Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Finalists – Danny and Oti

Time for the final part in my three part series where I take a look at the three couples who will be participating in next weekend’s final and their Strictly journey so far. I’m running this series in the order they qualified for the final so we’re rounding things off with Danny and Oti

Best Dance

Danny and Oti are the only couple to have received a maximum from the judges this series and they’ve done it twice! The first time was back in Week 9 in Blackpool for their Charleston (10,10,10,10)

They also did it again the week after in week 10 for their Samba (10,10,10,10) and became the first couple in Strictly history to get a 40 for a Samba. They have selected this as their favourite dance for during the final

Worst Dance

We have to go back to week 6 for Danny and Oti’s lowest score. They scored 30 points for their Foxtrot (7,8,7,8)

Average Score

Danny and Oti have scored a total of 470 points from the judges across 13 routines which makes for an impressive average of 36.2, the highest of the three finalists and one point higher than their next closest rivals.

Number Of Times In The Dance Off

Danny and Oti have survived one Dance Off during last weekend’s semi final following their Salsa and American Smooth. They opted to perform the American Smooth in the Dance Off beating Claudia and AJ for a place in the final.

Odds Of Winning

At the time of writing Danny and Oti are 8/11 favourites to lift the glitterball with Coral. If you fancy a flutter Coral will give new customers £20 in free bets when you stake £5 on Strictly or any other market.

Can they do it? As I said in my preview of Louise and Kevin if you had asked me before last weekend I would have said that they were primed to take the glitterball without too much effort. But after ending up in the Dance Off it means Louise and Kevin must have outpolled them with the public last weekend and if I’ve got my maths right so must have Ore and Joanne so last weekend they were outpolled by both of the other finalists!

That said they’ve won the majority of polls I’ve run this series but haven’t done so as commandingly as last series’ winners Jay and Aliona and there’s been far more of a mix of poll winners this series with all the Semi Finalists winning at least one poll here this series. They are leading the current poll asking who you want to win with 41% of you picking them.

They are also winning a recent YouGov poll which asked who people were voting for in the final but by a much narrower margin. The results of that poll are:

Danny and Oti – 23%
Louise and Kevin – 22%
Ore and Joanne – 19%
Undecided – 35%

(source YouGov)

All this means it is likely the undecideds who will decide this final and a lot will depend on tomorrow’s final performances with any of the three finalists potentially taking the glitterball depending on their performances in the final and how many undecided floating voters they get to vote for them. It could all be decided in the show dances though and in my opinion Danny and Oti have the best music for a show dance that Oti should be able to choreograph something memorable and spectacular to which will wow the audience.

What do you think of Danny and Oti? Are you supporting them? Do you think they can win? Let me know in the comments section or over on Facebook or Twitter. It’s the final week of the Strictly Spoiler competition and your last chance to get involved in the discussion and win a prize. There’s a £20 Amazon voucher up for grabs and you could also win a Kindle Fire Tablet in the final monthly draw. Entries to the competition for this series close at midnight on Sunday 18th December 2016 and all you need to do to enter is get involved in the discussion here, on Facebook or on Twitter.