FIFTH COUPLE ELIMINATED ON
"DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW,"
TUESDAY, APRIL 7 ON ABC
Grammy� Award Winner Etta James Performs
Disney Channel Star Demi Lovato Performs
Macy's Stars of Dance Brings Las Vegas' Le R�ve to the Ballroom
Bottom Two Couples Compete in a Live "Dance-Off"
"Episode 805A" � After a night of Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble, the fifth couple to be eliminated from the competition is revealed on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, APRIL 7 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Grammy Award winner Etta James performs her Grammy Hall of Fame rendition of the popular song, "At Last," accompanied by professional dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff. James is the winner of four Grammy� Awards and seventeen Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy� Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008.
Hollywood Records artist and Disney Channel star Demi Lovato takes to the "Dancing with the Stars" stage with her hit, "La La Land," from her first studio album, "Don't Forget," recently released on Hollywood Records (a deluxe version was re-released on March 31, 2009 with bonus features). Joining Lovato on the "Dancing" stage will be professional dancers Benji Schwimmer and Torri Smith. Currently starring in the Disney Channel hit, "Sonny With a Chance," Lovato shot to stardom when she appeared alongside the Jonas Brothers in the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Camp Rock." Her concert tickets go on sale April 25, 2009.
In the second Macy's Stars of Dance performance of the season, the mesmerizing Las Vegas show Le R�ve transforms the "Dancing with the Stars" stage with a captivating performance. Le R�ve features spectacular feats of strength and state-of-the-art special effects. The production was created by Franco Dragone, the man behind the O, La Nouba, Myst�re, Alegria and Quidam shows.
This week the bottom two couples facing elimination, determined by the lowest combined viewer votes and judges' scores from Monday's performance, will "Dance Off" to determine who is dismissed. The couples will have a chance to perform Monday's dance for new scores from the judges. The judges' scores from the "Dance Off" performance will replace their Monday night scores. A combination of the new judges' scores from the "Dance Off" dance, along with viewers votes from Monday's show, will be calculated following the "Dance Off" to determine the eliminated couple.
By evening's end one couple will be eliminated. Who among the following nine 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
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
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. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
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.