Neil Delamere is the latest celebrity to be voted out of Dancing with the Stars this season.
He then reflected on his experiences. “What can you do?” he said. “It’s part of the competition. You have to take it, do your best and drop the chips as they will.
“If you weren’t dancing, you were thinking about dancing. It’s pretty intense and I feel like I’ve learned a new skill. I didn’t listen to what others said, all you can do is dance your best in each individual. And the slate is wiped clean at every dance.”
week four of Dancing with the stars saw 11 celebrities take the stage and lead the audience through a selection of some well-known tracks from film history.
Jennifer Zamparelli was back as a co-host alongside Nicky Byrne after missing last week’s show, where she was replaced by Lottie Ryan after testing positive for Covid.
The first appearance was island of love Star Matthew MacNabb and Laura Nolan doing a foxtrot You have a friend in me from toy story.
“I’m impressed,” said Judge Loraine Barry. “You listened and let go of the body. You rolled through your feet, did very good footwork, your posture was very good. You could have had a bit more head to the left… did you enjoy it?”
“I had the best time,” Matthew replied. Even Brian liked the performance despite scoring five points as the pair received 17 points overall.
“It feels good to get positive feedback after all the work we’ve put in,” Matthew told Nicky.
She topped the rankings last week and tonight jockey Nina Carberry and partner Pasquale De La Rocca returned to U2’s with a tango Elevation from Tomb Raider.
“Nina, they say all good things come in threes,” said Judge Arthur. “You delivered quickstep, rhumba and now the tango. Is there anything you can’t do?”
“I loved and enjoyed learning tango. I thought it was brilliant tonight – I really enjoyed it,” Nina told Nicky.
Nina and Pasquale received a total of 19 points from the jury.
Next Up, The little mermaid‘s Under the Sea was the music for the samba by world champion Ellen Keane and Stephen Vincent.
“Well that little mermaid certainly made for some samba splash tonight,” said judge Brian. “There were one or two spots where the space got a little bigger…but other than that, great energy throughout.”
Ellen told Nicky, “It was tough at first. I was a bit stiff and rigid – but in the end I made it.”
The judges gave Ellen and Stephen a total of 22 points.
Aslan star Billy McGuinness returned to Journey’s stage with partner Hannah Kelly for her Paso Doble As you wish from rock of times.
Judge Loraine said: “Billy, you hit every punch, you took every step, but… you don’t dance. You have to dance… I know you work hard, but we need more characterization now.”
Billy said to Nicky, “Can I thank Hannah? She worked really hard this week, she brought out the best in me. She was great.”
The jury awarded a total of 14 points.
Next came rugby player Jordan Conroy and his partner Salome Chachua, who enthralled viewers Madagascar with their cha-cha chat too i like to move.
Judge Arthur told Jordan, “You’re a big ball of energy every week and I love that about you. Probably because you remind me of me. You give 100% to the dance, so thank you.”
Jordan told Nicky: “I had a pretty bad week up until Friday. But on Saturday I made it and – yes – I’m speechless!”
The jury awarded the couple a total of 20 points.
Contemporary Ballroom was the dance of choice for model Missy Keating and partner Ervinas Melfeldas to dance to Run with the wolves from the hit Irish film, Wolfwalker.
“What do I expect from a contemporary ballroom?” a polite judge asked Brian. “There’s still a bit of work to do, but — for me — wolfwalkers are definitely moving up that ladder.”
Missy told Nicky, “I had the best time. I loved playing this character… I’m so happy. I’m really, really happy.”
Missy and Ervanis received a total of 24 points.
Next, Gráinne Seoige and her partner John Nolan played a rhumba to Bond classic Shirley Bassey Diamonds are forever.
Loraine wondered if Grainne’s injury limited her movement during the week. “Is the injury keeping you from letting go of the hip? Big effort but was missing a lot of that hip action.”
Grainne then explained her quad injury struggles to Nicky: “I couldn’t really run at this time last night. I had an hour and a half treatment…that’s the only reason I’m here now.”
The jury awarded a total of 13 points.
A cha-cha-cha to the classic ghostbusters The theme was performed by comedian Neil Delamere and his partner Kylee Vincent.
Arthur said: “That was so much fun! With the Cha-Cha you have to let out your inner serenity. I loved it.”
Neil then told Nicky: “I thought my inner campiness was left all over the floor there. You’re going to have to clean up my inner campiness!”
The judges gave her a total of 18 points.
News anchor Aengus Mac Grianna welcomed the spirit of Ankermann‘s Ron Burgundy dancing a lively samba to Tom Jones with his partner Emily Barker. Help yourself.
“This show is about embracing things that are outside of your comfort zone,” said Brian Redmond. “I don’t think the nation ever expected Aengus Mac Grianna to do something like that.”
Aengus then said to Nicky, “We just had so much fun doing it. It was great.” Diane added, “In five years, around Dancing with the stars, I think that was the most fun I’ve ever had.”
The jury awarded a total of 11 points.
Then it was the turn of Nicolas Roche and his partner Karen Byrne, who performed an American Smooth on the Gene Kelly classic. sing in the rain
An impressed Loraine told Nicolas: “Well they say style lasts forever and I think this achievement will stay with you forever. It’s a big number. You have big shoes to fill… but you did really well.”
“Did you enjoy it?” asked Nicky Byrne. “It was great fun,” Nicolas replied. “From the first day I was told we were going to do this song, I knew it was going to be tough, but that I would be grateful for whatever happens… and I had a lot of fun.”
The jury awarded a total of 19 points.
As the final act, Erica Cody and her partner Denys Samson took the stage with their lively Charleston To When we are human from The Princess and the Frog, a film that Erica has said has been her favorite since she was a child.
Judge Arthur was very enthusiastic about the routine. “Erica, that was so beautifully presented,” he told her. “This was a full of energy, full of life Charleston to end the show.”
Erica Ten told Nicky about the impression the film made on her when she was younger.
“Although I was about 12 when the move came out, the impact it had on me. Just to see there’s another person at Disney who looks like me. I am satisfied all the time: representation is everything.”
The jury awarded Arthur a total of 29, including the top 10 of the current season.