Strictly Come Dancing 2017 – Week 1 Songs/Dances

Sorry this is a touch late but I wasn’t expecting these to be announced until next week. But in a bit of a surprise the BBC yesterday revealed the songs and dances that all 15 couples will be performing in the mammoth Saturday show during week one. So who is dancing to what? And just how hard has the BBC pun machine been working? Well I can reveal…..

  • Alexandra and Gorka are Waltzing to (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin
  • Charlotte and Brendan will Foxtrot to The Best Is Yet To Come by Michael Buble
  • Chizzy and Pasha will Cha Cha to Boogie Fever by The Sylvers
  • Debbie and Giovanni will perform a Paso Doble to Be Italian by Fergie
  • Gemma and Aljaz will Cha Cha to There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by Shawn Mendes
  • Mollie and AJ will Jive to Good Golly Miss Molly by Little Richard
  • Ruth and Anton are Waltzing to This Nearly Was Mine (Seth MacFarlane version)
  • Susan and Kevin will perform the Viennese Waltz to Mad About The Boy by Dinah Washington
  • Aston and Janette will Foxtrot to It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jnr
  • Brian and Amy will Tango to Temptation by Heaven 17
  • Davood and Nadiya will Cha Cha to Dedication To My Ex by Lloyd ft. Andre 3000
  • Joe and Katya are Jiving to Rockin’ Robin by Michael Jackson
  • Jonnie and Oti will Waltz to When I Need You by Luther Vandross
  • The Reverend Richard and Dianne perform the Cha Cha to There Must Be An Angel by the Eurythmics
  • Simon and Karen will perform the Paso Doble to Song 2 by Blur

Complaints to the BBC

What do you think of the song choices and dances? As always you can let me know right here in the comments or over on Facebook or Twitter. I’ve no prizes yet but its only one week until the biggest competition I have run launches with three times the chances to win compared to 2016. More details here

You can still vote in the latest poll and tell me who your initial favourite couples are. As always you can select up to 3 choices.

2017 Partnership Initial Impressions. Who are your favourites? (choose up to 3)

  • Mollie and AJ (12%, 336 Votes)
  • Jonnie and Oti (12%, 333 Votes)
  • Aston and Janette (12%, 329 Votes)
  • Gemma and Aljaz (11%, 310 Votes)
  • Alexandra and Gorka (10%, 283 Votes)
  • Ruth and Anton (8%, 220 Votes)
  • Susan and Kevin (7%, 200 Votes)
  • Joe and Katya (5%, 151 Votes)
  • Charlotte and Brendan (4%, 118 Votes)
  • The Reverend Richard and Dianne (4%, 117 Votes)
  • Chizzy and Pasha (4%, 105 Votes)
  • Davood and Nadiya (4%, 100 Votes)
  • Simon and Karen (3%, 80 Votes)
  • Brian and Amy (2%, 66 Votes)
  • Debbie and Giovanni (2%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,077

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