Comedians Jayde Adams and professional Karen Hauer received a standing ovation after their first show on the TV series Serious.
aturday marks the popular show’s first night of competition, with 15 couples battling for as many points as possible to cement their spot in their first week on the leaderboard.
Adams and Hauer danced a vibrant samba to Christina Aguilera’s Dirrty featuring Redman, which secured them a score of 23 and a standing ovation from judges Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas and members of the audience.
Mabuse commends Adams, saying: “You are absolutely contagious. Energy, you are selling parts of the performance, we have all of that.
“Do me a favor, hold on and move forward wherever the journey may move but work on those techniques, work on those feet and try to maintain that level from beginning to the end of the dance – but what do I say at the beginning. “
Craig Revel Horwood criticized her lack of “bounce”, which he felt was necessary for a samba, and described it as a “slightly flat foot”.
Professional actresses Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima were the first couple to hit the dance floor when they joined Merry Clayton’s Yes.
Wearing the right canary yellow, they twirled and dipped throughout the procedure, achieving a score of 23.
Ballas praised the Coronation Street star at the opening of the show, saying: “What a way to open, great.”
She added that she’s glad she’s kept her routine simple and has allowed herself to grow somewhere during the competition.
However, Revel Horwood describes it as “slow” and says she needs to get on her toes more.
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Kiss FM DJ Tyler West and professional partner Dianne Buswell performed an elegant Harry Styles rendition of American Smooth to Falling.
They also tried the challenging Angel Lift, which saw West lift and swing Buswell over his head – helping them achieve a score of 21.
Ballas says the atmosphere they create is “beautiful,” but advises him to try to learn different footwork techniques.
While Revel Horwood says it feels “a bit pedestrian” and lacks emotion, but adds that he loves the dramatic lift.
Loose Women stars Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington performed the tango for Voulez-Vouz by Abba, and despite making a few mistakes, they still earned a score of 21.
“I think the nerve got a little better on you but your silhouette, your frame in certain areas, not everywhere, when you don’t make mistakes, you really are,” Ballas said. had a beautiful top lane. You need to trust yourself and trust your partner.”
Revel Horwood admitted he was nervous at first after seeing her at the premiere, but confirmed that he was “really, really into her”.
EastEnders actors James Bye and Amy Dowden performed a nostalgic-themed jive for The Romantics’ What I Like About You, earning a score of 22 for their efforts.
Anton Du Beke ponders the mistakes Bye rages, joking: “I like it, if you’re wrong, totally wrong, just stand still and pick it up last,” but added that he thinks it’s a “good numbers”.
BBC Radio 2’s Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice performed energetic cha cha cha in Wham’s I’m Your Man! for their first routine.
Wearing a matching T-shirt with the words Choose Dance, they received a score of 23 and Anderson’s mother gave him a full 10 as well.
Revel Horwood joked: “For a moment, I thought I was at Ru Paul’s Drag Race, honey.”
He added that he thought it was rigid, but gave him “full marks on entertainment”.
TV presenters Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez performed American Smooth for their first dance in Aretha Franklin’s You Send Me, earning them a score of 26.
Du Beke told Skelton to “master the dance” more when he said she was “awesome”.
Ballas praised Skelton’s timing during the performance, saying she was “sitting in the pocket of the music”.
The dance competition kicked off the first live show of the 20th series with a fun group dance by the judges and professional dancers.
Britain’s Got Talent finalist Molly Rainford and new pro Carlos Gu performed an energetic samba to Anne Marie and Little Mix’s Kiss My (Uh Oh), securing them the top score is 31.
Mabuse said it was the best performance of the night so far for her, describing Rainford as a “shooting star”.
While Revel Horwood simply said: “I can’t wait to see more.”
Performing a medley of songs, the female dancers wore vibrant feather dresses with matching headgear while the men wore bright yellow trousers and multicolored shirts.
Seriously come dancing continues on BBC One.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/comedian-jayde-adams-receives-standing-ovation-after-first-strictly-routine-42014759.html Comedian Jayde Adams receives standing ovation after first serious routine