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Tuesday
May242011

'Dancing with the Stars': Chelsea Kane, Hines Ward Share Lead

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- A Disney Channel star and an NFL star are tied for first on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars after delivering freestyle performances Monday that received perfect scores from all three judges.

Chelsea Kane and partner Mark Ballas are tied with Hines Ward and his pro partner, Kym Johnson, after night one of ABC’s two-night finale.  Each pair has 59 points out of a possible 60.

The third couple in the quest to win season 12's coveted Mirror Ball trophy, Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, received a total score Monday of 54 out of 60.

Each couple performed two dances Monday night.  They will perform one final dance on Tuesday’s finale.

The results show airs at 9 p.m. ET, following an encore presentation of Monday’s performance show.

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Monday
May232011

Chelsea Kane at a Disadvantage Going into 'Dancing with the Stars' Finale

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Only three celebrities remain on Dancing with the Stars: Chelsea Kane, Kirstie Alley and Hines Ward. They will each perform two dances on Monday as they vie for the Mirror Ball trophy, which will be awarded the following night.

Kane says she and partner Mark Ballas are behind the eight ball because he's been ill lately. She says, "We ended up getting really behind schedule in our dances, and didn't have our freestyle even fully choreographed until Saturday night, and just started running it on Sunday. So we're going into [Monday's] performance I feel a couple of days behind the rest of the competitors." Kane says she will perform the samba -- the judges' choice, with the duo having danced the samba earlier this season -- and a freestyle routine.

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Tuesday
May172011

Chelsea Kane Leads the Pack on 'Dancing with the Stars'

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson received perfect scores across the board from the judges for their two-dance performances on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, but Disney star Chelsea Kane and partner Mark Ballas leaped to the front of the pack by winning an "instant cha cha" competition that earned them 15 additional points going into Tuesday’s results show.

Kym Johnson showed no ill effects from her neck injury following a fall during rehearsal last Friday.  Johnson said she didn't really want to dance Monday but felt "blessed and so lucky to be okay."  Ward said he felt sick to his stomach when he saw Johnson was hurt.  The couple earned perfect scores of 10 from all three judges for their tango and salsa performances, for a total score of 60.

Kane and Ballas received perfect 10s for their rumba and 28 points out of 30 from the judges for their Argentine tango.  The couple was two points behind Johnson and Ward going into the winner-takes-all "instant cha cha" competition.  After two heats and a final, Kane and Ballas were named the winners, earning 15 extra points.

Another couple will be voted off Tuesday night on the Dancing with the Stars results show, which begins at 9 p.m. Eastern.  The show will also feature Stevie Nicks performing her classic song "Landslide" and her new single, "Secret Love."

Preceding the results show at 8 p.m. Eastern time will be a one-hour live special featuring highlights of freestyle performances from past seasons.

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Tuesday
May102011

'Dancing with the Stars': Chelsea Kane Takes the Lead

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Chelsea Kane and partner Mark Ballas grabbed the lead on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night after a two-dance performance gave the couple a total combined judges’ score of 55 out of a possible 60.

Kane and Ballas received perfect scores of 10 from two of the judges for a waltz that Judge Bruno Tonioli described as being of “the highest quality.”

Actor Ralph Macchio hit the dance floor with partner Karina Smirnoff despite suffering a minor leg injury.  An MRI revealed nothing serious, but the injury affected the actor's scores and he finds himself at the bottom of the pack with a total combined score of 46 out of 60.

The evening featured a planned individual performance and an “instant dance” challenge that required the couples to dance to a song they only learned of 20 minutes before hitting the dance floor.

Another couple will be voted off Tuesday night on the Dancing with the Stars results show, which begins at 9 p.m. Eastern.  The show will also feature musical performances by Adele, former Dancing with the Stars contestant Michael Bolton, and Australian singer Delta Goodrem.

Preceding the results show at 8 p.m. ET will be a one-hour live special recapping the best results show dance and musical performances over the last five years.

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Monday
Apr252011

Dancing with the Stars: Chelsea Kane and Romeo Share the Lead

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney star Chelsea Kane and actor/singer Romeo each grabbed a share of the lead on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night, with both celebrities and their respective partners earning this season's first perfect scores of ten, from judge Carrie Ann Inaba, on “Guilty Pleasures” night.  The celebrities danced to "guilty pleasure" songs they like but are ashamed to admit they do.  Speaking of which, host Tom Bergeron embarrassed judge Bruno Tonioli by claiming that his favorite guilty pleasure was Elton John's I'm Still Standing video, in which a much younger, and scantily-clad, Tonioli appeared as a dancer.

Romeo and partner Chelsie Hightower earned a total score of 28 out of 30 for a waltz that Inaba described as magical.  Chelsea Kane and pro partner Mark Ballas also earned a total score of 28 out of 30 for a quickstep that judge Bruno Tonioli said was so bright and luminous, he was getting a sun tan.

WWE star Chris Jericho and partner Cheryl Burke are at the bottom of the pack with a total score of 22 out of 30 after a waltz that Bruno said was a bit clumsy.

The band Hanson kicked off Guilty Pleasures night with a performance of their 1997 hit MmmBop.  During and coming out of commercial breaks, Hanson performed several more so-called guilty pleasures, including Lionel Richie's Hello, Billy Ray Cyrus’ Achy Breaky Heart, Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby and Quiet Riot's Cum on Feel the Noize.

Another couple will be voted off Tuesday night on the Dancing with the Stars results show, which begins at 9 p.m. Eastern.  The show will also feature musical performances by NKOTBSB and ousted American Idol singer Pia Toscano.  New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys will perform Don’t Turn Out the Lights and a two-song medley of their hits Step by Step and I Want It That Way.  Pia Toscano will sing I’ll Stand by You while her rumored “close friend,” Mark Ballas, dances with Karina Smirnoff.

Preceding the results show at 8 p.m. ET will be a one-hour live special entitled, Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals.  Hanson will appear for a second consecutive night when they perform their new song Give a Little during the special.  Former American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and his cast mates from the Broadway musical Rock of Ages will also perform on the special.

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Tuesday
Apr122011

'Dancing with the Stars': Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas Grab the Lead

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney star Chelsea Kane and pro partner Mark Ballas find themselves in first place during classical week on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars after scoring 26 out of a possible 30 Monday night for a Viennese waltz that Judge Bruno Tonioli said was magical, fabulous and “technically speaking, the best dance of the night.”

Playboy playmate and reality star Kendra Wilkinson and partner Louis Van Amstel are at the bottom of the pack, with a total judges’ score of 18 out of 30.  Also, it seems Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy can’t catch a break.  Last week, Chmerkovskiy fell during their dance and this week, Alley’s shoe came off during their waltz, which earned the couple a score of 22 out of 30.

This week, the contestants danced to traditional and modern classical music.  A 46-piece orchestra, along with mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins and violin virtuoso David Garrett, teamed up with the Dancing with the Stars house band for the occasion.

The couple with the lowest combined total of judges’ scores and viewer votes will be eliminated Tuesday night on the Dancing with the Stars results show at 9 p.m. ET.  The show will feature performances by Jennifer Hudson and a return by violinist David Garrett.  Hudson will sing “Don’t Look Down” and “Feeling Good,” while Garrett will perform his rendition of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way.”

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