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 ABC.com 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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Derek Hough on Nashville – Positive Ratings Impact?

It certainly appears that way to me! TV Series Finale has posted the ratings for all the Nashville episodes thus far this season and it certainly appears that the episodes featuring Derek had caused the ratings to rise!

If you look at the table they posted, the episodes Derek was on show a positive number in the % Mil Change column on the far right hand side. I’m reading that to mean that instead of losing viewers, which is indicated by a negative number, Derek’s episodes ADDED viewers! This is great news, to say the least. :-)

Of course, as I always tell readers on PureDWTS, you can’t be sure that the ratings are impacted just by Derek’s presence (or absence), especially on a show with so many characters. However, what makes it more likely in the case of Nashville, is that it’s much more stark than it usually is on DWTS. DWTS has so many moving parts and changes every week that the trends aren’t as strong. Not as strong as with one. Meaning, ONLY the episodes with Derek on them have a positive ratings change number. So, while there’s no PROOF, there is a trend. A good one. :-)

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Derek Hough on Nashville, October 29, 2014 (Screencaps)

So gorg. :-)

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Derek Hough on Nashville, Episode 6 (Video)

Personally, I think Avery better watch out – pretty sure that Noah could wipe the floor with him. :-)

Also, I’m normally against harassing people related to Derek’s career – very against – but if ever there was a time to let people know how much you love Derek in something, Nashville is it. After all, they’re not done shooting this season and they could get renewed. (@Nashville_ABC and @Nashvillewrites – just sayin’). ;-)

As usual, turn up the volume.

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Kenny Ortega Introduces Derek Hough at GLSEN 2014 (Video)

Wow. This is great. First Peter Finucane-Terlop talks about his experience, and then he and Kenny introduce Derek.

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Derek Hough on Ellen, October 29 – HD Screencaps

These are lovely!!

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Derek Hough on Ellen, October 29, 2014 – Full TV Version Including Nashville Preview!

Yay!! Another Nashville preview!! This is everything that was shown on TV and should be good for international viewers. Screencaps coming soon. Turn up your volume.

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Derek Hough Backstage on Ellen (Video)

Haven’t found a way to embed this video yet, but I will add an international version shortly. :-)

Derek Backstage on Ellen

Here’s the dunking Derek vid as well.

Ha. Someone on ConnectTV sent me a code. :-)

Derek on Ellen

ETA: Vogue here and here is a dunking video from Ellen. lol So fun….

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DWTS Releases “Scaring Derek Hough” Video

Hilarious. Thanks to Houghsmile for the heads up!

ETA: Here is the international version, but as always, watch the one above if you can. :-)

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Derek Hough and Bethany Mota – DWTS Season 19, Week 7 Screencaps (Part I)

Not actually sure if there will be additional parts – having trouble with my equipment two weeks in a row now. :::sigh:::

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Carrie Anne Inaba Writes On Bethany Mota And Derek Hough

Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade. I love what she wrote on Derek and Bethany this week. Check it out and it’s so true….

She (Lea Thompson) needs to trust that she has the moves; all she needs to do is to let herself go in the dance. She has to get lost in the dance and become the dance. This is what Bethany Mota does so well with her partner Derek Hough.

Bethany was the star last night. She has really found new confidence. We saw it in both of her performances. She is a chameleon. She is truly immersed in the dance and Derek does an incredible job of creating a world around her that she can lose herself in. Their pasodoble was the perfect blend of Halloween and traditional ballroom dance. She had incredible shaping and when you watched them, they were able to transport us to another world…a world where Taiko drummers were the soundtrack to the passion of a dark dream.

So perfectly described!!

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