Katherine Jenkins makes emotional tribute to late dad

Wednesday April 4, 2012

Katherine Jenkins has shed tears after performing a waltz in memory of her father on US show Dancing With The Stars.

The Welsh mezzo-soprano selected 1996, when Selwyn died, after the show's contestants were asked to recall the most poignant year of their life.

"In 1996, we found out that my father had lung cancer. I was 15 and my sister was 13.

"I got pulled out of my class one day by my auntie who came to school to say, 'your dad's gone into a coma and you need to come to the hospice'," she said.

"I hadn't said goodbye to him and it happened so quickly, "The following day he passed away. I'm so glad I got to say goodbye properly."

Katherine, 31, received a standing ovation, made one of the judges cry and wept on the dancefloor after she performed a waltz to Josh Groban's To Where You Are.

Photo: © ABC

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