FIRST TWO COUPLES ELIMINATED ON A SPECIAL "DANCING WITH THE STARS
THE RESULTS SHOW," WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 ON ABC
Sean Kingston Performs
Special Tribute to Patrick Swayze with Ten Professional Dancers
The First Macy's "Stars of Dance" Performance of the Season
Welcomes Tony-Award Winning "The Lion King" to the "Dancing with the Stars" Stage
"Dancing with the Stars the Results Show" Returns to its Regular Night and Time,
Tuesday, September 29 on ABC
"Episode 901B" � After two spectacular nights of performance, two couples will be eliminated on the first "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show" of Season 9 on special night and time, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Sean Kingston kicks off the show alongside eight of his own dancers with his new single, "Face Drop," from his sophomore album "Tomorrow," due out on Epic Records on September 22, 2009, which also includes his huge summer hit, "Fire Burning on the Dance Floor," which has sold over two million downloads. His hit single "Beautiful Girls" made history as one of the fastest ascents up the charts ever and, following that, the singer/rapper scored three more Top 10 hits, including "Me Love," "Take You There" and "There's Nothin'." He has sold more than six million digital singles, more than 4.5 million ringtones and has toured with artists like Gwen Stefani and Chris Brown. His self-titled debut, "Sean Kingston," went to #1 in 21 countries and sold over one million worldwide. "Take You There" and "Love Like This" climbed the radio and iTunes charts together, giving him back-to-back hits in January 2009.
In a special tribute to Patrick Swayze, who made a guest appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 1 while attempting to teach his friend, John O'Hurley, lifts, ten "Dancing with the Stars" professional dancers take to the stage performing in a three-song medley featuring Patrick Swayze's own "She's Like the Wind," "Unchained Melody" from the hit film"Ghost," as well as the classic "Time of My Life" from the sensation, "Dirty Dancing." Cheryl Burke, Dimitri Chaplin, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower, Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya, alongside Maksim Chermkovskiy, Anna Demidova, Louis Van Amstel and Edyta Sliwinska will perform.
As previously announced, the first Macy's "Stars of Dance" performance of the season brings the cast of the Tony Award-winning "The Lion King" performing the spectacular "Circle of Life," the Oscar-nominated song that opens the Broadway show, in a stunning parade of costumes, animal puppetry and the greatest number of performers to ever take to the "Dancing with the Stars" stage. The appearance coincides with "The Lion King's" recently passing the 50 million mark in worldwide attendance.
Comedian and "Dancing with the Stars" Season 6 veteran Adam Carolla is back with a special hilarious segment called the "Losers Club" with former "Dancing with the Stars" contestants Kenny Mayne, Penn Jillette and Jeffery Ross.
By evening's end two couples will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes. Who among the following 16 teams will leave the ballroom floor?
AARON CARTER (pop star) and partner KARINA SMIRNOFF.
NATALIE COUGHLIN (Olympic champion swimmer) and partner, Season 1 champion ALEC MAZO.
MARK DACASCOS ("Iron Chef America" star) and partner LACEY SCHWIMMER.
TOM DELAY (former House Majority Leader) and partner, two-time champion CHERYL BURKE.
MACY GRAY (Grammy Award �winner) and partner JONATHAN ROBERTS.
ASHLEY HAMILTON (actor and comedian) and partner EDYTA SLIWINSKA.
MELISSA JOAN HART (actress) and partner, reigning two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champ MARK BALLAS.
KATHY IRELAND (entrepreneur and model) and partner TONY DOVOLANI.
MICHAEL IRVIN (NFL Hall of Famer) and partner, Season 8's Professional Dancer Competition winner, ANNA DEMIDOVA.
JOANNA KRUPA (model) and partner, Season 7 champ DEREK HOUGH..
CHUCK LIDDELL (Ultimate Fighting Champion) and partner ANNA TREBUNSKAYA.
DEBI MAZAR (actress) and partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY.
MYA (award winning singer) and partner DMITRY CHAPLIN.
KELLY OSBOURNE (reality star) and partner LOUIS VAN AMSTEL.
DONNY OSMOND (showbiz legend) and partner KYM JOHNSON.
LOUIE VITO (professional snowboarder) and partner CHELSIE HIGHTOWER.
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 sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.
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.