Jamie Laing hits back at Strictly trolls with Showdance song ‘I’m still standing’
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Strictly Come Dancing fans saw Ranvir Singh become the last celebrity to be eliminated from the BBC show before its finale this weekend after Jamie narrowly made it through to the next stage. After being saved in the dreaded dance-off for the fourth time this series, some fans weren’t happy about the number of times Jamie has avoided being sent home. But seemingly determined as ever to have fun and enjoy himself, it seems the song title to his Showdance, Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’, proves he won’t let anything dampen his spirits.
Both Craig Revel Horwood and head judge Shirley Ballas opted to put Jamie through to the final on Sunday night.
The Made in Chelsea star has been praised throughout the process for the energy and determination he brings to every performance.
But after he was saved at the weekend, many of those watching at home slammed the decision from the panel.
It seems Jamie won’t let the negative comments from some viewers faze him after a cryptic song choice was revealed ahead of this weekend.
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Today, a list of the three dances the four remaining contestants will be taking on in the final was released.
Alongside this, a list of songs the four couples would be performing the numbers to was confirmed.
Long-term fans of the show will know the finalists all have to perform a Showdance as one of their final three routines.
And Jamie’s song choice could well be a nod to the fact he’s managed to get so far in the process as he will dance to ‘I’m Still Standing’ by Elton John.
Ranvir’s elimination from the competition was a move which proved slightly controversial with those watching act home.
After Jamie was saved for the fourth time, one viewer wrote on Twitter: “Complete fix. Jamie has been saved by the judges how many times. Clearly their favourite. Exactly why I stopped watching and will not watch for a long time again #Strictly.”
“I thought they were supposed to judge only the dance in the dance of but Shirley said about Jamie working hard to win and that was what she liked. Not fair judging #Strictly,” wrote another.
A third echoed: “Total fix that Jamie Laing was kept to get into the final after FOUR times in the bottom two! Won’t be watching again EVER #Strictly.”
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“Well guess I’m missing out on another final. The judges are corrupt and Jamie being in the final after four dance-offs is a joke! #Strictly,” said another.
Luckily, many were more than thrilled to see the reality star put through to the final stage of the competition with partner Karen Hauer.
“I love Ranvir and Gio, they’re amazing! Beautiful interview! But Jamie deserves his place in the final. He’s a good person who’s worked just as hard as everyone else. He’s in the final and that’s that. Be kind everyone, please #Strictly x,” one commented.
“Jamie has NEVER been at the bottom of the leaderboard. Let that sink in. He does deserve his spot in the final. He is the embodiment of Strictly: starting off as an amateur, going on a beautiful journey and turning into a dancer. I admire his and Karen’s determination,” noted another fan of the star.
A third shared: “Glad Jamie is through as he is my favourite. Shame Giovanni is out though! #Strictly #StrictlyComeDancing.”
Alongside a Showdance, Jamie will be repeating two previous routines: one chosen by himself and Karen and the other by the three judges.
The Judge’s Choice category dance sees him repeat his fantastic Charleston to ‘Zero To Hero’ from Hercules, which saw him jump up the leaderboard.
The pair’s own decision is their street-inspired Couple’s Choice to Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – but could they be in with a chance of winning?
Strictly Come Dancing: The Final airs on Saturday at 6pm on BBC One.
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