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Palin Overload on TV? Bristol Waltzes Tonight

In this publicity image released by ABC, Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas perform on "Dancing with the Stars," Oct. 18, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey)
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Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas perform on "Dancing with the Stars," Oct. 18, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey)

(CBS) At the risk of subjecting TV audiences to Palin overload this week, 19-year-old Bristol Palin will compete Monday night in the semifinals of "Dancing With The Stars."

The dance competition on ABC follows on the heels of the Sunday night debut of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on TLC. The eight-episode primetime series focuses on the former vice presidential candidate and her family enjoying outdoor adventures in their native state.

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Bristol Palin, the oldest daughter in the family, is one of four celebrity dancers competing for the mirrorball trophy in Season 11 of "Dancing With the Stars." Also left in the competition after seven weeks of eliminations are actors Kyle Massey and Jennifer Grey and singer Brandy.

Bristol has managed to stay in the running, despite ranking at or near the bottom of the leaderboard in every week of competition. Both Brandy and Jennifer Grey have earned consistently high scores for their performances.

Bristol and partner Mark Ballas will be dancing a waltz and a paso doble tonight. Also waltzing will be Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough; their second dance will be a cha cha.

Brandy and Maks Chmerkovskiy will be doing two Latin dances (paso doble and Argentine tango) as will Kyle Massey and his partner, Lacey Schwimmer (Argentine tango and samba). One of the couples will be eliminated Tuesday and the remaining three will go on to the finals.