‘Dancing with the Stars’ to Feature Flo Rida, Andrea Bocelli with Chris Botti and Cirque du Soleil

With only five remaining couples, the competition heats up as each couple performs two individual dances. They will first hit the dance floor performing a ballroom style dance that they have not yet performed, then will face their biggest challenge yet with the “Instant Dance” – in which they will have to master a jive to music they’ve been given during the live show — Monday, November 7 at 8:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.

On Tuesdaym November 8 at 9:00 pm ET on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” the eighth couple this season will be eliminated and sent home. The one-hour show will also feature an entertaining pro dancer performance, this time with only the ladies, to Jordin Sparks’ “I Am Woman.” The performance is choreographed by Jaquel Knight, who choreographed Beyonce’s infamous “Single Ladies” music video.

During Tuesday night’s show, Andrea Bocelli will grace the ballroom with a magical performance of “More” with Chris Botti. The Troupe will accompany their performance. Bocelli is widely regarded as the most popular Italian tenor in the world, with more than 70 million albums sold. On November 15 he will release “Andrea Bocelli Concerto: One Night in Central Park,” a CD/DVD which captures the many sides of his musical passions all in one package. It will not only include some of his finest performances to date from the worlds of classical and pop, but also five new songs, including a swinging rendition of “More” with Chris Botti. In December, Bocelli’s Central Park concert will air on Broadcast Television as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival, and he will return to the U.S for a select few concerts.

Also on Tuesday’s results show, Miami-based rapper Flo Rida will hit the stage with a knockout performance — a medley of two of his chart topping singles, “Club Can’t Handle Me” and “Good Feeling.” In 2010 Flo Rida teamed up with French DJ David Guetta to create the smash Top 10 hit, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” which went on to sell nearly five million singles worldwide. Flo Rida’s newest single, “Good Feeling,” from his upcoming album, has skyrocketed on radio charts, climbing to No. 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The international superstar is one of the most recognizable artists today, and globally has sold over 42 million singles and nearly two million albums.

This week’s “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance will mark the television premiere of the new Cirque du Soleil show, “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.” Tuesday’s performance showcases an international cast of dancers and acrobats in a specially-created montage for “Dancing with the Stars” featuring the Michael Jackson songs “Smooth Criminal” and “Billie Jean.” “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour” is the latest production from the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil and combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity in a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences into Michael’s Jackson’s creative world. “THE IMMORTAL Tour” features the diverse talents of 64 international dancers, musicians and acrobats and was written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today. The show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. On November 21, Epic Records will release “Immortal” – the highly anticipated soundtrack of “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour” from Cirque du Soleil. “THE IMMORTAL Tour” is currently performing in cities across North America and will head to Europe in Fall 2012.

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 five couples will be the next to leave the ballroom?

* NANCY GRACE, TV host and journalist, and partner TRISTAN MACMANUS.
* ROBERT KARDASHIAN, reality star, and partner CHERYL BURKE.
* RICKI LAKE, talk show host and actress, and partner DEREK HOUGH.
* J.R. MARTINEZ, veteran and actor, and partner KARINA SMIRNOFF.
* HOPE SOLO, World Cup star, and partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“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.

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 customers may also text message their votes by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). AT&T will also offer customers exclusive mobile video footage of weekly backstage highlights to keep fans connected to some of their favorite couples all season long. Viewers may also vote online at www.abc.com starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast with voting closing at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday mornings.

 

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