Len Goodman has revealed that he would have given Louis Smith a ten on Saturday night, had his routine had more ‘balance.’
The Olympic medal winning gymnast got one ten from Bruno Tonioli and all the other judges awarded him nines for his dance fusion routine, which mixed a rumba and a tango.
He and professional partner Flavia Cacace performed to U2’s ‘With Or Without You’ and for most of the routine they danced the rumba, only moving into the more passionate dance at the very end of the song.
Head judge Len thinks they needed to have more of a mix of styles and speaking on It Takes Two he explained:
“They way they didn’t wasn’t that hard, because it was all rumba and then it moved on. If I was to critique it, it was a lot of rumba and not much tango but I understand it was the music.”
“When you choreograph, you choreograph to the music and it was all very quiet and rumba-y and then of course it goes into that strong end which really feels like a tango. So I did actually think that was the right way to go, but for me if it had been a little bit more of a balance of the two dances it could have been a ten.”
Louis meanwhile is just glad that he made it through Sunday’s show and on to this week’s semi final. He is still bookies favourite to win and thanked his fans tweeting:
“Big big thank you to everyone who voted for me and flavs.. We feel on a roll and we are so grateful to have made it through 🙂 big #crewlove”
He and Flavia will have to perform twice on Saturday and the practice is taking it’s toll on Cacace. She wrote:
“Tough long day of training today and another tomorrow. Send us all your energy please 🙂 xx”
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