DWTS Results Week 4

March 31, 2009 at 6:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hello, and welcome to the third results show for Dancing With The Stars! Tonight, there will be a double elimination! Who will say goodbye to the chance of winning the mirrorball trophy? Let’s find out!

After a recap of last night’s dances, we get down to business. Len announces that he wants to see an encore dance–Gilles and Cheryl’s Argentine Tango. It is every bit as wonderful as it was last night, possibly even better. They get a standing ovation from the audience and the judges.

Samantha is resting her voice tonight, but will try and do interviews later. Since there is a double elimination, there will be no dance off.


The first two couples safe are Gilles and Cheryl and Lawrence and Edyta. The first couple in the bottom three are Holly and Dmitry.


Kevin Rudolph performs one of his hits while Julianne, Lacey, Derek and two other dancers perform. Awesome performance by both!


Samantha interviews everyone backstage. Gilles admits to being worried about staying in the show despite a perfect score. Lawrence says it is very stressful, but is happy he is still there. Edyta says he is doing an amazing job. Holly is tense, but glad they won’t be alone if they are eliminated.

Also safe to dance another week are Shawn and Mark.


Several of the pros show off the Viennese Waltz, which some of the couples will take on next week. It is so beautiful to watch and has to be one of my favorite dances on the show.

The stars talk about the double elimination and how nerve wracking it is.


Chuck and Julianne are safe, while Steve-O and Lacey are in the bottom three.


Boyz II Men perform, while Tony, Cheryl, Dmitry and Kym dance. As usual, the pros do a great job and Boyz II Men impress me. I love how they go into a fast song straight into a slower one and the dancers are quickly able to adapt by changing their dances. Incredible.


Backstage, Chuck thanks the fans for keeping them in and Steve-O says he is learning to cope without being ‘loaded.’ I have to admire him for being honest about it.


Lil’ Kym and Derek and Melissa and Tony will come back to dance next week.

The stars talk a little bit more about competing and the voting process before we get to more results. Ty and Chelsie are safe, along with David and Kym, leaving Steve and Karina in the bottom three.


Holly and Dmitry and Steve and Karina are leaving the competition for good. Holly says it was harder than she thought, but so much fun. She also loved the costumes. Tom tells Steve that he is what the show is all about. Steve isn’t sure if he agrees, but says Holly and Dmitry’s dress rehearsal performance made him cry. He gushes over the show and how wonderful Karina is. Dmitry also has nice words to say about Holly.

The show ends with all four of them dancing in a circle and everyone giving them hugs and kisses.

Join us next week as out couples take on the paso doble and Viennese waltz. Goodnight everybody!

DWTS Week 4–by Sammi T.

March 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello, and welcome to Dancing With The Stars–Week 4! This week the couples will tackle the Argentine Tango and the Lindy Hop. Everyone decends down the stairs looking beautiful and handsome.

Len says the ballroom tango’s hold is held through the whole dance. Meanwhile, the Argentine Tango is more about sensuality and passion–either cheek to cheek, far apart etc. He describes the Lindy Hop as being more fun with lots of tricks and rock and roll.

David Alan and Kym are up first with their Lindy Hop. He quips that getting scores in the twenties is like being ‘that chick at the Oscars that was like You like me, you really like me!’ They go to a show to figure out how to do it properly and then dance for the audience themselves. Their dance is so cute—lots of bouncing, fun and it absolutely fit both of their personalities, especially Kym’s.

Len thinks they captured the flavor of the dance–it was not their best but not their worst.

Bruno likes how they went for it, but agrees with Len.

Carrie Ann thinks it was great!

Score: 22 (8,7,7)

David sings that he ‘is happppyyyy Sammmannntthhhaaaaa!’

The next couple to dance is Lil’ Kim and Derek. They dance the Argentine Tango this week. They are both learning it this week, which makes it stressful, but both of them are willing to learn to get there. Their dance is spectacular, the lift the did was amazing! I’m so impressed by their leg work!

Bruno says it was more than a tango and compliments the choreography. He gushes over it, even jumping out of his seat.

