Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – The Results!

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-up
Now for our first elimination…
The fourth placed couple then is Dani & Vincent. Harsh for them, but they were the worst couple out of the final four unfortunately.

So our top three are:

Denise & James
Kimberley & Pasha
Louis & Flavia

Denise Van Outen & James Jordan – Charleston

Denise Van Outen & James Jordan

So a dance that should really have got a 40 at Wembley, can they convince Craig to give them a 10 this time?

I’m not sure the change to the start worked quite as well as being carried in at Wembley, but overall a good performance. The cartwheel lift wasn’t held quite as well this time round.

I didn’t actually feel it was quite as polished as Wembley, a 9 for me.

Craig: 10 “It is simply the best Charleston we’ve ever seen”
Darcy: 10 “A memorable Charleston…a true professional”
Len: 10 “I will never forget your Charleston”
Bruno: 10 “That was world class…technical ability…versatility…you’ve been fantastic”

Total = 40

Kimberley Walsh & Pasha Kovalev – Tango

Kimberley Walsh & Pasha Kovalev

I’m still not happy with their frame in this dance, and it still doesn’t do it for me I’m afraid. Balance is much better though but I think I’ll give them a 9 this time.

Craig: 10 “10 times better than the last time you danced it”
Darcey: 10 “I so enjoy it when you’re moody…the tension in that Tango”
Len: 10 “You’ve improved your technique and your footwork”
Bruno: 10 “Strictly irresistible…in the last few weeks you really have blossomed”

Total = 40

Louis Smith & Flavia Cacace – Charleston

Louis Smith & Flavia Cacace

They really don’t look in time with the music at the start, but Louis has definitely improved his acting. An extra back flip above Flavia certainly got the pulses racing.

An improvement on his previous Charleston but the start seemed out of sync with the music, so I’m going to give them a 9

Craig: 9 “Basically I loved it”
Darcey: 10 “I love that you add the cheeky Louis into your performance”
Len: 10 “I’ve never doubted your ability to dance, or the potential you had…that was a gold medal performance”
Bruno: 10 “Just what the doctor ordered”

Total = 39

So the leader board (my combined score in brackets) stands at:

1. 119 – Denise & James [28]
2. 118 – Louis & Flavia [27]
2. 118 – Kimberley & Pasha [26]

Really Denise should win this, but there’s been so much bad press about her having previous experience that I’m afraid she won’t, it’s all down to the voting public.

The Winner

The winners are Louis & Flavia!

Louis: “I can finally say I’ve won something in 2012…[Flavia’s] been an absolute legend…I have to [keep dancing]”