Strictly Come Dancing fans were quick to call out a 'pointless' element of the show as they tuned into the live final. After three months of watching multiple dances and seeing the couples whittled down from 15 to four, it was finally time for the big ending of the BBC One dance competition.
Molly Rainford, Fleur East, Helen Skelton and Hamza Yassin made it through to the final following a closely fought semi-final which saw Will Mellor emotionally miss out on a spot in the last round of Strictly 2022.
Each of the celebrities and their professional partners - Carlos Gu, Vito Coppola, Gorka Marquez, and Jowita Przystał - were tasked with performing three times in the final. While the judges chose which of their routines they wanted to see again, the couple's could also choose their favourite dance from the series and lastly, there is the all-important showdance where they can show off everything they have learnt throughout the series.
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Wildlife cameraman and presenter Hazma opened the show on Saturday with his professional partner Jowita with a lively and energetic performance of the judges’ pick routine of the salsa to Ecuador by Sash! featuring Rodriguez. The 32-year-old, who topped the leader board in the live semi-final, received standing ovations from judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse after he performed the dance once again with stunning lifts.
Next up was Molly and her partner Carlos with the TV presenter and singer, 22, delivering a fun and whimsical quickstep to Love On Top by Beyonce. She received praise from the judges for being so improved compared to her previous dance.
Radio host and singer Fleur and Vito followed with a samba to Hot Hot Hot by Arrow as their judges’ pick. The singer, 35, received widespread praise from the judges for the colourful and lively performance. And TV presenter Helen and dacner Gorka performed the jive to Tightrope by Janelle Monae at the request of the judges. The 39-year-old received standing ovations from Motsi and Shirley for the slick and fast dance.
But as the couples started to take to the floor for what will be for the final time and were receiving their comments and scores, Strictly viewers watching at home were quick to flock to social media and point out an issue,
@Atkins_Sam tweeted: "Let’s take a look at this utterly pointless leaderboard where everyone has scored the same and none of it counts anyway. #Strictly." @Jodiewithie said: "Might as well just bin off the judges scoring in the final, feels pretty pointless #strictly." @chrisb99_uk wrote: "What’s the point of the judges scores in the final? They will just all be 40 anyway #strictly."
@TVSimes asked: "Considering the fact it's down to the public vote, the judges scores are somewhat irrelevant? #Strictly." @Onthebox7 posted: "It’s all a waste of time listening to the judges isn’t it. Everybody who is going to vote has already decided who they are voting for. Judges scores don’t count #strictly." But @LeaVictoria02 added: "Thank goodness these scores mean nothing tonight,because otherwise I would riot here #strictly."
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