I’m rocking these out faster than The BBC with the contestant announcements so here is the final part in my series where we look at the couples in tonight’s final and their Strictly journey so far. We will be taking them in the no particular order of qualification for the final so we finish with…… Jamie and Karen
We have to go back to week 1 for their worst routine. Their Cha Cha Cha didn’t impress the judges scoring just 14 points (4,5,5)
There’s a bit of a trend developing here as their best routine was a couple’s choice in the style of street/commercial. Just like every other finalist! Back in week 5 it scored 29 (9,10,10)
Jamie and Karen have amassed a total of 204 points from 9 dances making for a 3 judge average of 22.7. Weighting for 4 judges this makes an average of 30.2. This is the lowest average of all the finalists and is also lower than eliminated couple Ranvir and Giovanni
Number Of Times In The Dance Off
How long have you got? Jamie and Karen have broken all kinds of Strictly records falling into the dance off in more than half of the dance offs this series. A total of 4 times!
First was during week 2 when they fell into the dance off. Their American Smooth (5,6,6) was enough to see off Jacqui and Anton.
They next fell into the dance off in week 6 following their Tango (8,8,8). In a split decision dance off they saw off Clara and Aljaž
They found themselves in the dance off again the following week after their Jive (8,8,8). This time they saw off JJ and Amy in another split decision
Finally they found themselves in the dance off for the 4th time and the 3rd consecutive time during last week’s semi final. This time they dispensed with Ranvir and Giovanni after performing their Salsa (8,8,8).
Can They Win?
No couple has ever won after being in 4 dance offs. That said no couple has ever reached the final after surviving so many dance offs either. The previous record was 3 which was held by Ashley Roberts and others.
Bookies have them as a 40-1 outsider. But stranger things have happened especially in 2020 so maybe we shouldn’t write them off yet. But its going to take an incredibly strong final and a shift in public voting for them to have a chance of being the ones to lift the glitter ball tonight
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