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Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:44 am

One week left until the season premiere, which will consist of two shows (Friday and Saturday).

The launch show looked promising already. One and a half hours only about pros and celebs- what a difference to the disappointing DWTS cast reveal on GMA; let alone the dry press release I have to live with over here!


First shocker: Tess announced it will be Len's final series. Wonder what this means for DWTS...


Anyway, here's the entire cast.





I'm most excited about Anastacia, a really big name. Happy to see my favorites Oti and Natalie back. I hope they got contenders this time.




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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:54 am

The Strictly FB page has been giving some rehearsal footage and it all looks promising. Looking forward to the show.


We say it so often; Strictly does things so differently and at least to my mind, better.  

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:19 pm

Let's be glad the shows do not all look the same. It's much more interesting to observe the differences. I have to be honest: DWTS is close behind. The US pros are top notch, and there are so many we've had the pleasure to see return lately. Rob Wade is doing a better job than Conrad Green imo. And we've had quite a few seasons in a row now with great casts. Tom, Erin, and the judges have to face the narrow time schedule with commercial breaks unlike Tess, Claudia and the SCD panel. You can't change that.
Finally, out of the four versions I'm following, DWTS has produced the highest amount of memorable routines.
Now let's enjoy them both and accentuate the positive. I'm sure there will be a lot. But Rob should really work on the cast announcement and the elimination formula next.
Btw: one of the nice traditions on SCD is the return of the reigning champs for one last dance, so I had the pleasure of watching Jay and Aliona do their fabulous Jive again.


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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:47 am

I took the plunge, bro! Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock MDT I should be able to watch SCD streamed live on my iPad. I'm excited!

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:12 pm

I'm green with envy. Have fun and share your thoughts!

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:50 pm

Tisn't gonna work, bro. BBC is way too suspicious and still won't let me in. I got into ITV, no problem, started an account and can view their content. That's good too as I am a long time Corrie viewer and we are about a week behind here in Canada so I can catch up if I desire. 


I can vote on DWTS and The Voice now. I think a VPN is a much safer way to navigate the web these days.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:05 pm

A little light and shade. Sorry it didn't go as planned. But good you can vote again! You know how to, don't you? (See below)

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:03 pm

I have my voting priorities straight. All my votes, right from the start, to StopAndGo! Absolutely no vote splitting.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:47 am

Although I haven't watched them yet, I was able to capture both shows from the web. What I just did was to check the results. My lovely Oti finished the first round second on the leaderboard! She and Danny got 31 (8/8/7/8)- best start ever for her. Their dance was a Cha Cha to Cake By The Ocean, which of course brings back memories of Nyle and Peta.
Natalie and Greg are in sixth place with 27, which doesn't sound bad either.

Added a teaser in case someone else is following this.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:57 am

I have watched The Fri. dances and the Sat. performances are on the agenda for today. I'll watch Oti first. Yay for Danny and Oti!


Pretty great dances for day one, from almost everyone. We should be in for a treat this season.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:02 pm

Here are the missing bits:



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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:19 pm

Haven't watched all the dances yet but, wow to Oti and Danny. Hot, hot, hot. I can envision these two winning,

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:33 pm

It's a rainy day here so I'm watching all the dances as they pop up on YT. 


Danny and Oti just blew me away with that VW. He is a marvelous dancer and I applaud that deft choreography Oti does. Lots of people think these two will win it all.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:43 am

The German producers left Oti stuck with another pedestrian last spring; maybe because her big sister is judging and they wanted to avoid any smell of favoritism. So happy she can finally show what she's capable of. Like Sharna, she touches me with her passion. Danny is an amazing student who will probably follow her everywhere. But Laura and Giovanni, Louise and Kevin joined them at the top for a reason. Claudia and AJ close behind. Certainly no coincidence all four couples did a Waltz or VW. And there were a lot more remarkable performances last night! Honestly, I don't expect any of the female celebs to leave the next three or four weeks. My pick for tonight's elimination is Ed. We'll soon find out.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:34 pm

Couldn't resist.


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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:56 am

Not surprised to see Melvin and Janette go. It's a talented field this season, the winners will have to be exceptional.


By the way, is it just me or does Melvin resemble Ryan Lochte?

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:55 pm

Melvin??? Next you tell me Oti looks like Cheryl... No, honestly. If you meant Danny, he and Ryan are not exactly twins, but the same kind of guy- outward.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:47 pm

Major typo, bro. I meant Anton Du Beke.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by bluechipdude on Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:38 am

Somewhere out there, it might have been the tube, that this will be the last season for Len on SCD.I would imagine he will fill his winter season on DWTS. IS this going to be the end of Len for us as well? Crying

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:41 am

Yes, Len is leaving Strictly after this current season. He likely will fade out of the DWTS picture also. He isn't a spring chicken anymore and doing both shows is pretty gruelling. I believe he has had a few health issues also and given his home is in the U.K. I expect that access to universal health care coverage available there is a part of his decision.

Brother DMD and I have been talking about Len a bit on other threads and we feel he has slipped a lot and just isn't the old Len. He has become so repetitious, sadly. Reminds me of a star hockey player trying to hang on way past his prime.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by bluechipdude on Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:20 am

Len is 72 which isn't really old old. I agree he does appear to be more laid back and not his bubbly self. It could also be that he could  be subject to a purging at the BBC of white males to make room for more diversity, if he decided to stick around.The BBC has already sacked a very popular actor of some successful shows as part of their new direction of promoting diversity. Len could also have some new ailment he may have to face and doesn't want the travel rigours to contend with. Applause  

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:42 pm

In my initial post on this thread, you can see his retirement has already been confirmed. Tess Daley (host of SCD) announced it on the first show of the current season. Whatever Lesallee an I may have had to complain about lately, Len has been there from day one on both shows. His merits can never be over-estimated. He has tried to bow out earlier- producers just wouldn't let him. But now it's time to leave before his reputation suffers- that would really be a shame.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:59 pm

Just checked the results of tonight's show- Danny and Oti top the board again!! Have to get the videos next.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by Lesallee on Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:01 pm

All I have seen so far is the opening number, loved it. Gonna start on the videos right sharply.

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Re: Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:52 am

Just started watching the full episode. You're right. The opening alone is already worth the money.

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