Tom says Bruno is a very tan Bella Lugosi.

Carrie Ann loves everything about it.

Len liked the choreography, but, not the passion and sensuality between them, which causes all three judges to fight.

Tom announces that there will be a bottom three this week and then a double elimination.

Score: 27 (9,8,10)

The next couple to dance is Chuck and Julianne, who are wearing cute diner outfits from the 60s. Chuck is afraid of landing on his head, so Jules changes the choreography a bit. Their dance is super fun and cute, with lots of tricks and jumps in it.

Carrie Ann likes it this week, but wants to see him go for it more and stop being so safe.

Len calls it competent, but thinks that will only get them so far. He wants him to regroup and focus, then come back.

Bruno thinks it was great, but wants it to be crisper. He says it is all there, but they have not seen it yet.

Score: 22 (8,7,7)

Awww, poor Samantha is losing her voice! Her baby is sick too! Feel better girls!

Lawrence and Edyta are up next with her Argentine Tango. Lawrence is so focused that he can’t get into character. Edyta brings in her husband Alec to help. Anything with Alec makes everything better. Their dance is gorgeous, that leg work and those lifts are just fantastic! He did very well, though I wish I would have seen a bit more drama from him.

Len thinks they did a good job, but thought it looked uncomfortable and lacked passion.

Bruno disagrees with the character assessment from Len, but agrees about the footwork.

Carrie Ann says it was well executed, but it looked like he was afraid of Edyta.

Tom announces Boyz II Men will sing tomorrow.

Score: 19 (7,5,7)

Little Lenny Hardbutt, LOL!

After a preview of more practices and some commercials, Ty and Chelsie take the floor. This week they will be tackling the Lindy Hop. (Did anyone else get Steve and Karina’s package at first?) Chelsie says she is sorry for the fall last week. She makes him work on his part by himself before they put the whole routine together. The dance is a lot of fun, exciting, bouncy and just wanted me to get up and dance.

Bruno thinks it was great, but still rough around the edges.

Carrie Ann calls him a dancer! She calls Chelsie one incredible teacher and wait until they get their scores.

Len says it was well beyond his expectations.

Scores: 25 (9,8,8)

Steve and Karina dance their Argentine Tango next. I love her reaction from last week! They work on his anger face, which makes her laugh. Then they go racing to an event on those rolly scooter things. (anyone know what they are called?) Their dance is very cabaret like and involves a chair in the beginning. There is just something about this man….no matter what, I just end up smiling as I watch him dance. The dancing was good, he is honestly what this show is all about–going out there and learning something new.

Carrie Ann calls him the ultimate underdog, but felt the dance was way too long.

Len thanks him for trying and says he admires him and his spirit. He says it was an improvement from last week.

Bruno says they love him–but the dancing stank. Steve tells him he is still standing.

Score: 12 (4,4,4)

Melissa and Tony show off their Lindy Hop next. They joke around a bit during practice, the two of them have such great, fun chemistry. They hope Carrie Ann appreciates them taking her advice this week. WOW, they really knock it out of the park this week. I love the tricks and spirit they add to the dance. I just love these two more and more every week!

Len says she has the potential to go all they way. He makes a comment on their last flip, but overall, he loved it!

Bruno gushes over it and says it was delivered beautifully.

Carrie Ann calls them up and squeals over how wonderful it was, calling it Tony’s best choreography ever.

Score: 29 (10, 9. 10)

Holly and Dmitry are out to prove they are here to stay this week, despite being in the bottom two this week…..and a rib injury. She is determined to dance, despite the frustration from her injury. Their dance begins on a stool, falls, and then breaks out into a sexy, improved routine. I must admit, this show is making me like her more and more every week. I can tell she is in a lot of pain though.

Bruno says it went from bad to worse.

Carrie Ann gives her credit for trying and can see she is in pain. She wants her to work on her strength.

Len compliments Dmitry’s routine and can see an improvement in Holly.

Score: 16 (5,6,5)

Holly feels bad for letting Dmitry down and Samantha has her show off her bruises. Poor baby, it looks so painful.

