RTE viewers furious over Grainne Seoige’s performance as Dancing with the Stars loses another contestant

RTE viewers were unimpressed with the judges of Dancing With The Stars on Sunday after their score for Grainne Seoige despite his injury.

Grainne and partner John Nolan performed a rumba to Shirley Bassey’s Bond classic, Diamonds Are Forever.

But the TV star, who runs her own jewelery business Grace Diamonds, has revealed she was lucky enough to hit the dance floor, after suffering a quad injury in rehearsal.

She said: “I couldn’t really walk yesterday so come out and do what I did, I’m super proud.

But the judges said the injury was evident throughout the performance and criticized his hip action. Loraine added: “The perfect song for you, but what is it about. It’s about the cut, the clarity, the color and the carrot.

“My question is the injury preventing you from hip earth action.”

The pair scored 13, much to the dismay of many viewers.

Ciaran Mooney tweeted, “The judges are way too negative of her. I thought she did such a great job.”

Grainne’s sister Sile even said, “I thought it was brilliant and couldn’t figure out the judges’ scores tonight.”

Another fan said: “I thought the judges were very hard on Grainne considering your injury. It was so beautiful, good luck.”

But despite the low score, Grainne survived and Neil Delamere admitted he was “shocked” when he was sent off.



The comedian and his girlfriend Kylee Vincent were the second couple to leave the RTE show, after their Ghostbusters-themed cha cha cha failed to win over viewers.

Speaking after the results were announced, Neil, who scored 18 points from the judges on the night, said: “Yeah I guess we were shocked, yeah. But that’s the show I guess.

“I know people from previous years who I thought would have stayed longer were kicked out pretty early, so that’s always a possibility.”

But the couple said they will continue to cheer on Kylee’s husband, Stephen Vincent, who is still competing with Ellen Keane as the weeks go by.

Kylee said: “Stephen and I always encourage each other. We have what we call Vincent’s family where we all support each other in our little group with Ellen and Neil.

“So we will support them until the end.”

Commenting on their performance of the night, judge Arthur Gourlinian said: “It was so much fun. With the cha-cha, you have to let the inner camp out. I liked it.”

But Brian Redmond felt he was trying “a little too hard” and advised him to “calm down a bit”.

Neil joked with host Nicky Byrne, saying, “I thought my inside camp was left all over the ground there.

“You’re going to have to clear my inner camp.”

Jennifer Zamparelli was back as a co-host alongside Nicky Byrne, having missed last week’s show, where she was replaced by Lottie Ryan after testing positive for Covid.

The host duo were joined by judges Loraine Barry, Brian and Arthur, who were on hand to rate every performance throughout the night as the 11 celebrities took on Movie Week.

First to perform were Love Island star Matthew MacNabb and his professional partner Laura Nolan, who danced a foxtrot to Toy Story’s You Got A Friend In Me.

Loraine said: “I’m impressed. You listened, and you let the body go. You rolled between the feet, had really good footwork, the posture was really good. Brian also liked the performance saying, “Tonight you were dressed as Woody but you finally got some fluidity.”

They scored a total of 17.

After topping the charts in her first few weeks, jockey Nina Carberry and her pro partner Pasquale De La Rocca dropped down the ranks last night as they performed the tango on U2’s Elevation from Tomb Raider.

Brian said the performance was “not your best night but still pretty good”, and Loraine added, “for me it was just a bit empty”.

But Arthur was full of praise, saying, “Nina, they say good things come in threes. You delivered quickstep, rhumba and now tango. Is there anything you can’t do? »

Nina and Pasquale earned a total of 19 points from the judges, their lowest of the season.

Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid was the music of choice for track and field champion Ellen Keane and Stephen Vincent’s samba.

Brian said, “Well, that little mermaid certainly caused a stir in samba tonight.”

Ellen and Stephen scored a total of 22 points.

Aslan star Billy McGuinness returned to the floor with partner Hannah Kelly for their paso doble to Any Way You Want It from Rock Of Ages’ Journey.

But the performance failed to impress Loraine, who said she lacked dance moves.

She said, “You hit every beat and take every step, but you don’t dance. We need more characterization, to get into the body work, to dance.

The judges awarded them a total of 14 points.

Next, rugby player Jordan Conroy and his partner Salome Chachua took viewers to Madagascar with their cha-cha-chat on I Like To Move It. Arthur told Jordan he reminded him of himself, saying, “You’re a big ball of energy every week, and I love that about you. You give your 100% for the dance, so thank you.

The judges awarded the couple a total of 20 points.

Contemporary ballroom was the dance of choice for model Missy Keating and her partner Ervinas Melfeldas, dancing to Running With The Wolves from the hit Irish film Wolfwalkers.

Lorraine credited the social media star for a “mystical, magical and dramatic” performance. Missy and Ervanis, who are the youngest couple in the series, scored a total of 24 points.

Newsreader Aengus Mac Grianna embraced the spirit of the presenter’s Ron Burgundy, dancing a lively samba with partner Emily Barker to Tom Jones’ Help Yourself.

Brian joked: “Now after that getting caught doing your makeup on TV is only the second most embarrassing thing

“We had a great streak…it probably ended with that. The judges gave them a total of 11 points, the lowest score of the night. But host Nicky said he was his winner of the evening.

Finally, it’s the turn of Nicolas Roche and his partner Karen Byrne to interpret an American sweetness on Singin’ In the Rain.

Impressed, Loraine told them, “Well, they say style lasts forever, and I think that performance will stay with you forever.”

Professional partner and former champion Karen exclaimed afterwards, “I feel like a proud mom,” as the judges awarded them a total of 19 points.

The last act to hit the stage on the night was Erica Cody and her partner Denys Samson, with their lively Charleston in When We Are Human from The Princess and the Frog, a movie Erica said was her favorite since she was child.

Loraine said: “It was really good. This is what you call show business.

Arthur said the performance was “breathtaking” before handing out the series top 10.

He added, “Erica, it was so beautifully presented and not just for you, for every girl and boy who will be inspired by you after this performance.”

The pair scored 28 points, earning the best score of the night for the second time in this series.

The evening ended with a guest performance of Cinderella by the Irish National Youth Ballet.

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