Dancing On Ice fans in tears as The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran performs to the voice of late bandmate Tom Parker
05.03.2023 - 23:49
The Wanted singer Siva Kaneswaran had fans in tears during an emotional night on Dancing On Ice. Celeb competitors skated to songs that meant a lot to them and tugged at the heartstrings during the semi-final of the ITV skating show.
Siva, who hasn't had the easiest of times on the after being forced to miss a week due to a viral infection before landing in the bottom two last weekend, paid a poignant tribute to his late bandmate Tom Parker as the year anniversary of his death approaches.
Tom, who shot to fame as one-fifth of pop boyband The Wanted alongside Siva, passed away on March 30, 2022, after being diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma in 2020 when his wife Kelsey was pregnant with their second child, son Bodhi.
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In Sunday night's epsiode (March 5) Siva skated to The Wanted's soaring hit Gold Forver, which was re-released following Tom's death and also played at his funeral. Siva explained in a VT clip that the performance was even more poignant because he would be skating out to the opening lines performed by Tom from Bolton, who died aged 33.
He said it would be difficult hearing his voice but Tom would have encouraged him to "use the difficulty." The tears were flowing from fans throughout the performance, and at the end when an image of Tom was beamed onto a big screen as Siva and his pro skating partner Klabera Komini. gazed up to honour his memory.
In the audience Kelsey wiped away tears as she cheered and applauded Siva, 34. She later told host Holly Willoughby: "Tom would be so proud of him."
@nathsvictory tweeted: "I can’t get over how emotional and how beautiful Siva's