Strictly New Pros

Last week the BBC announced that three new professional dancers are joining Strictly Come Dancing this year. Strictly fans, myself included, scrambled to see the news as when new dancers join, it means others have left (or been dropped) to make room for them. Three questions are in the minds of strictly fans when these announcements are made: Who are the new pros? Who is returning? Who is leaving?

The new pros were announced as Giovanni Pernice, Gleb Savchenko and Otlile Mabuse. Special mentions in the announcement were given to Iveta and Trent who are not returning and Robin Windsor is also not returning (though the executive producer neglects to comment about Windsor at all!) bringing the total number of pros to 16 for this year’s series in the Autumn.

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The Voice Lives (Series 4)

Back in January I wrote a blog post about The Voice UK returning for its fourth series and compiled a list of my favourite blind auditions. About 2 months later and all the blind auditions have been completed, the battles and the knockouts done. The live shows start tonight with the quarter final.

The live shows seem to be the point where the programme’s audience changes. I know myself and people my age like the blind auditions stage the most. I suppose this is because it is the show’s unique selling point; what makes it different from other reality talent shows. The same can be said for the battle stages and the knockouts. When the shows are live I guess the format is standard talent show like The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent so the Voice loses some of its enticing features. However, whilst The X Factor and all of Simon Cowell’s replica shows have a relatively young audience, I would say that The Voice loses most of its younger audience at the live stage. This leads to singers progressing or winning (series 2 I’m looking at you!) that you wouldn’t have expected.

I won’t be watching the programme live tonight as I am at a concert but I will be watching on catchup. This blog post will discuss each team’s live show contestants ahead of tonight’s programme.

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“We’re going on a job hunt. We’re not scared….”

…Well maybe a little bit!

It’s come to that time. I have finished education and now I have to enter the real world of jobs, no student loan to help pay my rent and the start of taxes. Fun, fun, fun. I’ve had an amazing three years studying Media Communications. I have learnt so much and the course really interested me. I’m glad that I decided to study this course and that I studied something I genuinely love. I suppose the one disadvantage of a course like mine is that there is no set occupation to enter following the completion of the degree. I have been indecisive for three years about what I want to do (or actually my whole education since they started talking about careers in secondary school).

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