Kilkenny stars ‘lit up the floor’ on DWTS and will dance another week
Both Kilkenny’s Dancing with the Stars contestants live to jive another day with the two of them safely through to next week’s show.
Aidan (Taggy) Fogarty and his partner Emily Barker were one of the best on the night again and comfortably sauntered through to next week.
Mary Kennedy and Kilkenny’s John Edward Nolan were made to sweat a little but eventually avoided the dreaded dance-off.
Instead it was former Big-Brother winner and TV presenter Brian Dowling and his partner Laura Nolan to become the first couple eliminated in a dance-off, the judges choosing to save Sinéad O’Carroll and her partner Ryan McShane.
Dowling’s elimination now sees seven couples return next week and out in front again, well at least with the judges, are RTE 2FMs Lottie Ryan and partner Pasquale La Rocca and Fair City star Ryan Andrews and Giulia Dotta.
The judges were glowing in praise of both Kilkenny’s stars last night.
Mary Kennedy’s nephew Dermot Kennedy recorded a special message for her before the TV presenter’s Waltz to her nephew’s song “What have I done.”
The judges called the dance a “positive movement” which was “very beautiful” saying Mary’s “face lit up the floor.” The pair scored 16 points.
Aidan Fogarty and Emily Barker danced ballroom to Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved, which “melted my heart tonight,” said judge Julian Benson.
While judge Lorraine Barry said the couple were “tremendous” and received a score of 23 from the judges.