‘American Idol’s’ Pia Toscano, NKOTBSB, ‘Rock of Ages’ Join Hanson Next Week on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Hanson perform their new song, “Give a Little,” during the one-hour special, “Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals,” Tuesday, April 26 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Within the live hour, the remaining couples will look ahead, through live interviews and video, to what it will take for each of them to reach the finals. Past “DWTS” celebrities and the judges will also provide their commentary on each couple.

Also performing in the “Road to the Finals” special is the cast of the five-time Tony Award®- nominated musical “Rock of Ages.” Starring Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis and Rebecca Faulkenberry, the cast will sing a special medley of the show’s hits created specifically for “Dancing with the Stars.”

Then, on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show: Episode 1206A” at 9:00 pm ET/PT, another couple will be eliminated from the competition, and special musical guests pop icons NKOTBSB (New Kids On the Block/Back Street Boys) will perform their smash hit, “Don’t Turn Out the Lights” — accompanied on the ballroom floor by “DWTS” pros Lacey Schwimmer & Tony Dovolani and members of our “DWTS” Troupe — and a two-song medley of their megahits “Step by Step” and “I Want It That Way,” accompanied by Anna Trebunskaya & Peta Murgatroyd. Plus, singer Pia Toscano (“American Idol”) will sing “I’ll Stand by You,” accompanied by pros Mark Ballas & Karina Smirnoff.

Also this week, a wedding-themed “Macy’s Stars of Dance” number will celebrate the highly-anticipated Royal Wedding with a romantic performance illustrating a fairytale love story throughout the ages. The number will be choreographed by and star one of the hot new names in choreography, Chris Scott, co-artistic director and choreographer of the acclaimed web series, “League of Extraordinary Dancers” (The LXD).

By Tuesday evening’s end, one couple will be eliminated from the competition, as determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes for Monday’s performance. Who among the seven remaining teams will leave the ballroom floor?

* KIRSTIE ALLEY, television and movie star, and MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
* CHRIS JERICHO, WWE star, with two-time champ CHERYL BURKE
* CHELSEA KANE, Disney star, and two-time champ MARK BALLAS
* RALPH MACCHIO, movie star, and KARINA SMIRNOFF
* ROMEO, rapper and actor, teamed up with CHELSIE HIGHTOWER
* HINES WARD, Super Bowl MVP, and Season 9 champion KYM JOHNSON
* KENDRA WILKINSON, reality star, with LOUIS VAN AMSTEL

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven 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.

 

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