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DANCING WITH THE STARS
Air Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:02 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#810A-60) "Episode 810A"
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THE THREE FINALISTS WILL BE DETERMINED ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW," TUESDAY, MAY 12 ON ABC

Raphael Saadiq Performs

Macy's Stars of Dance 'Design-a-Dance' is Revealed

Professional Dancer Competition Continues with Two Finalists

Tenth Couple Eliminated is Revealed

"Episode 810A" - After tallying the judges' scores and viewers' votes, the tenth couple to be eliminated from the competition is revealed and the three finalists determined on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, MAY 12 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Singer-songwriter and producer Raphael Saadiq performs his hit, "100 Yard Dash" from his third solo album, three time Grammy´┐Ż Award nominated "The Way I See It," released in 2008 and featuring collaborations from Stevie Wonder and Joss Stone.

In a special Macy's Stars of Dance performance, the Macy's Design-a-Dance winning elements, including song, type of dance, male & female lead dancers and costume design selected by the public, will be revealed. Since the beginning of the season, viewers have been logging onto ABC.com to submit their own costume designs, as well as vote for their favorite song, type of dance and dancers to create the public's ideal vision and performance. The five final costume designs were selected and voted on by the public, leaving one lucky winner with the most votes to have his or her costume created by the show designer and worn by the winning professional dancers in the performance.

The first "Dancing with the Stars" professional dancer competition continues with two dancers remaining. After one more of the six professional dancers is eliminated based on last week's viewer votes, the two remaining dancers are paired with a "Dancing with the Stars" professional dancer. By the end of this season, one lucky dancer, determined by viewers' votes, will be selected as a member of next season's "Dancing with the Stars" cast to be paired with a celebrity. Full details and bios are available at www.abc.com.

By evening's end one couple will be eliminated. Who among the following four teams will leave the ballroom floor?

Shawn Johnson (Olympic gymnastics medalist) and partner Mark Ballas

Gilles Marini (model and actor) and partner Cheryl Burke

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

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

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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