Dancing on Ice fans were left in floods of tears on Sunday night’s semi-final show, as Siva Kaneswaran emotionally dedicated his stunning performance to his late bandmate, Tom Parker, who sadly died of a brain tumour in 2022.
Ahead of his performance, The Wanted singer told the audience in a short video clip: “In 2020, Tom got diagnosed with brain cancer. " He then continued: "Tom’s diagnosis was Stage 4 Glioblastoma, which is a very aggressive cancer.The life expectancy is six months to a year.” Reflecting on his friend's final few days, Siva then said: “When Tom was in the hospice, he had a lot of family and friends in the room, it kept him laughing all the way to the end.” Before emotionally trying to piece together the words to explain how he was coping, as he added: "I’ve been trying to figure out the words to explain how I feel about him not being around, it’s hard.
Really hard.” Dancing to The Wanted song Gold Forever, Siva added that Tom was like a brother and the routine was for everyone who “knew and loved Tom” before he added: “This is for his memory.” He then took to the ice alongside his professional skating partner Klabera Komini to perform an intricate and emotional routine which didn’t leave a single dry eye in the house.
Moving with a combination of technical skill and mesmerising showmanship, the talented duo delighted fans at home and the judges with their impeccable performance, with all four judges awarding the duo 9’s - their highest score of the season so far.Taking to Twitter to share their thoughts, many fans couldn’t hold back their emotions as they praised Siva for doing his friend’s memory proud. “That was so beautiful @SivaKaneswaran the strength you had to execute that was so powerful!Read more on ok.co.uk
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