Strictly Come Dancing 2013: week eight song and dance list revealed

From Bon Jovi and Barry Manilow to Frank Sinatra and Will.i.am, Strictly's celebrity dancers will be aiming to impress this Saturday as the show returns to The Tower Ballroom in Blackpool

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Ah, Blackpool. The birthplace of ballroom. And sticks of rock.

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But this week, our Strictly Come Dancing contestants won’t be promenading along the pier or trying their luck in the penny arcades. They’ll be fighting to prove that they deserve their place on the dancefloor, instead.

Natalie Gumede, who missed last week’s live show after collapsing in rehearsals, will be aiming to reinstate her position as the queen of the leader board with a Charleston to Will.i.am’s Bang Bang. While last week’s scoreboard topper Patrick Robinson will be hoping for more perfect 10s with a samba to Copacabana. 

Will Mark, who found himself in the bottom two last week, win back the voting public with a jive to You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray? Might Ben take his clothes off during his American smooth? 

Here’s the full list: 

Ashley and Ola: Paso Doble – You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi

Patrick and Anya: Samba – Copacabana by Barry Manilow

Abbey and Aljaz: Quickstep – Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and The Waves

Fiona and Anton: American Smooth – Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra

Sophie and Brendan: Quickstepping – The Lady is a Tramp by Shirley Bassey

Mark and Iveta: Jive – You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray

Susanna and Kevin: Paso Doble – Los Toreadors by Carmen

Ben and Kristina: American Smooth – Fallin’ by Alicia Keys

Natalie and Artem: Charleston – Bang Bang by Will.i.am

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6:30pm on BBC1. 


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