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 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.

Questions? Click Contact Us. And Welcome!

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Bethany Mota and Derek Hough – DWTS 19 Week 1 Videos, including Miscellaneous Clips

These are the vast majority of the clips from the show that include Derek and Bethany.   I’ve include a video for the dance that includes everything because that’s all I can find. Not putting up my own because they’re getting pulled off youtube, plus I want you to watch the ABC version if you can. NOTE: I put up videos so you can revisit what happened on a particular show, but if you can see the DWTS version of the *dance*, watch THAT and NOT other versions. This should be self explanatory, but a lot of people (including producers) look at the views their videos get and make note of WHO is getting those views. Same goes for entertainment shows and everything. I put both versions up, so please watch the regular one if you can. Thanks. :-) Oh, and if you ever are trying to find something look over there —> at the categories or at the upper right corner of the page for a search box.

Derek’s casting video is in the result show clips, but if you want to watch that and only that over and over again, then revisit the original post. ;-)

Here’s the ABC Version of the dance: Continue reading

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Derek Hough Teases “Potentially Dangerous” Dance Planned With Bethany Mota (New Blog)

Derek has written a new blog for TV Guide and he’s teasing the heck out of us. This is going to so cool. Be sure to read the full blog at the link.

I’m super proud of Bethany. I thought she did a great job. It’s tough going second-to-last on the first show. You spend the whole night waiting and watching everyone else go, but she handled her nerves well and I’m really happy with the way it went. I think you can see potential for growth for her. She actually has a really good frame and hopefully you’ll see that on Monday.

We have the foxtrot this week. It’s almost there. We have something fun planned that I’ve had in my mind for a while and now felt like the right time to do it. It involves using an instrument and we’re going to have some cool effects on it. It’s potentially dangerous, but it’s cool when it’s executed properly. I don’t normally take these kinds of risks in Week 2, but I figured why not? Try something new.

And bring this on too Derek!!

I am in Nashville right now shooting another episode. It’s been awesome here and working with Hayden Panettiere. Can’t wait for you all to see it!

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Derek Hough And Male Pros To Dance With Julianne Hough On DWTS

Get Ready for a fun performance. Derek and the male pros will be dancing with Julianne on the Results show Tuesday night. here is more from Broadway World!

Dancing with the Stars: The Results” two-night event continues on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) where one couple will be eliminated by combining the judges’ scores from Monday night’s performance with the public votes. Judge Julianne Hough takes to the ballroom floor and will dance in a number featuring Derek Hough and the male Pros. The show will feature pop star Sia performing her hit single “Chandelier,” accompanied by a dance performance by Maddie Ziegler and Pro Allison Holker. Later in the show Nico & Vinz will perform their hit “Am I Wrong.”

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Breathtaking Derek Hough And Bethany Mota Instagrams, DWTS19 Week 2 Spoilers

Wow, just when you didn’t think instagrams could get more creative by Derek and Bethany, then Bethany post she and Derek dancing in the sunset (see below as well as two more). So absolutely breathtaking. What’s more, she posted this quote with it:

The sun will rise and set regardless. What you choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to you.

Isn’t that the truth!

And hey, just a heads up. If you’d like to read on Derek and Bethany’s dance and song for Monday night (and more fun spoilers), head to PureDWTS.




ETA: Heidi here with a DWTS video which happens to have Bethany in it!! And Len is hilarious.

ETA2: Heidi here again with the international version of the above video! Remember, please watch the original version if you can.

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Derek Hough’s Casting Video – Extended Version!!

This is awesome – so cute…and oh, the arrogance of youth. :-D Thanks to Madelaine for the heads up.

ETA: Here’s a version for everyone who can’t see the one above. NOTE: if you can view the one above, watch that one. We want the DWTS version to get the hits, for obvious reasons.

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New Photos of Derek Hough and Bethany Mota – DWTS Season 19, Week 2

Outside the studio, it looks like - courtesy of Just Jared. Thanks for the heads up, Delilah!

Vogue posted photos from Mark’s Album release a couple days ago, but I liked this one of Derek, Julianne and David Foster:

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Thursday “Move” Throwback: “A Heart Full Of Love” (A Guest Blog By Andrea)

Would like to be transformed back to this summer to the “Move Live On Tour” and Derek’s “Taking The Lead” Book Signing Tour”? If so, read on for a fascinating and fantastic read as Andrea takes us on her summer adventures! What a treat. You will love this! ((((THANK YOU ANDREA!)))) You rock it!!

A heart full of love

Hi, my name is Andrea and I have blogged here before. Just a little reminder. I am German, English is not my first language, so please apologize any mistakes.

Certainly Derek or Julianne will never read this but anyway I want to thank them for doing this tour, for going out and meeting the fans, for the way they did this and for all of the special little and big moments I had the luck to experience. You have no idea how much it means to me.

I met Derek last year at BWAT and I took the DWTS at sea cruise in January where I met him again. So when I heard ofthe tour it was a no-brainer. Every year I meet with friends in Los Angeles, usually the last weekend of July. When I checked the tour dates I was overjoyed to find out that Derek and Julianne would be in California in July and that they would be doing three shows in the Bay Area, only ten days before my scheduled plans for LA. So that would be the place to go. I got two ultimate VIP tickets and one regular VIP ticket.

Starting out in Santa Rosa, with ulitmate VIP
I was a little nervous. Thanks to PDH and “MOVE live on Tour fans” I pretty much knew what to expect. I read all the blogs and Continue reading

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Derek Hough and Bethany Mota Post Show Media Week 1 – International Versions

Just a note here….I don’t include videos that are already on youtube and visible to everyone, such as Afterbuzz and I don’t include paparazzi video. Other than that, I think everything is here. :-) The original versions were posted earlier this week.

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Derek Hough and Bethany Mota…and DWTS Week 1 on Afterbuzz TV!!

I love Afterbuzz and generally enjoy watching the whole show – haven’t had a chance to yet, but I will. The gang discusses Derek and Bethany’s dance at 46 minute mark. They are 50/50 on the routine. Ignore Serge – he’s got friends that lead him to be rather dismissive of Derek and his talent. He’s a bit green around the gills, if you ask me. Love Anna and Kristyn though. And Suri, most of the time. ;-)

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Derek Hough and Bethany Mota DWTS 19, Week 1 – Results Show Screencaps

These are pretty gorgeous, if I may say so myself. :-) Don’t forget the “view full size” button. :-)

Derek Beth Wk 1 Jive 45 Continue reading

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