DOI celebs take on solo routines

Published Sunday, 23 February 2014
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This week the remaining Dancing On Ice celebrities felt the added pressure of performing a solo routine for the judges - with Kyran Bracken losing his place in the competition.

DOI celebs take on solo routines
Ray Quinn delighted the judges with his solo routine. (© Rex Features)

As well as skating with their professional partners during Sunday's show, the contestants were also tasked with showing off their solo skills, resulting in some very high marks.

Ray Quinn earned another perfect score after he danced to Prince's Kiss, which left most of the judges a little hot under the collar.

Robin Cousins told him: "That was spectacular. It oozed everything that was needed to make it work."

As slightly tongue-tied Jason Gardiner added: "I am absolutely in awe of what you can do."

It was another positive performance from actor Sam Attwater who scored 36.6 points from the judges after his solo performance.

"It was sultry and it had feeling," said Ashley Roberts.

Jason said: "You are definitely improving every week and you are pulling it together. I think you skate better on your own, after seeing that performance."

Hayley Tamaddon scored 31.5 points for her solo effort, with Robin describing it as a "good solid performance".

You definitely gave it your all.

Ashley Roberts to Hayley Tamaddon

But Beth Tweddle had a difficult week as she was ill and the judges felt it really showed on the ice.

After dancing to Shania Twain's Man, I Feel Like A Woman, Jason said: "You are clearly not on form tonight and it shows.

"There was no energy in that performance."

Robin told her: "It may have been a bit flat, but technically all the moved were there."

Meanwhile Kyran skated to Bruce Springsteen's Dancing In The Dark and earned 36.5 points, a personal best for the former rugby player.

"You performed with such confidence," said Karen Barber.

However Jason told him that while there was no doubt he was a "great skater" he needed "more finesse" in his upper body movements.

"It was a little too rugged for me," he added.

Unfortunately Kyran was placed in the skate-off with Sam following the public vote, where he and partner Nina danced to Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars.

There was great Dancing On Ice pedigree for this skate-off.

Jason Gardiner

The pair were visibly emotional after the routine with Kyran saying he was very happy with his performance as it was the best he has ever skated.

After Sam and partner Vicky performed their Riverdance themed routine for the skate-off the ice panel had to decide who was going home.

"You are two amazing performers, but tonight I am saving Sam," said Karen.

Ashley and Jason also agreed Sam should remain in the completion with head judge Robin making it a clean swept for the actor.

Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, Kyran said: "To finish on the best skate we have ever done was fantastic.

"Good luck to the rest of the contestants. I honestly think you have got some great skaters there and it's not a done deal as to who the winner is."

Next week Hayley, Beth, Sam and Ray will return to the ice once again to compete in the semi-final.

Dancing On Ice airs on UTV on Sunday from 6.15pm.

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