VOTE Bethany Mota and Derek Hough on Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars!!

It’s that time once again, folks! Time to dust off your voting accounts, make some new ones and get ready for season 19. Derek has a cool young partner this season, one who is very successful – but one who also has a fanbase that may not know how important it is to vote on DWTS – using all platforms. So, it’s going to be on us (and hopefully the regular viewing public) to carry Bethany and Derek through to the finale.  It’s up to YOU to make sure Bethany’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.

The Short Version

Call 1-800-868-3403 As soon as the show starts – you get the same number of votes as there are dancers. So week 1 you get 13 votes. We’ll find out the full number a few days before the show, so watch this space!!

Go to and vote for Bethany 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

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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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TV Heads Up: Derek Hough And Bethany Mota To Be Interviewed By Mario Lopez For Extra

Just a quick TV Heads Up! Not only will Derek be on The Ellen Show on Wednesday this week, Derek and Bethany will also be visiting Mario Lopez at Universal Studios for a new interview for Extra on Thursday, October 23rd. So, if you live in the area, be sure to attend. Hopefully, we’ll get video and some pictures. Keep your fingers crossed as sometimes Extra doesn’t always post online coverage.

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Even More GLSEN Awards Coverage With Derek Hough

This new interview is from Entertainment Tonight! Beautiful in and out. How anyone could anyone bully is beyond me?

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Derek Hough And Bethany Mota DWTS Rehearsal Arrival Photos October 19, 2014

Yay! It’s show day, Everyone. If you’d like to see Derek and Bethany arriving to rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars this past weekend, see Just Jared Jr. Note how Shirley Ballas is pictured as well. Derek’s Mom was at rehearsals too. First pic below courtesy of Shirley Ballas. Here’s to tonight!



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Access Hollywood Interviews Derek Hough At The GLSEN Awards

Derek talks on his GLSEN Award with Access Hollywood. He also talks on Nashville and Dancing With The Stars as well! So fun, wise, and always an inspiration!! Thanks to Cath for the heads up!

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Derek Hough, Bethany Mota, Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas – DWTS 19 Week 5 Miscellaneous Clips

Here’s the weekly miscellaneous clips post. I’ve also included Derek and Sadie’s package and Charleston. Bethany and Mark’s package is in the miscellaneous clips video. If you want to see dance, and the full Jessie J dance that was posted earlier in the week, just click the link to go back.

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Derek Hough: The Week in Twitter, October 19, 2014

Hey all, another week in twitter. :-) Just a note to all of you – I love all the collages you guys do on instagram and twitter, but if you ever wonder why they might not be included in the twitter round up or posted on the site at all, it’s most likely due to the use of someone else’s professional photography in the collages. I don’t post any photos that aren’t purely from twitter, facebook or instagram, (meaning they were publicly provided) and if someone uses a professional photo on any of those platforms, I have to leave it out. Also, if you send me a photo or a video on twitter, PLEASE let me know who the original owner is – I do like to give credit where credit is due and sometimes that’s really hard to tell. People do a lot of sharing these days and don’t always comment on who actually took the video or photos. Thanks! ~Heidi

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DWTS Season 19, Week 5 – Derek Hough, Bethany Mota and Sadie Robertson Screencaps (Part III)

And here is the last installment in a great week for screencaps. Here’s to the next one. Tango should provide some good capping opportunities. :-)

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More of Derek Hough’s Speech At The GLSEN Awards And More Coverage

US Magazine has a cool write up on Derek Hough at the GLSEN Awards. They are also featuring a bit more of his speech. There is a take below, but, be sure to read the link for more. More “awww” moments…

Hough decided to turn the scary experience into something positive. “Dance became my GLSEN. It became my safe place, the place where I could grow and flourish and find those answers,” he continued. “I know now that the worst thing you can do is suffer in silence.”

In his heartfelt speech, the Nashville guest star encouraged others that are or have been bullied to speak out. “Let me tell you right now, you are not alone. Seeking help requires incredible strength and courage. The most powerful weapon you have against bullying is your voice,” he said. “The more I learned throughout the years about kids’ behavior, the more I learned that the negativity they project is just a reflection of who they are.”

Hough knew this first-hand. He went on to share that he, too, saw himself as a bully at one point. “When you’re in an environment and you’re a perfectionist and you’re training somebody, you want to get the best out of them, but sometimes the line becomes blurred. I almost didn’t recognize myself,” he explained. “It was when I felt scared and insecure.”

He added: “You can work hard, gain friends and be a good person. [You can] be a tall beautiful skyscraper or you can tear down all the buildings around you to make yourself feel big even though you’re not. That’s what bullies do. I feel very privileged and honored to be here. Let’s create. Let’s not destroy.”

Also below is some Daily Mail video from the Red Carpet that’s a little different from what we’ve seen yet. You can also see a new Moby picture with Derek and Julia Roberts. At his Moby account and twitter, Derek wrote, “I am humbled and honored to have been among such incredible and inspiring people last night at the GLSEN event. A huge privilege to have been honored for such a special cause.” What a night!! So proud of Mr. Derek Hough and what he’s overcome.

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Watch Derek Hough And Bethany Mota In DWTS Rehearsals, Romie Comes To Work With Dad

One more day and counting until we get to see Derek and Bethany’s new dance on Dancing With The Stars. Let’s wish them some good wishes. Also, looked who joined in on some rehearsals? Romie!!!! I’m having a serious “awww” moment. GO GET EM Bethany and Derek! You are warriors. You’ve got this!!


Bring your kid to work day !

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Interview with Derek Hough at GLSEN (Video)

He’s so amazingly wonderful. And you all know, I’m not a gusher. :-) But I can’t help it right now. And I’ve only had one glass of wine. ;-) Thanks, Linz, for the evening buzz.

ETA: Here’s another one…

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