Hanson plays ‘MMMBop’ on network TV

By | April 26, 2011

Tulsa World

Tulsa’s brothers Hanson performed for the audience on Monday’s “Guilty Pleasures” episode of “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC, channel 8. The episode marked the first-ever Monday night performance by a live band on the show. ADAM TAYLOR/ABC HANSON
By RITA SHERROW World Television Editor Published: 4/26/2011  10:00 AM Last Modified: 4/26/2011  10:43 AM
Tulsa’s Hanson resurrected “MMMBop” for the audience on Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC.
Four couples — all professional dancers — twirled, bopped and tangoed live on stage to the 1997 hit song on the series’ “Guilty Pleasure Night.”
They also served as the house band and performed other songs including Lionel Richie’s “Hello” as the show went in and out of commercials. Hanson returns to “Dancing” Tuesday night to perform a song from their new album “Shout It Out,” due for release June 1.
The pop group, whose first professional performance was at Tulsa’s Mayfest in 1992, has sold more than 10 million records worldwide. They now produce records under their own 3CG label. The brothers, all married, are Isaac, 30, Taylor, 28 and Zac, 25. Between the three, they have eight children.

In other news from the show, Karina Smirnoff and Ralph Macchio mustered a 24/30 after Smirnoff fell during their paso doble and Kendra Wilkinson’s “Revenge of the Stripper” moves on the judges’ table earned her and partner Louis Van Amstel a $1 bill from judge Bruno and a 25/30.
Other couples’ scores were: Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas, 28/30; Romeo and Chelsie Hightower, 28/30; Hines Ward and Kym Johnson, 27/30; Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 26/30, and finishing last were Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke with a 22/30. One couple will be eliminated tonight.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs at 7 p.m. Mondays and 8 p.m. Tuesdays on ABC, channel 8.
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