It’s that time once again, folks! Time to dust off your voting accounts, make some new ones and get ready for season 18. Derek has an amazing partner this season, one who is very inspirational – but one who also has a very tiny fanbase of her own. So, it’s going to be on us (and hopefully the regular viewing public) to carry Amy and Derek through to the finale. 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 1-800-868-34** As soon as the show starts – you get the same number of votes as there are dancers. So week 1 you get 11 votes.
Go to ABC.com and vote for Amy 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.
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 left contain pages of what we know (or think we know).
Also to the left 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 left, or; 2) by month under the “Derek Archives” buttons also on the left-hand side of this page.
According to a tweet and an official site post from Julianne Hough, she and Derek will be announcing something “big”, next Tuesday, March 18th!! Is this the “Move” tour? Let’s hope. Be sure to visit this link to see a new pic of Julianne and Derek. Derek looks in deep thought. ~Vogue and Heidi
Several of you mentioned seeing another new Dancing With The Stars Season 18 commercial on TV yesterday. Well, here it is in high quality. This one has more of Derek in it than the first one. Check it out! ~Vogue
This season, “Macy’s Stars of Dance” returns to “Dancing with the Stars” withcreative oversight by Emmy® Award-winning Choreographer and Pro Dancer, Derek Hough. “Macy’s Stars of Dance” showcases some of the best choreography and performers from all different styles of dance, and gives them the opportunity to perform in front of a national audience.
You can view the Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Title Shoot photos at People.com. Derek and Amy are pictured in the 7th picture. Note how it was taken at the rehearsal studio. I wonder if we will see a more glittery shot after they return back to LA at some point? Regardless, it’s beautiful!!
Visualize Derek as a church mouse…as in he’s quiet as one. But we have seen random sightings, Ginger Zee and others tweeted a bunch of GMA, both on camera and behind the scenes, and we met Derek’s amazing new partner, Amy Purdy. Then there are more photos coming out of Make Your Move, since we are a bit more than a month out from the Premiere.
Amy has done a new interview with Deseret News for the Paralympics and Dancing With The Stars. The interview mentions Derek at the beginning and how they will dance right after she competes on March 14th! Here is more of what she says on Dancing With The Stars and Derek….
3. What’s the response been to your decision to participate in “Dancing with the Stars” and what do you hope comes from the increased visibility?
I didn’t realize until a few days ago the reach of the show. I was on a bus when they announced it … and I started getting thousands of tweets. It hasn’t stopped yet. It’s really crazy. It started to hit me just as I was stepping into the Olympic Village. The timing is perfect. To be here, to represent my country in a sport that I love, as well as represent other people with disabilities, it’s just an honor. I’m grateful to be here competing, grateful to be chosen for the team and grateful to be chosen for the challenge of “Dancing with the stars.” It allows us to focus on ability. I don’t like to focus on disabilities because we all have different levels of abilities, whether you’re missing a leg or not. I want to represent people who questioned what they were capable of.
4. How will you manage training for the show and competing in the Olympics?
I met with my dancer partner (Derek Hough) last week. We start (last Friday), and this is actually a pretty open week. We’ll be on snow every morning … but then I’ll come back, take a little time off and meet up with Derek. We’re working on our dance for that first show, which premieres on March 17. My schedule is very hectic, but I’m kind of used to that. I compete on March 15, there will be a medal ceremony on March 15 and then I fly out to L.A. It’s very, very little time, but I’m really excited to just take on another challenge.