After some banter from Tom about Samantha’s voice, Steve-O and Lacey take the stage. He seems very overwhelmed and stressing over being perfect. Lacey realizes this and brings him a clown costume so he can show her how he got his start. He really lets loose this week and shows off a fun routine, but it seems like Lacey is touching him and he is nodding at her as they dance—almost as if they have a code.

Carrie Ann likes it, but thinks he is following Lacey too much.

Len wants him to work on his timing.

Bruno calls it hopping mad.

Score: 15 (5,5,5)

Gilles and Cheryl take on the Argentine tango after another set of commercials. They work on passion during practice and from what I see, their practice really paid off. I like how it was slow and then got faster toward the end. Very good dance indeed.

Aw, Cody was there!

Len gushes over how wonderful it was.

Bruno calls him a quintessential Latin lover.

Carrie An can barely talk because she was so impressed. She can’t tell who is the pro and who is the star.

Score: 30 (triple 10s!) Congrats on the first perfect score of season 8!

The last dance of the night is Shawn and Mark’s Lindy Hop. She brings him to her gymnastics studio and tries to teach him some moves, but all he does is some forward rolls. Love the outfit she made him wear, lol! They are both dressed for the gym and are so cute! I love how it is Shark-themed for Team Shark. (Their names combined.) The dance was awesome and showed off her gymnastics moves and some great strengths of hers.

Bruno enjoyed the tricks, but wants more dancing.

Carrie Ann also enjoys her tricks, but thinks she was a bit too heavy footed.

Len thought there were too many tricks this week.

Score: 25 (8,8,9)

The show ends with a recap of all the dancers and a reminder to vote.

Tune in tomorrow for Boyz II Men and our double elimination. Goodnight everyone!

Dancing with the Stars 8: A look at the Lindy Hop and Argentine Tango

March 30, 2009 at 8:51 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Hey Everyone,

We thought it might be helpful for you to see what these two new dances for the show look like when danced “in the wild” before they are performed on the show tonight!

Lindy Hop:

Argentine Tango:

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Friday Funnies….

March 27, 2009 at 9:25 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I’ve never seen Tony Dovolani having quite this much fun. It is SO nice to hear him laugh like he does in this clip from Extra:

Remember that if you need a dance fix, or would like to learn from that Albanian jokester, you can find lessons at Ballroom Dance Channel. Also, don’t forget this is your last weekend to try our mobile lessons for FREE at the ITunes App Store!

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DWTS: Week Three Results

March 24, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to Dancing With The Stars: The Results! Tonight one more couple will go home, thus ending their dream of winning the mirror ball trophy.

The show opens with a recap of last nights dances and confessionals. I love Tony’s reaction-the three 9 dance was so cute! It looks like Steve-O got hurt again, he was putting ice on his ankle. Poor guy, I hope he is ok!

Tom announces that there will be a double elimination next week. I wonder how they are going to work that with the dance off?


The first four couples who are safe are Melissa and Tony, Gilles and Cheryl, Shawn and Mark and Steve and Karina, who has the BEST reaction I think I have ever seen on the show. I have never seen anyone that surprises and happy before.


Samantha interviews the saved celebrities. Gilles admits to being nervous and says he hates Tuesdays. Shawn says it feels amazing to dance another week. Melissa says it took a long time to get there and she was nervous. Steve is shocked and jokes Karina’s outfit got them an extra vote. He quips he was as shocked as he was when he got served with divorce papers.

Tom says that they should promo the show as: Dancing With The Stars, almost as amazing as getting divorce papers. I love that man, he is so FUNNY!


The next couples saved are Lawrence and Edyta, David and Kym, Chuck and Julianne and Lil’ Kim and Derek.


Cloris Leachman and Corky Ballas show off the two new dances the Lindy Hop and the Argentine Tango. I love it, these two have to be one of my favorite couples ever. They are just so entertaining.


Hall and Oates perform ‘Man Eater’ while Maks, Karina, Tony and Dmitry dance. It is a fun, entertaining dance that ends with Karina and Maks kissing. I love the flip she did off the judges table midway through. Fabulous!


