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

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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 At His First Day Of Rehearsals For ‘Hairspray Live’

Thanks to Happy Hough for capturing this video of Derek at his first day of rehearsals for “Hairspray Live” ….and looking gorgeous as ever I must say. So exciting…

#1stDayofschool #HairsprayLiveRehersals #Derekhough as #Cornycollins #tableread #NBC #DWTS and my man looks hot too

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ETA: Here’s a photo too….

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Derek Hough Blogs Team Dance and The Charleston…and the Chalsa!

I just love his blogs – always chock full of tidbits of interesting info. My personal opinion on the Nappytabs thing that Vogue posted about earlier? MOVE Live on Tour! That is NOT insider info, just a guess. Anyway, here’s an excerpt from Derek’s blog, but be sure to read the whole thing as he also talks Mark and Hairspray!!

This week is going to be pretty fun. It’s Eras Week and we have the Charleston. I had a really busy day Wednesday. I was doing another project for something else all day, so I wasn’t able to see Marilu, but I went in last night and choreographed the routine. After I get done with Hairspray rehearsals today, I’m going to go over and rehearse with her. So to answer the question you’re probably thinking: No, we haven’t gone through the whole routine yet! Tonight will be the first time. I think it will be fine. I’m trying to stay ahead of the game and pre-plan so that way tonight when we finally rehearse, we can go full at it. I put a little surprise in there as well.

Oh yeah, there’s a team dance too! We’re on Team Future with Laurie and Val, Terra and Sasha, and Jana and Gleb. We’re going to do a full rehearsal tomorrow or Saturday. We have a really weird song, but we figured out a narrative. There are still things to create and figure out. It’s things that you think in your mind might be brilliant but when you try it, you’re like, “Uh, maybe we should try something else.” I would say right now, there’s some stuff in our heads and we have to make them a reality when we get together.

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Marilu Henner and Derek Hough – DWTS Season 23, Week 6 Screencaps (Part 2)

I loved this costume that Marilu is wearing in these photos so much – so pretty!! And Derek? Hot as ever. 😉

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Julianne Hough And Derek Hough Wet Shoot With Big Man Productions, Nappytabs Involved

Aren’t these some interesting instagrams? Apparently, Derek and Julianne have shot a wet shoot with Big Man Productions. Nappytabs is also involved. I wonder if it’s for their new tour? Whatever this is, BRING IT ON!!

Back at WET Design on another epic shoot with @derekhough and @juleshough. Can't wait to share!!

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#WCW for @i.am_london. He stopped by to see Mommy on set but he really only wanted a kiss from @juleshough

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Marilu Henner Talks Most Memorable Year and Her Mom on Access Hollywood Live

Marilu’s life is very, very interesting – what a cast of “characters” she grew up around!!

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New ‘Hairspray Live’ Cast Portraits Released Including Derek Hough

Yahoo has released cast portraits of “Hairspray Live including one with Derek. Don’t miss seeing them all HERE. How does Derek do that with his TOES? Amazing!

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And Derek Hough And Marilu Henner’s Song And Dance For DWTS Week 7 is….

Derek and Marilu’s dance for Dancing Wth The Stars Week 7 is the Charleston! Their song is “Never Forget You” by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox featuring Addie Hamilton (1920s). This is going to be cool. Check it out and let us know what you think in comments….

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New Exclusive “Hairspray Live” Photo Released

Oh my! Hairspray Live has released another cool poster of the cast which includes Derek. Check out People to see it. So fun!

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Meet “Team Future” With Derek Hough, Marilu Henner, Gleb Savchenko, Jana Kramer, Sasha Farber, And More – Photo

Isn’t this a fun photo by the DWTS official Instagram? Go #TeamFuture!!

Double the dances next week means twice the fun! Here's your first group – Meet #TeamFuture. #DWTS

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DWTS Season 23, Week 6 – Derek Hough and Marilu Henner Screencaps (Part 1)

Here’s the first batch of screencaps for this week and they’re pretty fun. 🙂 I particularly like the black and white ones.

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