‘Dancing with the Stars’ to Feature Justin Bieber with Boyz II Men and Christina Perri
Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars” kicks off live from the ballroom with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the remaining couples as they get ready for their big Halloween night during the special ABC premiere of “Scared Shrekless,” which airs Monday, October 31 from 7:58-8:30 p.m., ET. Inspired by the hit feature film “Shrek,” viewers will join Shrek (Mike Myers) as he celebrates his favorite holiday, ogre-style. Shreck ditches the standard tricks or treats and challenges fairy-tale characters, including Donkey (Dean Edwards) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), to a scary storytelling contest. Just as the contest is set to begin, they all discover they must spend the night in Lord Farguaad’s haunted castle, and the last one to be scared “Shrekless” will win.
Then, the Halloween Night event continues with an exciting Halloween-themed episode of “Dancing with the Stars,” filled with thrilling performances from the remaining six couples. Each pair will light up the ballroom floor with killer costumes and an electrifying dance to some of Halloween’s favorite spooky tunes. Later in the night they return to the floor when Team Tango’s J.R & Karina, Nancy & Tristan and David & Kym, dancing to Rihanna’s “Disturbia,” battle Team Paso’s Ricki & Derek, Hope & Maksim and Rob & Cheryl, dancing to Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life.” The gripping 90-minute show airs Monday, October 31 at 8:300 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.
This week on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” global pop sensation Justin Bieber and the best selling R&B group of all time, Boyz II Men, collaborate for a television premiere performance of “Fa La La,” accompanied by pro dancers Mark Ballas and Chelsie Hightower. “Fa La La” is from Bieber’s Christmas album, “Under the Mistletoe,” available November 1st. Bieber will hit the stage for a second time with a knockout performance of his megahit song, “Never Say Never.” Pro dancer Derek Hough joins “So You Think You Can Dance” dancer Alison Holker for an exceptional Latin infused choreographed number. Additionally, this season’s second “AT&T Spotlight Performance” will truly be an emotional and unique dance performance, accompanied by hot new recording artist Christina Perri singing her smash hit, “Arms.” In the end, the sixth couple eliminated must say goodbye, Tuesday, November 1 at 9:00 pm ET.
Global phenomenon Justin Bieber begins his third year on the world stage with the November 1st release of his first Christmas album, “Under the Mistletoe,” produced by Kuk Harrell. The album is a seasonal mix of traditional Christmas standards and newly penned holiday music largely co-written by Bieber. The album features guest appearances from Mariah Carey, Usher, Boyz II Men, Busta Rhymes and The Band Perry. This will be Bieber’s fifth album release since he first arrived on Island Records/RBMG in November 2009 with “My World.” “My World” included his worldwide debut hit, “One Time,” the follow-up “One Less Lonely Girl,” and two more chart hits, “Love Me” and “Favorite Girl.” With that, Bieber became the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 prior to the album’s release. To date, he has attained more than 11 million in worldwide CD sales. Bieber has recently been nominated for Favorite Male Artist and is set to perform at the “2011 American Music Awards®.”
A truly iconic band, Boyz II Men redefined R&B and revolutionized the genre. Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, the band has penned and performed some of the most celebrated songs and timeless classics of the past two decades. The group’s 4 Grammy ® Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 20-year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping 16 American Music Awards ®, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 MTV Awards and 3 Billboard Awards. This iconic group, composed of Nate Morris, Wayna Morris and Shawn Stockman, has earned the honor of being the best selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 60 million albums sold. Given the monumental success of their albums and the timeless quality of their vocals, it’s easy to see why Boyz II Men remains an inspiration to some of the most successful stars in the industry. The band continues to tour across the country and around the globe, performing a mix of their latest tracks and treasured classics. And to celebrate their landmark 20th Anniversary, Boyz II Men has recently released a brand new album, “Twenty,” which features new material for the first time in 10 years. It was released October 26th on the band’s own label, MSM Music, with partners Benchmark Entertainment.
The “AT&T Spotlight Performance” features and celebrates people whose lives have been changed forever by dance. This week “Dancing with the Stars” has chosen to spotlight 16-year-old Victoria Rose Viren. At the young age of 14, the gifted young dancer was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had to undergo intense treatment. The ballerina did not let this get in her way of her passion for dancing, and instead used dance to help her get through her treatment. Now fully recovered, Victoria will be dancing live on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” accompanied by recording artist Christina Perri. Perri, a very talented singer-songwriter and musician, was a struggling artist until her first break on “So You Think You Can Dance” last summer, with her performance of “Jar of Hearts.” The 24-year-old Philadelphia native captivated the hearts of listeners across the country with her raw and emotional performance. She later went on to sign with Atlantic Records and released her debut album, “Lovestrong,” which combines her soaring, bittersweet voice with expressive piano playing to sketch out her stories. Perri’s first single, “Jar of Hearts,” was Top 10 on iTunes Pop chart and landed at No. 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Her latest single, “Arms,” is also from her debut album, “Lovestrong.”
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 six couples will be the next to leave the ballroom?
* DAVID ARQUETTE, actor and producer, and partner KYM JOHNSON.
* 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.