DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL-STARS Tackles Jive and Quickstep on Monday
Monday's performance show showcases the remaining 12 All-Star couples dancing either the Jive or the Quickstep, live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In a one-hour special, "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars -- Defining Dances," airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), the judges will select and introduce past routines from the All-Stars' previous seasons, ultimately defining the winning attributes that each All-Star demonstrated in these performances. The All-Stars will recount and comment on their mindsets during these selected routines. Following the special, the "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars: The Results Show" on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) will feature Katherine Jenkins, last season's finalist and classical singer, who returns to the ballroom as a special musical guest. She will be taking the stage with Plácido Domingo, performing "Come What May," featured on Domingo's new album, "Songs," out October 16th. Their stunning duet will be accompanied by pro dancers Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Anna Trebunskaya. Also taking to the "Dancing with the Stars" stage is 19 year-old pop powerhouse Cher Lloyd, performing her hit single, "Want You Back." Her latest album, "Sticks + Stones," releases October 2nd.
Tuesday night's exciting lineup continues with the season's first "Macy's Stars of Dance" performance, a futuristic standoff featuring some of the world's most talented dancers battling for dance floor supremacy. The performance is choreographed by Shannon Mather, spotlighting Blake McGrath, Ian Eastwood and Tyne Stecklein leading their groups in an epic performance. We will also tease week 3's "Iconic Dance Night" with a medley of iconic routines from seasons past, performed by The Troupe as well as talented dancers Anya Garnis, Jaymz Tuaileva, Lacey and Benji Schwimmer. And before night's end, the second couple of the season will be eliminated.
Katherine Jenkins is the world's most prolific classical crossover artist. The Welsh mezzo soprano has sold in excess of 7 million albums since launching her career in 2004. An internationally recognized figure, at the age of 32 Jenkins has become an ambassador and inspiration for millions of people around the world. When she was still only 23, she signed what was said to be the biggest ever UK classical recording deal; she has broken records, becoming the fastest selling mezzo soprano ever, has released eight studio albums, has won two Classical BRIT Awards and broken countless records, with her albums going platinum around the world. Cherished as one of Britain's favorite singers, Jenkins has now become one of its greatest musical exports. She most recently performed at the Queen's Jubilee and was an ambassador for the London Olympic athletes this past summer. She is currently working on completing her first ever Christmas album," This is Christmas," in stores October 30.
Plácido Domingo, world renowned multi-Grammy® Award winning singer, conductor and administrator, has sung 140 different roles, more than any other tenor in the annals of music, with more than 3600 career performances. His more than 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias & duets and crossover discs have earned him 12 Grammy® Awards, including three Latin Grammys, and he has made more than 50 music videos and won two Emmy Awards. In addition to three feature opera films – "Carmen," "La Traviata" and "Otello" -- he voiced the role of Monte in "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," played himself on "The Simpsons," and his telecast of "Tosca" from the authentic settings in Rome was seen by more than one billion people in 117 countries. Domingo has conducted more than 450 opera performances and symphonic concerts. In the 2012-13 season, he will add two new baritone roles to his repertoire, Francesco Foscari in "I Due Foscari" in Los Angeles, and Germont in "La Traviata" during his 45th season at the Metropolitan Opera. He is also preparing to release his first non classical album in 20 years, called "Songs," out October 16th, featuring duets with Katherine Jenkins, Harry Connick Jr., Josh Groban, Megan Hilty, Chris Botti and others.
19-year-old pop powerhouse Cher Lloyd drops her U.S. debut, "Sticks + Stones," October 2nd. With a new single, "Oath" ft. Dr. Luke's Sony/RCA newest signing, Becky G, and a new video shot in LA by Hannah Lux Davis set to premiere next week, Lloyd is poised to become America's newest (and sassiest) pop star. Her U.S. debut single, "Want U Back," was a certified smash, generating more than 22 million YouTube views and exceeding 1.4 million in sales. It introduced Lloyd to legions of fans who turned up in droves during her promotional tour this summer, causing chaos in a dozen cities and proving that she's far more than a reality television star. While she gained prominence in her native England as a contestant on "The X Factor UK," it was her one-of-a-kind talent and take-no-prisoners attitude that kept her in the public eye. After the show, she signed with Simon Cowell's label, Syco, and went on to achieve major success in the UK, where her first single went straight to No. 1. The British version of "Sticks + Stones," which varies from the U.S. release, entered the UK charts at No. 4.
Hosted by Emmy Award winner Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven 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 60 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars: All-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 atwww.ABC.com is open from the start of each episode on the East Coast and closes at 8:00 a.m., PT/11:00 a.m., ET on Tuesday mornings. Additionally, fans can now vote on Facebookwww.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 "After Party: Dancing with the Stars" live stream, the DWTS Social Buzz page, and the AT&T Spotlight Performance and Casting Call from the app.