Dancing with the Stars fans 'gutted' as Alannah Beirne leaves the show

Dancing with the Stars fans 'gutted' as Alannah Beirne leaves the show

Week nine, six sets of dancers and one emotional dance-off.

Both Alannah Beirne and Erin McGregor found themselves within the bottom two of tonight's Dancing with the Stars.

In an emotional dance-off between both contestants, Alannah and Vitali said their goodbyes to their time on the show after their second week in a row appearing in the bottom two spot.

Tonight's show was filled with more glitz and glamour than Julian's jacket as the dancers impressed the judges throughout.

Jake Carter and partner Karen Byrne opened the show with a jive, a dance Karen described as "a real Jake dance."

The couple received a total of 27 points from the judges with Julian Benson describing it as the way to "open a show," saying it was "full of power and full of energy."

Brian Redmond made the comment, "Boy, you can dance."

Robert Heffernan's and Emily Barker danced contemporary ballroom which Loraine Barry describing it as a "beautiful piece of art."

Robert's efforts on his birthday week earned him a score of 24 from the judges.

Alannah Beirne came back from last week's dance-off with an upbeat samba dance with partner Vitali Kozmin.

Loraine Barry said that "a little bit more traction" would get her to the point she needs to be.

Alannah received a score of 24, which in the end wasn't enough to keep her in the competition.

Erin McGregor and dance partner Ryan McShane received the highest score of 29.

"Tonight this was your moment darling," an emotional Julian Benson told Erin. "I felt like I was watching a Disney princess and prince," he said.

Erin said that it was "so lovely to dance such a beautiful dance to such a beautiful song with a beautiful partner."

Anna Geary and partner Kai Widdrington received a total of 24 points for their sensual romantic rumba which Brian Redmond described as the best rumba so far this season.

Loraine Barry wanted more of Deirdre O'Kane and John Edward Nolan's Hollywood glamour which scored them 26 points.

This week the dancers were split into two dance groups.

The groups had to dance off against each other in a bid to earn the most points from the judges which would be added to their original score.

Robert, Erin and Anna earned themselves 25 more points as the first dance group The Party Rockers while Jake, Deirdre and Alannah earned their team, Team Floor Fillers a perfect score of 30.

The people of Twitter were loving tonight's shake-up on the show and #DWTSIrl trended in Ireland for another Sunday night in the running.

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