Take your unicycle and get lost, Carolla, it’s time for Dancing With Miley.
Miley Cyrus and pal Mandy Jiroux’s ongoing online dance contest is stepping up to network television, E! News has learned exclusively.
Multiple show sources confirm that Cyrus, who is hosting the Teen Choice Awards on Fox, has arranged to do a series of dance battles against her and Jiroux’s rival ACDC male dance crew.
Miley, who debuts songs from her new album “Breakout” tomorrow on Good Morning America, had been pushing to settle the popular YouTube competition on network TV. “She knows fans want to see more, and this seemed like a perfect way to do it,” says a show source, adding that producers are still working on how voting will take place.
At Monday night’s Step Up 2: The Streets DVD release party, actor/dancer Adam Sevani, lead member of the rival dance group ACDC, told E! News where the next dance battle would take place: “It’s the Teen Choice Awards.”r
Asked who will win, Sevani replied, “We’ll see.”
Cyrus will lord over the ceremony Aug. 3 in L.A.; it will air on tape-delay the following day. A Fox rep declined to comment.
Sources say Cyrus had been talking to at least one other network besides Fox about doing a TV version of the dance-off.
The dance battle so far has been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube.
The high-stepping showdown began after the ACDC crew challenged Cyrus and best friend/backup dancer Jiroux to a friendly competition.
On April 10, a group formed by Jon Chu (director of Step Up 2: The Streets) and Sevani challenged the girls to “the biggest dance battle in online history.” ACDC posted a dance video on YouTube and asked M&M to respond with one of their own.
On April 13, the “M&M Cru With a U” released a video to the Madonna and Justin Timberlake song “4 Minutes.” It was an instant YouTube smash, with more than 1 million views in the first 24 hours. The video even included Step Up stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
ACDC responded with an April 30 clip featuring Lindsay Lohan, Adam Sandler and Chris Brown and telling M&M to “step your game up.”
And step it up they did. On June 10, the girls released their “Final Dance Video,” featuring Jenna Dewan, Carson Daly, Joey Fatone and Ryan Seacrest, who showed off his best chicken dance.
By Whitney English and Ashley Fultz
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