THE COMPETITION HEATS UP AS SEVEN REMAINING COUPLES ROCK
THE BALLROOM FLOOR WITH TWO DANCES FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON,
ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS," MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 ON ABC
Rock Week Features Performances from Heart, Kylie Minogue and a Special Macy's Stars of
Dance Rock Number from School of Rock on "Dancing with the Stars The Results Show,"
Tuesday, October 26
"Episode 1106/1106A" - The show's seven remaining couples will rock the ballroom as they dance the Paso Doble and Tango to classic and contemporary rock songs and tear up the dance floor in the show's first ever rock and roll dance marathon, on "Dancing with the Stars," MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
On the next night, the sixth couple to be eliminated this season will be sent home on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
On Tuesday's results show, legendary rock and roll band Heart will play its iconic hit, "Barracuda," accompanied by "Dancing with Stars" pros Louis Van Amstel, Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough, Chelsie Hightower, Damian Holbrook and Peta Murgatroyd. Heart recently released its 13th studio album, "Red Velvet Car," produced by Grammy-winning producer Ben Mink (kd lang, Feist, Bare Naked Ladies), which debuted at No.10 in Billboard Magazine's Top 200 Album Chart. Their current AC single, "Hey You," was in the Top 30 for three months, while their classic rock single, "WTF," hovered near the Top 10 (on those respective charts). Heart has sold over 30 million albums and had 22 Top 40 hits. Over the past decade, Heart songs have achieved ubiquity in pop culture in films ("Shrek 3"), television ("American Idol," "Glee," "Dancing with the Stars"), commercials (Honda, Swiffer) and videogames (Rock Band, Guitar Hero), as well as being performed by other top artists (Eminem, Fergie, Gretchen Wilson, among many others). To support the release of "Red Velvet Car," Heart toured throughout the summer of 2010, including four Lilith Fair shows and nearly 40 headline shows, which continued through September 25 and will pick up again in November and December. Heart's first album, "Dreamboat Annie," was released in 1976. The band broke barriers with a repertoire that includes rock classics like "Barracuda," "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Straight On," alongside acoustic standards like "These Dreams," "Dog & Butterfly" and "Dreamboat Annie." They were 2008 recipients of VH1 Rock Honors, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Grammy Foundation and received ASCAP's Award for Excellence in Songwriting in 2009.
Also on Tuesday, international Pop icon Kylie Minogue will perform her new single, "Get Outta My Way," which hit the top of the Billboard Club Chart this week and marked her second consecutive No.1 Billboard Club single from new album "Aphrodite," following the smash "All the Lovers." This is Minogue's fifth No.1 club single to date, joining an illustrious list of chart-toppers including "Can't Get You Out of My Head," "Love at First Sight" and "Slow." "Get Outta My Way" impacts mainstream radio on Nov. 1, and a suite of remixes are currently available on all digital download stores. Minogue's new album, "Aphrodite," was released in July and debuted at No.19 in the U.S., marking her highest U.S. chart position since 2002's "Fever." "Aphrodite" became her fifth No.1 album in the UK, hitting the top spot a full 22 years to the week since her debut album, "Kylie," entered the chart. The album also made Minogue the first solo artist in the history of the UK charts to have a No.1 album in four different
decades. Around the globe "Aphrodite" debuted in the top 10 in 13 different countries. Over the course of her extraordinary 20-plus-year-career, Minogue has been a global force in pop music and is one of the world's most successful female artists, with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide and 50 hit singles, including the U.S. Billboard dance-chart toppers "Can't Get You Out of My Head," "Love at First Sight," "Slow" and the Grammy Award-winning "Come Into My World." She has received countless awards and accolades, including an OBE from the Queen and eight sold-out world tours, including the KylieX2008 tour, which traveled to 21 countries worldwide. Minogue has released ten studio albums, three live CDs, eight live concert DVD's, plus her Greatest Hits, Ultimate Kylie double album and Boombox The Remix Album 2000-2008. She also has her own successful bed linen line, Kylie at Home, and has released seven fragrances.
This week's "School of Rock" themed Macy's Stars of Dance performance will feature all-star kid musicians from national School of Rock and one of the best showchoirs in the country, The Powerhouse Choir from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California. The number will be choreographed by Travis Wall. The Powerhouse Choir has performed opposite the cast of "Glee" on the Oprah Winfrey Show and was the school that inspired the hit fox television series. In addition, they've performed at numerous national and regional events, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the Gala Opening of the Resnick Pavilion, "The Unmasking," opposite Christina Aguilera and The Canadian Tenors, the Season 2 "Glee" Cast Premier Party at Paramount Studios and the 1st Annual PFLAG L.A. Event at the London Hotel. They've received the following awards and accolades: 2009 Grand Champions of FAME National Showchoir Cup in NYC; 2008 Grand Champions of FAME Chicago National Showchoir Competition; they were featured on "Gleeful: The Real Show Choirs of America," a British documentary about competitive showchoirs; and they performed in concert with Foreigner at the Gibson Amphitheater and the Citizen's Bank Arena.
The School of Rock is a nationally-acclaimed music education program whose mission is to inspire kids to rock on stage and in life. With 62 locations in 23 states and more new ones coming soon, students of all levels learn to play rock music in a unique and interactive way at the hands of professional musicians, developing both their music skills and confidence. The School of Rock All Stars are comprised of the best students from across the country and play over 60 dates a year at theaters, festivals and the nation's top music venues
By Tuesday evening's end, one couple will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes on dances performed on Monday's performance show. Who among the following seven teams will be next to leave the ballroom floor?
· BRANDY, actress and singer, and partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY.
· RICK FOX, former NBA champion and partner CHERYL BURKE.
· JENNIFER GREY, beloved film and television actress, DEREK HOUGH.
· KYLE MASSEY, television teen star, and partner LACEY SCHWIMMER.
· BRISTOL PALIN, teen advocate and Alaska's first daughter, and partner MARK BALLAS.
· AUDRINA PATRIDGE, MTV reality star, and partner TONY DOVOLANI.
· KURT WARNER, former pro-NFL quarterback, and partner ANNA TREBUNSKAYA.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke ("Dancing with the Stars" Season 7 champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
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. Wireless customers with AT&T may also text message their votes by texting the word "VOTE" to the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). Viewers may also vote online at www.abc.com starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast. Fans may cast the maximum limit of votes for each voting method.
"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. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
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.