The duo danced the Paso Doble and scored a total of 29 points from the judges, which surprised both of them after a tough week of rehearsals.
“This week, we’re doing a paso doble,” Amber wrote on her Parade blog. “Derek’s back is really bothering him, so I am learning with one of the other dancers, Henry, and Derek is still there choreographing. I may have to actually do the dance with someone else if his back doesn’t feel better because he’s severely injured. It’s a little touch and go right now, but we’ll see what happens during rehearsal and whether or not Derek will feel well enough to perform on Monday, or if he has to take it easy for a minute.”
Amber added, “It is definitely an adjustment rehearsing with someone else. It’s a little weird because I’m dancing with one person but I’m listening to Derek, so it’s a little confusing! But we’ll see what happens, and here’s wishing Derek a speedy recovery!”
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Amber Riley & Derek Hough – Paso Doble on DWTS (Week 7)