‘Dancing with the Stars’: Derek Hough returns for a deeply personal dance with Julianne Hough [WATCH]

Derek Hough took this season off from competing on “Dancing with the Stars,” but he returned on Monday, April 3, for a special performance with his sister Julianne Hough, who was also a pro dancer on the show before becoming a full-time judge. Their routine was a contemporary dance with a powerful emotional hook: it was inspired by the divorce of the Houghs’ parents. Watch it above, and let us know what you think below in our comments and also in our reality TV forums.

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Derek Hough is a six-time winner of “DWTS’s” Mirror Ball Trophy, far more than any other pro dancer on the show. He’s not competing to win it again this season, but he could potentially win another Emmy for Best Choreography. He’s been a good luck charm for “DWTS” at the Emmys. He’s been nominated eight times for his work as a choreographer, and out of the show’s 16 total choreography noms, the only two wins were for him. He won on his own in 2013 for three dances: “Hey Pachuco,” “Para Los Rumberos” and “Walking on Air.” Then he won again in 2015 along with his sister Julianne and Tessandra Chavez for their “Elastic Heart” routine.

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The Houghs’ performance on Monday night is taken from their upcoming touring show “Move – Beyond,” which starts in Akron, Ohio, on April 19. What do you think of the Emmy winning siblings’ new joint venture? Watch their performance above, and make sure to let us know who you think will win the season 24 Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.”

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