Sunday 9 December 2018

Marty is Darby O'Gill as Anna is Frozen - it's movie night on Dancing with the Stars

An artist’s impression of how Marty and Ksenia could line out at the weekend
An artist’s impression of how Marty and Ksenia could line out at the weekend

The 10 remaining celebrities in Dancing With The Stars will be drawing on the razzle dazzle of Hollywood for Sunday night's movie-themed episode.

Radio presenter and comedian Bernard O'Shea will channel his inner Jack Sparrow as he takes on the challenging paso doble to the sound of He's A Pirate from Pirates Of The Caribbean.

Sports presenter Marty Morrissey will try to reclaim his previous glory by dancing a lively American smooth to Pretty Irish Girl, a song from the Leprechaun- filled classic, Darby O'Gill And The Little People, starring Jimmy O'Dea as King Brian.

The song was performed in the 1959 Disney film by Sean Connery.

Morrissey will hope to raise his game after scoring just eight points last week for his cha-cha-cha with Ksenia.

Following last Sunday's sizzling samba, former Cork Camogie captain Anna Geary will bring out her inner ice queen as she dances to Let It Go, the song made famous by mega-successful 2013 kids movie, Frozen.

Hot on her heels will be model Alannah Beirne, who topped last week's show. She will try to retain her lead when she dances to the City Of Stars tune from the 2016 Oscar-winning movie, La La Land.

Fellow front- runner Erin McGregor will hope to show off her fun and flirty side when she and partner Ryan take on the Charleston to Woo Hoo from the 2003 martial arts cult classic Kill Bill.

Marathon walker Rob Heffernan will shake it up to a tune from the 1988 comedy Beetlejuice, while former rugby star Tomas O'Leary will move to the tune of rock band Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song from the 2011 action fantasy, Thor.

Hoping that she will stay in another week will be comedian Deirdre O'Kane, who will do a lively quickstep to a song from the 2011 silent black-and-white romantic drama movie, The Artist.

Singer Jake Carter will go Back To The Future as he performs a cha-cha-cha to the sound of The Power Of Love.

The contest is now in its fourth week and saw businesswoman Norah Casey eliminated last week.

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