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Old 03-08-2013, 21:27
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I wonder if they will keep the structure the same for the fourth year running? I personally would like to see something like this.

Week 1 - (14) Waltz or Cha Cha. One eliminated.
Week 2 - (13) Foxtrot or Salsa. One eliminated.
Week 3 - (12) Quickstep or Rumba. One eliminated.
Week 4 - (11) Tango or Jive. One eliminated.
Week 5 - (10) Viennese Waltz or Paso Doble. One eliminated.
Week 6 - (9) American Smooth, Samba, Argentine Tango or Charleston. One eliminated.
Week 7 - (8) Wembley Week. One unlearned dance. One eliminated.
Week 8 - (7) Movie Week. One unlearned dance. One eliminated.
Week 9 - (6) Team Week (like DOI). One unlearned dance and team dance. One eliminated.
Week 10 - (5) Two unlearned dances. One eliminated.
Week 11 - (4) Two unlearned dances. Two eliminated.
Week 12 - (2) Favourite ballroom and latin. Judge's choice. Showdance. Winner crowned.

What are evryone else's preferences?
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Old 03-08-2013, 21:37
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Two dances per week until week six and three couples in the final.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:31
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Keep the AT until the quarter-finals - don't expect some couples to dance it within their first few weeks.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:51
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1) Definitely bring back just two dances per week until at least Week 6.
2) No elimination in Week 1 - I like how they now get a chance to do one of each.
3) Get rid of the Charleston so that all 10 traditional dances have been danced by the finalists.
4) Replace the show dance with the dance fusion.
5) I didn't like last year how the Cha Cha Cha was danced by everyone within the first four weeks - dances need to be balanced out throughout the series.
6) No more than two theme nights per series and don't bother with Wembly or Blackpool.
7) Last year was significantly better than 2011 in terms of less stupid comedy VTs and props - hope this continues.
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Old 04-08-2013, 14:40
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1) At least for first few week, couples should have same dances i.e. waltz or cha, and no elimination until they have danced both.

2) All 10 standard dances should be danced before they bring in other more gimmicky dances such as salsa or AT.

3) All dances should be danced at the correct speed. No more slow motion Viennese Waltzs or quicksteps - it amounts to cheating.

4) Props to be limited to one night only; make it a "props" week when everyone has to use them as they do on Dancing on Ice.

5) No more Wembley - definitely no more Wembley!

6) On finals night, the Showdance to be danced by all 3 finalists before an elimination is made.
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Old 04-08-2013, 14:45
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Any without Bruce.
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Old 04-08-2013, 14:50
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That as well, but alas it's already been arranged!
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Old 04-08-2013, 14:50
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1) Definitely bring back just two dances per week until at least Week 6.
2) No elimination in Week 1 - I like how they now get a chance to do one of each.
3) Get rid of the Charleston so that all 10 traditional dances have been danced by the finalists.
4) Replace the show dance with the dance fusion.
5) I didn't like last year how the Cha Cha Cha was danced by everyone within the first four weeks - dances need to be balanced out throughout the series.
6) No more than two theme nights per series and don't bother with Wembly or Blackpool.
7) Last year was significantly better than 2011 in terms of less stupid comedy VTs and props - hope this continues.
Pretty much agree with all of this. Although I don't mind if they keep the Charleston. And I'm not fussed either way if they do Blackpool/Wembley either, I wouldn't mind if they kept it but its not something I'd kick up a stink over if they ditched it. Although I think if they do have to do one, Blackpool works better than Wembley

Also totally agree on the silly VTs etc.

Definitely liked the introduction of the fusion last series

And definitely a final with 3 couples as opposed to 2 or 4
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Old 04-08-2013, 17:32
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Similar to Series 1-4 but no eliminations until second week.

Three couples in final.

On Final night, clear 2nd/3rd place unlike last year.
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Old 04-08-2013, 19:39
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agree with much above reference the dance format but one other serious change please in presentation

Find a genuine mode of comedy that adds to the dance programme and dispense with the inane "this is them in training" and instruct Bruce to stick to introductions only avoiding his awful unfunny "prepared jokes"
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Old 04-08-2013, 19:45
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Sorry I stuttered
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Old 04-08-2013, 19:53
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In the results show Bring back a volunteer former contestant to dance a dance they didn't get to do or one that wasn't in the series when they did it. IE tonight Claudia I'll be dancing the ................
And in the Final get Zoe and Ian back on the Dance floor.
Would keep dance fusion. And keep It takes two and red button the same. Maybe have Zoe with Karen Hardy for the Final.
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Old 04-08-2013, 20:45
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Similar to Series 1-4 but no eliminations until second week.

