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Cliona Hagan into Dancing with the Stars final

Co Tyrone country music star Cliona Hagan, with her partner Robert Rowinski, has made through to the final of RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars

Co Tyrone country star Cliona Hagan waltzed her way to the final of RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars last night.

Ms Hagan and her partner Rober Rowinski overcame a mishap at the start of her first routine when a scarf became entangled under their feet to secure a score of 22 from the judges.

The pair then bagged a high enough score on the public vote to carry them into the final.

In week eight of the competition she became the first contestant to score a perfect 30.

A former music student at Queen’s University Belfast, Cliona has taken a break from her music career to take part in the hit RTÉ show.

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