Another stellar performance from Ashley, a wonderful dance and I’m so glad to see that they did put the lift in there, and for them to hold it for as long as they did was soooo impressive. However I did agree with Craig that she needed more hip action which is surprising really. I think the judges will become really picky with her in the future because she is doing so well.
This was always going to be a strong dance for Ashley. It had brilliant hip action, but what really impressed me was her leg action and how she nailed the straight led and the control of the speeding up ad slowing down. It was a very impressive dance and again she is another all rounder and could definitely make it to the final.
I don’t think it was a surprise that Ashley & Pasha was joint top of the leaderboard, it was a fantastic dance and her hand placement was fantastic. Because she has done so well in Week 1 it does mean that she will have to keep this up and improve each week, which I have no doubt she will. I’m really excited to see what this couple can do as with Ashley’s potential and Pasha’s fantastic choreography we could get some really special dances from these two this year.
The jive is one of my favourite dances as you know and from the first show, I think she’s going to be great! Graziano gave her some really hard choreography and, for the first week, she did so well and has amazing rhythm and she really put everything into the dance! I did see issues with the lines of her leg because her feet weren’t pointed and there wasn’t that fast retraction I like seeing from people’s legs – just a bit heavy! I think if it was two novices, it would have looked better but Graziano was just so good and it didn’t make her look as good as she could! Craig was so unfair with the scores because she did so well considering how hard that dance is!
Susanna and Anton – Samba
I am sorry but I don’t know if I critique this because I don’t think my eyes could leave Anton from that amazing entrance to that outift to his maracas popping out! I mean… I just don’t have any words but at least she had fun and I couldn’t stop laughing!
Charles and Karen – Cha Cha
You know what, he was as good as I expected and some more! This guy had everything and it was such an amazing cha cha – he had that flair and confidence but he also had the main components: there was rhythm, great hips and he attemped the straight leg throughout. I don’t care what Shirley said, it was a great cha cha and so modern and I can’t wait to see what he’ll pull out next! It was so nice to watch and I couldn’t have asked for more. If you’re going to be picky, don’t be insulting choreography and stressing out the celebs so early on because they don’t need that!
Ashley and Pasha – Viennese Waltz
I am so shocked at the dances this year because Viennese Waltz is my favourite but so hard! I am not surprised that this dance was so amazing, I mean she had nice posture, amazing elegance and her grace was second to none! Her musicality really was beautiful and helped her glide through this dance and connect to the story and make the audience feel something! I was naughty and didn’t look out for my favourite fleckles but I will rewatch it and let you know 🙂
This woman is an inspiration and I love that she’s got this chance to show that what happened to her won’t stop her doing things. Also, she’s one of the luckiest girls because she’s got Gorka the Corka and, even though I doubt his dance credentials, he’s an amazing dancer and choreographer so I see good things for them.
Lauren Steadman – AJ Pritchard
This woman is stunning and she’s got my boy AJ so this is a partnership I am so excited for. They’re like little bundles of joy and are so adorable together that it’s going to look so nice. After Jonnie last year, I know she’s going to love being treated like everyone else and she has the motivation and passion of a sports person that will make her a star!
Stacey Dooley – Kevin Clifton
I don’t really know much about this woman but she’s got Kevin and I’m excited for anyone who has my Grimsby boy. I hope she has more charisma than Louise had last year and only time will tell.
Ashley Roberts – Pasha Kovalov
I think it’s a bit unfair for Ashley to be on this because of her dance history but I don’t want to taint her too much because she might be shit at ballroom, maybe not Latin.