ABC Press Release Re: DWTS 5/13 & 5/14 shows

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ABC Press Release Re: DWTS 5/13 & 5/14 shows

Post by SLA44 on Sat May 11, 2013 3:36 am

Thursday, May 09, 2013
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The Five Remaining Couples Compete in the Semi-Finals

"Episode 1609 & 1609A" - Five remaining couples take to the ballroom
floor during the Semi-Finals on MONDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
Each couple perform two routines, inching their way one step closer to
the coveted mirror ball trophy. Last week viewers were asked to vote via
twitter on a new style of dance for each couple to perform; this week
the couples perform their chosen style, including the Flamenco,
Charleston, Afro Jazz, Lindy Hop and Hip Hop. Each couple will also be
challenged to take on a ballroom or Latin style dance they have yet to
perform this season.

On TUESDAY, MAY 14, "Dancing with the Stars" celebrates its 300th
episode (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The show will feature music by The
Wanted, who will perform their hit, "Fill A Heart," and Avril Lavigne
will perform her new single, "Here's to Never Growing Up." The 300th
show celebration will feature a spectacular opening number choreographed
by Jason Gilkison with 22 pro and returning favorites, including
Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Louis VanAmstel and Anna Trebunskaya.
In addition, "AT&T Spotlight Performance" returns for its final
installment of the season featuring Sophia Lucia, an incredible
10-year-old dancer who recently set the Guinness World Record for
consecutive pirouettes. One couple will be eliminated at the end of the

Known as The Wanted, Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay
McGuiness and Nathan Sykes have become front-page news with their
ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms.
Since the UK release of "All Time Low" (from their self-titled debut
album of 2010), they've become a sensation in the UK, Ireland, South
East Asia and across Europe, piling up a string of No. 1 singles in the
UK. They have artfully transcended the boy band mould and brought a
blast of much-needed fresh air to British pop music.

Avril Lavigne has made an indelible mark on the music community, selling
more than 35 million albums worldwide, earning 8 Grammy nominations and
winning 7 Canadian Juno Awards. She burst onto the music scene in 2002
with the critically acclaimed "Let Go," featuring the smash singles
"Sk8r Boi" and "Complicated." Her 2004 release, "Under My Skin," debuted
at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, as did her third album, "The Best
Damn Thing," which produced the irrepressible No. 1 single,
"Girlfriend," logging more than 198 million views on YouTube! Lavigne
also wrote the song "Alice" for Tim Burton's critically acclaimed Disney
Film, "Alice in Wonderland." Her fourth studio album, "Goodbye
Lullaby," featured the smash-hit singles "What the Hell" and "Smile,"
released in 2011 to critical acclaim. She is working on her 5th studio
album to be released in the fall of 2013

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke
Burke-Charvet ("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. is back with a new web series, "Dancing with the Stars:
Pre-Show," presented by AT&T. The original online video series
promises to be the go-to resource for fans to come together before the
Monday night episode of "Dancing with the Stars." Beginning with the
premiere episode,

each week fans will be able to log on
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and watch as host Marc Istook ("After Party: Dancing with the Stars,"
"After Party: The Bachelorette") and field correspondent Jake Whetter
(Radio Disney) speak with an array of expert panelists and celebrity
fans. Additionally, guest correspondents Jessica Radloff (
and television personality Jeannie Mai join the panel to discuss the
season's performances, offer insight and solicit demonstrations from
ballroom dance experts who've previously appeared on the show

On March 18, ABC Radio re-launched its popular "Dancing with the Stars"
station on Slacker, providing viewers exclusive backstage interviews
with all the contestants, dancers and judges. The station will be
available where Slacker Radio is available, including smartphones, the
iPad and Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink and on the web at:
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Every Monday and Tuesday, the ABC station will also feature insight and
analysis from a variety of guest contributors, including "Dancing with
the Stars: All Stars" champion Melissa Rycroft, former contestant and
"The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd and Entertainment Weekly's Annie

"Dancing with the Stars" and "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show"
returns this season with new surprises and all the performance elements
viewers have come to know and love. "Macy's Stars of Dance," featuring
some of the best choreographers and performers from the different styles
of dance who offer viewers performances that represent the pinnacle of
achievement in their genres, will also return.

The show also welcomes the return of the "AT&T Spotlight
Performance," which features and celebrates people whose lives have been
changed forever by dance. AT&T is also helping the search to find
these performers by allowing fans to nominate potential dancers.

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). Online voting
at is open from the
start of each episode on the East Coast and closes at 11:00 a.m.,
ET/8:00 a.m., PT on Tuesday mornings. Additionally, fans can again vote
on Facebook
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A custom Facebook app sponsored by AT&T will let fans vote, share
who they voted for and why, as well as see who friends voted for. They
can also access the "Dancing with the Stars" Social Scene page, and the
"AT&T Spotlight Performance" and Casting Call from the app.

"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.

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions is one of five core businesses under BBC
Worldwide America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and
wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),
BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions 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 titles including
"Top Gear" (HISTORY), "What Not to Wear" (TLC), "Richard Hammond's Crash
Course" (BBC AMERICA), "The Week the Women Went" (Lifetime),
"Torchwood: Miracle Day" (Starz) and the cultural phenomenon "Dancing
with the Stars" (ABC).

Downloadable HD video clips will be posted to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] every
Monday and Tuesday at approximately 9:00 p.m., PT. Photography request
line 818.460.6611

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Twitter @DancingABC, #DWTS

Instagram @DancingABC

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ABC Media Relations:
Kristen Andersen, (818) 460-7421, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Edwin Escobar, (818) 460-7758, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Mitch Messinger (818) 460-6532, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Re: ABC Press Release Re: DWTS 5/13 & 5/14 shows

Post by Guest on Tue May 14, 2013 5:27 am

Thanks for taking the time and effort to put this up. Will be interesting to see who walks away with the mirror ball.


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