Amazonian Samba for One Night Only
In Oti's words, this was not going to be the usual ‘Brazil, beach and feathers' affair. No. She wanted to celebrate tribal dance in the forests of the Amazon and hoped we would find it amazing.
But first Danny Mac had to move those hips. Well...he sort of did in his debut dance, the Cha Cha. It had amazed Darcey - “a man who can work his hips...”
But you need to step it up now Danny. We are going for masterclass level.
To aid and encourage Oti took Danny to the local ‘Samba Happening’. Now we are ready to dance:
Oti and Danny’s Samba routine to the drum beats of Sergio Mendes "Magalenha" blew us all, including the judges away. The studio audience exploded in riotous noise.
“Fierce like a puma; hotter and steamier than the Amazonian jungle. It was Fabulous!”
“The Most Perfect Samba; a Master class, Outstanding”
One judge was “palpitating, hyper-ventilating...it was like watching a pagan mating ritual between magnificent exotic species. Every sinew of the body was stretched to the limit, slave to the rhythm”, he said. And those hips...they were popping off Danny's pelvis!
Oti's Amazonian Samba achieved the 1st perfect score in Strictly’s 10 year history. It generated over one million YouTube views within 10 weeks.