Damian McGinty pays tribute to his late Glee castmates this week

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Damian McGinty took to the stage on Sunday evening to perform an emotional Contemporary Ballroom dance dedicated to his Glee cast mates.

Damian joined the beloved musical series in 2011 where he formed close bonds with his cast mates including Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera who tragically passed away.

Cory Monteith passed away following a drug overdose in 2013 and Naya tragically drowned in a California lake in 2020.

“Glee made everyone feel like they had a place in the world,” he said during the show.


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He Facetimed his former co-star Heather Morris ahead of the performance, who said: “Any time I speak to any of you guys from the cast it feels like home”.

Despite the emotional theme of his dance, the judges were absolutely delighted by it.

Arthur couldn’t hold back his love shouting: “J’adore! J’adore,” before going on to say that it was “so emotional. Absolutely beautiful. You were stunning”.

Brian followed up on that sharing the same sentiment, not being able to criticise Arthur’s comment. He stated: “The energy between you two was incredible.”


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Loraine reiterated this saying: “The performance truly paid homage to your friendships in life”.

She pointed out the lifts the pair performed mentioning the freedom Kylee had showcasing a serious trust in her partner.

Damian mentioned that he’s really trying to trust himself now which he finds terrifying but he’s delighted after his emotion filled performance .

“It was an unbelievable experience. There were lots of highs and lots of lows. I went out to LA with Glee and that’s where I met my wife”.

The judges gave them a total of 27 points for their stunning performance to Becky Hill’s rendition of Forever Young – what a performance from the dancing duo.

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