Air Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:02 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#804A-60) "Episode 804A"
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Boyz II Men Perform

Kevin Rudolf Performs

"Episode 804A" � After a night of Argentine Tango and Lindyhop, a dramatic double elimination will send the third & fourth couples home from the competition on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, MARCH 31 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In a special performance, the best-selling Motown act of all time and Grammy-Award winning group Boyz II Men will sing a Motown Medley from their latest Decca CD, "Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA." Boyz II Men consists of members Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris; as a group they have sold over 60 million records to date and are currently in the studio recording a new disc set for release in Fall 2009. The trio will be accompanied by professional dancers Cheryl Burke, Dmitry Chaplin, Tony Dovolani and Kym Johnson.

Chart topping newcomer Kevin Rudolf will take to the stage to perform the hit single, "Let it Rock," from his debut Cash Money Records CD, "In the City." Joining Kevin will be professional dancers Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Chelsie Hightower, Lacey Schwimmer and Artem Chigvintsev. Kevin's musical style has been hailed by critics as a sublime blend of influences and he has been cited as one of hip hop's more impressive up and coming new talents. The song and album have emerged as a multi-platform phenomenon, becoming one of the top selling digital singles, logging 3 million downloads on iTunes and the video nearing a 2 million view milestone on YouTube. Kevin kicks off the Let It Rock Tour, his first headlining national run, April 3rd in Nashville.

A Viennese Waltz showcasing the professional dancers and choreographed by former "Dancing with the Stars" professional Louis van Amstel, will dazzle the ballroom along with professionals Jonathan Roberts, Anna Trebunskaya, Aliona Vilani and U.S. Standard Finalists Urs Geisenhainer & Agnes Kazmierczak.

By evening's end two couples will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes. Who among the following 11 teams will leave the ballroom floor?

David Alan Grier (comedian and actor) and partner Kym Johnson

Shawn Johnson (Olympic gymnastics medalist) and partner Mark Ballas

Lil' Kim (Grammy Award winning rapper) and partner, reigning champion Derek Hough

Holly Madison (reality television star) and partner, newcomer Dmitry Chaplin

Gilles Marini (model and actor) and partner Cheryl Burke

Ty Murray ("King of Cowboys") and partner, newcomer Chelsie Hightower

Steve-O (star of "Jackass" and "Wildboyz") and partner Lacey Schwimmer

Melissa Rycroft (from "The Bachelor") and partner Tony Dovolani

Lawrence Taylor (National Football League Hall of Famer, a.k.a. "LT") and partner Edyta Sliwinska

Chuck Wicks (country music star) and partner Julianne Hough

Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple, a.k.a. "The Woz) and partner Karina Smirnoff

Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 30 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" performance shows. 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 starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast and until 12:00 Noon, ET the following day.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Samantha Harris ("The Insider"), 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 smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced 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.

About BBC Worldwide Productions:

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide Productions, with headquarters in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Miami, brings together all of BBC Worldwide's businesses in the North and South America region. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Sales and Distribution, Content and Production, Home Entertainment, Digital Media and Magazines. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. - digital cable channel BBC America and a bi-coastal production arm responsible for the smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" for ABC.

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