Air Date: Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:02 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#707A-60) "Episode 707A"
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Academy Award and Grammy Award Winning Artist Lionel Richie Performs

Dance Center Returns

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

"Episode 707A" - After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the eighth couple to be eliminated from the competition is revealed on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," on a special day and time, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (8:00-9:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Legendary singer Lionel Richie will take to the stage performing his hit, "Dancing on the Ceiling," accompanied by professional dancers Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kym Johnson and Tony Dovolani, as well as his first single, "Good Morning," from his new album "Just Go," coming out February 17, 2009 on Island Records. This is Richie's first studio album in two years. "Good Morning" will be danced to by professional dancers Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo.

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 dancer in the performance.

Dance Center is back with another hilarious segment, starring Season Two competitors Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice, with head judge Len Goodman.

By evening's end one more couple will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes. Who among the following six teams will leave the ballroom floor?

Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer
Brooke Burke & Derek Hough
Maurice Greene & Cheryl Burke
Cody Linley & Edyta Sliwinska
Susan Lucci & Tony Dovolani
Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson

Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday and Tuesday 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 ("E! Entertainment"), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are 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 Americas. 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 Americas:

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide Americas, 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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