Three couples in final.

On Final night, clear 2nd/3rd place unlike last year.
Agreed.
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Old 04-08-2013, 21:08
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Key Features:
1. Abolition of all themed weeks such as Halloween week and Hollywood week.
2. Dump Wembley as a venue.
3. Change of format to the following:

Week 1: All couples complete 2 dances i.e Salsa and Viennese Waltz over 2 nights (Friday and Saturday)
1 couple eliminated
Week 2: All couples complete Waltz OR a Cha cha cha.
1 couple eliminated
Week 3: All couples complete a Tango OR a Paso Doble
1 couple eliminated.
Week 4: All couples complete a Quickstep OR a Jive
1 couple eliminated
Week five: All couples complete either an American Smooth OR a Samba
1 couple eliminated
Week six: All couples complete a Foxtrot OR a Rumba
1 couple eliminated
Week seven: All remaining couples complete the reverse dance not done in week 2 i.e a Waltz or a Cha cha cha.
1 couple eliminated
Week eight: All couples complete reverse dance not done in week 3 i.e Tango or Paso Doble.
1 couple eliminated
Week nine: All couples complete reverse dance not done in week 4 i.e Quickstep or Jive
1 couple eliminated
Week ten: All couples complete reverse dance not done in week 5 i.e American Smooth OR a Samba.
They also complete a Charleston.
1 couple eliminated
Week eleven - Semi Final: All couples complete reverse dance not done in week 6 i.e Foxtrot OR a Rumba.
They also complete an Argentine Tango.
1 couple eliminated.
Week Twelve - THE FINAL.
All three remaining couples complete 3 routines
1. Their highest scoring dance of the series (in order to fine tune it to obtain or repeat a perfect score)
2. Their lowest scoring dance of the series (in order to maximise potential for improvement)
3. Showdance lasting 2 minutes and not 90 seconds.
If the couples have joint lowest or highest scoring dances they may choose between them.
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Old 04-08-2013, 21:22
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I once read how in the US they had this thing where the contestants got limited time to prepare a dance - something along 1 hour I thought.
I think that would be interesting to see, since Chelsee for example had much less training time than others, and Michael previous season much more

. If they just do that in the finale for example except the showdance I think it could be very interesting - And they have multiple dances without the quality going down.

Furthermore:
No 'comedy' training clips, I don't mind the ones in ITT but not durning the show.
No mismatched pairings qua lenght - or as little as possible.
No Wembley - Can't remember Blackpool so don't know.
KEEP Movie night, though maybe an addition that tv-series are also allowed, and KEEP Halloween night. Many of my favourite dances come from those theme nights.
No props, except maybe for a prop-night as previously discussed.
A final with just 2 couples. No eliminations till everyone had the chance to dance one latin and one ballroom.
Keep the charleston - I love that dance

And Repeat the worst-scoring dance in the final. With judges and dancers favourite you can hardly see a difference if you don't know much about dance
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Old 17-08-2013, 11:01
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I would move the AT back to the semi finals and by the time the final is over, the dancers in it must have danced all of the traditional 10 ballroom and latin dances. If dancers have skipped some dances it doesn't make for a fair comparison.
Also make the showdance the final dance of the series. It makes no sense in its current place in the final.
Definitely get rid of the theme nights, especially Halloween (my personal bugbear for shoehorning dances to inappropriate music) and never hold it at Wembley. Blackpool is the home of ballroom dancing and I just like them taking the show there. Also if they must hold it at Wembley, get rid of that stupid podium in the middle of the stage!

