1. She’s Paired With Derek Hough – Winner of DWTS Four Times!
Amber Riley is paired with one of the best dancers on DWTS, Derek Hough, who’s already won the contest a total of four times (and the only cast member to hold that record)! For that reason, she’s already in the winner’s circle by default and will definitely rise to the top! On a recent episode of DWTS, Amber and her partner got fancy during “Latin Night” when they danced “The Jive” and received 24 points! Amber wrote her excitement about her high score in her Parade blog stating, “It feels overwhelming to have won three 9s on the first night! It’s really, really exciting. I’m happy with the scores, but at the same time, I feel like this has jump-started me to work even harder in rehearsals. Honestly, I didn’t think people would pay much attention to me! All I wanted was to do a good job.”
It looks like this duo is on the right track to the number one spot already!
Check out their performance below: