Week 5 dances and songs

The dances and songs for this week have been revealed, so I've updated the Week 5 page with the details, but so you can see which five songs out of the twelve have been used before, here's an extract with the song choices for this Saturday:

 
Couple Dance Song Series
Patsy & RobinViennese WaltzAnyone Who Had A HeartSeries 8, Week 7
Sunetra & BrendanViennese WaltzAnyone Who Had A HeartSeries 12, Week 5
Mollie & AJViennese WaltzAnyone Who Had A HeartSeries 15, Week 5
Debbie & GiovanniRumbaBaby Can I Hold YouSeries 15, Week 5
Gemma & AljažFoxtrotBelieveSeries 15, Week 5
Harry & AlionaAmerican SmoothCan't Help Falling In LoveSeries 9, Week 12
Aston & JanetteWaltzCan't Help Falling In LoveSeries 15, Week 5
Joe & KatyaPaso dobleDiablo RojoSeries 15, Week 5
Simon & KarenCharlestonFit As A Fiddle (And Ready For Love)Series 15, Week 5
Aled & LiliaSambaIt's Not UnusualSeries 2, Week 5
Victoria & BrendanSambaIt's Not UnusualSeries 10, Week 5
Brian & AmyJiveIt's Not UnusualSeries 15, Week 5
Natasha & BrendanSambaLove Is In The AirSeries 1, Week 5
Natasha & BrendanSambaLove Is In The AirSeries 1, Week 8
Ashley & OlaSambaLove Is In The AirSeries 11, Week 3
Ruth & AntonSambaLove Is In The AirSeries 15, Week 5
Zoe & IanJivePart-Time LoverSeries 3, Week 3
Jonnie & OtiQuickstepPart-Time LoverSeries 15, Week 5
Alexandra & GorkaSambaShape Of YouSeries 15, Week 5
Susan & KevinCha cha chaShout Out To My ExSeries 15, Week 5
Davood & NadiyaJiveTell Her About ItSeries 15, Week 5

Week 4 updates (Results spoiler free)

I really enjoyed tonight. Great to see improvement from some celebrities, especially Ruth, Gemma and Susan, and our first 10s of the series for Alexandra & Gorka, and a for a jive no less, who scored an impressive 39 for their dance.  Now, I wonder who else scored 39 for a jive in week 4 ... none other that Ore Oduba, series 14 champion!  Could we be seeing history repeat itself?  Too early to tell, but you know how I love my Strictly Stats!

Anyway, as usual the site has been updated with all the dances, songs, scores and stats and the following pages have been updated:

The Week 4 Results page

The Celebrity Statistics page

The Ten pages:

The Dance pages:

The individual celebrity pages with dance details, scores and videos:

Week 4 dances and songs

The dances and songs for this week have been announced, so I've updated the Week 4 page with the details, but so you can see which songs have been used before, here's an extract with the song choices for this Saturday:

 
Couple Dance Song Series
Ruth & AntonTangoAllegrettoSeries 15, Week 4
Lisa & RobinQuickstepBring Me SunshineSeries 10, Week 9
Susan & KevinQuickstepBring Me SunshineSeries 15, Week 4
Jill & DarrenSambaCopacabanaSeries 2, Week 5
Patsy & RobinSambaCopacabanaSeries 8, Week 8
Patrick & AnyaSambaCopacabanaSeries 11, Week 8
Simon & KarenSambaCopacabanaSeries 15, Week 4
Kara & ArtemAmerican SmoothCry Me A RiverSeries 8, Week 8
Kara & ArtemAmerican SmoothCry Me A RiverSeries 8, Week 12
Claudia & AJArgentine TangoCry Me A RiverSeries 14, Week 10
Jonnie & OtiAmerican SmoothCry Me A RiverSeries 15, Week 4
Chris & OlaPaso dobleI Believe In A Thing Called LoveSeries 7, Week 9
Brian & AmyPaso dobleI Believe In A Thing Called LoveSeries 15, Week 4
Charlotte & BrendanJiveMarry YouSeries 15, Week 4
Aston & JanetteQuickstepMr Blue SkySeries 15, Week 4
Verona & PaulJiveProud MarySeries 1, Week 3
Natalie & ArtemJiveProud MarySeries 11, Week 7
Alexandra & GorkaJiveProud MarySeries 15, Week 4
Davood & NadiyaViennese WaltzSay You Love MeSeries 15, Week 4
Mollie & AJSalsaSúbeme La RadioSeries 15, Week 4
Dominic & LiliaCha cha chaThe Shoop Shoop SongSeries 5, Week 1
Debbie & GiovanniCha cha chaThe Shoop Shoop SongSeries 15, Week 4
Gemma & AljažPaso dobleViva La VidaSeries 15, Week 4
Joe & KatyaCha cha chaYou Keep Me Hanging OnSeries 15, Week 4

