Week 9 of Strictly Come Dancing: Rose melts our Frozen hearts in Musicals Week

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Rose melts our Frozen hearts in Musicals Week on Strictly Come Dancing

The use of sign language in the dance was, once again, a lovely addition to the routine, rather than an afterthought as it might have appeared.

Dynamic routines, thrilling performances, and Motsi’s hair were the highlights of Musicals Week.

Craig would have been furious if he’d been upstaged, so it’s a good thing he was away.

I thought Cynthia Erivo gave the judges solid support, but his acid tongue was conspicuously absent.

The Cabaret premiere featured Oti as Sally Bowles and the new, metrosexual Giovanni as the Emcee, which was my dream casting.

I completely forgot about Covid after hearing Dave Arch’s enthusiastic shoulder-bounce as he physically urged the orchestra to use full jazz hands.

AJ and Kai were up first, waltzing to “Edelweiss” with her in a Rosemary’s Baby crop (the hair budget was needed elsewhere).

I already liked the song, but seeing the two of them looking into each other’s eyes (as appropriate) gave me a warm glow.

As the ‘9’s and ’10’s rose, AJ couldn’t stop crying.

They have to be in the championship round.

This is a non-negotiable.

Rhys and Nancy, at the risk of repeating myself, came out and repeated themselves in their Jive to “Footloose,” moving faster than actual light particles.

The judges told him to slow down, take a beat, and stop getting ahead of the music, at the risk of repeating themselves.

When Motsi said his performance, which was always moving like a shark who would die if he stopped, she expressed exactly what I was feeling.

It made her jittery.

I’m not sure how many more times the judges can throw this at him before he changes his mind.

I was dying to see them ballroom this week, despite the fact that that isn’t a verb.

Straight ‘8’s isn’t bad, but it feels like treading water at this point.

Rhys would obviously just skim across the top of the water like one of those insects if he did actually tread water.

Before his Couples’ Choice to “On My Own” from Les Mis this week, Tom had a good cry with his West End star sister, Carrie Hope Fletcher.

However, it appears that he should have saved some of those emotions for the ballroom, because when it came down to it, a solidly good routine was all that was required.

UK news summary from Infosurhoy.

Week 9 of Strictly Come Dancing: Rose melts our Frozen hearts in Musicals Week

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For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only BBC handout photo of Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu during the live show of Saturday's BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing. Picture date: Saturday November 20, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden (Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire)Read More - Featured ImageJohannes Radebe and John Whaite (Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire)For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only BBC handout photo of Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova during rehersals for Saturday's BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing. Picture date: Saturday November 20, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.Read More - Featured Image

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