Spectacular Salsa
May 1, 2014 12:57 AM   Subscribe

Simon's not strictly in the mood for ballroom, but Paddy & Nico have much more in store than first appearances suggest. Watch the energy-shift in this electric pairing's performance. "I will be 80 this July."
posted by paleyellowwithorange (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I saw this when it was on and was pretty impressed. My favourite bit was the little dirty look she gave Simon when he pressed the buzzer. Don't mess with grandma.

Although there's already a backlash because they won the Spanish version.
posted by billiebee at 2:20 AM on May 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

Reminds me of that Coldplay video: The Hardest Part
posted by chavenet at 2:29 AM on May 1, 2014

Wow, thanks for posting this. Could she be any more elegant, beautiful or awesome? I don't think so.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:57 AM on May 1, 2014

That video could have done with a lot more Spencer and Barbara and a lot less Coldplay.
posted by flabdablet at 7:06 AM on May 1, 2014

"Simon Cowell gets knocked on his ass during Britain's Got Talent" is an entire genre of YouTube clips that I am 100% the target audience for. I still have never forgotten Shaheen Jafargholi's performance from 2009
posted by annathea at 10:11 AM on May 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

They had Shaheen's new music already cued up. Simon Cowell wasn't getting knocked on his ass so much as he was playing an angle.
posted by parliboy at 11:13 AM on May 1, 2014

@parliboy - true, I should have clarified in my post that I am a sucker for the way they edit BGT to show derisive Simon turning into enthused Simon.
posted by annathea at 11:28 AM on May 1, 2014

This was totally great, but I find it a little irritating that so much of it plays on the shock of "OMG PEOPLE CAN STILL BE ALIVE AT 80". And the commentary at the end is completely disappointing in the same vein. She's inspirational to older people? Please. I'm 37 and I can't come close to dancing like that. They're inspirational to ME. The personal is personal, people.
posted by spindrifter at 11:48 AM on May 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

I honestly fail to grasp the appeal of Simon Cowell. Seriously, what has that man ever offered the world beyond an impressive set of teeth?
posted by flabdablet at 11:48 PM on May 1, 2014

You know, whenever I watch footage of him, I'm entranced by those teeth.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 12:26 AM on May 2, 2014

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