JUSTIN BIEBER AND GABBY DOUGLAS APPEAR,
DEBBY RYAN AND ROSHON FEGAN HOST, AND CHER LLOYD AND
ROSERO McCOY WILL BE ON THE JUDGE'S PANEL
IN THE RETURN OF THE POPULAR TALENT COMPETITION FOR KIDS,
"MAKE YOUR MARK: SHAKE IT UP DANCE OFF 2012," AIRING IN TWO PARTS, FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
--"Austin & Ally" Star Ross Lynch and "Shake It Up" Stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya Set to Perform--
Justin Bieber and Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas appear, Debby Ryan ("Jessie") and Roshon Fegan ("Shake It Up," "Dancing with the Stars") will once again host and platinum recording artist Cher Lloyd and top choreographer Rosero McCoy are set to judge Disney Channel's popular talent competition for kids, "Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off." The multi-platform TV, online and radio initiative culminates with two special telecasts, including performances by "Austin & Ally" star/Hollywood Records recording artist Ross Lynch and "Shake It Up" stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya, among others, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
For this year's competition, more than 90,000 dance videos were submitted and now the field has been narrowed to a group of select finalists vying for viewers' votes. The winner, revealed during Sunday's telecast, will go on to dance in an episode of Disney Channel's hit series "Shake It Up."
Last year's "Make Your Mark: Shake It Up" averaged 4.4 million viewers, reaching a total of 12 million unduplicated Total Viewers, and for each of its two time periods was TV's #1 telecast in among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14.
For two hours following the October 19 telecast, viewers can vote for their favorite finalist at www.DisneyChannel.com/DanceOff, or by texting their vote to DISNEY or by calling toll free to finalists' numbers. Viewers can vote up to five times on each device - online, text and phone.
Emmy nominated choreographer Christopher Scott ("So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With the Stars") will work with the finalists, including 15-year-old Ashley from South Carolina; 14-year-old Starley and 16-year-old Chris from Washington; DJ's Mix - 9-year-old Jaycee and 10-year-old Dylynn from Arizona; Team Identity - 15-year-old Jay, 16-year-old Faustino, 15-year-old Xavier from Pennsylvania; BX5 Crew - 10-year-old Levi, 13-year-old Brady, 12-year-old Jalen, 10-year-old Anthony, 11-year-old Marcus from Washington; and Urban Xtreme - 13-year-old Star, 13-year-old Cori, 13-year-old Regan, 13-year-old Alisson, 14-year-old Ryan from California.
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