Tuesday 20 February 2018

Revealed: Strictly Come Dancing semi-final song and dance choices

Strictly Come Dancing presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
Strictly Come Dancing presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

It's semi-final week the five remaining contestants are gearing up for two performances each on Saturday night.

No doubt Anita Rani, Georgia May Foote, Jay McGuinness, Katie Derham, and Kellie Bright are still reeling from Helen George's shock exit last weekend.

Georgia May Foote will be under extra pressure given she was in last week's dance off despite being one of the bookies' favourites to win the series.

There's plenty of scope for direct dance comparisons as some of the contestants are dancing the same dance.  Favourites Georgia May Foote and Jay McGuinness are both tackling the Viennese Waltz while Jay and Katie Derham will also both tackle the Charleston.

Here's what they'll be dancing and what they'll be dancing to in the hopes of making it to the December 19 grand glitterball final...

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice

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Georgia May Foote appearing on the Strictly Come Dancing live show in Blackpool. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

Viennese Waltz to Runaway by The Corrs

Argentine Tango to Tanguera by Sexteto Mayor

Jay McGuinness and Aliona Vilani

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani topped the leaderboard (BBC/PA)

Charleston to Doctor Jazz from the musical Jelly's Last Jam

Viennese Waltz to Bryan Adams' Have You Ever Loved a Woman

Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko

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Embargoed to 2025 Saturday October 10 For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of Anita Rani and her dance partner Gleb Savchenko during a dress rehearsal recording for this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.

Foxtrot to Frank Sinatra's New York New York

Salsa to Feel this Moment by Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera

Katie Derham and Anton du Beke

Anton Du Beke and Katie Derham Photo: BBC Pictures

Waltz to O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini

Charleston to Too Darn Hot from Kiss Me Kate

Kellie Bright and Kevin Clifton

Kellie Bright is vying for the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball

American Smooth to Let's Face the Music and Dance by Irving Berlin

Rhumba to Songbird by Eva Cassidy

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