The concept of the show is to pair a celebrity with a professional dancer in an attempt to win a high score from a panel of three judges and then a high number of votes from the viewers, who can call in and vote online. The person who receives the lowest score is eliminated, but they are allowed to dance one last dance at the end of the show.
Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. An acclaimed violinist from Gilbert, AZ., she entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, using her classical violin training, to leap through the music industry with almost 10 million YouTube subscribers, over 1.9 billion views on her YouTube channel, two Billboard Music Awards, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide. She's created a new music world where modern classical meets the infectious energy of dance and electronica.
Stirling's most recent and critically-acclaimed third studio album, Brave Enough, debuted at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart and went on to score the #1 spot on Billboard's year-end Top Dance/Electronic Album list. Collaborations on the album include ZZ Ward, Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, Rivers Cuomo and Christina Perri, to name a few, and earned Stirling a 2017 Billboard Music Award for "Top Dance/Electronic Album."
Stirling's professional journey began in September of 2012 with the release of her self-titled debut album. Featuring her smash hit "Crystallize," which has racked up over 177 million YouTube views, the album reached #1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Chart and Classical Album Chart, earned her a 2014 Billboard Music Award nomination for "Top Dance/Electronic Album" and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album reached #1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Chart and Classical Album Chart and peaked at #23 on the Billboard Top 200.
In 2014 Stirling released her sophomore album Shatter Me, which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart and has sold over a quarter million copies in the U.S. It was #2 on the Billboard Year End Dance Electronic Album Chart, #1 on the iTunes Album Chart, spent an impressive 21 weeks straight at the #1 spot on the Billboard Classical Album Chart and was recently certified Gold by the RIAA. The album includes a collaboration with Halestorm lead singer Lzzy Hale on her smash single "Shatter Me," which has over 72 million views on YouTube and took home the 2015 Billboard Music Award for "Top Dance/Electronic Album."
In 2016 Stirling released her first book with Simon & Schuster, a memoir called The Only Pirate at the Party, which she co-wrote with her sister, Brook S. Passey. The book debuted on the New York Times's best-seller list and shares stories of her humble yet charmed childhood, humorous adolescence, life as a struggling musician, personal struggles with anorexia, and finally, success as a world-class entertainer.
Next up, Stirling will lend her likeness to a new comic book series called Sparrow, for which she teamed up with artist/writer Darick Robertson and co-writer R. Eric Lieb; and a Christmas album is set to be released via Concord Records later this fall.
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