Usually when we talk about Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas on “Dancing with the Stars,” we are referring to what the two parties are doing on the dance floor — and not with music. However, Mark has an accomplished musical background as a solo artist in addition to being a professional dancer, and it helped him to be the perfect performing partner for the classical sensation on “Good Morning America” late last week.
In the video below, you can hear Katherine sing a stirring version of the Irish folk song “Carrickfergus” with Mark on the guitar. It’s not a song that many American viewers know, but in a way this allowed the track to be an introduction to a rather soulful and beautiful style of cultural music.
The good news for Katherine is that she may be around long enough this season to give even more performances. Not only has she spent the season on the top of the leaderboard multiple times, but she has never been in the bottom two — she also has been on the top of our show rankings for multiple weeks during the competition.
What do you think about this performance, and are you hopeful that we are going to see more of Katherine and Mark in the many weeks to come this season?