Alec and Edyta dance as Adele sings her hit single. I’m so glad Alec is back, I miss him this season! I’ve never heard of Adele but she is very good. Alec and Edyta’s dance reminds me of the one they did on the tour to Toni Braxton’s ‘Breathe Again.’ I absolutely love watching these two dance, they have such great chemistry and they are just beautiful together. She also does a great twisty flip off the judges table, only she does it into Alec’s arms. Beautiful!


Everyone talks about the pressure of the dance off and how it can be both good and bad. There is pressure, but they all feel it gives them one more chance to prove themselves.


Steve-O and Lacey are safe (she looks confused, I don’t think she heard them or something) Holly and Dmitry are in the bottom two, along with Denise and Maks, leaving Ty and Chelsie to dance another week.


Holly and Dmitry reprise their samba. She is much better the second time around, almost as if she is more relaxed. Ironic, considering this is more nerve wracking than doing it the first time.

Len thinks she came out hot tonight, like a party girl. He caught a mistake but overall thought she did well.

Bruno thinks she is hot but wants her to work on her timing.

Carrie Ann likes her party atmosphere and is glad there was no lift.

Score: 18 (6,6,6)

I have to say, Holly seems to take this seriously really take in the judges comments. Dmitry apologized for his comment last night coming off wrong, saying he doesn’t know anyone else who would take on a challenge like this so late and he is very proud of her.

Denise and Maks also reprise their samba and while it is better this time around, I just canNOT get past how bad the music is. The singing is fine, it is just the song they chose–does not work for the samba.

Bruno thinks she improved leaps and bounds. He wants her to connect more with the dance.

Carrie Ann thinks she is good under pressure.

Len thinks she deserves to stay.

Score: 20 (6,7,7)


Denise and Maks are eliminated.They get hugs and kisses from Holly and Dmitry before they give their exit speech. Denise thanks everyone and does one final dance with Maks ad they say goodbye to their fellow competitors.

Join us next week for two new dances and a double elimination! Goodnight everybody!

Learn the Tango – Now Available to go!

March 24, 2009 at 10:32 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Hey Everyone,

We have some great news we’d like to share with you. Our tango basic step is now in the ITunes App Store. Here’s a preview of the dance, as taught by our world class instructors, Nick & Lena Kosovich.

Learn to dance like the professionals! The Ballroom Dance Channel has assembled some of the world’s best dancers to teach you the Tango! Learn from the comfort of your home! Take a private lesson from professional dancers Nick and Lena Kosovich!Enjoy this teaser trailer and then visit ballroomdancechannel.com for a full lesson!

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Dancing with the Stars 8: Dancing with the Wounded Stars…

March 23, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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Hey Everyone,

Welcome to the third week of Dancing with the Stars season 8, or as I’m coming to call it, Waltzing with the Wounded! This week’s dances are the foxtrot and the samba. If you’d like to give these dances a shot in the comfort of your own home, come visit us at Ballroom Dance Channel, where you can learn from pros like Tony Dovolani!

First up tonight are Denise and Maks with the samba. Their rehearsal footage is hysterical tonight, with Maks in hot pink samba queen drag. Unfortunately, it didn’t help Denise learn. She had no bounce, and her footwork was messy. In their defense, the music choice was awful, and they had no control over that. Judges scores: 5,6,5. Ouch!

Dancing the first foxtrot of the night are Chuck and Julianne. She’s channeling her inner drill sergeant this week. Now I remember why she irritates me sometimes. I do have to say she gets good results when she uses this method, I just don’t like to watch her teach when she gets this way. Gosh, Chuck is awfully cute, and very charming in the smooth dances. However, their foxtrot tonight wasn’t quite as light and fluffy as it should be, in my opinion. Judges scores: 8,7,8.

