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THIS WEEK'S "DANCING WITH THE STARS" BALLROOM ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDES APPEARANCES AND A DANCE NUMBER FROM THE STARS OF DISNEY'S "THE MUPPETS," AND THE REMAINING SEMI-FINALIST PAIRS PERFORM THREE DANCES 


Macy's Design-a-Dance Selections Revealed on Monday and Performed on Tuesday,
Along with the Season's Final "AT&T Spotlight Performance" 

Pop Group Cobra Starship Rocks the Stage with Sabi Tuesday Night


"Episode 1309 & 1309A" -- The semi-finals have arrived and the competition is nothing short of intense as the four remaining couples charm audiences with three routines. Their first performance is an Argentine Tango, their second dance is either a Paso Doble or Samba -- one of which is a style dance they have not yet performed -- and their third dance will be the Cha Cha relay, in which all couples will dance to the same song. Their Cha Cha will not be scored, but it will be ranked by the judges: The couple who takes first place in the ranking will receive 10 points, the second-place couple will get 8 points, the third-place couple will get 6 points and the fourth-place couple will take 4 points. Monday night's show also includes a fierce Pro Argentine Tango performance choreographed by world renowned Argentine Tango master dancers and choreographers Sandor and Parissa. Pro dancers Tony Dovolani, Kym Johnson, Kiki Nyemcheck, Sasha Faber and Oksana Dmytrenko will accompany Sandor and Parissa in this piece, live on "Dancing with the Stars," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 ( 8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. 

On TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), during the second night of the semi-finals on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," the ninth couple will be sent home after an evening of exceptional performances by cast members from Disney's "The Muppets" and musical guests Cobra Starship featuring Sabi. 

In the final "Macy's Stars of Dance" performance this season, two yet to be named "DWTS" pros will perform a thrilling Paso Doble to "Bad Romance." All season long, fans have voted on the performance song, style, costumes and pro dancers for the season's Macy's Design-a-Dance. 

During Tuesday night's show, the cast of Disney's "The Muppets" take over the ballroom with dazzling appearances throughout the show. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and a new member of The Muppet family, Walter, hit the stage, joined by the rest of the Muppet gang, including Fozzie Bear, Animal, Gonzo the Great, Pepe the King Prawn, Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, for an unforgettable performance to "Life's a Happy Song." The dance number is choreographed by Michael Rooney. "Life's a Happy Song" is from Disney's film "The Muppets," starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Animal, Jason Segal, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones and Walter James Bobin. "The Muppets," directed by James Bobin, featuring signature celebrity cameos and a handful of original songs, hits theaters November 23rd.  

Also on Tuesday's results show, we have a truly kinetic and captivating performance from Cobra Starship featuring Sabi, performing their explosive hit single, "You Make Me Feel," accompanied by pro dancers Kym Johnson, Tristan MacManus, Sharna Burgess and Sonny Pederson. Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Cobra Starship are currently celebrating the blockbuster success of their hit single, "You Make Me Feel...(Feat. Sabi)," from the group's latest album, "Night Shades." The band's certified platinum single is currently a top five favorite at CHR/Top 40 radio outlets nationwide. The band recently accompanied Justin Bieber on his successful South American Tour and will next hit the stage for a series of radio-sponsored holiday concerts. 

The final "AT&T Spotlight Performance" of the season highlights four talented boys, Kyle Scanlan, David Guzman, Jacob Guzman and Matt Gilmore from The Gold School in Brockton, Massachusetts. Their inspiring performance will be accompanied by female pro dancers Chelsie Hightower, Lacey Schwimmer, Sharna Burgess and Peta Murgatroyd. As one of the best dance schools in the country, The Gold School is known for producing amazing dancers. These four particular teen boys are members of the school's Project Moves campaign, which helps raise awareness to the bullying epidemic that continues to plague schools across the country. Growing up as male dancers, the boys have been targets of bullying themselves. However, with their common love of dance, the talented young dancers have learned how to triumph over adversity. Kyle, David, Jacob and Matt are assets to their community, incredible dancers and proof that there is nothing wrong with following your dreams. 

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 four couples will be the next to leave the ballroom? 

* 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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About BBC Worldwide Productions:
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