Dancing With The Stars bid farewell to its most talked-about celebrity Brynne Edelsten at the end of a spectacular rock and roll theme night.
The social starlet found himself in the bottom two, alongside cover girl Lara Bingle, after receiving the lowest score of the night for her Paso Doble. Host Daniel MacPherson paid tribute to Brynne’s strength of character during the competition. “The way you held yourself was a testament to you,” he said.
The bubbly blonde was still smiling after her elimination. “I loved the entire experience,” she said. “It was a privilege to be part of this show. My dance partner Arsen [Kishishian] is amazing. He’s been my rock. I want to keep dancing. It’s so much fun.”
Tonight was a special rock music theme night where the stars had to perform one dance each as well as taking part in an all-in rock and roll dance marathon for a chance to earn up to 10 bonus points.
Haley Bracken tightened her grip on the mirrorball trophy finishing first yet again with 36 points. Her Tango to Pink’s So What brought the crowd to their feet. “I absolutely loved it,” Todd McKenney said. “It was an unbelievably great routine. It was classy, stylish and it had all the elements I look for.”
Sexy chef Manu Feildel powered into second place after winning the dance marathon. “You’re infectious,” Joshua Horner said “It’s fun to watch.”
Despite being in the bottom two couples this week, Lara Bingle delivered an outstanding Cha Cha to Pink’s Raise Your Glass which earned 24 points from the judges and a standing ovation from the crowd. “You had the audience eating out of your hand,” judge Helen Richey said.
The final scores were:
HALEY BRACKEN & Aric Yegudkin 27 plus 9 bonus points = 36
MANU FEILDEL & Alana Patience 21 plus 10 points = 31
DAMIEN LEITH & Melanie Hooper 22 plus 8 points = 30
LARA BINGLE & Carmelo Pizzino 24 plus 4 points = 28
SAMANTHA ARMYTAGE & Brendon Midson 21 plus 7 points = 28
NICK BRACKS & Jessica Raffa 21 plus 6 points = 27
BRYNNE EDELSTEN & Arsen Kishishian 13 plus 5 points = 18