Strictly …The Final- Who’s Your Winner!!
Ok so the dancing has started and we now have four unbelievable Finalists to enjoy.
So who will be your Strictly Come Dancing Winner 2017? We size up the competition thus far to see if we can predict who will lift this year’s glitterball Trophy.
Will it be the down to earth and fun loving Gemma Atkinson who braved 4 am starts and glaring tomboyishness to turn from a duck to a swan?
She delighted us with her American Smooth and has grown steadily week on week.
Has not had as many of those “Wow” moments that we would expect from a Strictly Winner but certainly has one of the most endearing relationships with her partner Alijaz.
Could our Winner be the elegant Debbie“flexi”-McGee with her endless legs, fearless lifts, elegance and energy of someone half her age?
From Fiesty in the Argentine Tango to Dreamy in her American Smooth some say Debbie has invigorated and inspired up and down the country. Entering the contest two years after the sad loss of her magician husband Paul Daniels she is one of the oldest Strictly Finalists at 59 and her winning could really be a Strictly breakthrough.
Some of her Latin dances have been a little lumpy with her Jive to “Spice up your Life” seeing her end up in the bottom two at Blackpool. Also as an Ex-Professional ballet dancer with her own dance company some say she was bound to be good at dancing and the title should go to someone with more of a “journey.”
Holby Actor Joe McFadden has certainly provided that “Journey” and charmed the strictly audience being the only finalist so far to not end up in the bottom two.
His relationship with Katya Jones has meant we have been treated to some truly unique choreography and a gradual confidence and progress that has had him dubbed by Shirley Ballas “Detailed Joe” and the “Dark Horse” of the competition. His Samba to "Money Money" and the ending of his Semi Final Argentine Tango got the country talking and people are genuinely considering him as the one to beat.
His development has come quite late and he has had less exciting routines then some of the stars. Also how surprising really is his Strictly success when you consider he has previously performed in well known West End Musicals such as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Rent” ?
With the rockiest “Journey” of the series Alexandra has gone up and down the leader board and been the chalk and cheese act of the series. Coming to the series fresh after the death of her Mother, Soul 2 Soul Singer Melissa Bell Alexandra been the biggest revelation. She has had the most 39s of the series and astounded the judges week after week. She has also provided the most conversation and controversy throughout the series and could walk away with the title but only if she is able to silence her numerous critics.
Stand out performances aplenty include her Jive to “Proud Mary”, “American Smooth to “Wouldn’t It Be Luvverly” and her fierce Argentine Tango to the Gotan Project which certainly brought fire to the Series.
Despite an amazing routine on Musicals week, Alexandra ended up in the bottom two for the second time meaning her followers seem less loyal. Sadly with online trolls also questioning her sincerity, dramatic reactions and quick flowing tears it remains to be seen whether she can kick, flick and twirl her way to the top and again into the nations hearts.
Whatever tonight’s results the show dances promise to be a real treat and the competition will certainly be a tight one. I for one will certainly miss this cracking series and will be said to see it end.
People will always vote for their favourites and that may not have anything to do with the dancing. Still let’s hope we see the best performances all round and that this year we get a true winner who has entertained the whole series and is worthy of this amazing trophy.
Remember people, Keep Dancing!!