It’s St.Patrick’s Day tomorrow, and whilst we all celebrate with our friends from the Emerald Isle, our Irish Reporter Sarah, has been hard at work reviewing the DWTS Ireland Quarter Final.
Here is her review in her own words:
DWTS Ireland – Quarter Finals
Folks it’s Quarter finals week and it is with all the luck us Irish have to offer that Des Cahill is still in the competition. It all just goes to show the power that the voting public actually hold.
Julian was givinghis own nod to London’s Pearly King with this weeks jacket while Amanda looked stunning in her dress.
Since we are down to the final five no need to hang around, let’s get stuck in.
(P.S. I’m still devastated Katherine & Kai are gone but the show must go on….)
Aoibhin & Vitali – Tango – 25
Social media was raving about this dance but it did nothing for me. I wasn’t blown away by it & this is the great thing about a show like this, everyone has a different option. Aoibhin is an excellent dancer but I didn’t think this was her best dance.
Des & Karen – Jive -19
The judges were generous here & I think they scored him more for heart than anything. It was so much fun but it was filled with errors & timing issues.
Aidan & Valeria – Cha Cha -22
Aidan got a 10 last week & the judges are treating him like the next Michael Flatly. Here’s the thing, Aidan & his wife had a lovely baby girl during the week which meat that he only had 2 days training so while not great by normal standards it was great given his time constraints. Also there was a lift – didn’t think this was allowed but no one mentioned it!!!
Denise & Ryan – Charleston – 30
This dance always brings out the best in couples & this week was no different. Denise knocked it out of the park, through the field & over the hedge. She looked so confident & Ryan can breath a sigh of relief that he has gotten a perfect score.
Dayl & Ksenia – Paso – 27
Ksenia took a risk by using a cane instead of a cape & after the balloon debate fair play to her.
Dayl looked very powerful & commanding & he got Julian all tongue tied. He also did some really impressive knee…I’m trying to think what to call them as they didn’t seem to be walks or slides..he went from one knee to the other rapidly & it looked cool
Next up we had our first ever Ballroom Blitz, in which all five couples took to the floor to preform the Jive.
There are the bonus points that the judges awarded
5 points – Dayl & Ksenia
4 points – Aoibhin & Vitali
3 points – Denise & Ryan
2 points – Aidan & Valeria
1 point – Des & Karen
We then had our voting break with chat to everyone & a very powerful performance from a singer from Cork called LYRA @thisislyra with help from Ryan & Ksenia, some amazing drummers and a really good rope trapeze artist from Fosset’s circus who had on a flesh coloured catsuit that made me need to rewind to make sure it wasn’t actual skin
We were treated to another pro dance number and this had all the dancers taking part but Guilia seemed to take the role as lead.
Voting closed and we get down to the business of who stays and who goes….
Safely through are Aidan (think people were upset the judges gave him a hard time), Denise & Dayl.
Dance Off – Aoibhin & Des (more people must have felt like me about Aoibhin)
Nerves took over Aoibhin & Des might as well have sat down, took a load off & let Karen dance around him. When it came down to the judges voting they all said what a difficult decision it was and the nation went “Ah here” & threw in an eye roll for good measure.
Despite the hard decision Dancing Dessie was sent home with many tears & chocked back emotion. Karen got very emotional & even Nicky teared up.
So it’s the semis next week & I wonder what delights we have in store for us.
On a side note with DWTS Ireland finishing up in the next couple of weeks DWTS US is starting back next week so that should keep us going for another while.
Chat soon & enjoy St Patrick’s Day.
Thank you Sarah. If you watched this week’s Dancing With The Stars: Ireland, we’d love to hear what you thought of it too. You can comment below or tweet @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.