Dancing with the Stars Ireland

The Final

 

Jake & Karen crowned the Dancing with the Stars 2018 winners.

For our couple it was months of hard work, determination & passion that drove them to claim victory.  We are so proud of them both and we know that without the support of their fans none of this would have been possible.

Their journey on the show was amazing to witness and week on week we were entertained with brilliant performances from them both.

We hope you enjoy watching their final 3 dances of the show……

 

We hope you all enjoyed the 2018 Dancing with the Stars series as much as we did.

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Week 11

In a show that was exiting, competitive and tense at times our couple were on fire on the dance-floor with a tantalizing Rumba and an amazing American Smooth. And are through to this weeks final, the excitement is at fever pitch levels at K&W HQ….

 

Another group of our K&W Students got the opportunity to visit the DWTS set and see the rehearsal show. They loved the experience and adored seeing their favorite couple getting ready for the live show. Check out our kids having DWTS Fun….

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As always Jake & Karen are amazed by the support they receive from their fans but the final will be the toughest challenge of the competition so far and your support and VOTES are needed more than ever.

During the show when the presenters say VOTE…
Text JAKE to 53125 or Call 1513 71 71 02

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Week 10

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It was Broadway night, Couple Swing-A-Ton night but above all else it was Jake & Karen’s night. From start to finish our couple owned the dance floor, the results and that coveted place at the TOP of the leader board.

There are just 2 fully charged weeks left of the 12 week show…..
Next week is semi-final time…..

The 7th goodbye of the show was to Olympic Athlete Rob Heffernan and his partner Emily Barker who were eliminated after a dance off with Erin & Ryan.

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Jake & Karen or should we say Aladdin & Princess Jasmine performed an amazing Charleston to the backdrop of an Arabic marketplace, magic carpets and Genie Lamps.

It just proves that if you work hard the Genie grants you a wish to the Top of the Leader board. Every magic lamp has 3 wishes….. how will the other two be used.???

The judges’ comments and scores were outstanding with a 10 from each (30 Points WOW!!!). Not many can say they scored a hat-trick this season….

And then came the Couple Swing-A-Ton challenge and of course our couple proved that not only do they have the dance skills on the floor but they also have the stamina to wipe the floor with the other couples. This gave Jake & Karen another 5 points bringing the total of 35/35 points – maximum points for our winning couple..!!!

Some of our K&W Students had the opportunity to visit the DWTS set and see the rehearsal show. They loved it and adored seeing their favorite couple getting ready for the live show. We have another crew of students heading this week to watch the rehearsal show so there is lots of excitement in the dance school. Check out our kids having DWTS Fun….

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As always Jake & Karen are amazed by the support they receive from their fans but two of the toughest weeks of the competition left and your support and votes are needed more than ever.

 

During the show when the presenters say VOTE…
Text JAKE to 53125 or Call 1513 71 71 02

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Week 9

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And what a night…… an amazing show of couple dancing, a team contest and a tense dance off.

There are just 3 fully charged weeks left of the 12 week show….. Next week is quarter final time…..

The 6th goodbye of the show was to Model Alannah Beirne and her partner Vitali Kozmin who were eliminated after a dance off with Erin & Ryan.

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Jake & Karen performed an high octane Jive to the rocking 60’s classic ‘Rock around the Clock.  Their performance was high energy, on point and an amazingly crafted Jive that showcased perfect Latin dancing techniques.

High scores of 27 points, maybe we did expect a 10 in there. But sometimes 10 scores can’t keep you from a dance off.. 😉 😉 😉

Our couple are grateful for all their fan base who vote for them each week. They are doing this for you guys!!!

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Then it was team match time with Party Rockers V Floor Fillers, our couple aced the team match with Floor Fillers which was the highest scores of 10’s across the board. This bringing Jake & Karen to their deserved spot as Top of Leader Board.

The next 3 weeks are crucial and Jake & Karen need our support more than ever. Let’s WIN this thing!!!!

