Our annual spooky spectacular continues with a pro group dance to “In The Air Tonight” where Kevin and Karen are a sweet young virginal innocent couple who stumble upon evil Count Brendan in his spooky mansion (Performances Where Brendan has played a vampire this series : 4 as of this one) and he converts Karen to be one his undead brides. This takes a long time. A very long time. The entire length of the routine long. I’ve seen Shakespearian heroes die faster. Whilst Karen dies Kevin mostly sprints around in a circle pumping his wee little legs and arms as fast as he can. I don’t think that’s one of the ways you kill a vampire, but it never hurts to experiment. He might have been tinkling his holy water about as he was going, who can say?
Our guest perfomer is Laura Mvula and she’s doing a cover of “Ready Or Not” by The Fugees with a really thick West African accent whilst dressed as Charlie Brown, surrounded by her own rented in private dancers (dancers for money). There are better uses for Laura Mvula I can think of to be honest. Len’s Glans doles out plaudits for Laura, Cloudia, and Judge Rinder (who apparently is “now taking it seriously” says Craig, yes I’ve really noticed), crits for Danny, and just sits back and laughs at Ed’s funny cha cha noises. It’s going to be a long road to Blackpool isn’t it?
In terms of actual results? The Year Of The Man rolls on, as we go yet another week without a man appearing in the Dance Off. In fact, if we want to be persnickerty about it, no man has yet appeared in the Dance Off at all. Anastacia vs Daisy is the not unpredictable match-up on the slate, and Daisy wins handily, although her hyperventilation at being told she’s in danger is starting to reach levels I find genuinely concerning. If she’s there again next week I worry she might pop a lung out. Anastacia gives a very Anastacia goodbye, just randomly hoofing through the dance-off (Performances By Brendan As A Vampire : 5), yelling out one of her own hits with changed lyrics, and jabbing her finger in Brenda’s face and telling him he’s AMAZING. She will be missed.