What a season this has been for Strictly Come Dancing and it’s the FINALS!! For complete dance information for the remaining four couples, Mr A has listed them all in comments in the former SCD post and we’ve made our predictions. Note too that the show takes place in TWO PARTS today/tonight (depending on when you view it). Times are listed below (I hope I have them correct. If I don’t, let me know).
Finals Show 1st Part (85 minutes)
Saturday Dec. 12th
6:35 GMT, 1:35 ET, 12:35 CT, 11:35 MT, 10:35 PT
Finals Results Show 2nd Part (70 minutes)
9:00 GMT, 4:20 ET, 3:20 CT, 2:20 MT, 1:20 PT
Also, the Group number is looking amazing so far and it’s going to be a touching one too. Note how all the couples are returning for it…
And the cast is ready to party…
Here is Len, Bruno, and Darcy talking on the finals….
LOL! More teasers for the Finals here. Many many thanks to Andrea for all of her recordings this season!
Wow! What a blast this first season of Strictly Come Dancing has been for me. I can’t thank Nathan, Andrea, and Donna more for encouraging me to watch. What’s more….after all their encouragements, it was announced Gleb Savchenko was hired as a Pro. Can you only imagine how this set me over the top? 😯 Then there is ALL of you who have helped, watched, and taken in the show with us to make it even that more fun. Andrea took time out of her busy schedule almost every day and helped to post videos. Mr A, Nathan, Cidra, M8, Vin, and Daniel helped with dance information and Clair helped with her screen caps. Even Heidi (who doesn’t watch the show) covered when I couldn’t be here. Seriously, I can’t thank you all enough. You have made these posts possible and have all helped me to pull through a hard time more than you can know. ((((THANK YOU))))) I know my Dad is smiling in heaven thanking you too…and dancing!
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So, here we are about to take in the Strictly Come dancing Semi-Finals! This week, the couples will be dancing TWO DANCES! Mr A has listed them all in comments in the former SCD post. And get ready. The Group number is looking amazing so far….
As always, let us know on all of your thoughts of the dances in comments. Rank them if you like too. Lastly and more importantly, BE SURE TO VOTE right after the show!
Here are the times and some Live Streams (works the best with a PC).
Week 12 Show 1 (1 hour)
Saturday Dec. 12th
6:50 GMT, 1:50 ET, 12:50 CT, 11:50 MT, 10:50 PT
Week 12 Elimination Show (40 min)
Sunday Dec. 13th
7:20 GMT, 2:20 ET, 1:20 CT, 12:20 MT, 11:20 PT
Watch SCD 1 (works for UK and other International viewers) Watch SCD 2 (works for US viewers and possibly Internationally) Watch SCD 3 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally) Watch SCD 4 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally) Watch SCD 5 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally) Watch SCD 6 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
ETA: Wow. What a show! I’m freaking out for how close they all are. Well, except for Katie and Anton. More from me in comments with my rankings, etc. In the meantime and thanks to Andrea, below is Gleb and Anita’s Foxtrot.
Another video coming, Stay tuned.
ETA2: And here is Gleb and Anita’s salsa. What a show stopper!!
ETA3: You can view some breathtaking HQ shots of the Semi-Finals here and here. They say it all on the night.
Entertainment Focus also listed their Top 5 favorite dances at this link. I don’t think I would have put Georgia and Giovanni’s Cha Cha at #2. Their V. Waltz was better imo. Yay for Gleb and Anita’s’s show stopping Salsa at #4. Though I would have put it higher. Though note also how Katie and Anton’s dances aren’t part of the top 5 which I agree with.
Also, Claire made some beautiful screencaps. Below is Gleb and Anita shining in all of their glory. Goodness! Thanks Claire! More coming soon here.
Thanks for all of your thoughts so far in comments. Here’s to the Results show later today. Let’s hope the right 4 go on….and in my opinion (and from yours too by the looks of it here and at twitter), that is Kellie and Kevin, Georgia and Giovanni, Anita and Gleb, and Jay and Aliona!!
