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 ABC.com 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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Amy Purdy Mentions Derek Hough In New Fitness Magazine Article On Reaching Your Goals

In a new feature at Fitness Magazine, Amy Purdy gives 5 tricks to reaching every goal. Check out the mentions on Derek and how he’s helped her to do so. *so cool!! Don’t you just love her?!

Cut yourself some slack. Athletes are notorious for being incredibly hard on themselves when mistakes are made, which was a double-edged sword for Purdy at the beginning of Dancing with the Stars. “It’s really easy to beat yourself up,” says Purdy. “There were a lot of times that I missed a move or didn’t do something quite right and, at one point, I put pressure on myself and said, ‘This week I’m not making any mistakes.’

To change her mentality, Purdy listened to partner Derek Hough. “Derek would say it doesn’t matter and I need to absorb everything and be more proud of myself for what I did…So instead I asked myself, ‘If I mess up, how am I going to react?’ And toward the end of our season, when we did our jazz dance, I ended up—for the first time—messing up our footwork. I knew I was not doing the right thing but I absolutely committed to what I was doing and kept a smile on my face and enjoyed what I was doing. When I go back and watch the video I’m proud of myself because you can’t beat yourself up because of your failures or your mistakes. It’s truly about how you react and how you deal with them.”

Be positive…and let everyone in on it. “Before we would go out and dance, [Derek and I would] always have these positive affirmations,” explains Purdy. “If we were doing an upbeat dance and needed to get pumped up, we’d go up and down the halls and yell, ‘yes, yes, yes’ at the top of our lungs—I’m surprised the audience didn’t hear us! It’s amazing how much it would fill me with this positive power that I was really excited to go out and share with people.” So whether it’s quietly chanting a mantra or singing your favorite song at the top of your lungs (Purdy’s a fan of “Your Love” by The Outfield), don’t be afraid to express positivity that could lead to a perfect performance.

Surround yourself with inspiration. Whether it’s Derek Hough, Oprah, or one of the many female athletes that will participate in the ESPN Women’s Summit October 8-10th, Purdy always surrounds herself with other driven people. “I feel like inspiration is contagious,” she explains. “People are going there [to the Life You Want tour and Women’s Summit] to get inspired but I’m kind of there to do that as well. I’m inspired to by what everyone else is doing and I can’t wait to…continue to do stuff that inspires me and share that with the world.” And for those of you wondering what that might be (um, me), keep an eye out for Purdy’s new clothing line with Element—expected to debut in Spring 2015—and book, on shelves this December.

More at Fitness Magazine.

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A Possible DWTS Dance Number In The Works For Derek Hough And Dance Mom’s Asia Monet Ray?

Could there be a special performance in the works for Derek and Dance Mom’s Asia Monet Ray? Last night, the instagram below was posted with this caption: “@asiamonetray preparing for her debut on dwts!!! Wait until you see her cha-cha, dancing with Derek hough!! So proud lol #dwts @lindsarnold”. Fascinating, if true? A word of CAUTION though: note that the person who posted the instagram uses “LOL” after talking about Asia’s dance debut with Derek. So, she might be joking. Also note that there are no other photos with Derek at this instagram account or at Asia’s Facebook page. It could just be sarcasm or wishful thinking too. Though just in case something is in the works, Heidi and I thought we should report on it. If you’d like to know more on Asia, see this link. Thanks to Houghsmile for the heads up.

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Derek Hough And Bethany Mota DWTS Media Starters For October 1, 2014

Good Day All! How about some Derek Hough and Bethany Mota media starters for your Wednesday? If you head to the Daily Mail, you can view some really cute new photos of them arriving to rehearsals yesterday. Derek’s smile looks bewitching almost. If only we could get into his mind to see what he’s dreaming up for next week’s dance? Also, below is more footage from Access Hollywood of their “Singing In The Rain” dance. What an “iconic” week it’s been.

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Carrie Ann Inaba Raves On Derek Hough And Bethany Mota In New Blog

Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade. One of her stand out performances this week were Derek and Bethany (along with Val and Janel)! Check it out. I love what she says on them.