So all we need you!  Show your support by voting for JAKE when the voting lines open during the show. Don’t assume just because you love them that they will be safe, they need VOTES and lots of them.

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During the show when the presenters say VOTE…
Text JAKE to 53125 or Call 1513 71 71 02

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Week 8

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And the Dancing with the Stars competition is really heating up 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

There are just 4 fully charged weeks left of the 12 week show…..

The 5th goodbye of the show was to RTE Sports Commentator Marty Morrissey and his partner Ksenia Zsikhotska who were eliminated after a dance off with Alannah & Vitali. How will the DWTS team survive without their Marty Parties??……

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This week’s show theme was Guilty Pleasures… It allowed us peak into the guilty pleasures of each of the celebrity dancers. Jake who hails from Liverpool choose this as the theme backdrop to his & Karen’s performance.

They performed an emotionally charged Viennese Waltz to the Liverpool anthem of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.  Their performance was utterly breath-taking and they deserved the top spot of the leader board AND the only 10 score of the night.

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The next few weeks are crucial and Jake & Karen need our support more than ever. Lets WIN this thing!!!!

So all Jake & Karen fans we need you!  Show your support by voting for JAKE when the voting lines open during the show. Don’t assume just because you love them that they will be safe, they need VOTES and lots of them.

During the show when the presenters say VOTE…
Text JAKE to 53125 or Call 1513 71 71 02

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Subscribe to the Karen & Wojtek Official You Tube Channel

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Week 7

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It was back to normal this week (well – as normal as it gets in DWTS world) for all the celebrities and their pro partners.

The show said goodbye to the 4th couple to be eliminated – Comedian Bernard O’Shea and his partner Valeria Milova after the first dance off of the series.

Jake & Karen performed a tantalizing Tango that was Hot, Fiery & Dramatic.

From start to finish their Tango showcased pure dancing skills in the most sensual and powerful way. They delivered a pure authentic Tango that brought everyone watching to balmy Buenos Aires…

The only thing that disappointed us on the night was the judges scores and we are baffled by the lack of top scores based on the actual best performance of the night.

So all Jake & Karen fans we need you, show your support by voting for JAKE when the voting lines open during the show. Don’t assume just because you love them that they will be safe, they need VOTES and lots of them.

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Week 6

This  was Switch Up week.. Each celebrity was paired a new Pro dancer for the week – Jake dancing with Valeria, Bernard dancing with Karen.

It was an exciting and challenging week for everyone.  The biggest challenge was learning a new routine with a new partner in just four days  but all the couples smashed it and even had some fun along the way!

We loved the group dance to The Communards’ ‘Don’t Leave me this way” which summed up perfectly the weeks emotions and journey each couple had to go through.
It was like dance imitating life…;-)

 

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And it was Charleston time for Bernard & Karen. Both of them embraced the roaring 20’s with a fun and light-hearted take on the classic dance.

 

 

 

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And it was Samba Time for Jake & Valeria and they both sizzled on that dance floor.

But normal service has resumed and Jake and Karen are back training hard for next week’s show – Week 7 of 12 so the halfway mark has been reached….

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Week 5

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And the competition is seriously heating up – nearly at the halfway mark and switch up happening next week. The show said goodbye to the 3rd couple to be eliminated – TV Producer Maia Dunphy and her partner Robert Rowiński.

The Pro’s performed an amazing Tango to ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ which was set to the backdrop of a French 1700’s ballroom with the most amazing dresses and suits. Think sultry style Beauty and The Beast 😉

On Friday night, Karen was a guest on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’ and she got to showcase her potential dance judging skills……. The DWTS panel should watch out 😉

 

 

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Jake and Karen wowed everyone with their contemporary ballroom dance to ‘Sign of the Times’ – Top of the leader board with the highest scores awarded by the judges, Whopp Whopp…!

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Their dance was everything contemporary ballroom should be – Romantic, Smooth, Sensual, Graceful AND more…..
It was a spine tingling performance that has wowed the nation – the judges, the show audience and the viewing public.

