Róisín Mullins and eighteen professional Irish dancers from the Raven Irish dance troupe headed to Fountain Studios in London to perform live on X Factor on Saturday Night. The girls flanked judge Louis Walsh, whilst lead dancer Róisín partnered him for a Irish dance meets 'Strictly' routine. X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osborne all watched in amazement as Louis jigged and reeled in front of an elated audience.Róisín joined Louis the previous day to train him for his big performance, persuading X-Factor Presenter Dermot O’Leary to duo with her in his place during secret stage rehearsals, watched by X Factor acts 5 After Midnight, Honey G, Emily Middlemas, Saara Aalto and Matt Terry. Assisting Róisín with her choreography was a world class team led by X-Factor Creative Director Brian Friedman. Later in the show Róisín returned on stage behind the judges to present Louis with a surprise life time achievement award for longest serving X-Factor judge in the UK, beating a stunned Simon with 356 Shows to Simon’s 291. The excitement of Róisín and four of the Raven girls dancing around the judges even got Pussycat Doll and Judge Nicole standing and doing a jig. Róisín even had a dance costume designed and made on the day by X-Factor costume designer Laury Smith, who has created stage costumes for stars such as Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. Róisín even took time out from backstage rehearsals to co-choreograph a routine for Presenters Matt Edmondson and Rylan Clark, for The Xtra-Factor, with X-Factor Choreographer James Collins, set to a live performance of UK chart No.1 ‘C’est Le Vie’ by Dublin born B*Witched singer Keavy Lynch. A massive congratulations to Louis and huge thank you to the Raven girls for a great show and a star packed weekend! Contact us to book Irish Dancers for TV, film, shows, tours, festivals, events, workshops, Irish events, St.Patrick's Day and more...Visit our Irish Dance Academy page for NEW Portsmouth & Southsea, Hampshire Irish Dancing classes...
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