And I have to start off with talking about the two standout performances: “America” by Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy, and “Singin’ in the Rain” by Bethany Mota and Derek Hough. Wow! To have to do justice while paying tribute, navigating legal guidelines and creating great choreography that will showcase your partner in the best possible way is no small task. And this week’s HIGH FIVES go to Derek and Val for doing just that. Both created wonderful performances that really had the judging panel on their feet cheering. Bethany executed Derek’s choreography with perfect precision and exact synchronization. The dancing in the rain part created a magical moment that made that number one that will go down in DWTS history. And Janel shone so brightly in Val’s choreography that it was like watching a baby Rita Moreno. She’s got super star quality. (By the way Janel, I apologize again. I didn’t mean to say you give great sex. I was speaking dancer talk – and meant that you are so super sexy when you dance.) But last night you were beyond sexy—you had substance. You gave us a performance of a lifetime and I’m so proud of you. It was exceptional!

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Derek Hough Interviewed on Upcoming Role in “Nashville”

This is awesome – and how sweet is he?? From US Magazine – excerpt so click the link to read the whole thing:

“I get really protective over pregnant women! I’m like walking around her with my arms out like, ‘are you okay?!'” he told Us after the live DWTS show on Monday, Sept. 29. “But she’s still working, she’s still rocking it! She looks great. She’s amazing. I love her.”

The Emmy-winning choreographer, 29, announced via Twitter last month that he would be joining ABC’S soapy country music show as Noah West for a multi-episode arc. Deadline described his third season character as “a beguiling and disarming movie star who will cross paths with the players of Nashville’s music realm.

ETA: Zap2It is also reporting something similar (snippet below). You can read more at this link.

Although Hough is sworn to secrecy about his role as Noah West, an actor involved in the Patsy Cline biopic Juliette Barnes is gunning for. He was able to tease the storyline for Zap2it and a handful of other journalists after Monday’s (Sept. 29) “DWTS” taping saying West is involved in some “drama” having to do with a “triangle” which basically means a love triangle to us. Hough says the only definite is Hayden Panettiere’s character “falls into (his) arms in a dramatic way.” Whether is Juliette Barnes or possibly Juliette as Cline is unknown.

Hough had nothing but positive things to say about his short experience on the show and working with pregnant Panettiere, saying, “The whole cast and crew was really welcoming. Everyone was so nice, kind and sweet. Hayden was so incredible to work with. I get really protective over pregnant women, but she’s still rockin’. She’s just amazing.”

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DWTS19 Week 3 Derek Hough And Bethany Mota Media Part 2, Includes Teaser For Week 4

Extra interviewed Derek and Bethany after the show last night. They are so happy for how the night turned out. Note how Derek teases on next week’s dance at the end (3:09 mark). He wrote to a female artist and is hoping she will perform while they dance. Awesome…

More interviews coming we hope. Stay tuned. If you missed part 1 of our interviews, see our previous postings which include International versions.

ETA: Below Derek and Bethany talk with ABC7…

ETA: Heidi here…Below are the international versions of the above two videos. Continue reading

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HQ DWTS Season 19 Week 3 Photos Of Derek Hough And Bethany Mota

These pictures say it all, don’t they?! Magical!! To see more, see Getty Images.

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Derek Hough and Bethany Mota – Week 3 Media, International Versions

Here are the versions of the videos that people outside the US usually have trouble seeing. Remember, if you can see the US versions, please watch those – lots of hits are good for Beth and Derek. Just click the link to see where Vogue is posting them all. I will update this post as she updates that one – although there might be a time lag, as I have a REAL job. :-)

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Young Derek Hough Dancing To “Singing In The Rain” (Video)

Wasn’t this a sweet sweet moment on Dancing With The Stars last night? Adorable! Thanks to Houghsmile for the heads up.

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DWTS19 Week 3 Derek Hough And Bethany Mota Media After Dance Night, New Dance For Week 4 Revealed

What a night! Derek and Bethany’s “Singing In The Rain” dance was etched in my dreams all night! *sigh* Lets head straight to some media to get their reactions on the night. First of all, below are some new interviews with ABC7 and Access Hollywood. Note how Bethany is ‘shocked’ and ‘can’t believe that just happened” of their dance and score of “40”. Also, note that Derek and Bethany have a Rumba for next week’s dance. You can also view photos and screencaps at ABC7 and the Daily Mail. Scroll below for more info and updates…

Also, Glamour has some “behind the scenes” coverage. Below is what they revealed on Derek and Bethany. Note the ‘Nashville” mentions, a report on Continue reading

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