Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Results: Who won? Louis Smith & Flavia Cacace!

by Lisa McGarry

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Louis Smith is crowned King of the 2012 Strictly Come Dancing ballroom

After an electrifying night in the ballroom, Louis Smith & Flavia Cacace lifted the coveted glitterball trophy in the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 live grand finale.

Broadcasting for the final time from its home for ten series, TC1 in BBC Television Centre, each of the four finalists – Louis Smith, Dani Harmer, Denise Van Outen, and Kimberley Walsh – took to the dancefloor in a bid to impress the viewers at home, and win their votes.

The fearsome foursome – Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood – were on hand to lend their trademark critiques, but their scores were only a guide, and the result was 100% only based on the votes of the viewers at home.

In the first of two live shows (1830-1955) each couple took to the dancefloor and performed a routine which the judges picked from their previous performances, and then they returned to the floor to perform their no rules, no-holds-barred showdance. Below are the details of each of these performances:

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Kimberley & Pasha
Judges Choice – Viennese Waltz to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Showdance to Crazy in Love by Beyoncé

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Denise & James
Judges Choice – Jive to Tutti Frutti by Little Richard
Showdance to What A Feeling by Irene Cara

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Dani & Vincent
Judges Choice – Tango to Rumour Has It by Adele
Showdance to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Louis & Flavia
Judges Choice – Salsa to (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Showdance to Rule The World by Take That

At the start of the live result show (2050-2210), the couple with the lowest number of votes, Dani Harmer and her partner Vincent Simone, was eliminated from the competition, leaving Denise & James, Kimberley & Pasha and Louis & Flavia to fight it out for the title.

The remaining three then performed their own favourite routine from the series:

Kimberley & Pasha
Favourite Dance – Tango to When Doves Cry by Prince

Denise & James
Favourite Dance – Charleston to Walk Like an Egyptian by The Puppini Sisters

Louis & Flavia
Favourite Dance – Charleston to Dr Wanna Do by Caro Emerald

Then Louis & Flavia were revealed to have scored the highest number of public votes and were duly crowned 2012 Strictly Come Dancing champion.

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