Barry Williams Reflects on Derek Hough’s ‘DWTS’ Feedback

Barry Williams took Derek Hough’s feedback to coronary heart because the actor appears to enhance within the ballroom.

“Effectively, Derek has his preferences. He wished to see perhaps a barely totally different interpretation of the music,” Williams, 69, completely advised Us Weekly following the Dancing With the Stars stay present on Tuesday, October 31. “I believed we had fairly a little bit of Viennese waltz in it, and it was beautiful to do, so I listened to him as a result of I respect him a lot. I believed he tends to be just a little bit powerful. He’s a troublesome choose.”

Williams and associate Peta Murgatroyd danced a Little Pink Driving Hood-themed Viennese waltz to “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” by James Brown. Whereas judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Niecy Nash praised the duo, Hough, 38, had some powerful love for Williams.

“Pay attention, I really like you. Nonetheless, I really feel like tonight the character of the dance took over just a little bit and the dance itself suffered,” Hough mentioned whereas met by a sequence of boos from the viewers. “However hear, that doesn’t take away … how improbable you’ve been doing every week.”

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Hough defined he’d wish to see extra ballroom content material sooner or later from the pair. Bruno Tonioli agreed with Hough and famous the Brady Bunch star misplaced his timing for a spell. For his or her scores, Williams and Peta acquired a complete of 31, with Hough giving the pair a 7 as the remainder of the panel awarded them 8s. (The twosome additionally acquired one extra level “Dance Monster-thon” marathon dance later within the night)

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Earlier than hitting the ballroom ground, Williams shared how he wished to impress the judges after his breakthrough the week earlier than.

“I’m attempting laborious to nail this choreography,” he shared in a confessional. “Trigger coming off an enormous week with huge scores, it’s essential that I ship a great efficiency so the judges know I’m an actual contender.”

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Throughout his post-show interview with Us, Williams gushed to Us about how “unbelievable” he feels to have the followers voting for him to remain within the competitors.

“There may be loads of assist and with this present, not solely associates and your loved ones concerned, however followers after which they take part within the course of in order that individuals are voting they usually’re actively part of it,” Williams shared. “They get to share the enjoyment of shifting ahead to the following week once I can take up their time for one more Tuesday evening.”

As Williams stays within the competitors every week, he famous he feels “nice” general and that his stamina has improved.

“I believe it feels prefer it’s beginning over every week as a result of we begin a brand new dance. It has a brand new impulse, it has a brand new, and it’s unfamiliar to me, so it’s not a part of my wheelhouse,” he defined of the challenges he’s nonetheless working by on the present. “So essentially the most troublesome half is to readapt each week.”

Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC and Disney+ Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Hannah Kahn