IT'S THE BIGGEST NIGHT OF MUSIC IN THE HISTORY OF
"DANCING WITH THE STARS," TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 ON ABC
"Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin Performs
Grammy Award-Winning Singer John Legend Performs
International Sensation Leona Lewis Performs
Country Music Star & Professional Dancer Julianne Hough
Makes Her "Dancing with the Stars" Singing Debut
Season Six Champion Kristi Yamaguchi Returns
"Episode 709A" - In the biggest music show "Dancing with the Stars" has ever seen, Aretha Franklin, Leona Lewis, John Legend and Julianne Hough all take to the stage for a jam-packed results show full of spectacular musical performances. After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the tenth couple eliminated from the competition is revealed on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) following a special "Dancing with the Stars Recap," featuring the live conclusion of the ballroom kids competition (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The "Queen of Soul" and one of the most honored female singers in Grammy Award history, legend Aretha Franklin takes the "Dancing with the Stars" stage by storm with her hit, "Respect," accompanied by Season 6 champions Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark Ballas dancing a new routine. She performs for a second time with her classic "Chain of Fools," accompanied by professional dancers Anna Trebunskaya, Karina Smirnoff, Louis van Amstel and Artem Chigvintsev.
John Legend, the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist, brings his upbeat first single, "Green Light" from his third studio album, "Evolver," to the "Dancing with the Stars" stage.
British sensation and breakthrough musical artist of the year Leona Lewis performs her international chart-topping hit and biggest selling single of the 21st century, "Bleeding Love," from her debut album, "Spirit." Leona Lewis has become the fourth best-selling artist worldwide in 2008, thanks to the extraordinary success of her debut album, the R.I.A.A. platinum-certified "Spirit," which has sold more than four and a half million copies worldwide.
"Dancing with the Stars'" own two-time champion, professional dancer and country music star Julianne Hough, takes to the stage performing her single, "My Hallelujah Song," from her chart topping eponymous country album released earlier this year.
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 four teams will leave the ballroom floor?
Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer
Brooke Burke & Derek Hough
Cody Linley & Edyta Sliwinska
Warren Sapp & 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 ("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.