Good news awaited Lulu and Brendan when the verdict was given. Lively Italian, Bruno Toliolli said, “You handled the tricks with great panache. I couldn’t help thinking that you were about to go wrong, but you didn’t, you did nothing wrong.” Even the normally critical Craig Revel-Horwood was generous, saying “It was a fantastic concept, although it was a battle for supremacy while you were in the holds.”
Head judge, Len Goodman, always has something positive to say. “There were plenty of tricks and quite a few treats. What entertainment, I loved it!” Alisha Dixon was the last one to give her opinion, “I loved the entrance. You can be proud of yourself.”
In the post-dance interview, Lulu was obviously happy with her performance, commenting “I loved it out there". Professional partner, Brendan, was keen to praise the efforts of the wardrobe and props staff.
When the scores came in, the news was not bad, but could have been better. She scored 29 points out of a possible 40, placing her 7th out of 11. The results show tomorrow evening will reveal if she has to rely on the judges to keep her in the competition, or if enough viewers have voted for her to give her automatic passage to next week’s show, taking her one step nearer to the final in the world famous Ballroom in Blackpool.