The second week of Strictly Come Dancing 2011 saw the Australian contingent dominate once again, with Jason Donovan and Holly Valance topping the judges’ scoreboard.

Saturday’s show saw the 14 couples performing either a foxtrot or a salsa, in a bid to stay in the competition ahead of the first public vote of the series.

And Jason – who finished in first place last Saturday night – triumphed once again, this week scoring an impressive 33 out of 40 for his foxtrot with partner Kristina Rihanoff – but Holly was not far behind, with her salsa scoring 30 points.

Once again, the judges heaped praise upon both the former Neighbours stars.

“It was a classy, stylish, magnificent routine,” Craig Revel Horwood told Jason, while Alesha Dixon told Holly, “You are a goddess. The only thing for me is you need to let go!”

It was also a good night for Robbie Savage, who after a disappointing start wowed the panel with his foxtrot – and found himself scoring 29 out of 40.

“Robbie the Savage has gone to Hollywood!” declared Bruno Tonioli, “what a transformation!”

And Alesha agreed. “It’s really good to see you smiling and enjoying yourself,” she added.

Alex Jones and Chelsee Healey also fared well, tieing with Robbie on the scoreboard with 29 points each.

“You do go a bit wobbly sometimes,” Len Goodman said of Alex’s foxtrot, “but the key to this competition is improving every week and that’s what you’ve done.” Meanwhile, Craig gave Chelsee’s salsa the thumbs up, saying it “was a little bit bouncy, but a really brave routine.”

And McFly drummer Harry Judd once again did well with the judges, performing a foxtrot with Aliona Vilani that saw him drop only one point from last week’s score of 28.

“I think there’s something very very special about Harry,” Bruno Tonioli said, while Craig told Aliona, “You need to sort his posture out, because he could be fantastic.”

Meanwhile Russell Grant once again threatened to steal the show, this time donning a vivid purple and blue frilly shirt to perform a camp salsa routine.

“You are adorable,” Alesha said afterwards, “and you’re clearly having the time of your life.”

Anita Dobson also won good reviews for her salsa with Robin Windsor, with Len calling the routine “fantastic”, although Craig criticised the brightly-dressed actress, saying she looked like “Bonnie Langford being chased by a barking Dalmatian”. Nonetheless the former EastEnder found herself in the top half of the scoreboard with a respectable 28.

Elsewhere Rory Bremner, Audley Harrison and Dan Lobb scored mid-table finishes with their own salsa performances, but there was a sharp improvement for Lulu – who got off to a dismal start the previous weekend after forgetting her steps.

This week, however, the 60s singer showed definite promise, performing a foxtrot with Brendan Cole which scored her 25 points from the judges.

“You played it with the emotional fragility of a teenager in love,” Bruno said. “It needs polishing but you can dance if you want to!”

And that left Edwina Currie and Nancy dell’Olio once again floundering at the bottom of the scoreboard, with 19 and 14 points respectively.

Edwina’s foxtrot with Vincent Simone – which saw them perform around a cafe setting – did little to impress Len, who told her, “make the most of that meal because that could be the last supper’, while Bruno compared her to a “bendy bus negotiating a tight roundabout”.

And Nancy struggled through her salsa with Anton du Beke, leading Bruno to ask, “Have you had champagne? You look like you’ve had about two gallons,” while even the normally diplomatic Alesha could only rustle up two points for the feisty Italian, saying, “I haven’t decided if it was meant to be funny or if it was just funny.”

The results will be revealed on Sunday evening’s show, with the first couple eliminated from the competition using a mix of public vote and judges’ scores from the past fortnight.