The stars catch boogie fever

Tonight on Dancing With The Stars: All Stars, Manu Feildel, Luke Jacobz, Jamie Durie, Ada Nicodemou and Renee Bargh boogied their hearts out to secure a place in the Grand Finale. 

With the mirrorball trophy in their sights, it was an extraordinary night of dancing, with solo performances, a disco marathon, a dance-off and a double elimination. 

Luke Jacobz stole the night with his dynamic and intense paso doble, claiming the ultimate top score of 40. Judge Helen Richey announced he is “not an all-star, but a superstar”.  

Paul Mercurio told Renee Bargh that “rumba is the dance of love, and you look like you’re in love” after her emotionally charged routine, scoring a total of 34. 

Ada Nicodemou performed her best dance to date, as she was swept around the dance floor in a beautiful waltz, collecting a score 37. 

Jamie Durie improved on his previous performance, impressing judges with his tango and scoring 31. 

Charismatic Manu Feildel left nothing on the dance floor, captivating the audience with his fiery tango. Finding himself at the bottom of the leaderboard with just 29 points, Manu had to give his all in the disco dance marathon in a bid to stay in the competition. 

Our couples slipped into their bell bottoms and boogied their way through a disco marathon as Luke and Ada hustled to the top of the leaderboard securing their position in the Grand Finale.

The final scores tonight (including the disco marathon) were: 

Luke Jacobz and Jorja Freeman – 50

Ada Nicodemou and Aric Yegudkin – 46 

Renee Bargh and Jarryd Byrne – 42

Jamie Durie and Siobhan Power – 37

Manu Feildel and Katrina Patchett – 36 

With a clean slate on the scoreboard our bottom three couples hit the floor for a final dance-off.  Based on that performance alone, after a judges deadlock, Manu was saved by Todd McKenney’s deciding vote, while Jamie and Renee departed the competition. 

On Sunday, Luke Jacobz, Bec Hewitt, Kyly Clarke, Ada Nicodemou,  Lincoln Lewis  and Manu Feildel will take to the floor as our Grand Finalists.