dancing with the stars maria menounos derek hough semi finals 'Dancing With the Stars': Maria Menounos on her eliminationMaria Menounos and her partner Derek Hough were eliminated in the semi-finals of “DWTS” and Zap2it got a chance to chat with the pair back stage. Menounos was incredibly grateful for the chance to do this and proud of what she’s accomplished

We asked her about this week. “Everything became a huge obstacle this week, obviously with these
injuries, and the fact that the dances weren’t quite coming together and
didn’t until we were on the dance floor. Literally. So we finished last
night and I was so happy, I was over the moon and I said to him I did
what I had to do. And tomorrow Que Serra. Whatever happens from this
point on, I actually tweeted that, no one will ever know. But I did it.
I’m happy and I’m proud of what I did.”

These two have had incredible chemistry and we wanted to know why. Hough says, “I just fancy Maria,” who replied, “I think we saw that in a package. We had a lot of fun together and I
think because I was so much weaker than everyone else and we spent a lot
more time in rehearsals than other people, we did. They told us this
week that we rehearsed like 23 hours more per week than anyone else.”

We asked who they think will win, Hough said, “That is tough. They are all really strong. Everyone has the strenghts
and weaknesses, it depends on what the audience want to go for. If they
go for technique? Are they going for showmanship? It’s whatever the
audience picks because they all so different.”

Who do you think will take the mirror ball trophy? Let us know below.

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