This evening on BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Lulu performed her second dance of the series as she faces the very real prospect of being the first celebrity to leave the popular show.
After her dance last week, the judges gave her a total score of 17 points, which placed her near the bottom of the scoreboard. Head judge, Len Goodman, described it as having “plenty of Boom-Bang-a-Bang, but not much to shout about.” Tonight, she danced a Foxtrot with her professional partner, Brendan Cole to the song, ‘Falling to Pieces’ by The Script. The video of her in training showed Lulu struggling to remember the steps.
She entered the stage wearing a blue dress which was loose enough from the waist down to allow the dress to swirl nicely around her while she danced. Her performance earned her encouraging plaudits from the four judges. Head judge Len Goodman said “You got through the routine, it’s a start. Work on the footwork but much better than last week.”
Alisha Dixon, who won the 2007 series of the show, also thought Lulu had improved. “You were more positive than last week, much better” was her reaction. Flamboyant Italian judge, Bruno Tonioli, said “You can dance if you want to.” Even controversial judge, Craig Revel Horwood, had something positive to say. “You were trying to keep close tom Brendan, but kept looking away, however, some steps were beautiful.”
Interviewed by co-host, Tess Daly, afterwards, Lulu said, “Last week, I was trigger happy, this week, my nerves kicked in.”
Although she was awarded a total of 25 points by the judges, a big improvement on last week, she is far from out danger. Her combined score of 42 points was only enough to place her 12th out of 14. She is now relying on the British public to give her enough votes to keep her out of the bottom two when their votes are added to the judges’ scores. If she is in the bottom two, she will face a dance off with the other couple and it is then down to the four judges to decide who stays and who goes.
The results show is Sunday evening at 19:25 BST on BBC1