TORONTO - October 11, 2010 - Despite their best efforts in bringing sexy back, Anabelle Langlois and Georges Laraque were eliminated tonight on BATTLE OF THE BLADES. Isabelle Brasseur and Todd Warriner, who also found themselves in the bottom two, will remain in the game for another week maintaining their chance to win a $100,000 donation to their charity of choice.
Skating to Seal's 'Kiss From a Rose,' Anabelle and Georges' romantic performance earned them a total score of 17.0 from the judges. This week's judging panel: Sandra Bezic, Jeremy Roenick and guest judge Marie-France Dubreuil praised tonight's performances and were amazed by both pairs' improvement from Sunday's show. For their efforts, Hockey for Haiti - a charity that pairs the National Hockey League Players' Association with World Vision Canada to help rebuild the Grace Children's Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti - will receive a $25,000 donation in Anabelle and Georges' honour.
The six pairs returning to compete on Sunday, October 17 are: Violetta Afanasieva and P.J. Stock, Shae-Lynn Bourne and Patrice Brisebois, Isabelle Brasseur and Todd Warriner, Katia Gordeeva and Valeri Bure, Kyoko Ina and Kelly Chase, Jamie Salé and Theo Fleury.
Viewers can learn more about the competitors atwww.cbc.ca/battle, the official online portal for the BATTLE OF THE BLADES. In addition to videos, blogs and behind-the-scene photos, the site offers viewers the opportunity to become fans of their favourite pair and track each participant's activity as they strive to be the final pair remaining at the end of the series.
BATTLE OF THE BLADES is the brainchild of Kevin Albrecht with development by Sandra Bezic. BATTLE OF THE BLADES executive producers are John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby and Kevin Albrecht and show producers are Sandra Bezic and Sue Brophey. It is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC Television airing Sunday and Monday nights at 8 p.m. local time.