Next to attempt the samba are Holly and Dmitry. I really like their chemistry together, and I really, REALLY like Dmitry. Poor Holly, she is so frustrated in their practice footage. I like that they show us that she is struggling, I think it will help women relate to her and want to see her stay longer. There are parts of this she gets SO right, and then she loses it. I didn’t expect to like Holly, I had preconceived notions about her, but I really am enjoying her on the show. I hope she doesn’t go home just yet, for no other reason than I enjoy getting to see the handsome Dmitry Chaplin every week! Judges scores: 5,6,6.

Steve O and Lacey are dancing the foxtrot tonight. I’m glad that he’s back again this week, but hope he isn’t doing too much damage to himself by pushing. I really do like him, though, way more than I thought I would. He was the contestant that I was literally angry they had cast when I first heard the news, but he’s won me over with his work ethic and determination to be good enough to be a real partner to Lacey. He is in obvious pain tonight, but I think he did a pretty credible job. I love the connection he and Lacey have made, you could see her asking him as they sat on the stage at the end of the dance if he was okay. Judges scores: 5,5,5. Hang in there Steve, I think the fans are behind you!

Lawrence and Edyta have the samba tonight. I really like that we are hearing more from Edyta this year, I think she has a wonderful personality and has a lot to share with the audience. They have a great song for a samba, but I never would have thought of it! Edyta has such a talent for coming up with choreography that distracts from her partner’s flaws, highlights his strengths, and doesn’t look too flashy. Judges scores: 7,6,7.

Shawn and Mark are dancing the foxtrot tonight. Ooh look, Mark is all scruffy…I think I like that! I love that Shawn isn’t afraid to make fun of herself, and these two have nice chemistry. I love her lines! I think that is one of the best things she brings to the competition from her background as a gymnast, is the ability to make beautiful shapes with her body. Mark definitely knows how to show that off to full potential! Judges scores: 9,9,9.

Gilles and Cheryl are dancing the samba. Cheryl is being really hard on him in practice this week, telling him that certain movements are horrible. We got to meet his mother this week, and she seems like such a sweet lady, who really loves her son and is proud of him. Um, hey…isn’t Gilles supposed to have less clothing on this week? Cheryl promised, I read it! Oh who cares, he’s hot even with his clothes on, and this man can BRING IT! I don’t think it matters that he isn’t as famous as the other contestants, he is clearly the top of the field for the guys. Judges scores: 9,9,9.

David and Kym have the foxtrot this evening. I am coming to like David, and think he has enormous potential. He was very endearing tonight during their practice footage, and really seems like he wants to impress the judges and do right by Kym. It was a beautiful foxtrot, and he has finall,y earned some praise from the judges. Its about time, because he’s been a good, solid dancer the first two weeks. Judges scores: 8,8,8.

Steve W and Karina are up, dancing a samba. I admire this man so much, he is so brave to dance with all these injuries he is sustaining. I love the attitude he brings to each and every dance. Unfortunately, he pulled a hamstring during practice, but is somehow pushing through the pain. You know, he’s never going to win this thing, but I just love him to pieces anyway, and want him to be on the show a bit longer. He makes me smile! Judges scores: 4,3,3. Ouch. That’s a bit harsh, don’t you think? And yet he still has a positive attitude. What a gentleman!

Melissa and Tony are dancing the foxtrot this week. She has amazed me so far with how naturally she is taking to all this. Melissa has such an amazing spirit, and is so willing to learn. I predict she’ll go far both in this competition and with whatever she chooses to do next. For those that say she has too much training, I’d like to point out that this is so different from any other form of dance she knows, she may be at a disadvantage, having to unlearn all she knew to be successful as a cheerleader. Once again, she does beautifully tonight, both during the dance and during the comments after the dance. You can see that she is really listening to the critiques and wanting to use them to improve. Judges scores: 9,9,9. Way to go, boss! It is so nice to see you calm and confident again.

Lil Kim and Derek are dancing the samba tonight. Now, since this is a party dance, I should think that this party girl will have a lot to bring to the dance. Kim certainly can work that fringe! I just wish she wouldn’t make that raunchy face while she’s dancing, it takes away from her dance to me. It wasn’t perfect, but I think she did a pretty good job tonight. Judges scores: 8,8,9. Good job! Kim, sweetie, watch the costuming, one of your pasties was showing.

