The news is starting off a little slow today, but, for fun, here’s a GMA flashback of Derek’s second dance on Good Morning America thanks to Elmari.
As previously reported, if you missed this show in it’s entirety, you can now view it at Good Morning America’s official site at this link.
In other things, People.com has a fun new Dancing With The Stars gallery up of the celebrities with quotes from either them or their partners which is fun to check out too when you get time. Amy’s pic includes a quote from Derek! And does she not have the most beautiful eyes? They remind me of Madonna’s a little!
Also, Yahoo has a cool article up on Amy on why she has the capability to winning Dancing With The Stars. She’s so amazing and with her determination I think she can do anything wants. Here is a take…
For “Dancing With the Stars,” Purdy won’t have to worry about public transportation, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s partnered with five-time mirror-ball champ Derek Hough, who’s undeniably one of the best choreographers in the competition. Everything Hough touches seems to turn to gold ― just ask fellow “DWTS” cast members Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who brought home the first U.S. Olympic gold medal for ice dancing after working with him. And speaking of Davis and White, Hough spent a lot of time helping to choreograph their “My Fair Lady”-themed short dance, so he may have the inside scoop on the duo’s weaknesses.
Viewer votes are a huge part of “Dancing with the Stars,” and America loves an uplifting story. It doesn’t get much more inspiring than Purdy’s.
“I always say snowboarding saved my life,” she told the Huffington Post in a recent interview. “It gave me a reason to focus on the future. … It gave me something to be passionate about.” Indeed, the driven athlete hit the slopes a mere six months after losing her legs, and she continues to look at the positive side of her situation: “I always felt really lucky that I only lost my legs, because it could’ve been so much worse,” she said in a video for Women’s Health.
She’ll need America’s support if she wants to stay in the competition… and if she wants to stay with Hough. The pro announced on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” that there will be a little twist to the competition this year: At some point, the dancers will switch partners and it will be up to voters who goes to which pros.
Lastly, don’t miss a quote from Charlie White talking on Derek at RealLifeWithJane. Thanks to Elmari for sending this to us.
Charlie: We were so fortunate to be able to work with Derek. He’s a genius. He’s got a sense of what looks good on the dance floor, and he’s a great person to be around. He has wonderful energy and we really try to absorb that and put that feeling of exuberance and the love of dance when we’re out there on the floor at the Olympics. We were able to just chat with him briefly after and say “Thank you so much for being part of our Olympic season victory coming true.” He’s such a nice guy, and he’s always so humble. It was a great thing for us to meet him.
Ok, that is all for now. More later and all the best to Miss Heidi as she travels back home today. ~Vogue xx