Week 3 updates (Results spoiler free)

 

Movie Week dances and songs

It's Movie week again!  The dances and songs of all couples have been revealed, so I've updated the Songs page, but to help you see which of this weeks songs have been used before, here's an extract with them all in.  Nice to see only two songs that have been used before, as it's not often the case for a theme week.

 
Couple Dance Song Series
Aston & JanetteCha cha chaCan't Stop The FeelingSeries 15, Week 3
Mollie & AJAmerican SmoothClimb Every MountainSeries 15, Week 3
Charlotte & BrendanTangoDanger ZoneSeries 15, Week 3
Ruth & AntonRumbaDiamonds Are ForeverSeries 15, Week 3
Richard & DiannePaso dobleFlash's ThemeSeries 15, Week 3
Brian & AmyAmerican SmoothIf I Only Had A BrainSeries 15, Week 3
Debbie & GiovanniQuickstepLet's Call The Whole Thing OffSeries 15, Week 3
Joe & KatyaViennese WaltzSomewhere, My LoveSeries 15, Week 3
Kelly & BrendanSambaStayin' AliveSeries 5, Week 8
Davood & NadiyaSambaStayin' AliveSeries 15, Week 3
Gemma & AljažCharlestonThe Bare NecessitiesSeries 15, Week 3
Jonnie & OtiPaso dobleThe Raiders MarchSeries 15, Week 3
Susan & KevinSambaWonder WomanSeries 15, Week 3
Alexandra & GorkaAmerican SmoothWouldn't It Be LoverlySeries 15, Week 3
Denise & JamesFoxtrotYou've Got A Friend In MeSeries 10, Week 3
Simon & KarenQuickstepYou've Got A Friend In MeSeries 15, Week 3

Week 2 updates

A good second week overall, with Alexandra & Gorka getting the top score of the night, but a strong second dance from Debbie & Giovanni puts them top of the combined leaderboard.  Down at the bottom, Charlotte & Brendan had a bad night on the floor, and they find themselves in joint last place with Richard & Dianne.  It's the first public vote this week, and tomorrow night will see our first results show of the year, and we'll find out which two couples will dance off to stay in the competition.

All the relevant pages have been updated including:

The Week 2 Results page

The Celebrity Statistics page

The dance pages:

The individual celebrity pages with dance details, scores and videos:

Week 2 dances and songs

The dances and songs of all the couples for this week have been released by the BBC and I've updated the Week 2 results page with the details, and also updated the Songs page, but to help you see which of this weeks songs have been used before, here's an extract with them all in.