Last, but not least, are Ty and Chelsie, dancing the foxtrot. Wow, Chelsie is just stunning in that dress. She is such a beautiful young lady, and I am very happy that they asked her to join the show. She is a definite asset, as is Dmitry. Come on, Ty! You can do this! There has to have been something on the floor, because they stumbled twice in what looked like the same spot. In spite of that, Ty was a calm and confident lead, with a beautiful strong frame. Carrie Ann, thanks for praising him for how he handled Chelsie’s stumble. Judges scores: 8,8,7. Way to go Ty! See, you CAN do this!!!!!!

Well, that’s it for tonight. Make sure you join us tomorrow for what should be a fun filled results show, right up until we have to send someone home. Am I alone in not really wanting to vote anyone off yet?

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Steve-O’s Careful Return to Dancing With the Stars – E! Online

March 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars | 1 Comment
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Good news!  Sounds like Steve-O will be able to go dancing tonight.  I’ve also heard that our own Tony Dovolani did an interview confirming that Steve Wozniak is also expected to dance.

Steve-O’s Careful Return to Dancing With the Stars – E! Online.

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Dancing with the Stars 8: Should Steve O and Steve Wozniak be allowed to continue in the competition?

March 23, 2009 at 7:19 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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Hey Everyone,

I’m sure most of you have heard the rumors by now that Steve O and Steve Wozniak still have serious injuries that COULD prevent them from continuing in the competition. Woz is said to have sustained a hamstring pull on Friday, in addition to his fractured foot and knee trouble. Steve O is said to have a hemotoma that is still bleeding internally, stemming from his accident last week in dress rehearsal. What do you think? Should either of them be allowed to continue? Please take our poll and let us know your thoughts.

Injury Poll

We’ll be back tonight to blog all about the competition. In the meantime, if you’d like to try your hand at the samba or foxtrot, why not give our All Access Pass a try?

ABC’s Press Release for 3/24 results show

March 20, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Uncategorized | 10 Comments
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Hey Everyone,

Just got a google alert about this press release, and I thought you might want to see what is in store. Looks like our dances this week are the samba or the foxtrot. If tradition holds, the couples that danced the salsa will have the foxtrot, and those that danced the quickstep will dance the samba. Remember to keep checking with Ballroom Dance Channel for your dance fix!

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Darryl Hall & John Oates Perform

Grammy Award Winner Adele Performs

Cloris Leachman and Corky Ballas Return

Bottom Two Couples Compete in the Live “Dance Off”

“Episode 803A” – After a night of samba and foxtrot, the second couple to be eliminated from the competition will be announced on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY,
MARCH 24 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Famed duo Daryl Hall & John Oates take the “Dancing with the Stars” stage by storm with their Billboard No. 1 single, “Maneater,” from their 1982 album, “H2O,” accompanied by professional dancers Karina Smirnoff, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani and Dmitry Chaplin. According to the R.I.A.A, Daryl Hall & John Oates are the No. 1 selling duo in music history with their seven R.I.A.A. platinum albums and six R.I.A.A. gold albums, along with 29 No. 1 hits.

British singer-songwriter Adele takes to the “Dancing with the Stars” stage with her single, “Chasing Pavements,” from her first album, “19,” which debuted at No. 1 on the UK album chart and has since been certified platinum with sales of more than 500,000 copies in the UK and over 1,200,000 worldwide. Adele took home two Grammys, including “Best New Artist,” at this year’s 51st Grammy Awards. She will be accompanied on the stage by professional dancers Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo.

Former “Dancing with the Stars” favorite Cloris Leachman returns with her professional dance partner, Corky Ballas, to offer a sneak peek at how to perform next week’s dances — the argentine tango and the lindyhop.

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, as determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes. Who among the following 12 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
Holly Madison (reality television star) and partner, newcomer Dmitry Chaplin
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
Denise Richards (actress) and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
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
Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple, a.k.a. “The Woz) and partner Karina Smirnoff

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 http://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.

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