Amber has always been OUR dancing Queen, now the whole world is taking notice. On Tuesday night Amber Riley and her partner Derek Hough not only received 2 perfect scores for their final dances but they also won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. Throughout the whole season Amber suffered with extreme joint pain in both knees and Derek was forced to miss rehearsals due to back pains. Despite being at the top of the leaderboard for the majority of the season, there were times it looked like both Amber and Derek were too hurt to perform.
Tenacity. That is what I love about Amber the most! She identified the issues, and sought medical help, going so far as to getting needles in her knees and having the fluids drain. Both painful and uncomfortable treatments, but well worth it! Amber has admitted that there were times she was ready to give up. Luckily Derek was encouraging and very supportive, showing Amber that she had what it takes and together they could make it happen. Her love of dancing and a positive mindset allowed her to shake off those negative feelings and sashay her way right to the top!
Show Us Your Moves!
To celebrate Amber's win, we here at Amber Riley Army, are working on a special treat for our champion to say thank you and congrats.
What you need to do:
*Record yourself dancing, any style with or without a costume, 40 sec or less
*Send your video to email@example.com (preferably a Quicktime compatible format)
*Deadline Dec 10th and 11pm EST
Week 8 Rumba Score 28
Amber and Derek have sashayed their way into the Dancing With The Stars semi-finals! Over the past 8 weeks #TeamRoughley have been putting in hours of intense training despite Amber's knee injury and Derek's recurring back issues. They have really shown us that hard work does pay off.
As fans, we need to do our part! Every Monday you can vote on Facebook using the FB voting app, AND by calling 1800-868-3407 AND log in to abc.com and vote for Amber & Derek using multiple accounts to maximize the number of votes. Its pretty easy actually! If you have multiple Twitter accounts or email addresses, log in to abc.com using each Twitter account or register all your email addresses so you can use each to cast your votes!
This flirty and fun Rumba will give you plenty of motivation to vote for Amber & Derek!
Amber Riley and Derek Hough's Dancing With The Stars Performances Week 7 Pasodoble and Team "Foxing Awesome"
Team dance, Foxing Awesome: winning dance.
Week 7 Pasodoble, score 29
Amber Riley and Derek Hough's Dancing With The Stars Performances Week 5 The Foxtrot and Week 6 The Samba
Week 6 the Samba, score 28
Week 5 the Foxtrot, score 27
Amber Riley and Derek Hough's Dancing With The Stars Performances Week 3 The Charleston, Week 4 Tango
The Charleston, score 24
The Tango, score 27
Cha Cha Cha, score 27
The Jive, score 24
ABC.com - log in with every twitter account you have to vote extra!
Facebook - voting opens before the show even starts so vote early
1-800-868-3407 - call from every line in your house!
Amber is dancing her butt off to get those high scores from the judges so let us make sure we do our part to keep her in this competition!
#TeamAmber we are just days away from seeing Amber Riley make her Dancing With The Stars debut on Mon Sep 16th! Amber and her partner, 4 time DWTS champion Derek Hough, hit the stage Monday night with the Cha-Cha-Cha. After the announcement on Good Morning America last week, #TeamRoughley did a round-robin of interviews, check them out in the video below.