 
Couple Dance Song Series
Christine & MatthewTangoAddicted To LoveSeries 6, Week 11
Mollie & AJTangoAddicted To LoveSeries 15, Week 2
Joe & KatyaTangoCastle On The HillSeries 15, Week 2
Ruth & AntonCharlestonCharlestonSeries 15, Week 2
Aston & JanetteSalsaDespacitoSeries 15, Week 2
Chizzy & PashaFoxtrotI'm A WomanSeries 15, Week 2
Susan & KevinCharlestonIf You Knew SusieSeries 15, Week 2
Kelly & BrendanJiveJohnny B GoodeSeries 5, Week 7
Ashley & OlaJiveJohnny B. GoodeSeries 11, Week 5
Jonnie & OtiJiveJohnny B. GoodeSeries 15, Week 2
Davood & NadiyaQuickstepLast NiteSeries 15, Week 2
Richard & DianneAmerican SmoothLove Really Hurts Without YouSeries 15, Week 2
Chris & OlaCha cha chaShake Your Groove ThingSeries 7, Week 7
Brian & AmyCha cha chaShake Your Groove ThingSeries 15, Week 2
Letitia & DarrenViennese WaltzShe's Always A WomanSeries 5, Week 8
Fern & ArtemViennese WaltzShe's Always A WomanSeries 10, Week 2
Debbie & GiovanniViennese WaltzShe's Always A WomanSeries 15, Week 2
Charlotte & BrendanCha cha chaSugarSeries 15, Week 2
Gemma & AljažWaltzUn Giorno Per NoiSeries 15, Week 2
Alexandra & GorkaPaso dobleVen A BailarSeries 15, Week 2
Simon & KarenWaltzYou'll Never Walk AloneSeries 15, Week 2

Week 1 updates

Well, here we all are again, back for the start of another series of Strictly!  In a slight change to format, the BBC have reverted to all couples performing in a single night, so tonight saw all couples dance for the first time.  This week, there is no voting and no couple will be leaving, but all scores will roll over to next week, when the final leaderboard will decide the judges points to give us a combined leaderboard for weeks 1 and 2.

All the relevant pages have been updated including:

The Week 1 Results page

The individual celebrity pages with dance details, scores and videos:

The Celebrity Statistics page

So that's week 1 over.  No results show tomorrow, which means it'll be your last Strictly-free day until December 17th, as It Takes Two starts on Monday at 6:30pm on BBC Two, and then we're on the downhill slope until the final ... it comes around quickly so make the most of series 15 and keep dancing!

Week 1 dances and songs

 

Welcome to Ultimate Strictly 2017!

Welcome to Ultimate Strictly 2017!

 

Christmas Special updates (includes spoilers!)

I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas Special last night.  Like this years main series, I thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas Special and I guess Len must have too, since his farewell was to give everyone a 10, although I think all the judges had drunk a few eggnogs beforehand, but it's Christmas, so I mustn't be grumpy.   Congratulations to Melvin & Janette (although it was hard to see how they couldn't win with all the Series 14 contestants in the front row cheering them on!).

Anyway, a bit late, but this morning I've updated the Christmas 2016 results page with all the dance, song and score details as well as videos of all the dances for you to watch again, along with all the Dance pages, the Perfect score page, the Professionals 10 page and the Celebrity 10 page.

So that it's for another year.  Thanks to all the thousands of you for visiting Ultimate Strictly this year, and I hope you'll come back next year, when we'll have a new judge as well as a new batch of celebrities to look forward to.  Strictly this year has been a light in another wise pretty much dark 2016 and I wish and hope that 2017 brings us all a better, happier and more positive year.

Week 13 Final updates

I don't know about you, but this has been my favourite year of Strictly in a long time, and the final was a fitting end to such an enjoyable series.  Drama with a mistake from Danny in this foxtrot, one of my favourite show dances ever from Ore, followed by all the couples smashing it in the final round of dances and three perfect 40 routines.  I loved the professional dancers ballroom tribute to Len, and thought the group dance from the eliminated contestants was one of the most enjoyable we've ever had.  Congratulations to Ore & Joanne, our emotional, tearful winners crowned the Strictly champions of the series! 

I've updated all the site pages with the details from Week 13:

  • Series 14 Week 13 Results page
  • Dance details, scores and videos added on each of the celebrities individual pages:

Danny Mac
Louise Redknapp
Ore Oduba

  • Scores added on each of the dance pages:

American Smooth
Argentine Tango
Cha cha cha
Jive
Quickstep
Show dance
Samba

Week 13 Final dances and songs revealed (well, some of them anyway)

We've finally made it ... this week is the Grand Final of the series.  The couples will perform three dances, one chosen by the judges, the traditional show dance and one they chose theirselves as their favourites.  The BBC have released details of the couples favourite dance choice and the songs for the show dances, so I've updated the Week 13 page with the details.

