Strictly Come Dancing 14 – Week 9 Results Summary

A Blackpool results show veritably creaking under the weight of its own filler here, and we don’t even have the joy of a beautiful pro routine, as the celebs are let loose on a floor-roaming mass jive to “The Nicest Kids In Town” from Hairspray. They appear to be…erm…”underrehearsed” as a group. Yes that’s the nice way of putting it. The pros do their best to salvage things by mostly keeping out the way but still, not to be an Internet Strictly cliche, a big mass ballroom number would have been better.

Other than that it’s a proper fillerific Blackpool Results Show, complete with two guest performers (Rick Astley doing something new and Simple Minds wheezing through “Don’t You Forget About Me” like they’re doing it after a full marathon) and a Len’s Glans that’s mostly dedicated to getting us behind our “good dancers” (Danny, Louise and Ore) in the run up to the final. We’re approaching the end game, and if you’d like to start considering jettisoning Rinder and Ed in the name of the PURITY OF DAHNCE that’d be all fine and good with the producers. It’s such a dull show that the forthcoming attraction for next week being revealed is that LOUISE will be doing a WALTZ. Says it all really doesn’t it?

In the Bottom 2, it appears that Blackpool is establishing a theme of the judges completely ignoring what happens in the dance-off, as Greg beats Cloudia hollow with his quickstep over her jive, but still goes home because of potential and not being a girl in a year increasingly thin on them and that. Even if the cut is predictable though, we are left on a shock twist – it turns out that Greg cared far far more than Natalie did this whole time, as he cries everywhere whilst Natalie remains only at about her usual 8/10 levels of scary intensity.

Coming up : another Rigathon. We’re at the beginning of the end people, let’s get ready for the knives to come out.


24 thoughts on “Strictly Come Dancing 14 – Week 9 Results Summary

  1. catherinehirst

    First time this season I’ve been genuinely sad about a celeb leaving. Greg wuzrobbed, I’ll be the first to say it. Natalie look truly out of her mind in the dance off, so I’m glad she held it together a bit at their exit.

    First time EVER I’ve enjoyed both guest performers. Rick Astley is still in good voice and I loved the cha cha pros. And even though the guy from Simple Minds sounded like he was one gasp away from collapsing, that song is such a vivid reminder of my adolescence (yes, I’m old) that I can’t help but love it.

    Claudia was pants in that jive. Twice.

  2. ChaChaChavvy

    A stinker of a jive beats a decent quickstep, in a dance-off rigged in favour of the overall storyline of the series, rather than reflecting justice for the week: is it 2015 again? At least the judges had the sense to give Cloudier 36 in the main show, rather than the 24 she actually deserved but, if we’re going to have the bastarding dance-off, they could at least play by the rules.

    It’s not quite the nadir that was series 7, but my investment in this series is plummeting by the week. Last year, I properly loved Helen, Daniel, Jay and Katie; I looked forward to Georgia and Ainsley’s dances; even Kellie, Peter and Anita made exciting series villains. This year, all my favourites keep getting voted off, and my villains are only villains because they bore me rigid. I can’t believe there’s four weeks to go and all my hopes are pinned on Rinder.

    1. Matthew

      Anita, a villain?
      I’m not as hooked by the end game as usual, but hopefully there will still be good dances left to come. Don’t know who I want to win, may have to plump for Louise, if that’s what it takes to get Kevin out of their system for two or three years with Aliona levels of duffer after duffer. Also, would be nice if a 40+ woman won.

    2. monkseal Post author

      I have to say, all of the ESCANDELOS off show are making it feel very Series 7ish to me as well. Just watch Rindy pop his knee and ruin his erm…judging career now.

  3. BahHumbugBeyonce

    Simple minds have an acoustic best of out. Having heard it through today, it should have been retitled “Need some extra cash for Xmas”. Preferred Greg over Claudia but totally not her fault: at one point I started playing her dances on mute with a different track, vast improvement.
    At this point I would be fine with a Danny Judge Ed final, simply as it would be so much more interesting: I have just found Cloudia, Louise and Ore technically good but lacking charisma/chemistry with their partners.

    1. monkseal Post author

      How do Simple Minds stretch to a Best Of, let alone an acoustic one? I was trying to remember songs of theirs and then realised I was thinking of Deacon Blue with half of them.

  4. ChaChaChavvy

    Just read about my lovely Gorka. Bastards, bastards, bastards, bastards, bastards! I always worry about something like this in Blackpool Week because it is such a grothole. Bastards!

    1. ChaChaChavvy

      Although, if they need volunteers to don Helen’s salsa outfit and comfort him, I suggest we form a queue here. I will fluff those pillows and make that tea.

      1. BedbathBeyonce

        Bagsy giving him a body bath.

        Okay I sound about twelve.

        Seriously though, poor sod. Blackpool can be rough as, but knocking out someone’s teeth cos they’re cute? Complete and utter arseholes.

    2. DJ Mikey

      Ugh!! Just when I think I can stop hating people, they remind me that they aren’t worth my time and effort.. Feel better soon Gorka, don’t let this keep you from returning to the show.

  5. LOU

    Did everyone else clearly see Bruno give a look and point at someone with a grin before the judges started? Clearly letting Claudia know he was voting for her.

  6. John

    So Jim Kerr joins Lennox as another singer who doesn’t need dancers, thank you.

    At least Lennox is a diva legend. What’s Jims excuse? Anyway he dumped Chrissie Hynde for Patsy Kensit so he’s clearly a donut.

    Gutted for Greg. Have to admit I love a good blub on a results show.

    Ed next week. Please.

    1. ChaChaChavvy

      One suspects it was xenophobic or homophobic (walking towards gay club) or the local yobs know where the Strictly crew hang out after the annual show and it was more targeted. Remember when the dressing rooms were robbed in series 11? People are just horrible.

      I used to love Blackpool Week but it wouldn’t bother me too much if they stopped going, especially as the natural charm that made the week work has been overtaken by Big Production Week.

  7. Coz

    Poor Gorka. I’ve never been a huge fan of Blackpool week, but that really took what little gilt there was off. Sometimes people are just inexplicably horrible.

    Greg was a little robbed – he was unlucky to end up against Cloudier.

    Four weeks to go and still like everyone, but am very much not looking forward to the impending salsasambacha fest that must be due. Danny and Louise still have both to some and I’m not convinced I’m going to adore her party latin (shades of someone being forced into attending The Rocky Horror Show in full costume, I can see her tolerant face now). Danny’s should be OK and will be a done at a million miles an hour.

    Hey ho and off to the cha cha a thon we go. Wonder how much pink Vicky G still has stashed in her cupboards?

    1. DJ Mikey

      “Greg was a little robbed – he was unlucky to end up against Cloudier.”

      He should be grateful, given what happened to Gorka, it’s not impossible that Greg could have been actually robbed..


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