Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Finalists – Stacey and Kevin

Here we are with the second part in my four part series taking a look at each of the finalists. Taking them in order of qualification it is time for Stacey and Kevin

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Best Dance

Stacey and Kevin’s best routines were their Paso Doble from week 10 which only Craig prevented receiving a perfect mark as it scored 39 (9,10,10,10)

Their Charleston in last week’s Semi Final also fell one point short of a perfect score with once again Craig denying them (9,10,10,10)

Worst Dance

You have to go all the way back to week 2 for Stacey and Kevin’s worst performing dance. Their Cha Cha did not impress and scored just 20 points (4,5,5,6) with the judges. This is the lowest scoring worst dance of all the finalists

Average Score

Not including the Lindy Hop athon because why would you include it (and the judges are still deciding on their scores for it) Stacey and Kevin have amassed a total of 430 points across 13 routines making for an average score of 33.1. This is the second lowest average of the 4 finalists

Number Of Times In The Dance Off

Stacey and Kevin join 2 of the other finalists in never facing a dance off at any point in their journey to the final

Odds Of Winning

Stacey and Kevin are 2/5 odds on favourites with bookmaker Paddy Power (at the time of writing) to lift the Glitterball

Can They Win?

They have a lot going for them. They are sitting top of my latest poll asking who you want to win. They aren’t laden with the curse of “previous dance experience” which a couple of the other finalists seem to have. Is this finally going to be Kevin’s year after finishing as runner up 4 times during his previous 4 finals.

It’s certainly one of his best chances to win. He’s got a very likeable partner and has built up a good partnership with Stacey. The question for me again simply comes down to whether or not Joe’s fans will vote for him in any kind of the numbers that he has and I covered this at length in my analysis yesterday.

Stacey has been one of the journey contestants this series and certainly has come a long way from her week 2 cha cha which scored 20 and is the lowest score any of the finalists have received by some way and I know a lot of people will be voting for them from the comments I have received and from the votes they have received in my polls

Stacey and Kevin are one of two couples in the final that have a realistic chance of winning in my opinion but I’ve been wrong before (just not about spoilers – except that one time in 2015)

What do you think of Stacey and Kevin, are you supporting them and do you think they will lift the glitterball next weekend? You can let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter as normal

Stay tuned for the next part in this series tomorrow where I’ll be looking at Faye and Giovanni

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018 – Week 13 (Final) Songs/Dances

Here we are with the final songs and dances post and with 3 routines there’s sure to be something for everyone in next week’s final. But who is dancing and to what. Well I can reveal that

Judges Choice

  • Ashley and Pasha Salsa to ‘(I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (previously performed in week 3 and scored 35 (8,9,9,9))
  • Faye and Giovanni Viennese Waltz to ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World’ by Seal (previously performed in week 2 and scored 31 (8,8,7,8))
  • Joe and Dianne Paso Doble to ‘Pompeii’ by Bastille (previously performed in week 7 and scored 34 (7,9,9,9))
  • Stacey and Kevin Foxtrot to ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’ by Jeff Beck (previously performed in week 4 and scored 33 (8,8,8,9))

Show Dance

  • Ashley and Pasha Showdance to ‘Keeping Your Head Up’ by Birdy
  • Faye and Giovanni Showdance to ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
  • Joe and Dianne Showdance to ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ by Arctic Monkeys
  • Stacey and Kevin Showdance to ‘Land of A Thousand Dances’ by Wilson Pickett

Couple’s Favourite

The couples favourite routines will be revealed during the final because the BBC like making extra work for me during my tweet and facebook alongs!

What do you think of the song choices? As always you can let me know right here in the comments or head on over to Facebook or Twitter and give your thoughts on those networks

Stay tuned as later tonight my series previewing the finalists will continue with a look at Stacey and Kevin’s journey to the final.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Finalists – Joe and Dianne

It’s time for the first part in a 4 part series where I take a look at your finalists for 2018 and their Strictly journey so far. Taking the finalists in the order they qualified for the final we start with Joe and Dianne

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Best Dance

Joe and Dianne’s best routine with the judges was their Quickstep in Blackpool week which scored 38 (8,10,10,10)

Worst Dance

Joe and Dianne’s lowest scoring routines were their American Smooth from week 3 which scored 26 points (6,7,6,7)

Their Cha Cha Cha the following week also scored 26 points (5,7,7,7)

Average Score

Not including the Lindy Hop athon because why would you include it (and the judges are still deciding on their scores for it) Joe and Dianne have amassed a total of 408 points across 13 routines making for an average score of 31.4. This is the lowest average of the 4 finalists

Number Of Times In The Dance Off

Like two other finalists Joe and Dianne have never ended up in the bottom two and faced a dance off

Odds Of Winning

Joe and Dianne are at the time of writing 9/4 with Paddy Power to lift the Glitterball on Saturday making them the second favourites with the bookies

Can They Win?

On paper Joe and Dianne are the weakest of the finalists but that means nothing as the final is decided purely on viewer votes so the question is will Joe get enough votes to hand him the glitterball?

In all honesty this depends on one thing and one thing alone. Can Joe motivate his fans (many of whom aren’t in Strictly’s usual audience demographic) to vote for him? If he can…… he wins hands down because he has millions of them and far more than any other finalist.

Joe and Dianne are currently sitting in 2nd place in my latest poll asking who you want to win the series so its possible the glitterball could be just out of reach for them but like I said it depends on just how many of his YouTube and Twitter followers he can get to vote for him on Saturday.

The 9/4 price offered by the bookies in my opinion underestimates his fanbase and chances of winning and I’ll be biting the hand off the bookies to get some money on him at that price shortly (but don’t listen to me because I’ve already lost two bets on the winner this series)

What do you think of Joe and Dianne, are you supporting them and do you think they will lift the glitterball next weekend? You can let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter as normal

Stay tuned for the next part in this series tomorrow where I’ll be looking at favourites to win: Stacey and Kevin

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