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FOUR REMAINING COUPLES COMPETE IN THE SEMIFINALS,
ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 ON ABC
ANNIE LENNOX AND ENRIQUE IGLESIAS PERFORM
ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW," NOVEMBER 16
"Macy's Stars of Dance" Presents a Spectacular Design-a-Dance Performance
"Episode 1109/1109A - The competition is closer than ever as the four remaining couples face off in the semifinals of "Dancing with the Stars," performing one new Ballroom and one new Latin dance to determine which three couples will make it to the finals, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (8:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Featured TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," renowned singer/songwriter Annie Lennox performs two breathtaking songs, "Little Bird" and the single "Universal Child" from her new holiday themed album. On November 16 Lennox releases her sixth solo album and first-ever holiday recording, A Christmas Cornucopia. A stunning collection of new and inspired interpretations of eleven traditional festive songs, the disc is rounded out by her new composition and first single, "Universal Child." The CD will be released on Decca in the U.S. and everywhere else November 15 on Island Records. In her 30-year career, both as a member of the groundbreaking Eurythmics and as a solo artist, Lennox has amassed sales of more than 80 million albums worldwide. Her towering achievements also include 34 hit singles, four Grammy Awards, 11 Brit Awards and five Ivor Novello Awards, The Award of Merit from the American Music Awards. Lennox has also won an Academy Award and Golden Globe. The SING Campaign, www.annielennoxsing.com, is a humanitarian organization she founded to raise awareness and support for the AIDS/HIV pandemic in Africa.
Also on Tuesday, red hot Latin artist Enrique Iglesias is set to perform his smash international hit single, "I Like It," from his newest album Euphoria. With its combination of pop and driving hip hop beats, Euphoria is Iglesias' first album to feature songs sung in both Spanish and English, with guest performances by such VIP guests as Akon, Nicole Scherzinger, Usher, Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin and Yandel, Juan Luis Guerra and the legendary Lionel Richie. In the U.S., Iglesias is one of the biggest-selling Spanish artists of all time, with over 12 million albums sold and 19 #1 Billboard Latin hits across the Americas. Meanwhile, in the UK, he has sold 2.2 million albums and 1.6 million singles, the biggest of which - the inimitable "Hero" - spent four weeks at #1 and is now a staple of teary X Factor scenes. Iglesias has had 12 top 20 singles and six Top 10 singles in the UK, including "Bailamos," "Could I Have This Kiss Forever," "Escape," "Not in Love" and "Do You Know."
In the final "Macy's Stars of Dance" performance of the season, the Macy's Design-a-Dance will feature the song, dance style and pro dancers selected by voters. For the first time, viewers this season also had the chance to submit concept design entries for the performance, which fans also voted for on abc.com.
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. Among the four couples competing in the semifinals, one of the following will be sent home:
* BRANDY, actress and singer, and partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY.
* JENNIFER GREY, beloved film and television actress, DEREK HOUGH.
* KYLE MASSEY, television teen star, and partner LACEY SCHWIMMER.
* BRISTOL PALIN, teen advocate and Alaska's first daughter, and partner MARK BALLAS.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke ("Dancing with the Stars" Season 7 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. Wireless customers with AT&T may also text message their votes by texting the word "VOTE" to the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). Viewers may also vote online at www.abc.com starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast. Fans may cast the maximum limit of votes for each voting method.
"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade is co-executive producer. Alex Rudzinski directs. "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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BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide's seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York. It is responsible for the smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks.
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