The Quarter-Finalists!

Posted by Jake on 23rd November 2014

The heats are over and the Quarter-Finalists have been decided!  Read on to see the scores for Cuban Salsa and the overall leaderboard...

First can I say well done to everyone who has taken part in the competition - it takes a lot of guts to stand up in front of the crowd and the camera to give your performance.  The judges have been genuinely blown away by the commitment shown by our contestants and surprised by the awesome standard.

A Note on the Scoring

As mentioned previously, those of our contestants who weren't able to compete in the Cuban Salsa Heats, have been given their average scores from the previous two heats (rounding down).  This is because the dates got messed about due to Bonfire Night - so we thought this would be the fairest way to do it.

Cuban Salsa Scores

Ok, so here are the scores for the Cuban Salsa Heat:

CoupleJakeCarlaJamesDonnaTotalElliot & Amy989834Hannah & Vairis989834Kes & Siobhan989834Pan & Priyanka989834Jess & Will889934Allison & Leonard889833Billy & Veronica888933Andrew & Karen988833Amy & Jonathan888933Emma & Andy888832Mel & John788831Richard & Claudia778830Inga & Dan778830Lee & Kat778830Yolanda & Gareth777728Kamila & Dan777728Jack & Rowena777728

The Quarter-Finalists

With the scores added together from the first three dances, the leaderboard is as follows.  The top seven couples have made it through to the Quarter-Finals.

The Quarter-Finals will be judged by audience vote on the night.  So the scores will not be carried forward into the next round.  The slate will be wiped clean.

CoupleJakeCarlaJamesDonnaTotalAllison & Leonard25242823100Elliot & Amy2623242396Hannah & Vairis2524242396Kes & Siobhan2622262296Billy & Veronica2523242496Pan & Priyanka2524242194Mel & John2422252394Richard & Claudia2421252393Jess & Will2422232392Andrew & Karen2523222292Emma & Andy2422242292Inga & Dan2221252391Lee & Kat2323232190Amy & Jonathan2222222389Yolanda & Gareth2320212185Kamila & Dan2221212084Jack & Rowena2221202184

So the Quarter-Finalists are:  Allison & Leonard, Elliot & Amy, Hannah & Vairis, Kes & Siobhan, Billy & Veronica, Pan & Priyanka and Mel & John.

Hard luck to Richard and Claudia who narrowly missed out!

By Jake

Nearly a decade ago, I resolved to run a salsa night the way I thought it should be run and the idea for StreetSalsa was born.  The rest as they say is history..

I've made some of the best friends you could wish for through dancing, and want to share what a life-changing experience dance can be.

By Dan on 23rd November 2014 at 20:59

Congrats! Good luck to everyone, It was a wild ride but I'm happy to bow out.

By Jake on 23rd November 2014 at 21:01

Very gracious of you Dan!  And well done mate :)  You drew some bad luck in the Cuban Salsa with the music problem!

By Richard on 24th November 2014 at 21:10

Congratulations to all who made it throguh, you've all worked so hard and shown such enthusiasm - love it! Just gutted I don't get to compete in the Lindy heat!!!

By Jake on 25th November 2014 at 11:07

Think you and Claudia would have gone far if you'd made it into the quarters!

By Richard on 5th December 2014 at 12:14

Looks like Claudia's going far anyway ;-)

By Jake on 5th December 2014 at 17:05

Haha yeah, and she's managed to avoid the dubious achievement of being knocked out twice!