Sadie confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “sorry I have already posted this but we can finally tell yall WE WILL BE DANCING TOGETHER TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE FINALE!! they can’t get rid of us ???? @therealalfonsoribeiro.”
Derek Hough happily poses with a fan outside the dance studio in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (May 8).
In his new blog, the 29-year-old pro dancer opened up about really bonding with DWTS partner Nastia Liukin this week.
“I got to know Anastasia, the girl who’s fun and giggly, not Nastia, the Olympic champion…On Tuesday, I saw that Nastia was still upset about it [the video package the show aired] and I felt like there was something else there. One of my favorite parts of the show is being a mentor and a friend and I haven’t had an opportunity to do that this season, so we had this great conversation in the trailer. I opened up to her and I think that made her feel safe,” he wrote.
Derek added, “And I think that helped her open up to me. It was a massive breakthrough. Regardless of the competition, it’s the friendship and personal gain from the experience that are important and everlasting. What’s even funnier is when we were talking about her, the producers knocked on the door and told us to look at some freestyle songs in case we make the finale. And you know, we had just talked, cried and hugged. We shared tears. So we were like, ‘Let’s listen to some music!’ The very first song we put on was literally what she was saying minutes before about herself. We both looked at each other, like, ‘This is crazy.’ If we make the final, we’re definitely using that song. Too bad they couldn’t capture that on camera!”
Pro dancer Witney Carson is also pictured outside the studio. 25+ pics inside…
“To my farmer Joe/Christopher Walkens/Kevin Bacon ???? thank you for your dedication, hard work, and your genuine heart. Watching you grow and succeed every week was better than any mirror ball trophy. Thank you for trusting me, being brave, & most of all the laughs! You are one of a kind, a true friend… Love you always x” Witney posted on Instagram after their double interview.
Chris added a simple, but touching tweet: “Thank you all so much for your support. This has truly been an incredible journey.”
In case you missed them, check out Chris and Witney‘s last dances below!
20+ pics inside of Witney Carson and Chris Soules…
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – Contemporary, Week 8, Dancing With the Stars
The two reigning champion teams will have a dance showdown during the special which will make dancing history will be made with the show’s largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros.