via press release:
MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST MICHAEL BOLTON TO PERFORM
ON TONIGHT’S “DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW” ON ABC
The Third Couple Will be Sent Home on “Dancing with the Stars The Results Show,” Tuesday, October 5 on ABC
Multi-Platinum, Three-Time Grammy Winner Ne-Yo Set to Perform the TV Debut
of His Newest Single, “One in a Million”
“Episode 1103A” – On this season’s third “Dancing with the Stars Results Show,” this season’s contestant and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Bolton returns to the stage for a sensational vocal performance. As previously announced, also performing is multi-platinum, three-time Grammy Award-winning Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo will perform. In addition, the show will feature a thrilling string duel between “Dancing with the Stars” pro/guitarist Mark Ballas and violinist/dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, and a third couple will be eliminated from the competition, on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Currently on his world tour in support of his new album “One World, One Love,” on which he collaborated with a number of exciting talents, including award-winning singer/songwriters Lady Gaga and Ne-Yo, Michael Bolton steps back onto the “Dancing with the Stars” stage to sing “Hallelujah” accompanied by professional dancers Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts. Throughout the course of his career, Michael Bolton has sold over 53 million records. He has been the recipient of multiple Grammy trophies for Best Male Vocalist and countless other honors, including six American Music Awards, BMI’s Songwriter of the Year Award and a Hitmaker Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and has consistently sold out arenas worldwide. Bolton has performed with music legends such as Luciano Pavarotti and Ray Charles, written songs with Bob Dylan, and penned hits for the likes of Barbra Streisand, Cher and KISS. His “One Love, One World” tour kicked off in Spring 2010 and will continue throughout the world through 2011. For further information about the tour and the latest updates on Michael Bolton, visit www.michaelbolton.com.
Set to release his brand new 4th studio album, Libra Scale, November 22 on Def Jam Recordings, Ne-Yo will make his television debut of the album’s new single, “One in a Million.” Ne-Yo – whose first three studio albums debuted at No. 1 on the Soundscan chart, Year of the Gentleman (2008), Because of You (2007) and In My Own Words (2006) – will continue as a core artist on the roster of Def Jam Recordings. Libra Scale is the much-anticipated follow-up to Ne-Yo’s RIAA platinum Year of the Gentleman, which debuted at No. 1 in September 2008. That album spun off a trio of consecutive RIAA platinum hits: “Closer” (No. 1 U.S. Dance, No. 1 UK), “Miss Independent” (No. 1 U.S. R&B, No. 1 UK R&B) and “Mad” (No. 5 U.S. R&B, No. 3 UK R&B). Year of the Gentleman generated a league-leading total of five Grammy nominations in 2009 – with “Miss Independent” winning for Best R&B Song (songwriters award) and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Year of the Gentleman followed up Because of You (May 2007), which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and In My Own Words (February 2006) – both No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200 and R&B Albums charts. Ne-Yo founded The Compound Foundation which is committed to service at-risk and disadvantaged youth. The Compound Foundation sponsors performances, motivational speakers and mentorship opportunities with leaders and business people within the community.
Also featured, “Dancing with the Stars” pro and guitarist Mark Ballas will face off against violinist/dancer Val Chmerkovskiy in an intense string duel performance of Britney Spears’ pop hit, “Toxic,” accompanied by pro dancers Tanisha Belnap and Lacey Schwimmer.
By 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 following ten teams will be next to leave the ballroom floor?
- BRANDY, actress and singer, and partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY.
- MARGARET CHO, comedienne and actress, and partner LOUIS VAN AMSTEL.
- RICK FOX, former NBA champion and partner CHERYL BURKE.
- JENNIFER GREY, beloved film and television actress, DEREK HOUGH.
- FLORENCE HENDERSON, America’s favorite mom and CORKY BALLAS.
- KYLE MASSEY, television teen star, and partner LACEY SCHWIMMER.
- BRISTOL PALIN, teen advocate and Alaska’s first daughter, and partner MARK BALLAS.
- AUDRINA PATRIDGE, MTV reality star, and partner TONY DOVOLANI.
- MICHAEL “THE SITUATION” SORRENTINO, Jersey Shore ab-man, and partner KARINA SMIRNOFF.
- KURT WARNER, former pro-NFL quarterback, and partner ANNA TREBUNSKAYA.
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.
About BBC Worldwide Productions:
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.