ETA4: Well, I’m heartsick on the elimination of Gleb and Anita. They deserved to be in the finals before Anton and Katie. But, wow, let’s give it up to them. What a season they both can feel proud of. Not one time did they not challenge themselves and with such entertaining and show stopping dances. I’ll never forget not one of them. I am so proud of them both. Here is the dance off. Thanks to Andrea for recording. Love you, Gleb and Anita!!!
Just a quick update on the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour in the UK for those following the show with us. More celebs and pros have been added to the line up including Gleb Savchenko, Aljaz Skorjanec, and MORE (see info below). The show will run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 14th. For tickets, see the Official Strictly Come Dancing site.
Helen George, Jay McGuiness and Jake Wood are confirmed to be performing on the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour!
They will join fellow celebrity contestants Frankie Bridge, Ainsley Harriott, Anita Rani and Georgia May Foote on the 30 date Arena tour in Jan/Feb 2016.
The professional dancers are also now announced and the pairings are:
Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton
Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice
Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec
Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe
Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani
Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko
Jake Wood and Janette Manrara
Karen Clifton will also join the tour for the professional dances and group numbers.
As many of you know, I was in Las Vegas last weekend and had the pleasure of seeing the DWTS live show at the Tropicana – which, of course, I will review for you guys, since certain other individuals *cough*JOHN*cough* haven’t managed to write the 2nd half of their review of the premiere of said show 😉 This post could get a bit wordy, as I took quite a few notes (and just have a really good memory, to boot) and I’ll throw in a few other possibly-unrelated-to-DWTS details for context, as well as some general Vegas info, since some of you have asked about my trip – so if you’re only interested in my review of the show, feel free to skip the next few paragraphs. And if you hate spoilers (i.e. you want to be COMPLETELY surprised when you see the show), I’d either just skip this post altogether or just read my overall take at the bottom – because I’m not holding back. You’ve been warned 😉 And special thanks go to Heidi, for helpin’ a girl out with some picture merges that were driving me cray-cray 😛
So why was I in Vegas in the first place, you ask? My best friend Kendra is getting married at the end of July, and she wanted a bachelorette party for the ages – so naturally, we HAD to go Vegas 🙂 There were 12 of us altogether (11 rowdy bachelorettes and 1 gay bachelor, who I must say put us all to shame with how fabulously he was dressed the entire trip ;-)), and the majority of us stayed at the Flamingo, since we were able to get a great rate on standard rooms – with 4 girls to a room, it was only $82 total for each of us for 3 nights, which is pretty awesome for a well-known hotel on the strip that isn’t a total dive. Overall, I wouldn’t say the Flamingo is a particularly special or ritzy hotel (if that’s what you’re looking for, I’d go with the Bellagio, Palazzo, or Venetian…but be prepared to shell out big $$$), but if you’re on a budget, it’s certainly more than sufficient – the rooms are clean and the decor is kitchy & cute (think 1960’s, Rat Pack, original Ocean’s Eleven – lots of dots, stripes, retro furniture, and of course, pink :-)). I’m very into the nostalgia of Vegas, so the Flamingo appealed to me in that it was originally built by infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel, and legend has it that the actual motive behind his murder was to change the management of the Flamingo. But anyway – if you’re in Vegas, I definitely recommend trying their Paradise Garden Buffet – it’s pretty affordable, as far as buffets in Vegas go, and is quite good…especially the brunch buffet. Plus the views of their courtyard and flock of live flamingoes are gorgeous 🙂 Also at the Flamingo? Donny & Marie Osmond’s live show – I didn’t see it (no time, and honestly, not much of a desire), but I did see these in the lobby:
The one on the left is Donny’s costume from his freestyle with Kym in season 9, as well as his MBT (and yes, according to the guest services director that I asked, it is his real MBT – apparently he insisted it be put in the case with his costume); the one on the right is Marie’s dress from her quickstep with Jonathan in season 5 (and one of those freaky dolls she designs – guess they had to put SOMETHING there when they found out that Donny wanted to display his MBT, although I’m not sure why they didn’t display this doll instead). I found Marie’s costume pretty unremarkable up close – for as fabulous as it looked on the show, upon further scrutiny, it’s really just a tan silk gown with some gems glued on; but Donny’s suit is very well-made and clearly took a lot of work. Interesting how different the costumes look on tv vs. in person (more on that later). Read more..