Alexan­dra wows judges with ‘in­cred­i­ble’ tango

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ALEXAN­DRA Burke was the first Strictly con­tes­tant to take on the Ar­gen­tine tango of this year’s se­ries.

The singer and part­ner Gorka Mar­quez per­formed the tricky dance to Gotan Project’s Mi Con­fe­sion, and re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion from the au­di­ence and 38 points from judges.

They were lauded by the ex­pert panel, with Craig Revel Hor­wood telling Burke: “You never fail to amaze me, that was in­cred­i­ble.”

Head judge Shirley Bal­las told the duo: “I felt like I was trans­ported to a night­club where it was just you two,” adding “ex­tra­or­di­nary”.

View­ers felt the same way, la­belling Burke “fierce”.

@Triyn2 tweeted: “I ab­so­lutely loved that Ar­gen­tine tango! @alexan­dra­mu­sic was fierce and danced it in­cred­i­bly. @gorka­mar­quez1 that was a stun­ning rou­tine. It was a Beau­ti­ful watch.”

@Louiset1975 posted: “Amaz­ing Ar­gen­tine tango!!! Well done you!! Should have been 40!!”

@browneyed­lass09 wrote: ‘A brilliant Ar­gen­tine Tango!!!! There should have been a stand­ing ova­tion by the judges, and you were so de­serv­ing of tens across the board. In my opin­ion you were un­der marked. A win­ner all the way.”

And for­mer Strictly pro­fes­sional, James Jor­dan, la­belled it the “best celebrity Ar­gen­tine tango ever”.

He tweeted: “Pow­er­ful, sexy I loved it Can’t be less it was brilliant.” ...

GUY LEVY/BBC

Alexan­dra Burke and Gorka Mar­quez per­formed the tango in last night’s Strictly Come Danc­ing

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