A capacity crowd rocked the Brandon Hotel for a second year in row as our Strictly Club Dancing took the place by storm providing a night of entertainment and fun for all present.
From the moment the dancers took to the floor for the group dance, appropriately attired in blue and white, the atmosphere crackled as the audience and the judges were wowed by a rich mixture of old and new, contemporary and old fashioned all woven together brilliantly by choreographer Jackie O’Mahony.
The sedate introduction from husband and wife Sam & Locke was soon supplanted by the high kicking actions of Oliver Molloy and Kelly Ann Roantree who danced to the music of Michael Jackson and had the crowd in raptures; from here to the interval, there was hardly time draw breath as the action continued with many outstanding performances.
The second half too did not disappoint; the opening performers John Kelly and Cliodhna Hayes kept the crowd enthralled maintaining the high tempo of the night which was sustained by all the subsequent acts. If possible the ante was upped when Shane O’Sullivan and McKenzie Keane took to the floor in a stunning performance which left them both breathless at the end.
MC Deirdre Walsh was a competent and confident compere who brought the best out of the judges – Terry O’Brien, Rosie McGrath, Mary Gaine and Seán O’Sullivan – who all contributed to the night’s entertainment in their own inimitable ways.
The popular vote winners were Oliver and Kelly Ann whilst the judges vote went to Shane & McKenzie rounding off a night to remember.
It was another memorable night where all dancers did themselves and their families proud, producing a show that was a credit to their dedication and commitment for the past number of weeks – roll on 2019!