It’s Musicals Week and really it’s one big encore, as deja vu and repetition and ghosts of the past abounds.
- Anya’s back! Somewhere towards the back of the pro routine admittedly, a Musical Theatre Jazz Hands romp to “That’s Entertainment!”. Not the The Jam song. Thankfully.
- Georgia has a new favourite film of all time! This time it’s Beauty And The Beast. Which is lucky, because that’s the “musical” that she’s dancing to this week. Sadly Giovanni wusses out of the full face-paint job as The Beast, for which I have to knock a mark off, but otherwise it’s hard to fault the effort.
- Yet again it’s hard to tell what genre Anita and Gleb are supposed to be doing and yet again Gleb is dressed like a Theme Stripper. Their Cellblock Tango is high on drama and vamping but Anita’s never been one for clean sharp legwork and it remains so here. It all causes Craig to get his 6 paddle out again, and also the usual audience outrage that inevitably follows in its wake
- Kellie’s yet again playing an “East End landlady”. In much the same way Katie was playing an “enthusiastic shopper” in her Movie Week Pretty Woman routine. FAMILY SHOW. Her Oliver! Viennese Waltz is at least a slightly easier watch, even if she is dancing on the bleedin’ tables again
- After doing a salsa at the big arena show, the next Latin Aliona has served up for Jay is a Movie Week rumba. She really is creating her own version of Vertigo with her as James Stewart and Jay as Kim Novak. When it turns out that he was Harry Judd all along in the final, don’t come crying to me. Whatever the motives, it sets blokerumba records that will probably never be surpassed with 3 10s.
- Yet again Anton’s routine is set up for 10s it doesn’t ultimately get with he and Katie foxtrotting around to Maybe This Time. The show would very much like you to notice thank you very much. The judges slate her for taking too long to get started and relying on backing dancers too much which…tonight of all nights feels like picking on her in particular for the sake of it.
- Finally Aljaz yet again raids a word of classic literature and yet again feels Bottom 2 bound for it. Helen is working the faces for all they’re worth, but her back just won’t arch and the entire dance feels overproduced. Whether Helen’s Les Miserables joins Abbey’s Great Expecations and Alison’s Wuthering Heights as winning said dance-off though, remains to be seen.