It’s that time once again, folks! Time to dust off your voting accounts, make some new ones and get ready for season 21. Derek has the lovely Bindi Irwin this season – they need your votes and it’s time to get ready! It’s up to YOU to make sure Bindi’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 1-855-234-5604 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!! NOTE THE NEW NUMBER and update your speed dial
Go to ABC.com and vote for Bindi 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!
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And here is night 2 of the second week of dances. Derek and Bindi do a beautiful waltz and get kinda hosed by CAI on the whole lift thing. As I said on PureDWTS, my solution to the lift thing for amateurs is to give them each one free pass – that way CAI wouldn’t look like she was favoring VAL and Tamar when she gives them a pass after docking Derek and Bindi. What say you?
Don’t forget you can change the quality of the video play back!
Still in catch up mode, but I love rewatching all the little bits of Derek throughout the show. I don’t know if you guys realize this, but you can change the quality of the video by running your cursor along the bottom and clicking on the “HD” – the higher the number the higher the quality. I used to be able to set the quality of the embed, but it appears that Daily Motion has taken that option away…
Thanks to DWTS Stats for the heads up on this one. Derek scores another nomination, this time with Christopher Scott on their Classic Hollywood number from last year. To see a list of all the nominees (including Mark Ballas), visit World Choreography’s facebook.
Here’s the dance again – always thought his one was worthy of Emmy.
I wondered if Derek would write more on why this week has been one of the most special of his career. From TV Guide….
This week is Most Memorable Year Week. I don’t think you’ll be surprised that Bindi’s is 2006, the year her dad died. We have the contemporary and it’s a very special dance. We’ve never intentionally gone to this vulnerable, raw place before. Every move I’m choreographing has a meaning behind it. It’s very emotionally charged and very powerful. It’s one of the most special weeks for me in my Dancing with the Stars career and I’m just honored to be able to be there for her and walk her through this journey and go there with her.
That year changed Bindi’s life forever. She was so young and it’s nothing you want anyone to go through. I’m really proud of her for sharing her story and talking about it. She’s been so brave and so open. I don’t know what will make the package, but honestly, they could give her a two-hour special on it. One-minute is not going to do it justice. I don’t think I’ve gotten as emotional on the show as I have this week. There have been so many tears. It’s a really heartfelt week. I briefly told her where I was when I heard he died and I said, “We all loved him so much. He’s a great guy. Everybody felt like we lost somebody.” She shared her dad with the world and I think it means a lot to her and her family to know how beloved he was.
It hasn’t been all tears this week. I’ve been very protective of her and I want to make sure she’s OK, so we have a safe word when things are getting too emotional and we just need a breather. The word is “peaches.” We picked it after the song by The Presidents of the United States of America. So when we say it, we just stop, put on some rock music and rock out for a bit!