Strictly fans have praised HRVY and Janette after their Saturday semi-final performance of the notorious Rumba dance.
The incredibly technical dance was assigned to HRVY and Janette for the semi-final and besides the tough criticism, fans praised HRVY for his performance whilst accusing the show of “stitching up” the duo by giving them such a difficult dance, especially for a semi-final.
The dance is rarely ever seen on the show, due to it being so incredibly difficult technically. HRVY and Janette scored just 23 for their routine which pushed them right down to the bottom of the leaderboard. The harsh score was due to Craig Revel Horwood pointing out HRVY was slightly off-balance the entire performance to which Shirley Ballas agreed.
Fans took to Twitter to express their sentiments and outrage, accusing and slamming the show for trying to sabotage the youngster.
Check out a couple of tweets from fans.
It was brilliant and you were totally under marked in the rumba. Such a technical dance. Shame on Craig
— Penny Bye (@penjane1952) December 12, 2020
giving HRVY the rumba in the semi-final was a deliberate stitch up i said what i said #Strictly
— laura (@_laura3lizabeth) December 12, 2020
How is it fair that Hrvy is made to do the only Rumba of the series? It's notoriously difficult, particular for the male celebs. Feels very unjust. They could have just binned the Rumba this series. #Strictly
— Caz Hills, hermit extraordinaire (@CazG1) December 12, 2020
Top marks, very well deserved, and his rumba was great under marked judges should be ashamed they know it’s the hardest dance for the male celebrity
— Julie Davies (@da15393704) December 13, 2020
Nobody likes the rumba. They just should leave it out of the programme completely. Unfair to make Hrvy & Jntt do it when nobody else has had to.
— Raymond Terrific (@ergopropterhoc1) December 12, 2020
#Strictly is fixed once more. Only one Rumba this series given to a young guy. How unfair for @HRVY He was so good but The #Bbc just can’t resist pissing the audience off
— Martin (@martin_lammas) December 12, 2020
i did ballroom and latin for 10 years of my life. HRVY's rumba was the best male rumba since Harry Judd and the fact they scored him so low is such a fix. There's no way that was worse than either Bill or Jamie or even Ranvir (and her lack of heel leads) ¯_(ツ)_/¯
— Dannie A (@radioactivemmrs) December 12, 2020