How To VOTE for Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough on DWTS Season 20

It’s that time once again, folks! Time to dust off your voting accounts, make some new ones and get ready for season 20. Derek has an OLYMPIC ATHLETE, Nastia Liukin, this season – they need your votes and it’s time to get ready!  It’s up to YOU to make sure Nastia’s fans see this tutorial and learn how to vote!  This is the same tutorial I’ve used for many seasons now, so excuse any instance of the wrong person’s name. Just bring it to my attention. :-)  Watch this post, also, in case they change any of the rules as we get closer to the premiere. We won’t know the actual phone number until right before the premiere, so check back!! 

The Short Version

Call 1-855-234-5604 As soon as the show starts – you get the same number of votes as there are dancers. So week 1 you get 12 votes. We’ll find out the full number a few days before the show, so watch this space!! NOTE THE NEW NUMBER and update your speed dial

Go to and vote for Nastia and Derek (look for the big “Vote Now” banner)- and keep going with as many accounts as you can until 8 PM Eastern time on Tuesday evening.

Don’t forget calling in via Skype and Voting Using Facebook

Detailed Instructions for beginners: Continue reading

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Welcome to Pure Derek Hough!

This is a site for fans of Derek Hough. We try our best to compile all news, pictures, music and videos about and by Derek – if you find something you think we’ve missed, feel free to contact us. If you are a new fan of Derek’s and want to learn more about him, the “Accomplishments” and “Biography” buttons to the right (and above) contain pages of what we know (or think we know). ;-)

Also to the right is a music section where you can find music by Ballas Hough, Derek’s band, and songs that Derek has danced to on Dancing with the Stars. Complete with iTunes links.

If you want to see old posts, there are two ways: 1) by the media buttons to the right, or; 2) by month under the “Derek Archives” buttons also on the right-hand side of this page.

Questions? Click Contact Us. And Welcome!

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Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin on The View – Screencaps

I was out of town and I didn’t record it, so the screencaps are of the online version. I think they still turned out okay though!!

Derek Nastia View 19 Continue reading

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Derek Hough in New York Spring Spectacular – Fan Photos by Katie

Everyone give it up for Katie for sending us some new photos of Derek to warm up what is a chilly day – here anyway. :-)

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Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin: DWTS Season 20, Week 2 Screencaps (Part II)

This is basically a series of photos that proves that Derek cheers for everyone in the cast. Because he is just that amazing. :-)

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More New York Spring Spectacular Red Carpet Coverage With Derek Hough And Nastia Liukin – Video

I can’t get enough of the Red Carpet from the opening night of New York Spring Spectacular, can you? Below is some footage from the Rockettes facebook page. Derek SHINES! Nastia looks so lovely. Thanks to Josi for the heads up!

Stars on the Red Carpet

Posted by Rockettes on Friday, March 27, 2015

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Derek Hough’s Pre-Show Routine

LOL…I’m visualizing. I’m assuming this is in his underwear, based on his yoga photo. :-) From Page Six:

“New York Spring Spectacular” star Derek Hough says his preshow ritual is dancing to electronic music.
“I play very loud music and I dance around my dressing room and do sit-ups and push-ups,” he told us at opening night at Radio City Music Hall. “The people above me and below me are like, ‘Do you have a DJ in your room?’”

Also, if you want to see a gallery of photos from the Official NYSS Page, click the link. Tons of great photos.

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Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin: More HQ Photos from NYSS Opening Night

Oh, they’re just so gorgeous you can never have too many photos…. :-)

Photo Credit:

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Derek Hough Dazzles in New York Spring Spectacular…and More Media

Very nice review from Hollywood Life…can’t argue with any of it. Here’s an excerpt:

Hate me if you want, but I’m just going to say it — Derek Hough needs to be kicked off ‘Dancing With The Stars’. His talent belongs on Broadway, as proven by his fabulous performance in Radio City’s ‘New York Spring Spectacular’. If you’re visiting NYC, you can’t miss this show!

Radio City Music Hall finally raised the curtain on it’s highly-anticipated new ‘spectacular’ after years of preparation, planning, and a very public & embarrassing setback in 2014. To say that the show was worth the wait may be arguable, but what no one will deny after seeing the ‘New York Spring Spectacular’ is that Derek Hough is a powerhouse performer, whose talent can not be topped! If he was voted off ‘DWTS’ next Monday and had to focus just on this show, that honestly wouldn’t be the worst thing!


Extravagant staging and giant animatronics that would make a Disney Imagineer’s head spin, the show has something for everyone, young and old. But the true star of the production is it’s leading man. The DWTS pro proved that he can not only DANCE, but he can carry a tune and elicit a laugh or two.

And here’s an interview with…

ETA: Here’s the international version

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Playbill Highlights New York Spring Spectacular With Derek Hough, Laura Benanti, And The Rockettes – Video

Aww, this is a fun video Miss Heidi found which highlights New York Spring Spectacular courtesy of Playbill….

International Version – watch the one above if you can.

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Derek Hough Interviewed On The Red Carpet At New York Spring Spectacular – Video

This is fun. Thanks to Josi for the find…

ETA: International version

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More HQ Derek Hough New York Spring Spectacular Photos And Press Reviews

What a night last night For Derek and the cast of New York Spring Spectacular!! First of all, be sure to scroll through the previous postings as Heidi was able to get photos and reviews right after the show last night!!! You can see more photos at Startraks(check out all the celebs who were at the show), Rex Features (I love how someone is holding an umbrella over Derek!), and the Daily Mail. Getty Images has posted more photos too. Be sure to see them all. Keep scrolling below and be sure to click on “continue reading” as we have lots of reviews to share…


As Miss Heidi wrote last night, the reviews for the show are mixed, but, there is lots of praise for Derek. Read this one is from the Hollywood Reporter. They said he sang with confidence and more….

There’s a breath of transporting elegance, however, in a scene on the Empire State Building observation deck, in which Hough and Benanti glide around to “The Way You Look Tonight,” surrounded by the Rockettes in a ballroom ballet. It’s around this point you start to realize what a relief it is to watch performances actually happening right there in front of you and not part of the chaotic, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink multimedia overload. (I could have lived without the incongruously circusy aerialists.) Designer Patrick Fahey’s set for this scene, enhanced with projection elements, is among the production’s more evocative recreations, along with the Grand Central Station atrium from the opening.

And audiences couldn’t ask for a more personable pilot to steer them through this wearying 90 minutes than Hough, who sings with confidence and is so blond and wholesome and chipper he could be captain of the Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland.

From the Huffington Post. They called Derek “an audience favorite”….

Happily, the creators have imported a key player: Broadway’s own Laura Benanti. Benanti–a Tony Award-winner for Gypsy, with an increasing television presence–sparkles as much as all that synchronized robotic LED pixel technology; she even scores when they place her in the middle of the Rockettes kick line. The big fan draw here, though, is not Benanti; it is “Dancing with the Stars” choreographer/dancer Derek Hough. Mr. Hough is Continue reading

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