It’s time for part two in my series where I take a look at the finalists and their Strictly journey so far. Continuing in the order of qualification this time it is the turn of Emma and Anton
Emma and Anton have had three of the judges reaching for their 10 paddles with just Craig sticking to a 9. Their Charleston from Musicals’ Week which is also going to be their judges pick in tomorrow’s final scored 39 points (9,10,10,10)
Their worst routine came in week 7 with their Rumba. It scored just 22 points from the judges (5,6,5,6)
Emma and Anton have scored a total of 390 points across 13 routines which makes for an average score of 30.0. This is the lowest of all the finalists and is equal to eliminated couple Dev and Dianne and lower than eliminated couples Michelle and Giovanni and Saffron and AJ
Number Of Times In The Dance Off
Like Kelvin and Oti, Emma and Anton have never landed in the bottom two and have not faced a dance off
Odds Of Winning
Emma and Anton are 5/2 second favourites to lift the Glitterball
Can They Win?
They are currently sitting second in my poll asking who you want to win after the semi final. Despite being the weakest couple based on judges scores they have several things going for them which could result in a win.
Firstly despite being at or near the bottom of the judges leaderboard the public have consistently saved them. We know for a fact they polled better than Karim and Amy in last weekend’s Semi Final and out of the 5 possible permutations of public vote that would have resulted in last weekend’s Dance Off they outpolled Kelvin and Oti in three of them.
Add to that the narrative journey with Anton receiving his first ever 10s in 17 series of competing while partnered with Emma, this only being Anton’s second final in all those years plus both Anton and Emma are very popular and they may be a force to be reckoned with.
Whilst they may be the weakest couple on paper, it isn’t always the best dancers who win Strictly with the great British public liking a combination of dancing, personalities and the overall journey and Emma and Anton tick a lot of boxes which may get the public voting for them tomorrow.
Don’t forget to check out the final part of this series either later today or early on tomorrow where I look at Karim and Amy. And you can still vote in this week’s poll and tell me who your winner is after the semi final
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