The 34-year-old athlete chose Oprah as her American Icon during last week’s semi-finals where she and pro partner Derek Hough spoke to her on the phone.
“What the audience didn’t see is that Derek and I ended up having a pretty lengthy conversation with her, she even sang ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ with us after we told her the dance we were working on,” Amy shared in her LA Times blog. “Also, this morning after making it through to the finals she sent me the most spectacular (and heavy) flower arrangement I have ever seen with a really sweet card.”
Amy added, “I wish I had more time with her, there’s so much I’d like to ask her about all the amazing things she’s accomplished and most of all the incredible philanthropic work she’s done so, yes, absolutely, I’m more pumped up than ever to win this thing because I’ve got five or six courses worth of dinner conversation I’d love to have with her. Oprah has been a true inspiration to me so I’m truly grateful both to her for taking the time to speak with me, and to the folks at ‘DWTS’ who set it all up.”
Amy and Derek are also pictured below arriving at the dance studio in Los Angeles on Wednesday (May 14) and Thursday afternoon (May 15).
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