EIGHTH & NINTH COUPLES ELIMINATED ON
"DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW,"
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, ON ABC
Taylor Swift Performs New Single, "Jump, Then Fall," for the First Time
Cuban Superstars Tiempo Libre Perform
First Dance-Off with a Double Elimination Sends Two Couples Home
"Episode 906A" � After a night of Waltz, Jitterbug and the first competition Mambo group routine, the remaining nine couples face their first Dance-Off double elimination as the eighth and ninth couples eliminated from the competition are announced, on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Taylor Swift, who sold more records in 2008 than any artist in the world, will make a very special appearance on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show" on Tuesday, October 27, the release date of the Platinum Edition of her "Fearless" album, to premiere a brand-new single, "Jump, Then Fall," as well as perform her worldwide chart-topping hit, "Love Story," accompanied by professional dancers Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Jonathan Roberts, Edyta Sliwinska, and Anna Trebunskaya. Taylor, who at 19 is the youngest artist in history to be nominated for the Country Music Association's prestigious "Entertainer of the Year Award," has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts, and has career record sales in excess of 10 million albums, plus 20 million paid song downloads. She holds the Billboard all-genre record for most Top 20 debuts in a calendar year, as well as the Billboard record for the largest overall airplay audience for a country-based act. She is currently nominated for six American Music Awards and four Country Music Association Awards. Recently Taylor announced that her sold out "Fearless Tour" would return to North America for 37 additional dates in 2010.
Cuban superstars Tiempo Libre take to the "Dancing with the Stars" stage performing "Tu Conga Bach" from their new Sony Masterworks album entitled "Bach in Havana." Representing the new sound of Cuban music, the seven members of Tiempo Libre fled Cuba for a life of freedom in the United States. Their joyful, passionate music celebrates their dual musical heritage of Classical and Afro-Cuban music -- and their exuberant performances on disc and on stage have earned them two Grammy nominations, ecstatic reviews, sold out shows and legions of fans around the world. They have enjoyed collaborations with artists including Paquito D'Rivera, Sir James Galway and Joshua Bell. In 2008 Tiempo Libre brought a true Cuban experience to its American hometown of Miami with the interactive musical production entitled Miami Libre, based on the band's collective immigrant experience and told through English and Spanish narrative with sizzling music and explosive dance.
In a "Dancing with the Stars" first, the couple with the lowest combined scores will be eliminated, while the second and third couple with lowest combined scores will face the judges one last time in a Dance-Off to save their spot in the competition. The two couples will perform a short dance routine of their choosing that they have secretly prepared for the Dance-Off, and the judges' scores for the Dance-Off routine will determine their fate.
By evening's end two couples will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes, along with the rankings from the Dance-Off dance. Who among the following nine teams will leave the ballroom floor?
� AARON CARTER (pop star) and partner KARINA SMIRNOFF.
� MARK DACASCOS ("Iron Chef America" star) and partner LACEY SCHWIMMER.
� MELISSA JOAN HART (actress) and partner, reigning two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champ MARK BALLAS.
� MICHAEL IRVIN (NFL Hall of Famer) and partner, Season 8 Professional Dancer Competition winner ANNA DEMIDOVA.
� JOANNA KRUPA (model) and partner, Season 7 champ DEREK HOUGH..
� 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.
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 ("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.
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.