ISABELLE BRASSEUR AND GLENN ANDERSON ARE THE NEXT TO BE ICED ON CBC-TV’s BATTLE OF THE BLADES
- Marie-France Dubreuil and StÃ©phane Richer back for another week
Isabelle Brasseur and Glenn Anderson were the second pair iced, as the results were revealed during tonight’s broadcast on BATTLE OF THE BLADES. Marie-France Dubreuil and StÃ©phane Richer are the second pair to be saved, joining the five remaining pairs for a chance to win $100,000 for the charity of their choice. This is the second week in a row that the pair has been saved in the competition.
The two pairs with the fewest votes in the second week of competition were Brasseur and Anderson, who skated to Frank Sinatra’s Ain’t She Sweet, and Dubreuil and Richer, who performed their routine to Sinatra’s Strangers In The Night. Both pairs performed again before the panel of judges, Sandra Bezic, Dick Button and guest judge Don Cherry, for a final chance to remain on the show. All three praised tonight’s performances and were impressed with both pairs’ improvement from Sunday’s skate. For their efforts, Brasseur’s Canadian charity, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, will receive a $12,500 donation, and Anderson’s charity, the Alberta Cancer Foundation for the Cross Cancer Institute, will receive a $12,500 donation.
The six pairs returning to compete on Sunday, October 18 are: Shae-Lynn Bourne and Claude Lemieux, Marie-France Dubreuil and StÃ©phane Richer, Jodeyne Higgins and Ken Daneyko, Christine Hough-Sweeney and Tie Domi, Jamie SalÃ© and Craig Simpson, Barbara Underhill and Ron Duguay.
Latin music in all its colourful varietiesâ€”including the Salsa, the Cha Cha and the Boleroâ€”will be the musical backdrop for the show next week. Sophisticated and rhythmic, the strong beats of Latin America and the Caribbean will bring a special kind of heat to the performances on the ice.
Young Canadian skating duo Edrea Khong and Edbert Khong are the guest skaters performing live at Monday’s skate-off show on October 19 at 8:00 p.m. Still in their early teens and with Olympic aspirations, this extremely talented brother and sister act is already amazing audiences with their brilliant ice dancing routines.
Viewers can learn more about the competitors at www.cbc.ca/battle, the official online portal for the series and the source for everything about BATTLE OF THE BLADES. In addition to competition recap videos and behind-the-scene photos, the site offers viewers the opportunity to become fans of their favourite pair and track each participant’s activity as they strive to be the final pair remaining at the end of the series.