Derek Hough Definitely Thinks J.R. Martinez Will Be In The ‘DWTS’ Finals [AUDIO]

November 14, 2011 11:00 am
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Derek Hough called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Monday to chat about tonight’s episode of “Dancing With The Stars,” who he thinks will make it into the finals and to address the rumors circulating that there’s drama between him and Maks.

A few weeks ago there was no doubt drama abounded between “Dancing With The Stars” judges and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Following the tiff, rumors started to surface that there may also be some drama between Derek and Maks. However, Derek sets the record straight explaining: “Nothing really went on, I think that there was a lot of drama in between and I somehow got sucked into it, I’m not sure why, but there’s no drama. We’ve been hanging out since then.”

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With the “Dancing With The Stars” finale just 2 weeks away, Derek revealed who he thinks will make it into the finals. “I definitely think that J.R. [Martinez] has really been a front runner all season, and he has done such a great job. So, I definitely think he’ll be in there. Hopefully Ricki [Lake] and I will be there,” he says.

A three-time mirror ball trophy winner already, Derek says: “In the past seasons that I’ve won, I’ve felt more pressure to win, but with this season I don’t really feel that pressure. I feel like Ricki has accomplished so much already. She’s lost like 20 pounds, she’s healthy, she’s doing great, she’s learning dances. I feel like whatever the outcome, I think it is going to be a successful season either way.”

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Tonight on “Dancing With The Stars” Derek and Ricki will be dancing the Tango, Samba and Cha Cha. “This is probably one of the toughest weeks. On top of that, I am doing a performance tomorrow night. So, four dances in all this week. It’s been a long one, but it’s good, I’m excited.”

When Derek isn’t dancing he likes to write songs. “I’ve felt sort of compelled to start playing the piano again and writing some stuff,” Derek tells us.

Hopefully we can expect some songs from Derek about the usual things like girls, love and heartache!

You can see Derek on “Dancing With The Stars” tonight at 8/7c and Tuesday night at 9/8c on ABC.

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