 

The excitement and suspense of who each celebrity will be paired with for switch up week is explosive 💥 Watch this space……

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Week 4

🎬  🎥 Movie night…… We were entertained with themes from Leprechauns, Delorean cars, to the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs ⚡️⚡️⚡️

We were treated to some great performances from the dancing couples, a very entertaining group dance from the Pro’s and the show’s 2nd elimination……
The DWTS show said goodbye to the 2nd couple to be eliminated – Ex-Rugby International Tomás OLeary and his partner Giulia Dotta.

It was a very busy week for Jake and Karen from perfecting those dance moves, driving around in a Delorean, TV3 Talk Show appearances & Jake gigging on Saturday night.

Jake also trained in the Karen & Wojtek dance studio with some of our students, they taught him how to perfect his Cha Cha walk.. Not only does Jake have Karen perfecting his moves but all our students too.

Jake & Karen embodied the ‘Back to The Future’ theme with an amazing Cha Cha Cha…  As judge Julian said: “Marty McFly eat your heart out” and he wasn’t wrong. What a Cha Cha Cha it was……

 

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The show was an extra special one for us as our very own tiny dancers, Elliot Kelly and Sinead Doyle danced as part of the Harry Potter Pro’s Dance. We were immensely proud
watching them both take to the floor and they performed amazingly.

As always we love to share some of our backstage photo’s of the night and all the backstage antics…..

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Week 3

And start of the real competition has begun… and what a show it was!!!!!!….

So many great performances from the dancing couples, an awesome group dance from the Pro’s and an elimination……
The show said goodbye to the first couple to be eliminated – Dragon’s Den’s Norah Casey and her partner Curtis Prichard.

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Our favorite’s Jake & Karen performed a hugely entertaining and on-point Quickstep which impressed everyone.

It was great to see the fun and quirky side of Jake & Karen with this excellently choreographed piece.  And didn’t Karen look amazingly chic in her rockabilly style outfit.

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The Pro’s Paso show dance to ‘What about us?’ was another highlight of the night.

Jake & Karen are now busy training hard for this week’s show and we already expecting a spectacular performance from them both..

As always we love to share some of the backstage antics including Nathan Carter enjoying the show.

 

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Week 2

Just like the male celebrities showcased their first dances last week, last night was the turn of the female celebrities.

We loved the opening show dance last night with all the Pro’s. Yet again we were glued to the screen to see Karen and she didn’t disappoint.

At this point in the show we have watched all couples dance but the real competition starts on Week 3.
Next week (Week 3), we will get to see all the couples in action in the show and the vote offs will commence.
All the votes cast for the past two shows will contribute towards the vote counts next week.

Team Jake and Karen are going to make this happen !!!!

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Week 1

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What an opening night…. From start to finish we were entertained watching Dancing with the Stars.

We loved the introduction dance to ‘Relight My Fire’ which was a great way for all the celebrities and professional dancers show us their moves and grooves 💃🏻🕺🏾

This week all the male celebrities – Athlete Rob Heffernan, Comedian Bernard O’Shea, Ex-Rubgy Player Tomas O’Leary, Musician Jake Carter & Sports Commentator Marty Morrissey took to the floor with their partners.

Next week the female celebrities will showcase their first dances. But we did get to see a taster of the girls dancing when they performed in a group dance to ‘Ain’t Your Mama’.

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We know how much time and effort Jake and Karen have invested into their first show dance together and we were dazzled by their Salsa performance with an added bit of a DAB.
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And we reckon Jake’s new nickname of Jake ‘Snake Hips’ Carter given to him by judge Darren Bennett might be something that sticks…. After all, did you see his hips moving on that floor???…

And what a great way to end the first week with Jake & Karen to be top of the judges leader board. But to be fair we reckon that Jake & Karen’s Salsa was worth way more points than the 19 awarded. Let’s hope the judges are a bit more generous next week allocating points for pure dance skills. Who thought The Grinch was just for Christmas… 6 points??? hhmmmmmm 😉

Check out our exclusive backstage photos from the show…..

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