I've also updated the Songs page with the details of all the songs we know, and as usual, I've taken an extract here to show the new songs we'll see for the show dance, which are the only new songs this week:

Couple Dance Song Series
Emma & DarrenQuickstepI Got RhythmSeries 4, Week 2
Anita & RobinCharlestonI Got RhythmSeries 9, Week 6
Simon & KristinaQuickstepI Got RhythmSeries 12, Week 7
Ore & JoanneShow danceI Got RhythmSeries 14, Final
Zoe & IanRumbaOne Moment In TimeSeries 3, Week 2
Louise & KevinShow danceOne Moment In TimeSeries 14, Final
Danny & OtiShow danceSet Fire To The RainSeries 14, Final

 

 

Week 12 updates (Results spoiler free)

Semi-finals week, and each couple had to perform two individual routines.  Some very good dancing, although personally, I'm not sure the dances were worthy of quite as many 10s as the judges doled out, but that's just my opinion.  For the first time in the series, Claudia and Louise found themselves joint bottom of the leaderboard, while Ore rose back to the top for the first time since week 5.  It's going to be an interesting results show!

As always the site is RESULTS SPOILER FREE, but I've updated all the site pages with the details from Week 11 (except for the details of the results obviously):

  • Series 14 Week 12 Results page
  • Dance details, scores and videos added on each of the celebrities individual pages:

Claudia Fragapane
Danny Mac
Louise Redknapp
Ore Oduba

  • Scores added on each of the dance pages:

American Smooth
Argentine Tango
Quickstep
Rumba
Salsa
Samba
Tango

Week 12 dances and songs

Semi-finals this week means double the dancing for the contestants with each couple performing two dances on Saturday. The dances and songs have now been released, so I've updated the Week 12 results page with the details and I've also updated the Songs page, but to help you see the songs have been used before, here's an extract with them all in:

Couple Dance Song Series
Kara & ArtemQuickstepAre You Gonna Be My Girl?Series 8, Week 3
Ashley & OlaQuickstepAre You Gonna Be My Girl?Series 11, Week 7
Ore & JoanneQuickstepAre You Gonna Be My Girl?Series 14, Week 12
Claudia & AJRumbaBleeding LoveSeries 14, Week 12
Louise & KevinSambaBrazilSeries 14, Week 12
Ore & JoanneArgentine TangoCan't Get You Out Of My HeadSeries 14, Week 12
Louise & KevinTangoGlad All OverSeries 14, Week 12
Danny & OtiAmerican SmoothMisty BlueSeries 14, Week 12
Danny & OtiSalsaVivir Mi VidaSeries 14, Week 12
Jan & AntonQuickstepWhen You're SmilingSeries 4, Week 2
Claudia & AJQuickstepWhen You're SmilingSeries 14, Week 12

Week 11 Updates (Results spoiler free)

Another theme week, and this week it was Musicals, and now we're down to just five couples it was time to put in two group dances to fill up the programme time, giving Anton the chance to sing in the opening number then a West Side Story medley finished the show.  Lots of superfluous dancers for the individual couples dances, but on the whole, songs and dance styles suited each other, and for most couples the theme didn't overtake the dance.  Not quite such a 10-fest this week, and no perfect 40 for Danny, but he and Oti still topped the leaderboard with their Tango, while Claudia & AJ got their first 10 of the series.

