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13 dancers return to ballroom for another chance to win mirror ball trophy on 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars'

by jmaloni
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 03:25 pm
`Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars` (ABC logo)
"Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" (ABC logo)

Justin Bieber and Pitbull perform, and the season's first couple is eliminated

From former champions to fan favorites, including a celebrity voted in by fans, the all-star cast and their professional partners return to the ballroom on the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," Monday, Sept. 24 (8 to 10:01 p.m.) on ABC. All 13 couples will hit the stage performing either the cha cha or the foxtrot to impress the judges and viewers at home, hoping they're not the first couple sent home.

The live two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," Tuesday, Sept. 25 (8 to 10 p.m.), will kick off with live interviews with host Tom Bergeron and the cast, offering an in-depth look at why each celeb has decided to return for another chance at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy.

Global superstars Justin Bieber and Pitbull will hit the stage for unforgettable musical performances. Performing his second single, "As Long as You Love Me," from his latest album, "Believe," Bieber returns to the ballroom for a knockout performance. Pitbull also joins the party with the primetime television debut of his new single, "Don't Stop the Party," from his upcoming album, "Global Warming," out Nov. 19.

Also during Tuesday night's show will be an opening number featuring all the pro dancers of the season and The Troupe to a medley of "I Wanna Dance with Somebody/Dance Again," choreographed by Jason Gilkison. The Troupe will return later that night to perform a number to "Go Get It," which is also choreographed by Gilkison. And before night's end, the season's first couple will be eliminated from the show.

Hosted by Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" season seven champion), the celebrities on "Dancing with the Stars" perform choreographed dance routines, which are 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 (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 a.m. ET on Tuesday mornings. Additionally, fans can now vote on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars. A custom Facebook app presented by AT&T will let fans vote, share whom they voted for and why, as well as see whom friends voted for. They can also access the "After Party: Dancing with the Stars" live stream, the "DWTS" "Social Scene" page, and the AT&T "Spotlight Performance" and "Casting Call" from the app. 

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