Aengus Mac Grianna is the third celebrity to be eliminated from season five of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. The former newsreader performed a jive to Billy Joel’s ‘All Shook Up’ on Sunday night with pro-dancer, Emily Barker which scored them a 17 with the judges.
The pair received mostly positive feedback from the judges with Loraine sharing; “Totally in the zone there, in your element. Used prop really well. Twinkle toes – a little bit. A good jive.”
Arthur’s feedback was equally as positive as he said; “Dancing is so much fun and so hard. Jive never stops. You never stopped. You danced your socks off. Bravo.” However despite their glowing comments it wasn’t enough to keep Aengus in the competition.
Brian Redmond also shared his delight at their performance commenting on how much he had improved; “It was athletic, agile, light on it’s feet. Didn’t get all shook up like last week. All looking up this week.”
Aengus was in the bottom two with former jockey, Nina Carbery on Sunday night and the combined score from the judges and the public vote was not enough to save him and he was sent home.
Speaking about how he found the experience he said; “I had a fantastic time” and his partner, Emily Barker was also full of praise; “He was brilliant. He’s never danced before in his life and he was very memorable.”