Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Finalists – Faye and Giovanni

Here we are with the slightly delayed penultimate part in my series where I take a look at the 2018 finalists journeys so far in Strictly. Continuing in the (no particular) order of qualification that means it is the turn of Faye and Giovanni

Picture BBC

Best Dance

Faye and Giovanni are one of two couples this series to achieve a perfect score managing it in two weekends ago in the Quarter Final where their Charleston impressed all the judges to get their 10 paddles out (10,10,10,10)

Worst Dance

Faye and Giovanni’s worst routines came first of all in week one where their Cha Cha scored 29 points with the judges (7,8,7,7)

They also hit 29 points again in week 4 with their Rumba (7,7,7,8)

Average Score

Faye and Giovanni have amassed a total of 464 points across 13 routines on their way to the final making for an average of 35.7. The second highest of all the finalists. We are obviously discounting the car crash that was the Lindy Hop athon in those stats

Number Of Times In The Dance Off

Like two other finalists covered earlier in this series, Faye and Giovanni have never faced a dance off on route to the final

Odds Of Winning

Faye and Giovanni are currently 8-1 with bookmakers Paddy Power to lift the Glitterball tomorrow.

Can They Win?

Faye and Giovanni are a tricky one to place. Like 2 other finalists they have never been in the Dance Off and so we have no clue how much public vote they are getting other than the fact that they are getting more votes than Ashley and Pasha who I’ll be previewing later today.

As far as my polls have gone they’ve polled well but not as well as some of the other finalists. Their problem may stem from her previous career in Steps and Musical Theatre though they aren’t picking up as much flack for that as another couple I’ll be talking about tonight. They get some flack for previous dance experience because of course dancing in music videos to 5678 and Tragedy is identical to dancing on Strictly.

12% of visitors to this website wanted them to win after the semi final which places them 3rd out of the finalists.

Truthfully it would probably take a really good final, a slight change in the public mood and the judges scoring being consistent for all 4 finalists in order for Faye and Giovanni to pick up the win. Plus Joe’s fans will all have to be asleep because as I’ve covered before I strongly believe they may be the deciding factor tomorrow night

What do you think of Faye and Giovanni, are you supporting them and do you think they will lift the glitterball tomorrow? You can let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter as normal

The final part of this series should land later on today where I will be looking at Ashley and Pasha. Shortly after which I will be ducking for cover!

Operating and hosting this site has cost me close to £1000 this series. If I’ve provided you with a valuable service and you can afford to and want to help me out with these costs or just want to thank me with a beer or a Christmas present you can do so using THIS LINK or the button below.

Advertisements

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Finalists – Stacey and Kevin

Here we are with the second part in my four part series taking a look at each of the finalists. Taking them in order of qualification it is time for Stacey and Kevin

Image BBC

Best Dance

Stacey and Kevin’s best routines were their Paso Doble from week 10 which only Craig prevented receiving a perfect mark as it scored 39 (9,10,10,10)

Their Charleston in last week’s Semi Final also fell one point short of a perfect score with once again Craig denying them (9,10,10,10)

Worst Dance

You have to go all the way back to week 2 for Stacey and Kevin’s worst performing dance. Their Cha Cha did not impress and scored just 20 points (4,5,5,6) with the judges. This is the lowest scoring worst dance of all the finalists

Average Score

Not including the Lindy Hop athon because why would you include it (and the judges are still deciding on their scores for it) Stacey and Kevin have amassed a total of 430 points across 13 routines making for an average score of 33.1. This is the second lowest average of the 4 finalists

Number Of Times In The Dance Off

Stacey and Kevin join 2 of the other finalists in never facing a dance off at any point in their journey to the final

Odds Of Winning

Stacey and Kevin are 2/5 odds on favourites with bookmaker Paddy Power (at the time of writing) to lift the Glitterball

Can They Win?

They have a lot going for them. They are sitting top of my latest poll asking who you want to win. They aren’t laden with the curse of “previous dance experience” which a couple of the other finalists seem to have. Is this finally going to be Kevin’s year after finishing as runner up 4 times during his previous 4 finals.

It’s certainly one of his best chances to win. He’s got a very likeable partner and has built up a good partnership with Stacey. The question for me again simply comes down to whether or not Joe’s fans will vote for him in any kind of the numbers that he has and I covered this at length in my analysis yesterday.

Stacey has been one of the journey contestants this series and certainly has come a long way from her week 2 cha cha which scored 20 and is the lowest score any of the finalists have received by some way and I know a lot of people will be voting for them from the comments I have received and from the votes they have received in my polls

Stacey and Kevin are one of two couples in the final that have a realistic chance of winning in my opinion but I’ve been wrong before (just not about spoilers – except that one time in 2015)

What do you think of Stacey and Kevin, are you supporting them and do you think they will lift the glitterball next weekend? You can let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter as normal

Stay tuned for the next part in this series tomorrow where I’ll be looking at Faye and Giovanni

Operating and hosting this site has cost me close to £1000 this series. If I’ve provided you with a valuable service and you can afford to and want to help me out with these costs or just want to thank me with a beer or a Christmas present you can do so using THIS LINK or the button below.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 – Week 13 (Final) Songs/Dances

Here we are with the final songs and dances post and with 3 routines there’s sure to be something for everyone in next week’s final. But who is dancing and to what. Well I can reveal that

Judges Choice

  • Ashley and Pasha Salsa to ‘(I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (previously performed in week 3 and scored 35 (8,9,9,9))
  • Faye and Giovanni Viennese Waltz to ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World’ by Seal (previously performed in week 2 and scored 31 (8,8,7,8))
  • Joe and Dianne Paso Doble to ‘Pompeii’ by Bastille (previously performed in week 7 and scored 34 (7,9,9,9))
  • Stacey and Kevin Foxtrot to ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’ by Jeff Beck (previously performed in week 4 and scored 33 (8,8,8,9))

Show Dance

  • Ashley and Pasha Showdance to ‘Keeping Your Head Up’ by Birdy
  • Faye and Giovanni Showdance to ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
  • Joe and Dianne Showdance to ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ by Arctic Monkeys
  • Stacey and Kevin Showdance to ‘Land of A Thousand Dances’ by Wilson Pickett

Couple’s Favourite

The couples favourite routines will be revealed during the final because the BBC like making extra work for me during my tweet and facebook alongs!

What do you think of the song choices? As always you can let me know right here in the comments or head on over to Facebook or Twitter and give your thoughts on those networks

Stay tuned as later tonight my series previewing the finalists will continue with a look at Stacey and Kevin’s journey to the final.

Operating and hosting this site has cost me close to £1000 this series. If I’ve provided you with a valuable service and you can afford to and want to help me out with these costs or just want to thank me with a beer or a Christmas present you can do so using THIS LINK or the button below.