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

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’s GLSEN Inspiration Award Speech – Video

Courtesy of Glsen, here is Derek’s Inspiration Awards speech at the Glsen Awards. #TearJerker. Love him so much….

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More DWTS Rehearsal Parking Lot Photos Of Derek Hough And Bethany Mota

To see some new rehearsal parking lot photos, see Just Jared Jr. Derek is looking fine fine dressed all in black. Also, does Bethany not have a million dollar smile or what?! Beautiful!

ETA: Heidi Here with some additional photos of Bethany and Derek from Just Jared!

Oh, and what’s this? 8O


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Derek Hough To Be On The Ellen Show, Interesting Rehearsal Pics For DWTS

Ok, so, this might be the real deal this time since this news has been posted on Ellen’s site. Derek is going to talk on Nashville on the Ellen Show next week on Wednesday, October 29th.

When DEREK HOUGH is here, he’s usually wowing the crowd with his killer dance moves. This time, however, the actor is kicking back in his boots to discuss a new role on the hit TV series “Nashville.” By joining the country music drama, the “Dancing with the Stars” talent and Emmy-winning choreographer is adding his first major acting gig to an already impressive body of work, but he’s also keeping his dancing shoes on as he simultaneously stars in the popular competition series! Derek’s a man on the move, and Ellen’s excited for him to sit down for a second and tell her all about everything good in his life!

Also, aren’t these some interesting pics from rehearsals? TV Host Mayleen Ramey posted these at her twitter account. Not sure if this appearance is for an interview or something for the show itself? They sure look interesting, don’t they?

ETA: According to Mayleen Ramey’s instagram, this is for a new interview with OK TV next week. Thanks to Tamara for the heads up.

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New DWTS Rehearsal Arrival Photos Of Derek Hough And Bethany Mota

Awww, the Daily Mail always provides. If you head to this link, you can see Derek and Bethany arriving to rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. So cute…we want more!

And have you all seen this instagram? I love this “Rude” song. Too fun…

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Nashville Season 3 Episode 6 Promo With Derek Hough

What did you think of Derek in Nashville last night? Let us know what you think in comments. I haven’t had a chance to watch the episode yet, but, here is a promo for next week with Derek in it. HOT!

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Sneak Peek at Bethany Mota And Derek Hough In #TeamItsyBitsy – Videos

Thanks to @DWTSGossip for the heads up! Too fun. I love how Derek thinks there shouldn’t be any humor. In-ter-est-ing….

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Watch Derek Hough Dancing At Witney Carson’s Birthday Party

In the last twitter round-up, we posted some videos of Derek playing the conga drums at Witney Carson’s birthday party. Below you can watch him DANCING! You can also see Mark Ballas and Val Chmerkovskiy at one point. You can also see Janel Parrish dancing with Henry Byalikov in the background (hmmmm, interesting). Many thanks to HeyJoHeyyo for sending! (I pray Heidi hasn’t posted these yet. I couldn’t find a post anywhere of these.)

A video posted by Jo Swafford (@heyjoheyyo) on

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Amy Purdy Talks About Derek Hough And A “Nashville” Heads Up

Just a little “Nashville” heads up! Not only will Derek be on tonight’s episode of “Nashville”, but, he’s also going to be on next week’s episode as well according to HW Hills via ABC. Yay!

Also, did you catch Amy Purdy on Live Access Monday night? I finally had some time to watch this video. She gives the celebs some dance advice on Dancing With The Stars, but, she also mentions Derek a few times. It’s really cute. Love her…

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Dancing With The Stars Team Itsy Bitsy Photo With Derek Hough And Bethany Mota

With all the media released yesterday, we didn’t post this fun picture courtesy of @DancingABC at instagram. Here’s to Team ItsyBitsy! Is that name not perfect or what?!! #BlackWidow #Halloween #DWTS #BringItOn


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Derek Hough and Bethany Mota – DWTS 19, Week 6 Media, International Videos

Hi all! These videos are versions of previously posted media that everyone should be able to see. If something was already on youtube, it’s not here. You can see original versions of this weeks media in a few different posts, including:

Original Media Post

Part II Media Post

Derek’s Former Coaches Talk

You can see the dances also, at this link.

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