THE THREE FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED
ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW,"
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, ON ABC
Grammy � Award Winner Alicia Keys Performs
International Superstar Leona Lewis Performs
Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb of the Legendary Bee Gees Perform
Special Performance from the Upcoming Film, "Nine"
Season 8's Melissa Rycroft Returns to the Dance Floor
"Episode 909A" � After a night of spectacular performances in the semi-finals, the three couples making it to the finals is announced on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Twelve-time Grammy � Award winner Alicia Keys makes her television debut performance of her new single, "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart," from her upcoming fifth album, "The Element of Freedom," available worldwide on December 15. With four acclaimed albums to her credit � "Songs in A Minor" (2001), "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (2003), "Unplugged" (2005) and "As I Am" (2007) -- the New York native has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments, with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. Also an acclaimed actress, Keys has appeared in starring roles in "The Secret Life of Bees," "The Nanny Diaries" and "Smokin' Aces." She is the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa and India.
Multi-platinum artist and three-time Grammy � nominee Leona Lewis performs her first single, "Happy," from her brand new album, "Echo," set for release on Tuesday, November 17th on
J Records/Syco Music. Her debut album, "Spirit," entered both the UK and U.S. album charts at No. 1, sold more than six million copies worldwide, and features "Bleeding Love." The best-selling single of 2008. "Bleeding Love," reached No. 1 position in over 30 singles charts around the world and "Spirit" became the UK's fastest selling debut album ever, with Lewis the first ever British artist to claim the top spot on the Billboard 200 with a debut album.
With over 200 million records sold worldwide, Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb from the legendary Bee Gees take to the "Dancing with the Stars" stage with their hit, "You Should Be Dancing," to celebrate their 50th Anniversary and the release of their new hits collection, "The Ultimate Bee Gees." Professional dancers Cheryl Burke, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower and Artem Chigvintsev will accompany them.
As previously announced in Variety, professional dancers will perform a themed dance number to Fergie's song, "Be Italian," from The Weinstein Company's film "Nine," in theaters everywhere Christmas Day. Choreographed by Keith Young, the routine includes former Pussycat Doll Carmit Bachar and costumes from the film.
Season 8 favorite Melissa Rycroft returns to the ballroom floor for a special dance performance.
By evening's end one couple will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes. Who among the following four teams will leave the ballroom floor?
� JOANNA KRUPA (model) and partner, Season 7 champ DEREK HOUGH..
� MYA (award winning singer) and partner DMITRY CHAPLIN.
� KELLY OSBOURNE (reality star) and partner LOUIS VAN AMSTEL.
� DONNY OSMOND (showbiz legend) and partner KYM JOHNSON.
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 is co-executive producer. Alex Rudzinski directs. "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround.
About BBC Worldwide Productions:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide's seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York. It is responsible for the smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks.