Strictly Come Dancing 2017 Finalists – Gemma and Aljaz

It’s time for the final part in my four part series where I take a look at each of the 4 finalists and their Strictly journey so far. Last to qualify for the final after surviving the Semi Final Dance Off is Gemma and Aljaz

Best Dance

Gemma and Aljaz’s best dance came in the magic of the Blackpool Tower Ballroom during week 9 when their American Smooth scored 38 with the judges (9,9,10,10)

Worst Dance

We have to go all the way back to week 1 for their worst routine. Their Cha Cha Cha scored just 20 points (4,5,5,6)

Average Score

Gemma and Aljaz have scored 374 points across 13 routines. Weighting the week 5 scores to account for Bruno’s absence this makes for an average of 29.4 the lowest average of all the finalists and a lower average than eliminated couples Aston and Janette and Davood and Nadiya

Number of times in the Dance Off

Gemma and Aljaz survived most of the competition without landing in a dance off, only coming unstuck during last weekend’s Semi Final.  Opting to perform their Tango again they survived against Mollie and AJ

Odds of winning

The bookies are extremely split when it comes to rating their chances with prices ranging from 10-1 to an extremely good value 20-1 (and everything in between)

Can they do it? Although on paper they seem by far the weakest couple remaining and several bookmakers have written them off as 20-1 long shots for the glitterball I wouldn’t write them off just yet. As far as the 20-1 prices are concerned they represent in my opinion amazing value for money and I’ve personally bitten the hand off one bookie offering those odds. I personally feel that the 10-1 prices are a fairer reflection on their actual chances of winning tomorrow.

We shouldn’t forget that last series Ore and Joanne were distant outsiders going in to the final and pulled it out of the bag but there’s no doubting that it will take a strong final to do it however looking at their judges choice, show dance and the fact that it is highly probable they will pick their American Smooth as their favourite routine and it could still happen. Their public support kept them out of trouble right until the final dance off of the series too.

What do you think of Gemma and Aljaz? Are you supporting them? Let me know in the comments or over on Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win prizes in the final week of the Strictly Spoiler competition.

Don’t forget you can still vote in this week’s poll and tell me who your champions are

Who do you want to lift the glitterball next week? (Select ONE answer only)

  • Joe and Katya (51%, 8,306 Votes)
  • Debbie and Giovanni (17%, 2,795 Votes)
  • Alexandra and Gorka (14%, 2,224 Votes)
  • Gemma and Aljaz (13%, 2,064 Votes)
  • Mollie and AJ (6%, 1,027 Votes)

Total Voters: 16,416

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 Finalists – Debbie and Giovanni

It’s time for part three in my four part series where I take a look at each of the 4 finalists and their Strictly journey so far. Taking them in the order they qualified for the final next up is Debbie and Giovanni

Best Dance

Debbie and Giovanni’s best dance came in week 7 where they made Craig not only dust the cobwebs off his 10 paddle super early but in a Strictly first he bowed down before Debbie McGee. Their Tango scored a maximum of 40 (10,10,10,10)

Worst Dance

Debbie and Giovanni’s worst routine came in week 4 where their Cha Cha Cha scored 27 (6,6,7,8) with the judges

Average Score

Debbie and Giovanni have scored 441 points across 13 routines. Weighting week 5 to account for the absence of Bruno that makes for an average score of 34.6 which is the second best of all the finalists

Number of times in the Dance Off

Debbie and Giovanni have survived one dance off this series during Blackpool (week 9). Their Spice Girls themed Samba didn’t impress with the public and saw them in the bottom two against Jonnie and Oti

Odds of winning

Debbie and Giovanni are presently 9/4 second favourites with bookmaker Coral to lift the glitterball on Saturday night.

Can they do it? Debbie seems to be a marmite character as far as comments I’ve seen on my social media profiles are concerned. Some people love her and think she’s done amazingly well this series especially as a more mature contestant. Others can’t warm to her for various reasons including a perception that she has had previous dance experience as she was previously trained as a ballet dancer when she was a lot younger.

In spite of the mixed public reception Debbie and Giovanni do have a very real chance of being named champions on Saturday though a lot will depend on their final routines and how much support they can get from the undecided voters during the final

What do you think of Debbie and Giovanni? Are you supporting them? Let me know in the comments or over on Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win prizes in the final week of the Strictly Spoiler competition.

Don’t forget you can still vote in this week’s poll and tell me who your champions are

Who do you want to lift the glitterball next week? (Select ONE answer only)

  • Joe and Katya (51%, 8,306 Votes)
  • Debbie and Giovanni (17%, 2,795 Votes)
  • Alexandra and Gorka (14%, 2,224 Votes)
  • Gemma and Aljaz (13%, 2,064 Votes)
  • Mollie and AJ (6%, 1,027 Votes)

Total Voters: 16,416

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Stay tuned as tomorrow I’ll be posting the final part of this series and taking a look at Gemma and Aljaz’s series so far!

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 Finalists – Alexandra and Gorka

It’s time for part two in my four part series where I take a look at each of the 4 finalists and their Strictly journey so far. Taking them in the order they qualified for the final next up is Alexandra and Gorka

Best Dance

Alexandra and Gorka’s best dance of the series came in last week’s semi final where their Salsa scored a maximum 40 (10,10,10,10). It’s worth mentioning too that they have come 1 point off scoring a maximum on 5 occasions this series

Worst Dance

Alexandra and Gorka’s worst routine, and for the record the only time they scored below 30 (adjusting week 5 for the lack of Bruno) was all the way back at the start of the series in week 1.

Their waltz scored just 24 with the judges (5,6,6,7)

Average Score

Alexandra and Gorka have scored a total of 456 points across 13 routines. Weighting week 5 to compensate for the lack of Bruno this makes for an average of 35.7. The highest average of the four finalists

Number of times in the Dance Off

In spite of their impressive average Alexandra and Gorka have been in two dance offs this series.

Their first was in week 10 after their Rumba. They survived this dance off with Susan and Kevin

Their second dance off was the following week in week 11 after their Charleston when they went from top of the judges leaderboard to the dance off. This time they survived against Davood and Nadiya

Odds of winning

At the moment Coral’s online systems are down but Paddy Power have Alexandra and Gorka down as a 7-1 shot to lift the glitterball on Saturday

Can they do it? On paper they are the strongest contestants in this final with an impressive average score with the judges. But on Saturday it is entirely down to the public. Alexandra and Gorka have been in the Dance Off more than any of the other finalists and actually they’ve been in it as often as the other 3 finalists put together.

Their public support also saw them plummet from joint top of the judges leaderboard in week 11 to the Dance Off. It would take a very strong final and picking up a lot of floating voters for them to be named champions on Saturday but you never know it could still happen and I wouldn’t entirely write them off yet even though it would seem like they don’t have enough public backing to win.

What do you think of Alexandra and Gorka? Are you supporting them? Let me know in the comments or over on Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win prizes in the final week of the Strictly Spoiler competition.

Don’t forget you can still vote in this week’s poll and tell me who your champions are

Who do you want to lift the glitterball next week? (Select ONE answer only)

  • Joe and Katya (51%, 8,306 Votes)
  • Debbie and Giovanni (17%, 2,795 Votes)
  • Alexandra and Gorka (14%, 2,224 Votes)
  • Gemma and Aljaz (13%, 2,064 Votes)
  • Mollie and AJ (6%, 1,027 Votes)

Total Voters: 16,416

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