‘Dancing with the Stars’ Cuts Loose with Blake Shelton, Raphael Saadiq and Susan Boyle

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In this week’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the remaining nine pairs will perform their dance style of choice to an array of iconic movie scores, orchestrated by the brilliant “Dancing with the Stars” band, Monday, October 10 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

On Tuesday, the excitement continues as two-time former “Dancing with the Stars” champion Julianne Hough returns, performing a duet with her Footloose co-star Kenny Wormald to their remake of “Holding Out For A Hero.” Hough and Wormald star in the upcoming movie Footloose, a new take on the beloved 1984 classical film, directed by Craig Brewer and opening nationwide on October 14. After their duet, they will join Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton for an unforgettable performance of the wildly popular song, Footloose. One of the UK’s best-selling musical artists, Susan Boyle, graces the stage with a rendition of “Unchained Melody,” a worldwide television network exclusive performance, accompanied by pro dancers Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. Also performing is Raphael Saadiq, bringing the soulful spirit of the ’60s to the ballroom, singing an original version of “Soul Man.” And before we say goodbye to one more couple, Julianne Hough hits dance floor with her brother and “Dancing with the Stars” three-time champion Derek Hough, performing a Jive choreographed by them to “Shake Your Tail Feather,” on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” Tuesday, October 11 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

Oklahoma-based entertainer Blake Shelton has proven himself to be one of country music’s brightest lights, as one of the genre’s most versatile and accomplished vocalists. His career has unfolded ever since his 2001 debut single, “Austin,” which brought him national attention. This year he has been nominated for 5 Country Music Awards, including their most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year. Shelton recently announced his first headlining arena tour, “Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012,” which kicks off in January. The country superstar’s single, “God Gave Me You,” recently broke the Top 5 and is his fastest rising single to date. The emotionally powerful single is off his new album, “Red River Blue,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Soundscan Top Current Albums chart and Soundscan Top Country Albums chart. Shelton’s infectious multi-week No. 1 hit, “Honey Bee,” is also off his new album and is his first ever digital Platinum single. Shelton holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist. The single held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Chart for four weeks in a row, with over 40 million in audience. No country artist has held this record in almost six years. His star power, world-class voice and irreverent personality have brought him acclaim that has translated well from the world of country music to a wider audience.

As a contemporary artist, Raphael Saadiq continues to honor tradition that goes back to the ’60s and ’70s through his music. Saadiq’s latest album, “The Way I See It,” his third solo album and first for Sony BGM, is a masterful collection of new material that speaks to his deep love for rhythm and blues.”The Way I See It” truly showcases the rich diversity of funky grooves and smooth balladry that is his calling card; it is a genuine feel good R& B album. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Saadiq began singing in a professional gospel group at the age of nine. His musical education encompassed classical music, ’40s spirituals, hymns, jazz and R&B. He was the lead vocalist and bass player with the late ’80s / early ’90s successful group Tony! Toni! Tone!. After leaving the group, he recorded two singles for hit movies, “Ask of You” from Higher Learning and “Me &You” from Boyz in the Hood. In 2000 he created the group Lucky Pearl, and the group’s sole self-titled album received Grammy(r) Award, American Music Award and Soul Train Music Award nominations. Saadiq is an award-winning producer who has worked with such artists as Joss Stone, The Roots, Snoop Dogg and John Legend, among many others. He is an all around musical inspiration, delivering the sound of soul, influenced by the music he grew up on.

As an international artist, Susan Boyle’s global record sales hit a monumental 14 million on the 14th month after her recording career started. With No. 1 albums in five continents, in over 20 countries, her albums have moved the Susan Boyle story far beyond her performance on a British Talent Show. For her devoted listeners, Boyle is constantly determined to find the emotional core of the music with modern classics, both secular and sacred, timeless love songs and twists on pop and rock curiosities. This humble woman from a sleepy and largely forgotten Scottish hamlet has become one of the premiere recording voices of her age. Her second album, “The Gift,” made her the first artist in history to have her first two records debut at No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic. Now with the global launch of her third album, “Someone to Watch Over Me,” her music continues to touch people all over the world.

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 nine couples will be the next to leave the ballroom?

* DAVID ARQUETTE, actor and producer, and partner KYM JOHNSON.
* CHAZ BONO, author and activist, and partner LACEY SCHWIMMER.
* NANCY GRACE, TV host and journalist, and partner TRISTAN MACMANUS.
* ROBERT KARDASHIAN, reality star, and partner CHERYL BURKE.
* CARSON KRESSLEY, television star and style guru, and partner ANNA TREBUNSKAYA.
* RICKI LAKE, talk show host and actress, and partner DEREK HOUGH.
* J.R. MARTINEZ, veteran and actor, and partner KARINA SMIRNOFF.
* CHYNNA PHILLIPS, singer, and partner TONY DOVOLANI.
* 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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