From ABC's official press release:
Seventh couple eliminated on Dancing with the Stars The Results Show, Tuesday, April 21 on ABC.
Grammy Nominated Natasha Bedingfield performs.
Irish Ensemble Celtic woman performs.
Dance Company Burn the Floor performs an original number.
Professional dancer competition begins.
After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the seventh couple to be eliminated from the competition is revealed on Dancing with the Stars the Results Show
, Tuesday, April 21 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Natasha Bedingfield will perform her current hit single, "Soulmate," off her sophomore album "Pocketful of Sunshine," released by Epic Records in early 2008. Joining her on the dance floor are professional dancers Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has had an incredible four Top-10 singles since the release of her debut album, "Unwritten," and has sold over 10 million singles and albums worldwide.
International musical ensemble Celtic Woman will perform the favorite, "You Raise Me Up," alongside a six-person choir and three-time World Cabaret Champion professional dancers Eric Luna and Georgia Ambarian. Celtic Woman features the wonderful voices of Chlo Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe and the energetic musical inventiveness of Celtic violinist Mairead Nesbitt. With their heavenly renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits, Celtic Woman has captivated millions worldwide. They have inspired audiences of all ages with their TV specials, popular concert tours and their latest album, "The Greatest Journey." Celtic Woman's brand-new "Isle of Hope" tour features a blend of fan favorites and enchanting original music from composer David Downes.
The cast of international dance sensation Burn the Floor will perform an original number by world champion Ballroom dancer and Burn the Floor creator and choreographer Jason Gilkison. Burn the Floor has thrilled audiences in more than 30 countries worldwide, taking audiences on a toe-tapping journey through the passion and history of Ballroom dance. They are currently performing at San Francisco's Post St. Theatre and will close on April 26, 2009.Dancing with the Stars
announces the first professional dancer competition where one lucky dancer, determined by viewers' votes, will become a part of Season Nine's cast. Six professional dancers, three men and three women, will compete live in a weekly dance competition for a guaranteed spot as a professional dancer to be paired with a celebrity on next season's Dancing with the Stars
. This week the six professionals will be paired into three couples and compete in the first round with their chosen style of dance, either Latin or Ballroom. One couple (two professional dancers) will be eliminated based on viewer votes.
By evening's end one couple will be eliminated. Who among the following seven teams will leave the ballroom floor?
Shawn Johnson (Olympic gymnastics medalist) and partner Mark Ballas
Lil' Kim (Grammy Award winning rapper) and partner, reigning champion Derek Hough
Gilles Marini (model and actor) and partner Cheryl Burke
Ty Murray ("King of Cowboys") and partner, newcomer Chelsie Hightower
Melissa Rycroft (from The Bachelor
) and partner Tony Dovolani
Lawrence Taylor (National Football League Hall of Famer, a.k.a. "LT") and partner Edyta Sliwinska
Chuck Wicks (country music star) and partner Julianne Hough
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