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Thursday 31 July 2014

SuBo missing from DWTS results show

Susan Boyle was unable to perform on DWTS

Susan Boyle's US fans would have been disappointed as the British singing star had to miss her performance on TV show Dancing With The Stars because of illness.

The former Britain's Got Talent contestant turned global sensation was due to sing on the results show of the US version of Strictly Come Dancing, but called in sick.

Her last-minute replacement was US vocalist Michael Bolton, who had been voted off the celeb ballroom show the week before and voiced his unhappiness at judge Bruno Tonioli's comments.

He seemed to have got over his upset, however, as he returned to perform Hallelujah backed by a children's choir.

A slimmed-down Ne-Yo also sang his new single One in a Million on the show.

As for the results, Margaret Cho wasn't laughing when she learned that she'd done her last performance on Dancing With the Stars.

The 41-year-old comedian cried after being eliminated from the hit ABC show, but vowed to continue dancing.

"I thought the judges were really hard on me, but I think you were hard on me because you could see that I am a dancer for real," she said. "And I thank you for that. I will take that with me forever."

Cho and her professional partner, Louis Van Amstel, came into the latest results show in last place, collecting just 18 points out of 30 for their colourful, pride-themed samba. She performed in a rainbow dress and said she wanted to promote pride and self-acceptance after a rash of suicides by gay teens in recent weeks.

Judge Bruno Tonioli praised Cho for "wearing the rainbow flag", but he said he couldn't overlook her errors and faulty footwork.

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