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.

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Paparazzi Video of Derek Hough and Bethany Mota Leaving GMA

I guess it’s really over. :::sniff:::

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“Behind The Scenes” Of The DWTS Finale Opener, Includes Derek Hough

Thanks to JC Rubio for the fun backstage coverage of Dancing With The Stars last night which includes DEREK! Look how he ramps up the audience. Priceless!

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DWTS Good Morning America After Party With Derek Hough And Bethany Mota – Pics, Video

Lots of great coverage on Good Morning America with the finalists today including with Derek and Bethany!! There were some “Nashville” mentions and Derek and Bethany danced their Jive. Below are some photos from @GMA and video. They will also be on The View today. So, be sure to tune if you can. We’ll try and get some video up of that too later!


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Derek Hough: “Incredible season with incredible humans” (HQ DWTS Pics And More)

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What a night last night on Dancing With The Stars. As I type this, Derek and Bethany are on their way to New York City for the Good Morning America After Party. Derek posted the instagram above with the words, “Another one in the bag ! Incredible season with incredible humans . #DWTS #biggestdanceshowontheplanet”. Isn’t that the truth?!! They gave us so many #Awwwwmoments and some we will never forget.

So, we’ll have more coverage of Derek and Bethany on Good Morning a little later. For now, don’t miss seeing some beautiful pictures at ABC7. And how about these HQ pics of Derek and Bethany taken last night courtesy of Adam Taylor? Aren’t they breathtaking?! You can view more photos of last night’s show at Getty Images.

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Derek Hough, Bethany Mota and Amy Purdy – DWTS Season 19 BTS Video

We’ll get this whole interview from the producers tomorrow, hopefully. :-)

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DWTS19 Finale Night 2 Derek Hough And Bethany Mota Coverage, Includes Amy Purdy

So, it’s night 2 of the Dancing With The Stars finale!! Here is Derek in the opening number…

Fabulous!! And how about this reunion? Derek and Amy Purdy talked with DWTS Live Access. We hope to have some video of this interview soon. Aren’t they cute?

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Also, guess what? Derek and Bethany won the Encore dance and it was magnificent and full of power again!!!

Derek and Bethany also performed their Paso Doble! They were out of this world breathtaking!

ETA: And here is their encore from last night…


[HD] Bethany Mota & Derek – Freestyle Encore… by IdolxMuzic

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Derek Hough and Bethany Mota on DWTS Season 19 – Two Days of International Video

Yeah, I was going to go back and update each post with international versions and then I realized how freakin’ far behind Vogue I had gotten. :-) Note that the People interview is in two pieces – had a lot of trouble with that video.

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New Photos Of Derek Hough And Bethany Mota After The Finale

The fun continues …and see, it never stops! To see some new photos of Derek and Bethany after the show last night, see Just Jared Jr. By the way, doesn’t Derek have a hot taste for cardigans? :D

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Derek Hough and Mark Ballas’ Moms Get Styled for the DWTS Finale

This is a great video by the Three Divas showing Marianne and Shirley getting styled for, I think, last week’s show. My clue is Derek’s outfit later in the video. :-)

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DWTS Derek Hough Suspected He Might Be Going Home – New Interview

In a new interview with US Weekly, Derek says he knew he and Bethany might be going home when they were called first to dance. Read on…

Hough told Us he suspected they might be going home when they were called to dance first. “I thought maybe I knew where the night was leading and where we were going to go,” he admitted. That said, he could not be prouder of their performance.

After her elimination from the Dancing With the Stars finals on Nov. 24, Bethany Mota opened up to Us Weekly about what she learned on the show and what she’s most looking forward to now that it’s over
After her elimination from the Dancing With the Stars finals on Nov. 24, Bethany Mota opened up to Us Weekly about what she learned on the show and what she’s most looking forward to now that it’s over.

“She annihilated it, she killed it,” he gushed to Us. “I watched it back it even looks better than it felt! She looks amazing. She’s a queen.”

More at US Weekly. Now I’m going to be afraid every time he’s called “first” to dance from now on.

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