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OUR SIX REMAINING COUPLES PERFORM TWO DANCES, HOPING TO STEER CLEAR 
OF THIS WEEK’S DOUBLE ELIMINATION, ON ABC’S “DANCING WITH THE STARS”


Grammy Award Winner Chris Brown Performs His Hit Single, “Turn Up the Music”

“Macy’s Stars of Dance” is a Tribute to the Late Dick Clark 
And His Show Which Changed Dance in America


“Episode 1408 & 1408A” – The competition heats up as the remaining six couples hit the ballroom with two rounds of competitive dance performances, a ballroom dance and the Trio dance -- both of which will be a style that they’ve not yet performed, MONDAY, MAY 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC. During the Trio dance, a “DWTS” first, each couple will be allowed to add an extra professional dancer to their routine. The second dancer will be chosen from a pool of eliminated pros and members of The Troupe. In addition to their regular criteria for judging dance routines, the judges will pay extra attention to how well each celebrity is showcased in the performance with an extra dancer in the mix.

Grammy Award winner Chris Brown tears up the ballroom with an incredible performance of his hit song “Turn up the Music,” on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, MAY 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC. “Turn up the Music,” written and produced by The Underdogs and Fuego, is his first single off his eagerly anticipated new album, “Fortune,” which releases July 3. Capturing the sonic energy of “Turn up the Music,” the 23-year-old entertainer made his directorial debut for the electrifying video which was co-directed by Godfrey Tabarez and viewed over 8 million times within the week it premiered. A mainstay at the top of charts, Brown recently received four Billboard Music Awards nominations, including Top Male Artist. Earlier this year Brown won his first-ever Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for 2011’s “F.A.M.E.” The critically acclaimed album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, his first #1 album, and spawned three consecutive #1 singles.

Also during Tuesday night’s show, Dmitry Chaplin and Anya Garnis will perform a special routine from the “Dancing with the Stars Live in Las Vegas Show” to “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” “Macy’s Stars of Dance” will be an “American Bandstand” tribute to the legendary Dick Clark. The performance will be a huge dance number featuring pro dancers Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani and the Troupe, choreographed by Jamal Sims and Wendy Johnson, and will pay homage to “American Bandstand,” representing four decades of the popular music show, with many of the original “Bandstand” regulars joining us in the audience.

By Tuesday evening’s end, two couples 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?

DONALD DRIVER and partner PETA MURGATROYD

ROSHON FEGAN and partner CHELSIE HIGHTOWER

MELISSA GILBERT and partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY

KATHERINE JENKINS and partner MARK BALLAS

WILLIAM LEVY and partner CHERYL BURKE

MARIA MENOUNOS and partner DEREK HOUGH

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 60 minutes after the “Dancing with the Stars” performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply).

About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions, led by Jane Tranter, is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for the smash hit “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Top Gear” (HISTORY), “What Not to Wear” (TLC), “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (Starz), “Hairy Bikers” (HISTORY) and the upcoming titles “The Week the Women Went” (Lifetime), “The Next Big Thing” (Oxygen),
“Lovetown, USA” (OWN) and “Da Vinci’s Demons” (Starz). BBC Worldwide Productions sits within one of six core businesses that form BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

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