The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final is so close that the last five celebrities can almost taste it.
As is Strictly tradition, the semi-finalists will have to perform not one but two routines each this week in order to pull out all the stops and try to make it to that coveted final four – but who will be the unlucky celeb who will narrowly miss out?
It seemed implausible, but for the second week in a row, arguably the strongest dancer in the competition landed in the bottom two. Alexandra and Gorka went up against Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova after having to face the dance off, and it was Alexandra who won the unanimous vote from the judges to remain in the competition.
A Samba to Shakira? We think this was made for Mollie!
Her Rumba last week earned mixed reviews – not least from Craig who pulled Mollie up on the fact they had a very illegal lift in their routine. But now she’s got the chance to redeem herself with a Samba and a Waltz, which both feel like dances that she’ll bring a lot of fun and precision to.
American Smooth to have You Met Miss Jones by Robbie Williams
Argentine Tango to Human by Rag’N’Bone Man
There we were, thinking that the Strictly Come Dancing producers get all their cheesy song references out in the first few weeks then BOOM. Out of nowhere they hit us with a Have You Met Miss Jones for Joe McFadden and Katya Jones (!) to perform to. Sneaky.
The American Smooth doesn’t seem too troublesome, but Joe will be only the second male celebrity to perform an Argentine Tango this series, the first being Davood. And we all know how that worked out…
They’ve caught us out again! Fresh from the Joe and Katya punning above, Strictly have delivered us another one…
Debbie is known as The Lovely Debbie McGee, and so it seems only right that she dances a Foxtrot this week to Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder. All we’re wondering is why it took the producers this long to wheel this track out…
When it comes to her second song, we can’t help but feel excited about the prospect of Debbie dancing a Jive. Could it be a real wow moment?
Rumba to Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth feat. Emili Sande
Eek! After suffering some more under marking (in our opinion!) last week, Gemma is going to have to come back fighting with this Tango and Rumba to be in with a shot of making the final and avoiding the bottom of the leaderboard.