So it finally happend Mark Holden has left Dancing with the Stars much to everyone’s relief .
It was party night on Dancing With The Stars and the eight remaining couples raised the roof with David Rodan top sof the leaderbord The stars danced to their favourite party tracks and the AFL footy star led the charge with his energetic Cha Cha earning him 36 points. Dancing to Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy, the crowd leapt to their feet. Judge Adam Garcia stated: “I loved it! I was beaming from start to finish. You are unstoppable.”
Golden girl Torah Bright bounced back from her second last placing last week to finish second on 33 points. Doing the Jive to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, the Olympic snowboarder showcased her fighting spirit with a gold medal worthy performance. Judge Kym Johnson said: “You are absolutely fearless.”
Ricki-Lee also scored 33 points, delighting judges with her Foxtrot to Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time. The singer relived her gawky teenage youth in the high-school formal themed routine. Adam said: “What was so wonderful was the narrative. I got chills when the story unfolded. It was spellbinding.”
The party was over for the show’s resident clown Mark Holden, who again finished at the bottom of the leader board with 12 points. Dressed as a shirtless Vladimir Putin, Mark went out with a bang dancing the Paso Doble to AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. Mark, whose chosen charity was Ice Factor, paid tribute to his partner Jessica Prince. “Thankyou everyone for voting and supporting Ice Factor. It’s a really worthwhile cause and they deserve the support. I’d also like to thank Jess as she’s put up with so much.”
Home and Away star Tai Hara joined Mark in the bottom two but narrowly escaped elimination. His Cha Cha to LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem underwhelmed the judges who scored him 22. Kym said: “There was too much party and not enough Cha Cha.”
DAVID RODAN & MELANIE HOOPER – 36
TORAH BRIGHT & ROBBIE KMETONI – 33
RICKI-LEE & JARRYD BYRNE – 33
MATT COOPER & MASHA BELASH – 29
EAMON SULLIVAN & ASH-LEIGH HUNTER – 28
LYNNE McGRANGER & CARMELO PIZZINO – 25
TAI HARA & JORJA FREEMAN – 22
MARK HOLDEN & JESSICA PRINCE – 12
Now it’s up to the public to vote for their favourite celebrity to keep them dancing. For voting line information, visit the official website www.yahoo7.com.au/dancing
Next week the couples will take part in The Switch Up viewers have been given the power to switch the stars and their professional dance partners. Who will dance with whom and how will the stars cope?
Dancing With The Stars airs 7:30 PM Tuesdays on Seven.