As always the site is RESULTS SPOILER FREE, but I've updated all the site pages with the details from Week 11 (except for the details of the results obviously):

  • Series 14 Week 11 Results page
  • Dance details, scores and videos added on each of the celebrities individual pages:

Claudia Fragapane
Danny Mac
Judge Rinder
Louise Redknapp
Ore Oduba

  • Scores added on each of the dance pages:

Foxtrot
Quickstep
Salsa
Samba
Tango

Week 11 dances and songs

It's the quarter-finals and it's also Musicals week for our five remaining couples.  The dances and songs have now been released, so I've updated the Week 11 results page with the details and I've also updated the Songs page, but to help you see the songs have been used before, here's an extract with them all in:

Couple Dance Song Series
Mark & IvetaSambaI Just Can't Wait To Be KingSeries 11, Week 10
Claudia & AJSalsaI Just Can’t Wait To Be KingSeries 14, Week 11
Robert & OksanaSambaOh What A NightSeries 14, Week 11
Chelsee & PashaShow danceOne Night OnlySeries 9, Week 12
Danny & OtiTangoOne Night OnlySeries 14, Week 11
Ore & JoanneFoxtrotPure ImaginationSeries 14, Week 11
Louise & KevinQuickstepThe Deadwood StageSeries 14, Week 11

Week 10 Updates (Results spoiler free)

Strictly might have been back home in the Elstree studios, but it certainly started off with a bang worthy of Blackpool, with Danny & Oti's samba being the first to ever score the perfect 40 in Strictly history.  More 10s for Louise and also Ore in their individual dances, and then it was time for the first ever Cha cha challenge with all couples dancing on the floor at the same time, and a win for Louise & Kevin saw them join Danny & Oti at the top of the leaderboard.

As always the site is RESULTS SPOILER FREE, but I've updated all the site pages with the details from Week 10 (except for the details of the results obviously):

  • Series 14 Week 10 Results page
  • Dance details, scores and videos added on each of the celebrities individual pages:

Claudia Fragapane
Danny Mac
Ed Balls
Judge Rinder
Louise Redknapp
Ore Oduba

  • Scores added on each of the dance pages:

Argentine Tango
Jive
Paso doble
Rumba
Samba
Tango

Week 10 dances and songs

It's week 10 and only six couples remain - it feels rather sudden that we've got to the last few weeks already, and we're already looking at the quarter-final next week.  Anyway, the dances and songs have now been released, and nice to see a couple of decent songs that suit the dance styles, but I'm a bit worried about others, but you never know, sometimes they surprise me!

I've updated the Week 10 results page with the details and I've also updated the Songs page, but to help you see the songs have been used before, here's an extract with them all in:

Couple Dance Song Series
Matt & LiliaCha cha cha(I Can't Get No) SatisfactionSeries 4, Week 1
Ed & KatyaTango(I Can't Get No) SatisfactionSeries 14, Week 10
Chris & OlaWaltzAt This MomentSeries 7, Week 12
Louise & KevinWaltzAt This MomentSeries 14, Week 10
Kara & ArtemAmerican SmoothCry Me A RiverSeries 8, Week 8
Kara & ArtemAmerican SmoothCry Me A RiverSeries 8, Week 12
Claudia & AJArgentine TangoCry Me A RiverSeries 14, Week 10
Ore & JoannePaso dobleEverybody Wants To Rule The WorldSeries 14, Week 10
Robert & OksanaRumbaLean On MeSeries 14, Week 10
Danny & OtiSambaMagalenhaSeries 14, Week 10

Week 9 Updates (Results spoiler free)

It was off to Blackpool this week, so we had plenty of props, sets and extra dancers, but some spectacular spectaculars, nine 10s being awarded, including a perfect 40 for Danny & Oti's charleston, and the two 10s for Louise & Kevin's paso doble sees Kevin move upto second in the overall league table of professional 10s, with only Pasha having more 10s to his name.  Away from the dancing, we also had a special appearance by Peter Kay to help Claudia with the T&Cs of voting!

As always the site is RESULTS SPOILER FREE, but I've updated all the site pages with the details from Week 9 (except for the details of the results obviously):

  • Series 14 Week 9 Results page
  • Dance details, scores and videos added on each of the celebrities individual pages:

Claudia Fragapane
Danny Mac
Ed Balls
Greg Rutherford
Judge Rinder
Louise Redknapp
Ore Oduba

  • Scores added on each of the dance pages:

Charleston
Jive
Paso doble
Quickstep
Salsa
Viennese Waltz