Strictly Come Dancing 2018 – Week 1 Songs/Dances

Here we are almost at the start of a brand new series of Strictly. Week 1 is upon us on Saturday and whilst there won’t be a spoiler as there is no elimination there will be lots of stuff happening.

The BBC last night revealed the songs and dances that the new couples will be performing on Saturday night and I can reveal that they are……

  • Ashley & Pasha: Viennese Waltz to Perfect by Ed Sheeran featuring Beyoncé
  • Charles & Karen: Cha Cha Cha to Ain’t No Love (Ain’t Not Use) by Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams
  • Danny & Amy: Foxtrot to Top Cat Theme by Hoyt Curtin
  • Dr Ranj & Janette: Cha Cha Cha to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston
  • Faye & Giovanni: Cha Cha Cha to Lullaby by Sigala featuring Paloma Faith
  • Graeme & Oti: Samba to Soul Limbo by Booker T and The M.G.’s
  • Joe & Dianne: Jive to Take On Me by A-Ha
  • Kate & Aljaž: Cha Cha Cha to Kiss by Tom Jones
  • Katie & Gorka: Waltz to When We Were Young by Adele
  • Lauren & AJ: Waltz to I’m Kissing You by Des’ree
  • Lee & Nadiya: Waltz to Take It To The Limit by The Eagles
  • Seann & Katya: Tango to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake
  • Stacey & Kevin: Quickstep to Dancing by Kylie Minogue
  • Susannah & Anton: Samba to Tico Tico by Carmen Miranda
  • Vick & Graziano: Jive to Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man

What do you think of the choices? You can let me know in the comments or over on Facebook or Twitter. No prizes yet but Saturday is the first day of the 2018 competition with £80 worth of prizes up for grabs each and every week. You can find out what you need to do to get involved right here.

The website has also recently moved hosts ready for when you guys start constantly refreshing it to see if the spoiler has come in. Since deploying the new servers on Sunday it has already cost me £11.45. If you want to, and can afford to, donate to help out with the site’s growing hosting needs which are needed to keep it up at peak times when the spoilers come in you can do so using the button below or preferably using THIS LINK

Two polls are currently running and you can vote in them below

Post Launch Show - Which couples are your favourites? (choose up to 3)
  • Stacey and Kevin 12%, 322 votes
    322 votes 12%
    322 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Ashley and Pasha 11%, 293 votes
    293 votes 11%
    293 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Katie and Gorka 9%, 222 votes
    222 votes 9%
    222 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Danny and Amy 8%, 221 vote
    221 vote 8%
    221 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Kate and Aljaz 8%, 206 votes
    206 votes 8%
    206 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Joe and Dianne 7%, 186 votes
    186 votes 7%
    186 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Faye and Giovanni 7%, 185 votes
    185 votes 7%
    185 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Vick and Graziano 7%, 178 votes
    178 votes 7%
    178 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Dr Ranj and Janette 7%, 173 votes
    173 votes 7%
    173 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Charles and Karen 6%, 148 votes
    148 votes 6%
    148 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Graeme and Oti 5%, 141 vote
    141 vote 5%
    141 vote - 5% of all votes
  • Lauren and AJ 4%, 106 votes
    106 votes 4%
    106 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Seann and Katya 4%, 96 votes
    96 votes 4%
    96 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Lee and Nadiya 3%, 66 votes
    66 votes 3%
    66 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Susannah and Anton 2%, 62 votes
    62 votes 2%
    62 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 2605
Voters: 997
8th September 2018
Who do you think will be eliminated first? (Select one answer only)
  • Susannah and Anton 44%, 329 votes
    329 votes 44%
    329 votes - 44% of all votes
  • Graeme and Oti 12%, 88 votes
    88 votes 12%
    88 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Seann and Katya 11%, 83 votes
    83 votes 11%
    83 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Charles and Karen 6%, 43 votes
    43 votes 6%
    43 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Dr Ranj and Janette 5%, 35 votes
    35 votes 5%
    35 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Lauren and AJ 4%, 31 vote
    31 vote 4%
    31 vote - 4% of all votes
  • Lee and Nadiya 4%, 31 vote
    31 vote 4%
    31 vote - 4% of all votes
  • Vick and Graziano 3%, 26 votes
    26 votes 3%
    26 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Joe and Dianne 3%, 24 votes
    24 votes 3%
    24 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Danny and Amy 2%, 17 votes
    17 votes 2%
    17 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Kate and Aljaz 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Stacey and Kevin 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Katie and Gorka 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Faye and Giovanni 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ashley and Pasha 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 746
11th September 2018
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Site Migration Complete

