OPINION: STRICTLY KEPT DANCING THROUGH LOCKDOWN LOWS - FINAL RECAP

Never knew if this series was going to happen and it has been brilliant to watch.



Looking back at what has been a brilliant series. With or without an audience it has been brilliant.


The group performance was an exquisite start of the final considering what a week it has been with everything come to light and of course Tess and Claudia ensuring that they cheer us all up with a brilliant final.



Hrvy and Janette kicking off the final with their Jive from week 1. They received a 25 and did not reach that full 30 this time with a score of 29.

Showing off the festival feel for their show dance was Hrvy and Janette once again dancing to their hearts content. Brining the tears for their final dance the American smooth and crying before, during and after their final dance.


Comments from the judges during the night included from Craig his dances were precise and his first dance was sharp with his kicks and flicks.

From Shirley saying that he conquered his skills and was amazing.

Motsi saying he has done the best dances of the series and his final performance was the best dance of the decade.



Jamie and Karen started their journey in the Strictly 2020 final with the judge’s choice which was their Charleston from week 3. It is outstanding that they have made it to the final due to them being in the dance off 4 times. This was evident in his show dance dancing to I’m Still Standing, and he surely has been throughout his Strictly journey. A lot of tears tonight from all the couples and of course from Jamie and Karen considering he wasn’t there last year he surely came back fighting.


Judges’ comments included having a huge improvement throughout the show and his first dance was completely character driven and was superb.



Judges Choice next was Bill and Oti with the Quickstep from week 2 with the song Talk to The Animals. There score was 24 and there was also an Elephant in the room. Bringing an appropriate Show Dance with the song The Show Must Go On and with this brilliant series of Strictly. Bringing the comments from the judges included light and bright and his frame was maintained. It was beautifully soft.



Finally, Maisie and Gorka with their brilliant judge’s choice dance which came from Week 1 with their Samba dancing to an appropriate song known as the Samba. Bringing Christmas to the Strictly Ballroom with their show dance next dancing to We Need A Little Christmas. Finally, for their final dance of the whole was their favourite dance which was their Quickstep from Week 6 comments from the judges included being called exceptional, they were told their dance was sizzling and sensual and was very Rhythmical.



RESULTS OF THE STROCTLY FINAL 2020


MAISIE AND GORKA

Show Dance – We Need A Little Christmas by Idina Menzel

Celebrities Favourite – Quickstep – When We’re Smiling from Week 6

Judges Choice – Samba – Samba (Conga) - Week 1



JAMIE AND KAREN

Show Dance – I’m Still Standing

Celebrities Favourite – Couples Choice Dance – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

Judges Pick – Charleston – Zero to Hero – Week 3


HRVY AND JANETTE

Show Dance – Boogie Wonderland

Celebrities Favourite – American Smooth – One (Singular Sensation)

Judges Choice – Jive – Faith – Week 1



BILL AND OTI

Show Dance – The Show Must Go On

Celebrities Favourite – Couples Choice – Rapper’s Delight

Judges Pick – Quickstep – Talk to The Animals – Week 2


LEADERBOARD (TOTAL)

Maisie - 88

Hrvy -88

Bill - 88

Jamie - 84



THE WINNER HAS BEEN REVEALED AS:

BILL AND OTI


Would like to say thank you to Strictly for a brilliant series during this tough year we have. The production crew, the judges, the celebrities, the professionals and of course to Claudia and Tess for steering what has been a tough series to make


Tune in on Christmas Day for the Strictly Christmas Countdown at 4:45pm


This article was written by guest contributor Rhys Walker.

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