Bringing the drama for only the second Argentine tango of the series and Amy’s first on Strictly, set to the classical crossover string quartet’s version of the traditional 70s composition. Former Strictly pro Vincent Simone has been helping them in training and it’s a tricky, intricate routine. Sensual and sizzling but needed to be closer in hold early on. Pose-striking at times rather than acting and reacting, but strong lines, lifts and floor-sweeps. Flicky, kicky, tricky and a strong dramatic end. Phew.
Music: “Libertango” by Bond
Judges’ verdict: Motsi says “intense chemistry and intimate partnering, loved it.” Shirley says “one of the most difficult routines I’ve seen, you kept in character, strong feeling but foot wobbling at times.” Bruno says “moody, complex, some moments where you lost balance but the last section of ganchos was splendid.” Craig concludes “balance issues, footwork issues, lost the flavour, too aggressive, a lot wrong with it but also a lot right with it”. Eights and nines, do we reckon?
Judges’ scores: 8, 10 (eh?), 9, 9 for a total of 36 points.