As I mentioned the website went down for maintenance yesterday in order to migrate it to the new hosting solution that will keep the website up at peak times when the spoiler comes in. I’m pleased to report that the site move is now complete and if you are viewing this post you are viewing the website on the new servers

You can read more about how the new hosting will keep the site up at peak times HERE. This hosting system is not cheap and has already cost me more than £5 since I deployed it yesterday and those costs will go up further once the site is placed under load when spoilers start coming in. I’ve had a few of you help me out with my hosting costs and I thank each and every one of you who has done as without you there is no way I could afford to host the site that so many people depend on. If you want to, and can afford to help me out or just want to buy me a beer you can use THIS LINK or the button below. Please use the link if at all possible

I also mentioned that I wanted to make changes to the polling software due to some annoying bugs in the old software. That is also completed with all previous polls migrated over to the new system.

Two polls are currently running and you can vote in them below

Post Launch Show - Which couples are your favourites? (choose up to 3)
  • Stacey and Kevin 12%, 322 votes
    322 votes 12%
    322 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Ashley and Pasha 11%, 293 votes
    293 votes 11%
    293 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Katie and Gorka 9%, 222 votes
    222 votes 9%
    222 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Danny and Amy 8%, 221 vote
    221 vote 8%
    221 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Kate and Aljaz 8%, 206 votes
    206 votes 8%
    206 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Joe and Dianne 7%, 186 votes
    186 votes 7%
    186 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Faye and Giovanni 7%, 185 votes
    185 votes 7%
    185 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Vick and Graziano 7%, 178 votes
    178 votes 7%
    178 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Dr Ranj and Janette 7%, 173 votes
    173 votes 7%
    173 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Charles and Karen 6%, 148 votes
    148 votes 6%
    148 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Graeme and Oti 5%, 141 vote
    141 vote 5%
    141 vote - 5% of all votes
  • Lauren and AJ 4%, 106 votes
    106 votes 4%
    106 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Seann and Katya 4%, 96 votes
    96 votes 4%
    96 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Lee and Nadiya 3%, 66 votes
    66 votes 3%
    66 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Susannah and Anton 2%, 62 votes
    62 votes 2%
    62 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 2605
Voters: 997
8th September 2018
Who do you think will be eliminated first? (Select one answer only)
  • Susannah and Anton 44%, 329 votes
    329 votes 44%
    329 votes - 44% of all votes
  • Graeme and Oti 12%, 88 votes
    88 votes 12%
    88 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Seann and Katya 11%, 83 votes
    83 votes 11%
    83 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Charles and Karen 6%, 43 votes
    43 votes 6%
    43 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Dr Ranj and Janette 5%, 35 votes
    35 votes 5%
    35 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Lauren and AJ 4%, 31 vote
    31 vote 4%
    31 vote - 4% of all votes
  • Lee and Nadiya 4%, 31 vote
    31 vote 4%
    31 vote - 4% of all votes
  • Vick and Graziano 3%, 26 votes
    26 votes 3%
    26 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Joe and Dianne 3%, 24 votes
    24 votes 3%
    24 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Danny and Amy 2%, 17 votes
    17 votes 2%
    17 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Kate and Aljaz 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Stacey and Kevin 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Katie and Gorka 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Faye and Giovanni 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ashley and Pasha 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 746
11th September 2018

