Strictly Come Dancing 2020 – Week 1 Discussion/Poll

FINALLY!!!!!! A month later than normal but we are finally here! It’s Week 1 of Strictly and our first chance to see the 12 couples taking part this series taking to the floor. Whilst there’s no elimination this week and therefore no spoiler because the BBC don’t feel I’ve lost enough earnings yet this year there will still be much to discuss.

But who was worth the wait and who should have waited even longer? You can let me know your thoughts about that or anything to do with tonight’s show right here in the comments or by heading over to Facebook or Twitter.

Sadly there’s no prizes for getting involved in the discussion this series due to the pandemic and the earlier mentioned loss of income but if last week was anything to go by there’s still going to be lots of discussions in the community. You can read more about the way the pandemic is affecting the operation of this website over on my FAQ post.

As always a poll will open right here once all the couples have danced so you can let me know who your favourites were. You may not see the results straight away after you have voted due to me testing a system ready for next week for reasons covered in the FAQ but I will open the results up later tonight or tomorrow. Also depending on if you act like a robot you may be challenged to prove you are human as last week robots attempted to sabotage my poll.

Strictly 2020 Week 1 - Who are your favourites? (choose up to 3)

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Strictly Come Dancing 2020 – Week 1 Songs/Dances

After the longest wait ever Strictly is about to get properly underway with the class of 2020 performing their first routines at the weekend. The BBC have just announced details of what we can expect on Saturday and I can reveal that…..

  • Bill and Oti: Cha Cha Cha to Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba
  • Caroline and Johannes: American Smooth to 9-5 (Morning Train) by Sheena Easton
  • Clara and Aljaž: Cha Cha Cha to Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa
  • HRVY and Janette: Jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande
  • Jacqui and Anton: Foxtrot to Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python
  • Jamie and Karen: Cha Cha Cha to Think About Things by Daði og Gagnamagnið
  • Jason and Luba: American Smooth to My Girl by The Temptations
  • JJ and Amy: Waltz to What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  • Maisie and Gorka: Samba to Samba (Conga) by Gloria Estefan
  • Max and Dianne: Tango to Best Fake Smile by James Bay
  • Nicola and Katya: Quickstep to Get Happy by Ella Fitzgerald
  • Ranvir and Giovanni: Paso Doble to End of Time by Beyoncé

Complaints to the BBC

What do you think of the song choices and dances? Who are you most looking forward to? You can let me know your thoughts on that or anything else to do with the upcoming show right here in the comments or over on Facebook or Twitter.

It’s been a tough year for all of us but providing this site is still going to cost me close to £1000 this series. I always stress this on the donation links but it is more important than ever in 2020 that you only consider helping me out with these costs if you can afford to do so. I would not want to cause anyone else hardship because they chose to help me out. However all donations are as ever gratefully received. You can make a one time donation by clicking on THIS LINK or using the button below:

Also new for 2020 you can make a regular donation by becoming a patreon. Donations on patreon start at just the price of a coffee a month and if the patreon page takes off I can start looking at patreon exclusive content/rewards.

There’s also ways you can help me out for free and even make some money yourself by doing so. One way I’ve been plugging on social media a lot these last few weeks is by checking your energy prices and earning yourselves £50 in the bargain by switching using my magic link (you must complete the switch using the link and not just get a quote which you come back to later). Octopus energy have 100% green electricity, are a Which recommended supplier and were one of the few suppliers to maintain a full telephone service during the pandemic. They’re a different supplier to the one I was recommending last series and are definitely worth a look as we head into the colder months.

Switching energy suppliers is quick (it takes about 2 minutes to sign up from my link and usually about 3 weeks for the process to complete), there is no interruption to your energy supply, no engineers have to visit and you don’t need to change you meters (unless you sign up to a smart tariff and don’t have a compatible meter). I get £50 from every switch so this does help me out quite a bit.

Alternatively you can help me out by doing things as simple as liking all my content, sharing it and getting involved in the discussions on the social networks. This all helps to increase my visibility and get me noticed on those networks and is also appreciated!

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 – Week 1 Songs/Dances

Strictly Season is ever so close now with the first week of the new series happening in a matter of days. The BBC have just announced the first routines that the class of 2019 will be performing for judges points (which will carry forward into week 2) and I can reveal that those dances are…….

  • Alex and Neil – Quickstep to “I Get A Kick Out Of You” by Frank Sinatra
  • Anneka and Kevin – Cha Cha Cha to “Gloria” by Laura Branigan
  • Catherine and Johannes – Viennese Waltz to “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher
  • Chris and Karen – Cha Cha Cha to “Juice” by Lizzo
  • David and Nadiya – Foxtrot to “Three Lions” by Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds
  • Dev and Dianne – Foxtrot to “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations
  • Emma B and Anton – Jive to “Honey Honey” by ABBA
  • Viscountess Emma W and Aljaz – Cha Cha Cha to “She’s A Lady” by Sir Tom Jones
  • James and Luba – Tango to “Gold” by Spandau Ballet
  • Karim and Amy – Cha Cha Cha to “If I Can’t Have You” by Shawn Mendes
  • Kelvin and Oti – Samba to “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” by Celia Cruz
  • Michelle and Giovanni – Cha Cha Cha to “So Emotional” by Whitney Houston
  • Mike and Katya – Jive to “Do You Love Me” by The Contours
  • Saffron and AJ – Tango to “Lips Are Moving” by Meghan Trainor
  • Will and Janette – Quickstep to “Pencil Full Of Lead” by Paolo Nutini

Complaints to the BBC

What do you think of the songs and dances? As always you can let me know right here in the comments or over on Facebook or Twitter

You can still vote in the post launch show poll and tell me who your favourites were once all the couples were coupled up

Post Launch Show - Which Couples Are Your Favourites? (choose as many as you like)

  • Emma B and Anton (13%, 611 Votes)
  • Alex and Neil (12%, 559 Votes)
  • Karim and Amy (10%, 495 Votes)
  • Catherine and Johannes (10%, 475 Votes)
  • Dev and Dianne (8%, 410 Votes)
  • Kelvin and Oti (8%, 380 Votes)
  • Viscountess Emma and Aljaž (7%, 334 Votes)
  • Chris and Karen (7%, 323 Votes)
  • Michelle and Giovanni (6%, 296 Votes)
  • Saffron and AJ (6%, 281 Votes)
  • Will and Janette (5%, 230 Votes)
  • Mike and Katya (3%, 149 Votes)
  • Anneka and Kevin (2%, 117 Votes)
  • David and Nadiya (2%, 89 Votes)
  • James and Luba (2%, 75 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,550

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