VOTE #TeamHennergy!! How to Vote for Derek Hough and Marilu Henner on DWTS Season 23

imageIt’s that time once again, folks! Time to dust off your voting accounts, make some new ones and get ready for season 23. Derek has the lovely and talented Marilu Henner this season – they need your votes and it’s time to get ready!  It’s up to YOU to make sure Marilu’s fans and new Derek 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.  

ETA: It used to be that international fans could vote. The recently posted rules appear to say that this is no longer true. SEE Below for a Work Around by Courtney.

The Short Version

Call 1-800-868-3408 As soon as the show starts – you get the same number of votes as there are dancers until we get to 5. So week 1 you get 13 votes. In the quarter finals and beyond, you get five votes per phone. The phone number I put in here is based on the alphabetical order of the cast by first name, which is how they’ve done it for the last several seasons. We’ll find out if this is right or wrong before the show goes live, I’m sure. NOTE THE NEW NUMBER and update your speed dial!!

Go to and vote for Marilu 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 when there is no results show. When there IS a results show voting may end at 11am Eastern time on Tuesday. We’ll find out the details when the show starts and update accordingly. So check back!

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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William Shatner “Fanboys” Over Derek Hough Thanks To Tom Bergeron

Isn’t this a fun exchange? Apparently, Tom Bergeron and William Shatner had breakfast yesterday Derek. Let’s hope they can have another Breakfast Tango soon. lol Thanks to Linz for the heads up.

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Kit Hoover Gets Sneak Peek Of “Hairspray Live”, Derek Hough Shows Her Some Dance Moves

What a fun sneak peek this is. Yesterday, Kit Hoover of Access Hollywood went behind the scenes of “Hairspray Live”. Derek even showed her some dance moves. Thanks to Happy Hough for recording.

ETA: By the way, Broadway World interviewed the production and costume designers about the set and make up for Hairspray Live. They don’t mention Derek, but, I thought it was interesting for what they are planning in case it rains, etc..

#Derekhough #HairsprayLiveRehersals #Cornycollins #NBC #AccessHollywood @derekhough #dwts

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Heading over to Universal to check out behind the scenes at #HairsprayLive!

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Send Thoughts, Prayers, And Get Well Wishes To Amy Purdy!!

Keep your thoughts and prayers with Amy Purdy. She has been in the hospital for the last four days. According to her recent Instagram post on Wednesday, she’s has been trying to recover from rhabdomyolysis (a condition that can cause kidney and liver failure). Amy, we’re with you all the way. Please get better soon, our Dancing Angel.

Hey Friends! I'd like to fill you in on the last few days of my life. I am going on day 4 in the hospital after developing a very serious condition called Rhabdomyolysis. You should google it and read about it, its crazy. It basically can occur when you overwork a muscle group and the muscle begins to breakdown into your blood stream. It can severely damage kidneys pretty quickly and as most of you know I have a kidney transplant which was a big concern. I have been training as I prepare for the snowboard season and 1 day last week I pushed myself too hard. It seemed to happen so innocently, I did a series of Pull-ups and simply pushed too hard to complete the set. My muscles were a bit sore for a day, nothing bad but then I noticed a bit of swelling in my arm and having a friend in the hospital with this condition last year, I rushed to the ER where they confirmed I had it too. It's been a very intense week hooked up to machines supporting my kidney through this process. It's so crazy to be so healthy and to think you are doing good for your body, then to suddenly have a life threatening condition occur. As scary and serious as this has been, I have been very blessed that my Kidney has stayed strong. I'm also lucky I came in when I did, had I of waited a few more hours before going to the ER my situation could have easily been critical. That being said, my numbers are moving in the right direction, it's just going to take some time to recover. I wanted to share this with all of you because for 1, I believe social media should give insight into our lives, and life doesn't always have a pretty filter. Also, I want to inform you about this disorder that can happen to anyone. You have to listen to your body.. when it is telling you to stop.. Stop! My Dr said "we all have a breaking point, and you found yours " . I will share regular updates through my recovery. Thanks for the love and support friends. :)️

