It’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.
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 ABC.com 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!
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.
What a fun sneak peek this is. Yesterday, Kit Hoover of Access Hollywood went behind the scenes of “Hairspray Live”. Derek even showed her some dance moves. Thanks to Happy Hough for recording.
ETA: By the way, Broadway World interviewed the production and costume designers about the set and make up for Hairspray Live. They don’t mention Derek, but, I thought it was interesting for what they are planning in case it rains, etc..
Keep your thoughts and prayers with Amy Purdy. She has been in the hospital for the last four days. According to her recent Instagram post on Wednesday, she’s has been trying to recover from rhabdomyolysis (a condition that can cause kidney and liver failure). Amy, we’re with you all the way. Please get better soon, our Dancing Angel.
As you know from a previous post Derek and Marilu have an Argentine Tango for Dancing With The Stars Week 8. Their song is “Sweet Dreams” by Emily Browning which you can listen to below (let us know what you think. Wow, it’s so haunting. This is going to be awesome!). Note that they also have a Face Off dance.
Remember the dancer Derek danced with at the Hollywood Night Under The Stars? Her name is Ekaterina Fedosova. Below she talks with Kristyn Burtt about it and Derek Hough at the World Choreography Awards. Adding: She’s beautiful. I want MORE!
As some of you know Miss Heidi is in Hawaii currently, but, she’s been checking in now and then (Yay Heidi! We miss you!). Below are some videos from IG stories last night of Derek taking a break after Hairspray Live rehearsals and also of when he got home from Dancing With The Stars rehearsals. Romie makes an appearance as well. He’s such a cute doggie. We wuv you too, Romie!! Thanks to Dee, Jennie, and Cath for the heads up and photos (which we’ll feature in Sunday’s Twitter Roundup).
ShowBiz Junkies interviewed the producers of Hairspray Live”. I love what Neil Meron said on Derek. Be sure to see the link for more.
What’s it been like working with Derek Hough as Corny Collins?
Neil Meron: “Derek is, you know, what you see is what you get. You get somebody that first of all is one of the best dancers in the world, totally charming, totally eager, has a depth of talent, always cooperative, always there. But speaking about talent, it’s also our privilege and honor to have Harvey Fierstein kind of like preserve his iconic performance from Broadway. It’s something that we are thrilled to be able to do. His performance is so strong that it should be preserved and we’re glad to be able to do it.”