Both Simon and Mark Wright have had their fair share of dance off's, with Pixie never having to fight for her place; so the elimination came as a huge surprise this week. As a special event on Strictly, the couples were required to dance twice; one dance of their chosen style, the other, a group Waltz-a-Thon, where the couples could gain an extra six points for an impressive Waltz. And guess who won? The newly eliminated Pixie and Trent! This put the couple in second place on the leader board, below Caroline and Pasha.
Going up against Simon Webbe in the dance off, Pixie performed her Cha Cha Cha to 'Love Shack' once again, providing viewers with an enthralling, energetic dance which even got Darcy going! Craig Revel Horwood described the dance as 'spectacular' but despite the couples zest and Pixie's very visible dance strength, the panel decided to keep Simon in the competition based on the night's dances.
The dancers all took to the stage in traditional dance competition style where they could be judged on their elegant waltz moves. Wearing matching outfits in different colours, it was a great spectacle to see the dancers together, waltzing seamlessly and on point across the dance floor. All celebrities danced exceptionally smoothly, with pointed arms and smiling faces.
We also saw Strictly's pro-dancers perform to Eurythmics 'Here Comes The Rain Again' and Rhianna's 'Umbrella". Effortless and enchanting, we got a glimpse of how well the professionals can really dance. All twists and turns were perfectly timed, on point and gracious even when having to perform fast moves and kicks. Now more than ever we are seeing bundles of talent on the Strictly dance floor.
Next week we're down to the quarter finals. The calibre of dance is almost professional, and the judges are clamping down on the slightest miss-step or turn. But who will win? Tune in over the weekend to keep updated and witness some spectacular dancing to inspire you.
Why not try a dance class yourself? The festive season is upon us and social dancing is everywhere. Impress on the dance floor this Christmas!
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