As the battle for the Glitterball Trophy comes closer, Strictly Come Dancing 2021 has revealed the songs and dances each of the Strictly Come Dancing stars will be performing at the first live show.
The dancers are hoping to dazzle the judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and newcomer Anton Du Beke with their moves and fingers crossed they’ll see some 10 paddles over the coming weeks.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be hosting the live Strictly Come Dancing show which will have a stunning opening group number performed by the professional dancers, then the 15 new couples will make their dancing entrance on the Strictly dance floor.
Here’s what the contestants will be dancing to in this year’s first show…
Strictly Come Dancing dances and songs for the first live show
AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington will be dancing the Jive to Gold Dust by DJ Fresh
Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima are doing the American Smooth to Aretha Franklin’s Chain Of Fools
Katie McGlynn and Gorka Márquez are performing the Tango to Black Hole by Griff
Nina Wadia and Neil Jones have the Samba to Mi Gente by J Balvin and Willy William ft. Beyoncé
Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are doing the Jive to Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
Sara Davies and Aljaz Škorjanec are dancing the Cha Cha to The Boss by Diana Ross
Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin will be doing the Waltz to Consequences by Camila Cabello
Adam Peaty and Katya Jones are performing the Cha Cha to Beggin’ by Måneskin
Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova are dancing the Quickstep to Everybody Needs Somebody To Love by The Blues Brothers
Greg Wise and Karen Hauer are doing The American Smooth to That’s Life by Frank Sinatra
John Whaite and Johannes Radebe will be doing the Tango to Blue Monday by New Order
Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu will be dancing the Viennese Waltz to End Of The Road by Boys II Men
Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell are doing the Cha Cha to Rasputin by Boney M
Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden are also dancing the Cha Cha to September by Earth, Wind & Fire
Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse will be dancing the Samba to Iko Iko (My Bestie) by Justin Wellington ft. Small Jam
Long-time Strictly judge Len Goodman revealed who he thought could be this year’s Strictly Come Dancing champion, but who do you think will do well in this year’s competition?
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday 25 September at 7pm on BBC1 — see our TV Guide for full listings.