Dublin duo's Got To Dance dream comes to an end

Kirsty Blake Knox

THEY were the Dublin school kids with the dance world at their feet.

But last night Molly Taylor and Vitaly Dergachev's dreams of winning big on dancing talent show Got To Dance were dashed, when they were knocked out of the semi finals.

The dynamic duo, who are just 13- years-old, impressed the judges with their cheeky cha-cha in the semi-finals of the Sky One talent show.

JLS star Ashton Merrygold said the two had brought the "fun back into ballroom" and was blown away by their twists and turns.

"You danced the routine better than most people double your age would," he said. "I was smiling the whole way through your routine. The chemistry between you is fantastic. It was a great performance."

But while they impressed the judges, the pair failed to wow TV viewers and the young duo did not receive enough votes to make it through to the finals and had to wave goodbye to the €295,000 cash prize.

Molly is a pupil at Loreto Foxrock and Vitaly is in his first year at Wesley College.

The pair have been dancing together for over a year and hoped to follow in last years winners Prodijig's footsteps.

The Irish crew behind Prodijig transfixed audiences with their fast footwork and thoroughly modern approach to Irish dancing. But for Molly and Vitaly things weren't strictly ballroom.

They received two gold stars from Aston Merrygold and former Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt who thought the performance glimmered but Diversity's Ashley Banjo gave them a red star.

Kimberley said: "You guys make fantastic partners, there is wonderful support, great technique, great chemistry, you are fantastic to watch.

"It all comes down to confidence and personality on the stage and you both delivered."

Aston was also effusive in his praise but Ashley was less impressed. "I think you have to step away from the expected a little bit and be different and be really creative with your style," he said.

Speaking about her dance partner Molly told The Herald that Vitaly was like her brother.

"We get on great and you get used to your partner very quickly. Vitaly is like my brother at this stage. Vitaly is the smart one between the two of us, we are best friends," she said.

Russian native Vitaly said: "Molly is funny, she puts a smile on my face, she talks a bit too much sometimes."

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