RICKY MARTIN TO PERFORM AND GUEST JUDGE DURING "LATIN NIGHT"
ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS," MONDAY, APRIL 28
"Episode 1807" - Grammy(R) winner Ricky Martin joins "Dancing with the Stars" for "Latin Night" MONDAY, APRIL 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Martin kicks-off the night with a show-stopping opening performance of his 2014 World Cup song "Vida" accompanied by the Pro Dancers. He will then join Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba as a guest judge for the evening. Each couple will perform an individual dance to a song with a Latin theme. Additionally, the competition will include two Latin inspired team dances. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.
Grammy award winning, multi-platinum recording artist, Ricky Martin, has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide. In his continued success, Martin has received four Grammy's awards, three Latin Grammy awards, 10 Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards and 10 MTV VMA's. After spending five years in the spotlight with Menudo, Martin set-off on his own musical path. His self-titled solo album was debuted in 1991. Martin's continued growing success of landmark singles, including "Maria," and his globally embraced 1998 World Cup Anthem "La Copa de la Vida" (The Cup of Life), vaulted him to the level of bona fide global superstar. Martin spent the latter part of the year in 2012 on stage inhabiting Che, the lead role in the Broadway revival of the musical "Evita." Following his very successful year long run in "Evita," Martin started another exciting adventure and embarked this time as one of the coaches on the second and third season of "The Voice" in Australia. In April 2014, Martin launched his television special "SuperSong," one can find exclusively on Crackle. "SuperSong" is a song competition for aspiring musicians and fans around the world that gave opportunity for individuals to create a song for the World Cup. In the same month, Martin launched the video for his latest hit single "Vida." "Vida," Martin's second World Cup song, was released worldwide as a single on April 22, 2014 and will be included in the official FIFA World Cup album "One Love, One Rhythm-The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album."
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Hosted by Emmy(R) Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Erin Andrews (sports host & "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 finalist), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
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BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for various titles including the upcoming "Criminal Justice" (HBO) and "Intruders" (BBC AMERICA) as well as "Getting On" (HBO), "Top Gear" (HISTORY), "What Not to Wear" (TLC) and the cultural phenomenon, "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC).