Air Date: Monday, November 24, 2008
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:32 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#710-90) "Episode 710"
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Miley Cyrus Performs; Alicia Keys Performs; All Ten of the Previous Stars from This Season Return

"Episode 710 & 710A" - After nine weeks of entertaining drama, surprises and dazzling performances, Lance Bass, Brooke Burke and Warren Sapp have broken away from the pack and earned the right for a chance to be crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars." The three finalists will have their last opportunity to impress the judges and viewers on two nights of final competition, beginning MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-9:32 p.m., ET), which include the crowning of the Ballroom Kids champions, and concluding on the Season Finale, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET). In the final performance show on Monday, the teams will face off against one another in a Samba Smackdown in which they each dance to an extended version of the same song. Each couple will take their turn in a section of the song before stepping aside for the next team to showcase their routine -- giving judges and viewers a chance to compare the couples alongside each other. In addition, Lance, Brooke and Warren will show us what they've got in the ever popular Freestyle routine - a fan favorite.

In Tuesday's two-hour Finale, all three finalists will perform their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - to be scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances will be combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the victor of the coveted "Dancing with the Stars" mirror ball trophy. Throughout the two-hour Finale, the previously eliminated couples will return to perform their final dances of the season.

Cloris Leachman returns in a very special "Man on the Street" segment and Jeffrey Ross returns for a hilarious roast of the three finalists. Other Finale highlights include two amazing musical guests: Multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys brings down the house with "I Need You," from her five-time platinum album, "As I Am," which quickly became her fourth consecutive number one album. And Miley Cyrus rocks the "Dancing with the Stars" stage with eight of her own dancers performing her third single, "Fly on the Wall," from her second studio album, "Breakout." Currently Cyrus is in production on her third season of her hit TV series "Hannah Montana," and will be seen this month in Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature "Bolt" with John Travolta.

All the excitement and frenzy will lead up to the moment we've all been waiting for - who among the three finalists will win reign as champions of "Dancing with the Stars" and take home the coveted mirror ball trophy?

Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to thirty minutes after Monday's show. AT&T subscribers may also text message their votes by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (standard text message rates apply). Viewers may also vote online at www.abc.com once the performance show begins on the East Coast, until 12:00 p.m., ET the next day.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Samantha Harris ("E! Entertainment"), the celebrities will perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international BBC smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.

"Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

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