'Strictly Come Dancing' Week 8 Songs And Dances Confirmed

Blackpool is in sight...

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ bosses have confirmed the songs and dances the contestants will be performing to this weekend.

We’re now over halfway into the competition and the remaining nine couples will be pulling out all the stops for a chance to perform in Blackpool next weekend (17 November).

Saturday’s live show will see them taking on a range of dance styles, with modern tunes from the likes of Sigala and Calum Scott mixed with classics from Jackie Wilson and Audrey Hepburn.


This week it’s Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev’s couple’s choice, and they’ll be performing a contemporary routine.

Here’s the full rundown of what to expect…

  • Ashley and Pasha will be dancing Contemporary to ‘Unsteady’ by X Ambassadors
  • Lauren and AJ will be dancing a Viennese Waltz to ‘You Are The Reason’ by Calum Scott and Leona Lewis
  • Stacey and Kevin will be dancing a Waltz to ‘Moon River’ by Audrey Hepburn
  • Faye and Giovanni will be dancing a Jive to ‘Reet Petite’ by Jackie Wilson
  • Kate and Aljaz will be dancing a Quickstep to ’I Want You To Want Me; by Letters To Cleo
  • Danny and Amy will be dancing a Samba to ‘Feels Like Home’ by Sigala
  • Charles and Karen will be dancing a Charleston to ‘No Diggity’ by Minimatic
  • Graeme and Oti will be dancing a Salsa to ‘Follow The Leader’ by Soca Boys
  • Joe and Dianne will be dancing a Samba to ‘MmmBop’ by Hanson

The ‘This Morning’ medic left the BBC ballroom competition during Sunday’s results show after facing ‘Casualty’ actor Charles Venn in the dance-off.

After the result was announced, Dr Ranj told host Tess Daly: “I can’t express how much this has meant to me. I have made friends for life. I’ve done something that I only could have dreamed of. I just want to say to anyone who ever dreams of this you can, you really can, ’cause I’m here and I’ve done it.”

Airing on Christmas Day, former champion Caroline Flack will be strapping on her dancing shoes once again for the special episode, where she’ll be joined by Aston Merrygold and Anita Rani.

Also competing for the Silver Star trophy in this year’s Christmas special, which will have the theme of “fairy tales and making dreams come true, will be ‘EastEnders’ actor Jake Wood, former cricketer Michael Vaughan and Ann Widdecombe.

Jay McGuiness's Jive
This was the moment that former Wanted singer Jay cemented himself as the favourite to win the 2015 series... and it was only week three (!!!) .
Ore Oduba's Showdance
Before the 2016 final, it looked as though Danny Mac had it in the bag, until Ore and Joanne Clifton came out with this Showdance, which managed to be both heaps of fun and technically impressive.
Jake Wood's Salsa
EastEnders' used car salesman Max Branning turned into an overnight sex symbol with this Samba to Mambo No. 5 in 2014. It was just a pity it later emerged his partner had lifted the choreography from her stint on So You Think You Can Dance?.
Faye Tozer's Jazz
Some Strictly fans were unsure when the BBC announced they were introducing three new routines to the show, one of which was Jazz, but any doubts we had went out the window as soon as Faye and Giovanni Pernice delivered this spooky routine.
Alesha Dixon's Cha-Cha-Cha
When Alesha Dixon performed this show-stopping routine on series five, it was clear she was about to become a big star. She later became the next Arlene Phillips, replacing the veteran on the panel, and released a string of successful tunes post-Strictly.
Debbie McGee's Paso Doble
Reminder: this was Debbie McGee in week one.
Sophie Ellis Bextor's Charleston
The Charleston was a fairly new dance to Strictly when S.E.B took it on in 2013. And despite it only being week two of the competition, she and partner Brendan Cole bagged a whopping 36 points for the routine.
Danny Mac's Samba
Danny and Oti's 2016 routine still makes us come over a bit funny. Let's put it this way - if it was any hotter, it would have been on literal fire.
Abbey Clancy's Waltz
2013 champ Abbey wowed the judges with this beautiful waltz in week one of the competition, and brought it back for the final, where they scored a perfect 40 and lifted the Glitterball Trophy.
Jill Halfpenny's Jive
If you can remember as far back as series two in 2004, you'll no doubt remember this knockout performance from Jill and partner Darren Bennett.
Lisa Riley's Samba
We don't think anyone has ever had as much fun as Lisa and Robin Windsor performing their Samba on the show in 2012.
Caroline Flack's Charleston
Cazza's Turkish interpretation of the Charleston cemented her as the favourite to win in 2014. She also performed the dance again in the final, which eventually saw her crowned winner.
Kara Tointon's Argentine Tango
Given the tension in this performance, it's no wonder Kara and Artem Chigvintsev announced they were an item shortly afterwards.
Louis Smith's Showdance
Not only did Louis Smith capture a lot of attention with his toplessness, his dancing was pretty good in this too.
Alexandra Burke's Jive
Alexandra Burke broke the record for the most "10"s given out during a series of Strictly, and with routines like this, it's not hard to see why.
Matt Di Angelo's Salsa
Matt went from Dean Wicks to snake hips with his performance of the Salsa in series five in 2007.

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