Strictly Come Dancing 2017 – Week 8 Discussion/Poll

It’s a brand new week for Strictly and last week’s shock elimination is but a distant memory. The 9 remaining couples are focused on dancing their way into Blackpool next week.

Who has secured their place in the vegas of the north? And who will be left behind? As always you can let me know your thoughts about that or anything else to do with tonight’s show right here in the comments section below (comments only appear on individual posts and not the home pages where more than one post will display. Click on the name of the post you wish to comment on if you don’t see the comments section).

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Week 8: Who were your favourites? (Choose up to 3)

  • Davood and Nadiya (19%, 6,654 Votes)
  • Joe and Katya (17%, 6,124 Votes)
  • Alexandra and Gorka (14%, 4,820 Votes)
  • Debbie and Giovanni (13%, 4,611 Votes)
  • Susan and Kevin (12%, 4,444 Votes)
  • Gemma and Aljaz (11%, 3,909 Votes)
  • Mollie and AJ (6%, 2,069 Votes)
  • Jonnie and Oti (5%, 1,877 Votes)
  • Ruth and Anton (3%, 1,135 Votes)

Total Voters: 14,578

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  • John McQuade

    Weird scoring for Susan two 8s a 5 and a 6 are all the judges scoring the same dance or are they scoring to influence the result.

    • Martin

      The latter. Without a doubt. I’m starting to lose the love for the programme because the judges make their minds up who they like and Mark accordingly

  • Martin

    The judges clearly have an agenda. Mark up their favourites and penalise the others

  • Rose

    Scoring was awful tonight! Thought Davood and Joe did particularly well. Gemma seems to have lost her confidence which is a shame 🙁

  • Jenny

    Definitely didn’t get the scoring for Debbie. I found it awkward and clumsy. She’s amazing, but not so much tonight.

  • Marg Cuthbert

    I think next year they should have contestants who have all had experience or all that haven’t. It’s unfair having them mixed the way they do this year. I love Susan for her enthusiasm and I love Davood and Joe but think it’s clear the final is going to be Debbie, Alexandra and maybe Davood or Joe.

    The voting this series has just been plain weird where the favourite dancers are getting high marks even with mistakes but those who improve week on week are still being penalised.

    • Royal Tapping

      Yes, I quite agree Marg 👍

  • ScottS

    Yes, the scoring this week was rather eccentric. But the 3 at the bottom deserve to be there I think. I love Anton, but surely it’s time for Ruth to go. She just isn’t going tyo get any better.

  • Emma Russell

    Nadiya and Davood were definitely my favourites tonight and deserved the top spot on the leaderboard. I didn’t think mollie and AJ were as bad as the results reflected and previously hadn’t been a fan of them. I think their scores were a reflection of Ashton wrongly going last week and the backlash Shirley received via social media.
    Emma x

  • Pomanda

    I think Debbie is good but definitely didn’t deserve 9s tonight. I think Gemma has lost confidence but wasn’t as bad as scores suggested especially as her mistake was a wardrobe malfunction.

  • The Martian

    As others have said, I found the scoring inconsistent. I think there’s a bit of a pre-Blackpool lull hanging over the show tonight as every one has their eye on next week.

  • Valerie G

    I thought Davood was fantastic tonight and deserved to be joint top of the leaderboard. Alexandra, Joe and Debbie also very good and Susan improves every week – just love her passion for the whole thing. Mollie, Gemma and Jonnie dont seem to be getting any better and its a joke that Ruth is still in the competition at all. If there’s any justice, she will go this evening.

  • Valerie G

    The scoring does leave you a bit bewildered, it has to be said. I dont think Shirley, in particular, is consistent.

  • Royal Tapping

    Sad that Ruth has gone – love her and Anton 🙁