It appears that Dancing with the Stars partners Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough don’t realize the competition is already over!
In an elaborate, six-minute YouTube clip, the couple spoof their un-aired fox trot. They perform to “Close to you” by the Carpenters, moving through a dance studio and a playground, skipping by a fountain and through a park. After their dance, the two discuss their performance.
“It felt like we were all these places, we told a story,” Elizabeth jokes to Hough. “It was pretty cool.”
The duo also thank judge Carrie Ann Inaba for awarding them the “ridiculous” high score of 13. “Thank you Carrie Ann, we love you!” Elizabeth says. “We’re definitely going to go on to win this.” Though Hough starts crying about a judge’s critique of his technique, he states, “We’re definitely not eliminated.” He then adds, “Somebody told me the other day that we were eliminated like two weeks ago and I was like, what?” Adds Elizabeth: “I stopped watching.”
– Charlotte Triggs