Mark Ballas is back for his latest HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVE ‘DWTS’ blog, and he’s got a lot to quack about! The pro dancer and his ‘Duck Dynasty’ partner Sadie Robertson were joined by none other than the Robertson family for a fun samba, and Mark says it was his ‘favorite night of the season!’
What happens when you put Mark Ballas and Sadie Robertson on stage with Willie Robertson? You get a killer score of 37 on Dancing With The Stars! The dancin’ duo had another incredible week and Mark writes exclusively for HollywoodLife.com all about their performance. Plus, does Mark want to grow his very own Duck Dynasty beard?! Read on to find out!
‘Dancing With The Stars’: Mark Ballas & Sadie Robertson Pay Tribute To ‘Duck Dynasty’
Sadie Robertson opened up about her family on week four of Dancing With The Stars. She bravely admitted that being in the spotlight can be tough and even revealed that she wanted Duck Dynasty to end after her grandpa Phil Robertson‘s controversy. Sadie shared that her family’s faith has kept them strong — and that was certainly the case on Oct. 6 episode of DWTS with a routine that was better than ever!
Mark and Sadie danced the samba and the audience loved when the Robertson family joined them on the dance floor. Mark even donned his very own trademark beard! (Talk about getting into character!)
Mark and Sadie were one of the first couples to be called safe, after earning a 37 score for their awesome samba.
Mark Ballas Week 4 ‘DWTS’ Blog
Hey Hollywood Life!
It was an amazing night tonight! It was an intense week in rehearsals – I really kicked it up a notch with Sadie. She did incredibly well at working so hard. We both did! To the point where I would have to change t-shirts because I was sweating straight through it! We were rehearsing for about 5-6 hours a day – and she was so focused, and I’m really proud of her!
The performance felt amazing. It was the first time that we felt like one person moving as a unit. From the second I looked at her on the stage, I knew she was ready to go. When we touched hands for the first time, I knew it would be one of those performances where I wouldn’t have to think, and I could just treat it as almost an out-of-body experience.
It was also great having Jep, Jase, Willie and Si Robertson be a part of the routine. It gave a huge edge to the performance, and took it over the top. It was so much fun, and such a great tribute to Sadie’s family and “Duck Dynasty.”
I loved the song “Hunter” by Pharrell Williams; it was perfectly suited for the concept.
It was pretty cool having a beard for the first time in my life even though it was super itchy. But maybe at some point when I’m older I might grow one!
Tonight has been my favorite night of the season. I’ve got to say, that out of all of the pieces I’ve done in my 15 seasons on the show, this is one of my top three. Incredible night, and so proud of Sadie!
Until next week,
HollywoodLifers, did you love Mark and Sadie’s Duck Dynasty routine? Drop a comment below and let us know if it was their best of the season!
— Mark Ballas