After a pretty tough seven weeks, Lady Leshurr has made it to the Dancing on Ice semi-final.
It comes after the 30-year-old found herself in the skate off for a third time for the show, this time against Rebekah Vardy.
Nevertheless it was third time lucky for Leshurr, as the judges decided to save her, following another performance to Christina Aguilera’s Candyman.
So, will she be able to beat the odds and skate off into the final this weekend? Or could she find herself in the dreaded skate off once again against one of other contestants in the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up?
Here’s everything you need to know about Lady Leshurr’s Dancing on Ice 2021 journey so far, including her scores and what she’s had to say about the competition.
Who is Dancing On Ice contestant Lady Leshurr?
Job: Rapper, singer and songwriter
Lady Leshurr, whose real name is Melesha Katrina O’Garro, is known for her Queen’s Speech series of freestyles, the fourth of which went viral in 2016.
The musician went on to a MOBO for Best Female Act that year, and in 2019, she performed at The Nicki Wrld Tour as a special guest for rapper Nicki Minaj.
Lady Leshurr was recently awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.
What has Lady Leshurr scored so far?
Week One: 6.5, 6, 6, 6.5 (25.0)
Week Three: 6, 6, 6.5, 6 (24.5)
Week Four: 7.5, 8.5, 8, 8.5 (32.5)
Week Five: 7.5, 7.5, 7.5. 8 (30.5)
Week Six: 8, 8.5, 8.5. 8.5 (33.5)
Despite getting a respectable 25/40 and dancing to the anthem that is Salute by Little Mix, Lady Leshurr found herself in the skate-off after her Week One performance.
She was saved and it was Myleene Klass that made a shock early exit.
Week Three saw Lady Leshurr place fifth on the leaderboard after receiving 24.5 points for her routine If My Friends Could See Me Now for Musicals Week.
But, it was Leshurr’s Week Four performance which really amazed the judges as she shot to joint first place with an impressive 32.5 points alongside Faye Brookes and her partner Hamish Gaman and Joe-Warren Plant and his partner Vanessa Bauer.
Sadly Week Five didn’t go as smoothly, with Leshurr and her pro partner Brendyn Hatfield finishing at the bottom of the leaderboard with 30.5 points.
And despite scoring her highest score of the series with 33.5 points in Week Six, the rapper found herself in the skate off with Rebekah Vardy.
Luckily, she was saved, so will she be able to bring her A-game this weekend? We sure hope so!
What has Lady Leshurr said about joining Dancing on Ice?
Joining Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on Kiss Breakfast to announce the news earlier this year, she said, “Oh my gosh I don’t what I’ve got myself in for but everyone knows me to be that person to just throw myself in at the deep end and I just wing it a lot of the time.”
She continued, “I’m petrified, (but) I’ve always wanted to ice skate so what’s better than doing it in front of millions of people. I’m looking forward to having a new skill, (skating) backwards and just showing off in front of my friends.”
Alongside her promotional pic, she added, “I’ve always wanted to skate, and what’s better than forcing myself into something I can’t get out of now!”