Time for the second in the series where I take a look at the four finalist’s Strictly journey so far. This time it’s the turn of Jay and Aliona
A lot of people consider their week 3 Jive to be their standout dance which scored 37 (9,9,9,10) however the judges scored their week 11 Rumba higher with a score of 39 and Craig being the only judge not to reach for the 10 paddle (9,10,10,10)
Falling slightly from grace after the Jive, their worst performing dance was the Quickstep from week 4 which scored 25 (5,7,6,7)
Discounting the quickstepathon Jay and Aliona have scored a total of 435 points across 13 dances which makes for an average score of 33.5
Number Of Times In The Dance Off
Jay and Aliona are the only finalists this series to have never been in the dance off.
Odds Of Winning
At the time of writing Jay and Aliona are clear odds on favourites to lift the glitterball at 2/9. If you fancy a flutter Coral will give new customers a £20 free bet when you stake £5 on Strictly or any other market.
Again at the time of writing 55% of visitors to this site want them to win in the latest poll currently running.
With one or two exceptions Jay and Aliona have been the favourites to win since their Jive. They’ve also won all but a small handful of the polls this site has run. Which surely makes them certs for the glitterball right? Well probably. Of course anything could happen in the final and there’s several voters who will vote purely on the merits of the final so we probably shouldn’t be handing them the glitterball quite yet. But of all the finalists Jay and Aliona are clearly the most likely to win at the moment
Do you agree? Do you want Jay and Aliona to win. Let me know in the comments and stay tuned for a roundup of the remaining two finalists later in the week!