Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas move to final night of DWTS.

November 25th, 2014

It was finals night and the competition was down to four couples:  Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas, Alfonso Riberio and Witney Carson, Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Bethany Mota and Derek Hough.  The first dance was the judges pick.  Head Judge Len Goodman selected the samba for Sadie and Mark and gave them pointers during rehearsal.  The dance earned a 38 from the judges.

The always anticipated freestyle round had Sadie and Mark dancing a Super Mario game dance to the theme to Super Mario.  The ballroom and the judges loved it and it earned a perfect 40!

At the end of the night Bethany Mota and Derek Hough were eliminated.  The champion of DWTS will be announced Tuesday, November 25.

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas dance their way to the finals of DWTS

November 18th, 2014

Week ten of Dancing With The Stars was Plugged/Unplugged night.  Each couple danced one dance to a popular song, then danced a different dance to the unplugged version of the song.  Sadie and Mark danced to the song Problem by Ariana Grande.  First up was a quickstep which drew great comments from the judges and a score of 37.

Their second dance, to the unplugged version of the song, was the Argentine Tango and it also earned a 37 from the judges.

Sadie and Mark were called safe and move on to the finals of the series.

Mark Ballas Reveals Sadie Robertson Vomited Back Stage at Semi Finals

November 18th, 2014

‘DWTS’: Mark Ballas Reveals Sadie Robertson Puked Backstage At Semifinals

Hello Hollywood Life!

Tonight was a good night, indeed! It was our first time dancing first this season so that was a cool way to start the night — straight out of the gate, and getting it over and done with.

The Quickstep went according to plan, and it felt really nice. Sadie felt really light on her feet. The Quickstep is a hard dance because it requires a lot of stamina.

Here’s a little inside scoop for you — Sadie sometimes has an acid reflux reaction and she started puking backstage after the dance! I grabbed a bucket to help her out! How about that!?

I was a little worried because Sadie wasn’t feeling too hot. But she changed into her next dress — the wardrobe team did such a fantastic job on both of her looks this week! — and was ready for the Argentine Tango! It’s a really tough dance because the character is very passionate, sensual, and sultry, which is not really Sadie’s personality. That aside, I thought she did an incredible job in delivering an awesome performance. We also ran the risk of doing the dance with the guitar between us for pretty much the duration of the dance. I thought it was a creative challenge that made our dance unique and stand out, and I thought Sadie handled it extremely well — her lines were really beautiful. 

Mark & Sadie Excited For The Finals — What To Expect?

It was nice to get a couple of 10’s tonight — we got one from Len [Goodman] and one fromJulianne [Hough]. It’s so awesome to make the finals!

We have a really nice piece planned for Sadie’s final number, and I think people are really going to enjoy it! The music is going to start, and I think everyone is going to identify with it because it’s so iconic. 

It’s judges’ pick next week, which means the judges will choose any of our past performances that they really enjoyed that they would like to see again. So they will be telling us which one of our dances they would like for us to repeat! 

This week’s game-plan is to not change anything up and just keep doing what we’ve been doing. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! We want to enjoy each other’s time and company — it’s the final week that Sadie and I will spend together in this competition, and we want to have a really good time. We’re going to bust a sweat and work hard, but we won’t lose sight of what’s important. 

Mark Ballas Sad To See Tommy Chong Eliminated

It was really sad to say goodbye to Tommy Chong this week. I became really close with him, and I’ve been a big fan since I was a kid! My dad and I used to listen to Cheech and Chong all the time when I was little, so having the pleasure and honor to meet him and get to know him was truly special. We love you, Tommy

Thank you again for voting for us and keeping us alive in this competition! We are so grateful for your support!

Can’t wait for you to see our final dance!

Until next week!

Mark Ballas 

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Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas talk improvement and freestyle

November 17th, 2014

Mark and Sadie talk to ABC7 about how far she has come, their dances for the finale and her plans for the future.

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas talk to E!

November 15th, 2014

Sadie and Mark talk to E! about costume selection and Mark addresses rumors that he may leave the show.

Mark Ballas and Sadie Robertson jive and foxtrot their way to the semi-finals

November 11th, 2014

Week 9 of Dancing with the Stars was America's choice week.  The fans were allowed to vote on the dance, song and even costumes for the couples.  The fans picked the jive for Sadie and Mark to the music 1 2 3 Turnaround.  Done in a competition style, the routine earned a 33 from the judges.

Dance number two for the night was the trio dance, and Mark and Sadie were joined by Emma Slater.  They performed a foxtrot to Frankie Valli's Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You and earned a perfect 40 from the judges!  They were declared safe and move on to the semi finals next week!