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
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)
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)
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.
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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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