Air Date: Monday, November 23, 2009
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#910-90) "Episode 910"
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Whitney Houston Performs

All Thirteen of the Previous Stars from This Season Return

"Episode 910 & 910A" � After ten weeks of surprises and dazzling performances, Mya, Kelly Osbourne and Donny Osmond have stood out in the largest group of "Dancing with the Stars" competitors 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 final nights of competition, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-9:30 p.m., ET), and concluding on the Season Finale, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In the final performance show on Monday, the couples will face off against one another with three more dances. They will each perform the last Ballroom or Latin round dance they have not yet performed on the show, as well as the always popular freestyle dance and then the megamix challenge. In the megamix, the three finalists will face-off at the same time in a group number made up of three dance styles, the Viennese Waltz, the Samba and the Jive, all choreographed by "Dancing with the Stars" alum Nick Kosovich. The judges will rank the couples in this performance.

In Tuesday's two-hour Finale, all 16 couples from Season 9 will return to the dance floor for some special performances. "Iron Chef America" star Mark Dacascos and UFC champion Chuck Liddell battle it out in a dance floor face-off, while Season 2 competitor Jerry Rice and this season's Michael Irvin take their good natured rivalry to the dance floor for a dance-off. "Roast Master" Jeffrey Ross returns to induct Ashley Hamilton to the "Loser's Club" and Adam Carolla returns as "The Coach" for the finalists. Also returning this season are The Muppets, made famous by Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff's quickstep in week 2.

In a special performance for the "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night finale, Whitney Houston livens up the dance floor with her second single, "Million Dollar Bill," from her seventh and most recent studio album, "I Look to You," released in August 2009. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 1 with sales of 305,000, beating her previous career best of 205,000 with "Just Whitney" in 2002. This also gave her a fourth chart-topping album and extended her lead as the female artist with the most cumulative weeks at the number 1 position.

Houston will make a spectacular second performance, singing her chart topping hit single, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," from her second studio album, "Whitney," released in 1987. The album became the first by a female artist ever to debut at #1 in the Billboard 200, and produced a then-record equaling four #1 singles from one album. Accompanying her will be "Dancing with the Stars" professional dancers Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower, Alec Mazo, Jonathan Roberts, Lacey Schwimmer, Edyta Sliwinska and Anna Trebunskaya.

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 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.

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