Strictly Come Dancing 2019 Finalists – Kelvin and Oti

It’s time for the first part in my series where I take a brief look at the finalists and their Strictly journeys so far. I will be doing them in the order they qualified for the final so will begin with Kelvin and Oti

Best Dance

Kelvin and Oti have had all four judges reaching for their 10 paddles on one occasion this series. During last weekend’s semi final their Quickstep impressed all of the judges scoring a maximum 40 (10,10,10,10)

Worst Dance

You have to travel all the way back to week 2 of the series for their worst routine. Their Waltz scored a still respectable 28 (7,7,7,7)

Average Score

Kelvin and Oti have amassed a total of 465 points from 13 routines making for an average of 35.8. This is the highest average of the three finalists

Number Of Times In The Dance Off

Kelvin and Oti are one of two couples in the final to have never landed in the bottom two and have never faced a dance off

Odds Of Winning

Kelvin and Oti are currently odds on favourites to lift the Glitterball next weekend with bookmakers offering prices in the range of 1/3

Can They Win?

They’ve topped pretty much every poll I’ve run this series (currently sitting top with 44% in my winners poll after the semi final), are odds on favourites with the bookmakers and have been consistently near the top of the judges leaderboard. They’ve impressed pretty much from the off. All of which should make this pretty much banged on for them right?

Well I’d actually be cautious to say this is as one sided as things would suggest. This is Oti’s second final and she’s been in this position before with Danny Mac who also topped most of my polls and was consistently near the top of the leaderboard but ended up losing to outsider Ore Oduba that series.

Oti is however one of the strongest pros on the series and has formed a good, popular partnership with Kelvin and it is surely a matter of when, not if, Oti will lift the Glitterball with one of her partners. But for me there are two barriers that could make them runners up rather than winners

Firstly the public love a good journey in Strictly and love to see someone start off as a relative novice in week 1 and become a fantastic dancer by the time of the final. Kelvin has not had much of a journey though. He started off great with a score of 32 in week 1, but has only scored 40 on one occasion and in his last dance in the Semi Final scored 37. That’s only an improvement of 5 points from first to last dance (so far) and an improvement of 12 points from their lowest scoring dance to their highest. Compare that with last year’s winners Stacey and Kevin who went from scoring 20 in week 2 to 39 in the final. It’s a similar story for Joe and Katya the year before.

Secondly there is the Motsi factor. I know from comments on my social feeds and elsewhere that many people feel Motsi cannot possibly be impartial when judging her Sister and this may cause viewers to put their votes elsewhere on Saturday. I’d like to add that I don’t buy into this and apart from being a bit trigger happy with her 10 paddle in the Semi Final I think Motsi’s judging of all the couples has been fair and she has been a good replacement for Dame Darcey in my opinion. Plus Motsi judged Oti before in the German version without issues

Kelvin’s public vote has also never been tested as he has been consistently top or near the top of the judges leaderboard and as they have never been in the bottom two we can’t say too much about Kelvin’s public vote other than the fact that he polled more than fellow finalist Karim during last weekend’s semi final and out of the 5 possible permutations that would have given the dance off result we had in the semi finals Kelvin outpolls Emma in two of them. Of course he is topping my poll and the results of my poll match one of the possible permutations that would have resulted in last weekend’s dance off but my polls have been wrong before especially this series

What do you think of Kelvin and Oti. Will you be supporting them in the Final? You can let me know your thoughts right here in the comments section or over on Facebook or Twitter

Don’t forget to check out part 2 of this series in the coming days where I’ll be taking a look at Emma and Anton. 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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Strictly Come Dancing 2019 – Week 12 (Semi Final) Discussion/Poll

The end of the series is in sight and tonight the final spoiler of the series will land. Before that though the 4 semi finalists will have to complete not one but two more dances to earn their places in next week’s Final

But who is a finalist? And who doesn’t deserve a place in next week’s Final? As always you can let me know your thoughts right here in the comments section (make sure you are clicked into the title of an individual post rather than viewing the homepage archives otherwise you will not see the comments section) or you can head on over to Facebook or Twitter to let me know your thoughts there. To get involved on Twitter remember to tag @davejthorp and include #StrictlySpoiler. Each time you get involved in the discussion you earn an entry into this month’s prize draw to win an iPad

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Don’t forget I’ve a two for one on spoilers this week as the Christmas Special was filmed on Tuesday. If you’d like to unwrap your presents a little early you can do so by checking out the spoiler on this link! It’s the spoiler that horrifies those who view it if The Sun is to be believed (which it isn’t!)

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As always I will be opening a poll here when all the couples have danced but the poll question is a little different this week as this week I am asking you to pick your winner!

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The spoiler will probably land some time around 10:15pm tonight. As soon as I know it will be posted here though so you guys do not need to bombard me with messages on Facebook or Twitter asking if I have heard yet. Your messages will get lost in the noise of hundreds of notifications on a Saturday Night and will be ignored and also your messages could also delay the spoiler as I have a mole tonight and will be awaiting a message from them with the results which I may miss if I get bombarded with unnecessary notifications!

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Strictly Come Dancing 2019 – Week 11 (Musicals Week/Quarter Final) Discussion/Poll

Strictly is hitting the West End with the 5 Quarter Finalists all performing routines inspired by the musicals. A place in next week’s Semi Final is up for grabs if the musicals wow audiences.

But who was a West End hit? And who flopped? Just like every week you can let me know your thoughts right here in the comments section (make sure you are clicked into the title of an individual post rather than viewing the homepage archives otherwise you will not see the comments section) or you can head on over to Facebook or Twitter to let me know your thoughts there. To get involved on Twitter remember to tag @davejthorp and include #StrictlySpoiler. Each time you get involved in the discussion you earn an entry into this month’s prize draw to win an iPad and the November draw closes tonight (although another draw will start for December so don’t worry if you see this and comment after midnight tonight)

There’s also more chances to win on the social networks if you can spot the hidden password in the spoiler post posted later tonight. Full details on how to get involved there will be on the spoiler post and on the social networks and a £50 Amazon UK voucher is up for grabs!

As always I will be opening a poll here when all the couples have danced but the poll question is a little different this week as we’re close to the final. I’m asking you to pick your final 3

Who do you want to see in the final? Please select 3 options

  • Kelvin and Oti (29%, 28,696 Votes)
  • Karim and Amy (25%, 24,835 Votes)
  • Emma and Anton (21%, 20,536 Votes)
  • Chris and Karen (16%, 15,990 Votes)
  • Alex and Neil (8%, 7,845 Votes)

Total Voters: 37,219

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The spoiler will probably land some time around 10:30pm tonight as we should be having comparatively early spoilers for the rest of the series now (although I said that last week and it ended up coming in at 11:30pm so do not take that as gospel). As soon as I know it will be posted here though so you guys do not need to bombard me with messages on Facebook or Twitter asking if I have heard yet. Your messages will get lost in the noise of hundreds of notifications on a Saturday Night and will be ignored

Providing you guys with the spoiler and Strictly news costs me over £1000 a year in web hosting costs which last year was helped out by people just like you. If you can afford to make a one time donation and want to help me out with these costs for the 2019 series or if you just want to buy me a cool refreshing beer to thank me for all the spoilers you can do so using THIS LINK or the button below

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