Saturday 23 March 2019

Back to school: Demi now 'at a crossroads' after dance show exit

Demi Isaac Oviawe with Kai Widdrington. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Demi Isaac Oviawe with Kai Widdrington. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Laura Lynott

Laura Lynott

Teenager Demi Isaac Oviawe has said she is at a "crossroads" over her future after being axed from 'Dancing With The Stars'.

She wept as judges voted her off the show and put Fred Cooke through - despite his fall on the dance floor.

After the show, an emotional Demi (18) said she was about to go on mid-term holidays and was preparing to get back into the Leaving Cert, but admitted: "I don't think I know what I want to do (in the future) and it's had me at a crossroads.

"Do I go this way or that way - do I continue on with my education? Do I stop or continue on with my dream?"

Demi embraced judge Brian Redmond after the show and said: "I am a fair fighter, I don't think Fred should have gone home just because he fell.

"He deserved a fighting chance and he can prove that next week. Someone had to go home and I was the chosen victim.

Peter Stringer and Ksenia Zsikhotska. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Peter Stringer and Ksenia Zsikhotska. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

"I wanted to do a dance to celebrate my dad, be a good example for kids and young black girls."

Fred and Demi did their best to impress the judges but it wasn't enough to keep them safe and both celebrities ended up in the dance to the death.

Brian Redmond had earlier given the teenager a thumbs-up and judge Darren Bennett told Demi she was a "beautiful and enigmatic dancer".

Now the schoolgirl will be able to concentrate fully on her Leaving Cert as she leaves the gruelling rehearsals behind.

Irish Independent

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