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Thank you for all your prayers and kind messages! I didn't think I could be more grateful to be alive then I already was but here I am beyond grateful for my life and health. I almost didn't come to the hospital when I did because my symptoms were so mild, had I of decided to sleep it off l most likely would have had major kidney failure or even gone into shock by the next morning. Intuition, knowing my body and knowledge about this condition saved my kidney and my life. The scary part about Rhabdo is there isn't anything the Dr's can do to stop it once it begins and they don't know how bad it will get. They can only support your body with constant IV fluids to try to buffer the effects, but your muscles continue to swell and breakdown and your kidneys are still forced to filter the massive amount of toxins. Luckily my kidney has held up like a champ! Thanks Dad! And my numbers have dropped significantly today which is a good thing. This condition is so scary, please pay attention to your body. If you have overworked your muscles, if you are sore and you can see some swelling even the slightest amount like I had, don't hesitate to go to the ER, it can save your life. I'm so grateful for my husband @dang_ale who's been by my side, cooking meals at home and bringing them to me each day, for my family and all of your love and support! ️

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Derek Hough Makes A Statement For “I Am That Girl” Movement

Here’s Derek talking about his involvement with @iamthatgirl and helping girls to achieve the impossible! Go Derek! Thanks to Nina for the heads up.

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Derek Hough Talks On Retirement Planning

At the Hollywood Under The Stars event, Derek was asking on retirement planning. Go to the :20 second mark to hear what he says…..

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Derek Hough And Marilu Henner’s Song For DWTS Week 8 is….

As you know from a previous post Derek and Marilu have an Argentine Tango for Dancing With The Stars Week 8. Their song is “Sweet Dreams” by Emily Browning which you can listen to below (let us know what you think. Wow, it’s so haunting. This is going to be awesome!). Note that they also have a Face Off dance.

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Ekaterina Fedosova Talks Of Her Hollywood Night Under The Stars Dance With Derek Hough

Remember the dancer Derek danced with at the Hollywood Night Under The Stars? Her name is Ekaterina Fedosova. Below she talks with Kristyn Burtt about it and Derek Hough at the World Choreography Awards. Adding: She’s beautiful. I want MORE!

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Derek Hough Snaps On Hairspray Live And Dancing With The Stars Rehearsals, Say Hi To Romie

As some of you know Miss Heidi is in Hawaii currently, but, she’s been checking in now and then (Yay Heidi! We miss you!). Below are some videos from IG stories last night of Derek taking a break after Hairspray Live rehearsals and also of when he got home from Dancing With The Stars rehearsals. Romie makes an appearance as well. He’s such a cute doggie. We wuv you too, Romie!! Thanks to Dee, Jennie, and Cath for the heads up and photos (which we’ll feature in Sunday’s Twitter Roundup).

My hot boyfriend had a very long day!! #hairspraylive2016 #derekhough #snapchat #dwts23

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‘Hairspray Live’ News: What’s It Been Like Working With Derek Hough As Corny Collins?

ShowBiz Junkies interviewed the producers of Hairspray Live”. I love what Neil Meron said on Derek. Be sure to see the link for more.

What’s it been like working with Derek Hough as Corny Collins?

Neil Meron: “Derek is, you know, what you see is what you get. You get somebody that first of all is one of the best dancers in the world, totally charming, totally eager, has a depth of talent, always cooperative, always there. But speaking about talent, it’s also our privilege and honor to have Harvey Fierstein kind of like preserve his iconic performance from Broadway. It’s something that we are thrilled to be able to do. His performance is so strong that it should be preserved and we’re glad to be able to do it.”

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Another Fun “Hairspray Live” Rehearsal Photo With Derek Hough And Cast

Isn’t this a fun photo with Derek and the cast of “Hairspray Live” rehearsing. I can’t get enough. December 7th can’t come fast enough.

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