Edit: oh and it is only fair that everyone dances a ballroom and a latin before they are eliminated.
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Old 17-08-2013, 11:24
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In more or less descending order of importance I would change the following from the last series :

1. Reveal who finished in 2nd/3rd sodding place
2. Only have 3 couples in the final
3. Double elimination in the semis
4. Get rid of the dance-off again
5. Kill Fusion Week by repeatedly smacking it in the head with a half-brick
6. Replace Wembley with Blackpool again
7. With the Showdances either go the whole USA "supersize" hog and have fireworks, marching bands and the entire set of Run The Risk on stage, or strip things back to dancing. The current flaming hoop/dinky glitter bucket/giant polystyrene globe set-up is too much of a halfway house and comes across as amateurish.
8. Either get rid of the Charleston or be a bit more critical of it. From Wembley to the final a Charleston was either top of the leaderboard or second EVERY SINGLE WEEK. It was stupid and repetitive. Nicky Byrne should not have been scoring 36, ever. Kimberley Walsh deserved 10s for a number of dances but not for wobbly cartwheels and making goggle-fingers.
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Old 17-08-2013, 11:38
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Most of all I would like to see them dump American Smooth.

1) Because very few of the pros know what American Smooth actually is, proven by them trying to dance an "American Smooth Quickstep" which is non-existent, and looks stupid.

2) Because they already incorporate "Smooth" into all the ballroom dances by doing out-of-hold moves, etc.
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Old 17-08-2013, 12:51
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I agree mostly with Kaycee and Sambadan in terms of dance all 10 standard dances first then introduce the AT, Salsa or Charleston.
I don't see the point of the Fusion dance as its half of 2 other dances joined together.
Agree with Monkseal on getting rid of the dance-off.

I do think a couple of themed weeks may be necessary to add variety.

Make them DANCE the ACTUAL DANCE for 90 seconds. Add 20 seconds for an intro or exit which isn't considered part of the dance.

The chances of this happening I would say are very close to zero.
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Old 17-08-2013, 13:20
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In more or less descending order of importance I would change the following from the last series :

1. Reveal who finished in 2nd/3rd sodding place
Totally agree! What possible reason did they have for not revealing it? made no sense at all
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Old 17-08-2013, 13:44
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In more or less descending order of importance I would change the following from the last series :

1. Reveal who finished in 2nd/3rd sodding place
2. Only have 3 couples in the final
3. Double elimination in the semis
4. Get rid of the dance-off again
5. Kill Fusion Week by repeatedly smacking it in the head with a half-brick
6. Replace Wembley with Blackpool again
7. With the Showdances either go the whole USA "supersize" hog and have fireworks, marching bands and the entire set of Run The Risk on stage, or strip things back to dancing. The current flaming hoop/dinky glitter bucket/giant polystyrene globe set-up is too much of a halfway house and comes across as amateurish.
8. Either get rid of the Charleston or be a bit more critical of it. From Wembley to the final a Charleston was either top of the leaderboard or second EVERY SINGLE WEEK. It was stupid and repetitive. Nicky Byrne should not have been scoring 36, ever. Kimberley Walsh deserved 10s for a number of dances but not for wobbly cartwheels and making goggle-fingers.
Fusion week is one of the weeks I DO want back. One of my favourite weeks from last year and I liked them all.
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Old 17-08-2013, 14:10
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I disagree to those who say the dance-off should go. It brings a bit of tension and excitement to the results show.
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Old 17-08-2013, 14:21
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I disagree to those who say the dance-off should go. It brings a bit of tension and excitement to the results show.
Maybe that says something about the results show?
I found that it wasn't worth watching in recent years and looked up the spoiler on Saturday night.

I may have missed the occasional something worth watching, but you can catch up on iPlayer.
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Old 17-08-2013, 15:04
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The dance-off IMO robs the results show of tension by making eliminations that could feasibly go either way based on audience scores a foregone conclusion because it's obvious who the judges is going to pick as "better".

Johnny vs Richard
Jerry vs Michael
Richard vs Nicky
Victoria vs Michael
Michael vs Nicky
Nicky vs Denise

Last series alone, all 6 of those could have been nail-biters, but with the judges in charge in each case it was 100% obvious who was going home before a single step was taken.
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Old 17-08-2013, 15:19
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The dance-off IMO robs the results show of tension by making eliminations that could feasibly go either way based on audience scores a foregone conclusion because it's obvious who the judges is going to pick as "better".

Johnny vs Richard
Jerry vs Michael
Richard vs Nicky
Victoria vs Michael
Michael vs Nicky
Nicky vs Denise

Last series alone, all 6 of those could have been nail-biters, but with the judges in charge in each case it was 100% obvious who was going home before a single step was taken.
Johnny vs Richard, Jerry vs Michael, Victoria vs Michael and Michael vs Nicky could all have gone either way. Just as Richard beat Colin in Week 5 against all odds...
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