March 27, 2007 12:07 AM by Joe Blackmon
After two nights of exciting performances from the eleven contestants,
one couple will be eliminated on the first episode of "Dancing with the
Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, MARCH 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the
ABC Television Network. Dionne Warwick will be the night’s musical
guest, taking the stage accompanied by Salsa dancers and singing a
Salsa version of the hit song, "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," from
her new album entitled, "Me and My Friends." She’ll also perform the
classic tune "I Say a Little Prayer," as Cheryl Burke and Jonathan
Roberts dance alongside Anna Trebunskaya and her new partner, Pavlo
In addition, eight professional dancers (Tony Dovolani and Elena Grinenko, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff, Brian Fortuna and Kym Johnson, Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska) hit the floor for a group Jive to Queen’s "Don’t Stop Me Now," choreographed by Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani.
If that weren’t enough, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel ("Jimmy Kimmel Live") will also be featured in the first of a series of weekly segments titled, "Dance Along at Home with Jimmy Kimmel." Each week Jimmy will offer up his parking lot security guard, Guillermo, to hilariously demonstrate a ballroom dancing technique. This Tuesday, we’ll also look back at past seasons in a special tribute to the celebrities who left the competition early in a segment called, "The First to Go," with interviews from Trista Sutter, Kenny Mayne and Tucker Carlson.
By evening’s end, the couple with the lowest composite score from the first two episodes will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes. Who among the following eleven teams will be dismissed from the competition?
Laila Ali (undefeated world boxing champion) and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Billy Ray Cyrus (actor & singer on Disney Channel’s "Hannah Montana") and partner Karina Smirnoff
Clyde Drexler (NBA Hall of Famer) and partner Elena Grinenko
Joey Fatone (*NSYNC star) and partner Kym Johnson
Shandi Finnessey (Miss USA 2004) and partner Brian Fortuna
Leeza Gibbons (talk show host) and partner Tony Dovolani
Heather Mills (charity activist & campaigner) and partner Jonathan Roberts
Apolo Anton Ohno (Olympic speed skating gold medalist) and partner Julianne Hough
Paulina Porizkova (supermodel) and partner Alec Mazo
John Ratzenberger (actor & author) and partner Edyta Sliwinska
Ian Ziering (TV & Broadway star) and partner Cheryl Burke
"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green is executive producer and Izzie Pick is co-executive producer. Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are supervising producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.