Kelly Clarkson to Perform on DANCING WITH THE STARS Tonight
The competition gets heated as the remaining eight couples perform any style dance to favorite classic '80s hit songs. And iconic pop group The Bangles visit the ballroom with a special performance, singing some of their biggest hits, "Manic Monday" and a medley of "Eternal Flame" and "Walk Like an Egyptian," on MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
On Tuesday, American pop singer/songwriter Kelly Clarkson is set to perform the first single "Mr. Know It All" off her upcoming album, "Stronger," as well as her hit song "Walk Away," accompanied by pro dancers Mark Ballas, Sharna Burgess, Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. Also rocking the stage is this year's five-time Country Music Award nominee The Band Perry, who will perform "If I die Young, their triple-platinum single, accompanied with pros Louis Van Amstel and Karina Smirnoff. Also for the first time we welcome an "AT&T Spotlight Performance," with this week's spotlight on Charm Ladonna, a talented young lady who will be performing a memorable piece with pros Mark Ballas and Derek Hough. And the fifth couple will be sent home on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
With their common love for rock's golden age and the crystalline sound they naturally created, The Bangles began their long and winding road together 30 years ago, and it is evident that their bond still remains with the release of their latest album, "Sweetheart of the Sun." The album is their first release of new material in nearly eight years and is filled with a fresh batch of definitive Bangles songs. Some of the 10 original songs on this 12-song album are new, while others had extremely long gestation periods, tucked away but not forgotten. The Bangles -- guitarist/singer Susanna Hoffs, guitarist/singer Vicki Peterson and drummer/singer Debbi Peterson -- are currently on tour performing a mix of their classics and new material from "Sweetheart of the Sun."
Kelly Clarkson's bold empowerment anthems, including the first single, "Mr. Know It All," from her new album "Stronger," has proven that her lyrics sell to the fullest with her soulful, powerhouse voice and down-to-earth reliability. The album "Stronger," which is set to release October 24th, includes fizzy pop melodies, bright choruses and driving dance floor-friendly beats, from producers Rodney Jerkins, Greg Kurstin, Josh Abraham and Tody Gad, only making the songs that much more appealing to her fans. Clarkson is an international pop icon, selling over 20 million albums worldwide and notching seven singles on the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. She has released four studio albums, including 2003's double-platinum No. 1 "Thankful," 2004's six-time platinum "Breakaway," 2007's platinum selling "My December," and 2009's "All I Ever Wanted," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200. Clarkson has also received two Grammy ® Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards, and 11 Billboard Music Awards.
The Band Perry has won the hearts of millions of music fans with their "modern throwback" style. They have been nominated for and earned top honors for their debut album, "The Band Perry," which combines masterful lyrics and traditional Country influences mixed with classic Rock 'n Roll. They have toured extensively with icons such as Alan Jackson, Tim McGRaw and Keith Urban, and are now touring with Reba through the fall. Recently the members of The Band Perry racked up a total of five Country Music Award nominations and now have a new reason to celebrate -- their smash single, "If I Die Young," has been certified triple platinum. This milestone arrives as the family band marks the anniversary of their self-titled debut album, "The Band Perry," which was released just one year ago this week on Republic Nashville.