SEVEN REMAINING COUPLES COMPETE FOR IMMUNITY DURING “LATIN NIGHT” ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” MONDAY, APRIL 29
Latin Music Superstar Juanes to Perform Monday
Michael Bublé to Perform on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” Tuesday, April 30
“Episode 1607 & 1607A” – It’s Latin Night on “Dancing with the Stars,” as seven remaining couples take to the ballroom floor and perform to a Latin-inspired hit, MONDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). In a new twist and another “Dancing with the Stars” first, the couple with the highest overall score for the night will be granted immunity from elimination on Tuesday. The couples who do not receive immunity will then compete in a dance-off to earn extra judges’ points in an effort to increase their overall score. The show will also feature music by Grammy winner and Spanish language rock artist Juanes, who will perform a medley of his hits, including “La Camisa Negra” and “Cumbia Sexy.”
On TUESDAY, APRIL 30, one couple will be eliminated on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The show will feature music by Michael Bublé who will perform “Come Dance with Me” off his new album, “To Be Loved.” The show will also feature its second “AT&T Spotlight Performance” of the season, focusing on youth organization the Camden Sophisticated Sisters and its founder, Tawanda Jones. The program, located in Camden, New Jersey, provides an opportunity for young women to learn discipline and cooperation and to gain a sense of achievement through drill team competition. This “Spotlight Performance” will feature an inspiring routine by eight members of the organization. In addition, “Macy’s Stars of Dance” returns for its fourth installment of the season. Choreographed and performed by Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the dance will feature musical accompaniment by violinist and youtube sensation Lindsey Stirling.
With six solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 16 million copies, Juanes is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist. The multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winner is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world’s leading social media voices, with an online following of over 12 Million fans. Recorded during a special evening at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Symphony space in Miami, “Juanes MTV Unplugged” was released on May 29, 2012 and quickly debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums” chart and in 18 countries throughout Latin America. The CD/DVD finds Juanes collaborating with Latin music legend Juan Luis Guerra, who acted as music director, and sharing duets with special guests Joaquín Sabina and Paula Fernandes. The album’s first single, “La Señal,” likewise reached No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, giving Juanes the 8th No. 1 song of his career. In November, “Juanes MTV Unplugged” won this year’s Latin Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Long Form Music Video – giving Juanes an impressive career total of 19 Latin Grammys, more than any other solo artist. The accolades for the album have contiinued, as Juanes just won this year’s Grammy for Best Latin Pop Artist and was the only Latin artist to perform on both The Grammy Award broadcast and the MusiCares tribute to Bruce Springsteen.
Three-time Grammy winner Michael Bublé’s highly anticipated new studio album, “To Be Loved,” was released on April 23, 2013. “To Be Loved” is Bublé’s sixth studio album following his “Christmas” CD, which sold seven million copies internationally and was the No. 2 biggest selling album of 2011. Produced by Bob Rock, “To Be Loved” was recorded in Vancouver and Los Angeles and includes a mix of standards as well as four original songs, all co-written by Bublé.
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.
ABC.com 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 http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/pre-show 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 (Glamour.com) 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: http://www.slacker.com/dwts. 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 Barrett.
“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 www.ABC.com 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 www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars. 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.