The Semi Finals - Week 12
Our team strived hard to reach the semi-finals; Danny in particular was very focused on enabling Oti to reach the finals by being the best that he could be. Now only one process of elimination stood between them and that goal.
By the twelfth week and those long hours in the training room, the tiredness is etched on their faces.
******* The team chose to reprise the American Smooth for the Dance-Off. There is such a strong bond between Danny and Oti, and with their enjoyment of the performance, it created some unforgettable images. These are among the most sensational and memorable of all.
|Oti preparing to launch herself off a bridge into Danny Mac's arms|
|Take off - audible gasp from studio audience|
|In flight - almost there|
|Finally Oti lands safely in Danny Mac's arms and we can exhale|
At the end of the process when all the votes were counted...the unimaginable...clamity struck once again. Our team found themselves, for the very first time in 12 weeks, in the Dance-Off. A place in the finals depended on a judges' majority vote.
The Divas were devastated. How could that be? Our team had been at the top of the leaderboard more than any other contender, and yet here they were...facing elimination. It was absurd. The Dream Team choose to reprise the American Smooth.
The upside though is that Danny now had what he keenly wanted...he had run the entire race and made it to the finish line. He had danced all the dances...that was the dream. He also wanted to bring that glitterball home to his best friend Oti.
|Danny and Oti applaud their opponents|
And thank you Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse: It has been a blast. Whether you carry off that glitterball or not #TeamDoti has been our one and only winner from day one.
 Acknowledgement for source material: BBC & Linda Kent
 Related Posts: a) http://amariblaize.blogspot.com/2017/01/oti-mabuse-wild-child.html?spref=tw & http://www.writtenbytracey.com/2017/02/15/favourite-finds-oti-mabuse-black-girl-magic-in-the-ballroom/
 dotidivas.blogspot.com Editors: Amari Blaize, Maria Connolly, Mai-Britt Rodway, Denise Guyett