching Mike proper technique rather than making a complete joke out of him. Unfortunately, Mike had no rhythm or musicality in this dance which was a shame as he did so well last week. But he gave it his all like always have to admire him for that.

Mike & Katya – Quickstep – 7, 9, 8, 8 32

This was such an improvement from Mike and he was actually dancing and not just standing there and letting Katya do all the work. This was packed with content that he delivered brilliantly and as always he is so entertaining and energetic. Unfortunately, I think it was highly over scored.

Mike & Katya – Magic Mike – Cha Cha Cha – 3, 5, 5, 5 18

An absolutely iconic entrance and there was good cha cha content in the dance that Mike executed really well. However, it was a bit messy and all over the place at times and there were points where it looked like he forgot what he was doing. But I love the fact that he gave it his all and doesn’t care about what he looks like and goes for it. A shame about katya’s fall but like she said I don’t think that it was Mike’s fault.

Mike & Katya – American Smooth – 3, 4, 3, 4 14

As good as Katya’s choreography can be I think she needs to realise who she is dancing with as mike cleary wasn’t comfortable let alone capable. However there was good technique when in hold which was good to see.

Mike Bushell Official Strictly Photo 2019