I missed the opening - but I’m in time to hear Roxy say the dreaded ‘H’ word! Remember I said about my telly not liking the orange/pink combos? Thanks Holly, nice one. Will Young accompanies another mesmerising T&D routine (although with a couple of awkward looking lifts) Shut Up! I never said that, I love T&D. There’s always one of Jayne’s skating dresses I’d like a longer version of - tonight’s is the one. Required element: A chain of four elements, a sort of ice dancing triple jump. Chris implies it’s going to be a laugh, naughty Chris!
The difference the music makes: Mamma Mia gives me my favourite Zomatt performance to date. More skating, not perfect but required element there and I really like her trousers. Much more sparkle (the skating, not the trousers). Score: 23.5, their best. Fighting back again for Frelinda - Let’s Hear it for the Boy, no mistakes this time, excellent required element. I loved the running swing jump, best to date from them too. Score: 18.5? I thought it’d get a bit more than that. Wish she didn’t analyse so much though.
Floral dancing to Everybody Hurts. I’m sure they do, ice is hard. His little girl, bless - did she just say she’d let him make her pancakes? A bit of a trip, what a shame, because it was lovely, a real emotional connection. He recovered well again though. If he stays in - and I hope he does - I feel there’s a magnificent performance within Floral. I think it was a dodgy piece of ice myself. Score: 17 Roxiel in full saucy Marilyn Mode to I Wanna be Loved By You, and I’m hiding behind my notepad now but she’s ok, the headbanger worked! Score: 19. Ruthie just called her Zoe and is being booed; Jason’s on Roxy’s side for the first time.
Pavica share a fleeting video visit from KP *stops writing for a moment to savour the experience* and then dance to Unbreak My Heart. Very understated, gorgeous routine full of passion, nailed the required element and the first one to do it solo. At least I think she did because it looks like the squirly SCD cameraman has moved to DOI, since HE CUT TO PAVEL INSTEAD OF JESSICA! *DOH* Score: 24.5 There was a mistake but it was Pavel’s!
Maray are looking awesome in training again and sure enough, their Rock Around The Clock routine has everything it should have, timing, musicality, togetherness. They are brilliant to watch. Score: 29.5. Can they have him fully trained with a partner by the next Winter Olympics? Colart have to follow but have a great number in The Shoop Shoop Song - big improvement in the music tonight. Fun but still not improving her skating. I defend the public’s right to keep her in, but it’ll be a shame if any of the others go, they’ve all improved so much. Score: 16.5
Safe and skating next week: Colart! Whoa - toughest skate off coming up! Zomatt; Maray; Floral; Roxiel! OMG - Pavica have to be victims of assumption, surely! They’re making us wait while they show some of the auditions from Ice X-Factor, thankfully none of the really dreadful ones. There’s a four year old girl who’s been skating for six years, lol! She’s better than me. Some great looking acts there. Back to the skate off, Frelinda better than first time, will they do it again? Pavica nail the missed lift, it’s beautiful and we see all of the required element. That should see them through, yep 5-0 to Pavica - but Jason’s nasty comment has upset Jessica, more so than being in the dance off. When's Kevin due home? Jason better hope he didn't see that, not known for his shyness in stepping up, our KP. Props week next week! It was one prop the first year, two props last year - will they make it three? Can’t see it myself.