“@noahgallowayathlete you have inspired me every minute of our journey together. Thank you for letting me tell your story, and trusting me whole heartedly, I adore you and will truly miss making history with you every week. I’ve said it already, but you are my hero ??????” Sharna wrote on Instagram after the show. So sweet!
Check out their performance below!
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess with Amy Purdy & Derek Hough – Dancing with The Stars Finale, 5/20
Derek Hough takes time out from dance practice to meet with the fans outside the studio in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon (May 16).
The multiple Dancing With The Stars champ turned 30 on Sunday (May 17)!
“Happy Birthday to this sweet face! My older brother @derekhough What a special gem you are DMan! You touch so many people’s lives by what you do but mainly by who you are! I know I’ve been all up in your space for the last 27 years but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I look up to you more than you know! I love you D! #doyouhaveaniphone5charger? #heybabe #didyougetmefood? #lexiandharleymorningpresents #crashingatmybrothersbachelorpad,” sister Julianne wrote on Instagram.
Derek‘s best friend Mark Ballasadded, “HAPPY 30th Derek.. I Can’t believe we’ve been friends for 20 years. Feels like yesterday we met at center stage in Utah. Thank you for being the brother I never had and for always having my back, inspiring me and pushing me to be the best I can be.. I’m honored to call you brother and I love ya.. Happy Birthday @derekhough.”
In case you didn’t hear, Derek and Julianne will be performing a special dance to Sia‘s “Elastic Heart” and Witney and Chris will be reprising their “Footloose” dance they performed earlier in the season.
The 26-year-old athlete’s pro partner Derek Hough wrote about going up and ending up in fourth place on the 20th season in his newest TVGuide blog.
Derek also opened up about the duo’s partnership: “I think the thing I’m most disappointed in is that I don’t think people truly saw what Nastia and our relationship were like. We did have a great heart-to-heart last week, but we’ve always been close. Out of all my partners, Nastia has always been the most affectionate toward me. I’m not even exaggerating.”
He added, “She’s an amazing friend — and nurse! She was always asking me if I needed ice. She was constantly giving me water. She played nurse on top of juggling two partners. It’s those moments, that tenderness and heart — there was so more beauty to show, but they went for the cheap shot. I feel bad for that. But it is what it is. You can’t control it.”
Click inside to re-watch all of Team Houghkin‘s dances and vote for your fave at the end!
Julianne Hough battles it out with her older brother Derek Hough during their episode of Lip Sync Battle, which aired on Thursday (May 14).
Derek had one of the night’s highlights when he performed “Chandelier” by Sia, complete with the blonde wig and backup dancers. Julianne did a song in the second round that is too inappropriate to talk about here, so watch below at your own risk!
In the earlier round, Derek did his lip sync to “Can’t Hold Us” while Julianne picked “All About That Bass.”
In the end, Julianne came out as the winner!
Julianne Hough’s I Just Had Sex vs. Derek Hough’s Chandelier