The 7 best moments of the week of “strictly” musicals
It’s musical week at Come dance strictly, always a favorite theme of viewers and candidates.
The 2021 program includes routines inspired by Frozen, Wretched and Mathilde – but will any of them live up to these seven great moments in the series?
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We take a look back at some of the dances worthy of a West End callback from the previous series of Strictly.
Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec Abbey – Saturday night fever (2013)
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Model Clancy and her partner Skorjanec won the entire 2013 series, and this salsa inspired by Saturday night fever shows exactly why they were the best couple that year.
With a perfect 40, he struck exactly the right balance between scorching and fun, showing off Clancy’s effortless grace, even in the Latin numbers that are often the downfall of celebrities.
It was also one of the best dances in Skorjanec, and includes impressive lifts.
Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice – Cats (2017)
Musical week was a strong theme for the class of 2017, but there were two standout performances – and magician’s assistant McGee’s American Smooth was one of them.
She and Pernice succeeded perfectly in their Cats held in a routine that even included fireworks on stage.
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Former ballerina McGee, then 59, displayed incredible dance skills, including a sense of balance that a 20-year-old would be proud of in the dance that would have won her the final in most years. .
Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez – Mary poppins (2017)
If Musical Week was to suit a celebrity, it had to be the West End singer and performer Burke.
She had already impressed earlier in the series with a My beautiful lady-themed number, but again leaned into classic shows as she danced like Mary poppins at the week of musicals.
The energy and precision levels of her feet make it almost impossible to tell if she or Marquez is the professional dancer.
Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice – The sound of music (2018)
Some Strictly the dances go down in history as the perfect combination of costume, theme and performance, and this lonely goatherd Charleston of Tozer and Pernice, star of Steps, is certainly one of them.
Pernice is never afraid of an extreme costume, but if you could get past the striking look, you would notice a perfect performance giving a completely different twist to the dance of most of the other couples who tackle it.
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Goats dancing in the spring in their step, it is impossible not to be carried away by the pleasure that they are having fun.
Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden – Hair spray (2019)
Many a Strictly success was achieved on the dance floor thanks to a Jive, and CBBC presenter Zeroual found it definitely played out to his strengths.
He was known to be good at anything that went fast and this routine oozed all the joy of Hair spray, scoring him a perfect 40.
It was Zeroual’s highlight of the series and he even continued to perform it again in the final.
HRVY and Janette Manrara – A choir line (2020)
It was HRVY’s moment in Strictly, and of all the routines over the last few years, this is the one that really screams Musical Week.
Matching sequin jumpsuits, accessories that work with top hats, and flawless use of the staircase all add up to a truly memorable American Smooth.
Like Zeroual, HRVY then chose this as their favorite to dance in the final.
Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez – Little shop of horrors (2020)
If there was one celebrity who could have stopped Bill Bailey from winning last year, it was Smith, with this Jive one of his strengths in the series.
Even just watching this blazingly fast routine was exhausting and it seems unbelievable that she and Marquez didn’t get the full mark.
This also gave EastEnders star Smith the chance to show off her acting skills in one of her strongest performances.
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