Saturday, Oct. 11th 2008
Here are the scores for tonight:
Cherie and James – 35
Rachel and Vincent – 33
Lisa and Brendan – 32
Christine and Matthew – 26
Heather and Brian – 23
Jodie and Ian – 22
Jessie and Darren – 19
Tonight we saw the girls take onto the dance floor with either a Quickstep or a Rumba. Christine, Heather, Jessie and Rachel did a Quickstep and Lisa, Jodie and Cherie did a Rumba. Cherie Lunghi and James Jordan were at the top of the leader board and their Rumba got the highest score ever given for a Rumba in Strictly history. Second on the leader board were Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone for their Quickstep. Just behind them were Lisa Snowdon and Brendan Cole. Christine Bleakley and Matthew Cutler got the dangerous fourth place for their Quickstep. They scored 26 from the judges. Heather Small and Brian Fortuna got only 23 for their Quickstep. Just behind them were Jodie Kidd and Ian Waite. They got 22 for their Rumba. At the bottom of the leader board were Jessie Wallace and Darren Bennett, who only got 19.
Here are the scores from the judges; Craig, Arlene, Len and Bruno, in that order.
First up were Christine and Matthew. Bruno said that Christine lost the frame a bit but that it was a good effort. Craig said that he loved the opening and that she looked elegant and gorgeous but that she was chasing the beat at times.
The scores were 6, 6, 7, 7 = 26
Next it was Jodie doing her Rumba for which Len said that her footwork was good but that it lacked emotion. Arlene said that at the beginning she thought that Jodie was controlling Ian but later she changed to a Vogue model.
The scores were 4, 6, 6, 6 = 22
Then it was Heather’s turn to do the Quickstep. Craig said that technically it wasn’t good but that he loved her energy. Arlene said that it was heavy and that her shoulder’s were up. There was a disagreement between Arlene and Craig and Len.
Her scores were 6, 5, 6, 6 = 23
After that we saw Cherie’s raunchy Rumba with James. It got the highest score for a Rumba in Strictly, which was 35. Arlene said that she had a lump in her throat. Len said that there was emotion in that dance.
Their scores were 9, 9, 8, 9 = 35
Next up were Jessie and Darren who did a Quickstep. Arlene said that sometimes Jessie was dancing but at other times she looked as though she was on a football field. Bruno said that it was a bit rough and that her posture wasn’t there.
Her scores were 3, 5, 5, 6 = 19
Then we saw Lisa and Brendan do a Rumba. Bruno said that there was plenty of juice and that men would come running for her hips and legs. Len said that her footwork was lovely and that when she got that right her legs and hips were right.
Her scores were 8, 8, 8, 8 = 32
Rachel and Vincent were the last to dance and they did a Quickstep. Craig said that it was light and bright and that he loved it. Bruno said that they were flying high effortlessly and that it was the best Quickstep of the night.
Their scores were 8, 8, 9, 8 = 33
So who do you think will go? I think Jessie will get the sympathy vote and will again be saved by the EastEnders fans. On Sunday it might be either Christine, Heather or Jodie leaving the competition sadly, as they are in the middle of the leader board. We have seen this happen in the past, it might just be another upset for SCD.