Strictly Come Dancing 2014 – Final Live Blog

Thought I’d do something a bit special as it is the final and there won’t be a spoiler this week as not even the BBC are stupid enough to pre record the final results. So I will be live blogging along to the final.

Who will win out of Caroline, Frankie, Simon and Mark? We’ll find out together. Please join the discussion by commenting on the live blog posts or on this post. Also give the like and share buttons a good old click please!

 

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Frankie Bridge Is The New Bookie’s Favourite

With the final due to kick off in a matter of hours and following an alleged leak in the votes from the Daily Star suggesting Frankie has been topping the vote in recent weeks, the bookies have reassessed the book again and Frankie is now favourite to lift the glitter ball.

Current Odds (correct at time of posting) from SkyBet

Frankie – 10/11
Caroline – 11/8
Simon – 10/1
Mark – 14/1

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Finalist – Mark Wright

Time for the final of a 4 part series in advance of the live final where I take a look at each of the four finalists and their performance so far in Strictly. In this part, it’s the turn of Mark Wright.

Best Dance

Mark’s best performance was back in week 8 at Blackpool in which he scored 36 points (9,9,9,9) for his Charleston

Worst Dance

Mark’s worst scoring dance was all the way back in week one where he scored 24 points (5,7,6,6) for this Cha Cha Cha

Average Score

For the final time lets ignore stupid elements such as the waltzathon and Donny Osmond. Mark has scored a total of 406 points across 13 dances making for an average of 31.2, the lowest of the four finalists.

Number Of Times In The Dance Off

Mark has survived 3 dance offs, a feat matched by fellow finalist Simon Webbe.

The first was in Week 4 following a Quickstep (7,7,7,8). Mark was unanimously saved over Tim Wonnacott

Mark’s next dance off came in week 10 following his Salsa (7,8,9,8). This time dancing off against Sunetra Saker, Mark was again unanimously saved by the judges.

Mark’s 3rd and final dance off was in last week’s Semi Final after his Viennese Waltz (8,8,9,8) and Rumba (9,8,8,8). Opting to re-perform the Rumba Mark survived the dance off against Jake Wood by the skin of his teeth after Len’s casting vote saved Mark.

Odds of Winning

Mark is a 14-1 outsider with SkyBet at the time of writing this post. Having been in the dance off 3 times it is highly unlikely, but not completely outside of the realms of possibility, that Mark will muster enough public support to win the competition and in all likeliness he will be first to be eliminated at the start of the second live show.

The poll on this site has just 18% thinking he should win and not one voter thinks he actually will.

That concludes this series on the four finalists. I hope you enjoyed it and enjoyed reliving some of their dances. Pop back just before the live final starts for something special for the live final!