If you have any problems using the site you can let me know on social media using the links above. If you just can’t connect to it chances are your ISP hasn’t realised it’s moved yet. They should update in a few hours

We’re just a few days off the 2018 series kicking off properly and also the competition will kick off on Saturday too. You can find out how to get involved on THIS LINK. Or why not head on over to Facebook where you can get involved with the competition to celebrate reaching 10k likes in the next few weeks

Who Do You Think Will Be Eliminated First? (Poll)

Ok so this poll was suggested by one of my followers on twitter and I decided that I’d run with it and poll the community. Obviously we don’t have much to go on beyond the launch show but I’ll ask the question

Who do you think will be eliminated first in the 2018 series? Please try and vote for who you THINK will be eliminated rather than who you would like to see eliminated as I’m sure that’s an entirely different question. Make your vote count in this poll as you can only select one option

Who do you think will be eliminated first? (Select one answer only)
  • Susannah and Anton 44%, 329 votes
    329 votes 44%
    329 votes - 44% of all votes
  • Graeme and Oti 12%, 88 votes
    88 votes 12%
    88 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Seann and Katya 11%, 83 votes
    83 votes 11%
    83 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Charles and Karen 6%, 43 votes
    43 votes 6%
    43 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Dr Ranj and Janette 5%, 35 votes
    35 votes 5%
    35 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Lauren and AJ 4%, 31 vote
    31 vote 4%
    31 vote - 4% of all votes
  • Lee and Nadiya 4%, 31 vote
    31 vote 4%
    31 vote - 4% of all votes
  • Vick and Graziano 3%, 26 votes
    26 votes 3%
    26 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Joe and Dianne 3%, 24 votes
    24 votes 3%
    24 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Danny and Amy 2%, 17 votes
    17 votes 2%
    17 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Kate and Aljaz 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Stacey and Kevin 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Katie and Gorka 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Faye and Giovanni 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ashley and Pasha 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 746
11th September 2018

Don’t forget you can also still vote in the post launch show poll and tell me who your favourite couples are. You can select up to 3 options in that poll

Post Launch Show - Which couples are your favourites? (choose up to 3)
  • Stacey and Kevin 12%, 322 votes
    322 votes 12%
    322 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Ashley and Pasha 11%, 293 votes
    293 votes 11%
    293 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Katie and Gorka 9%, 222 votes
    222 votes 9%
    222 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Danny and Amy 8%, 221 vote
    221 vote 8%
    221 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Kate and Aljaz 8%, 206 votes
    206 votes 8%
    206 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Joe and Dianne 7%, 186 votes
    186 votes 7%
    186 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Faye and Giovanni 7%, 185 votes
    185 votes 7%
    185 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Vick and Graziano 7%, 178 votes
    178 votes 7%
    178 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Dr Ranj and Janette 7%, 173 votes
    173 votes 7%
    173 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Charles and Karen 6%, 148 votes
    148 votes 6%
    148 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Graeme and Oti 5%, 141 vote
    141 vote 5%
    141 vote - 5% of all votes
  • Lauren and AJ 4%, 106 votes
    106 votes 4%
    106 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Seann and Katya 4%, 96 votes
    96 votes 4%
    96 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Lee and Nadiya 3%, 66 votes
    66 votes 3%
    66 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Susannah and Anton 2%, 62 votes
    62 votes 2%
    62 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 2605
Voters: 997
8th September 2018

Just a reminder that the website will be going down for maintainance on Sunday whilst I migrate the site to its new host ready for when it starts getting busy once the spoilers start rolling in. All polls that are running at the time of maintainance will be frozen whilst the maintainance is ongoing.

The new hosting solution moves this site from costing me £3 to £4 a month to host to more like £300 to £400. This is obviously a lot of money. Many of you have already helped out with my hosting costs and I’m grateful to everyone who has so far this series. If you want to (and can afford to) help out, or just want to buy me a pint or say thanks for all the spoilers you can do so using THIS LINK or the button below. If you can use the link please do as for a number of reasons it is better for me if you use the link than it is if you use the button