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Willie Robertson Is Thrilled by Daughter Sadie's DWTS Performance (VIDEO)

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Willie Robertson Is Thrilled by Daughter Sadie's DWTS Performance (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/07/2014 08:45AM

Sadie Robertson really came out of her shell on Monday's Dancing with the Stars, performing a spirited samba with partner Mark Ballas.

The judges were impressed, handing the pair a score of 37. But they weren't the only ones gushing about the 17-year-old, who really seems to be hitting her stride.

PEOPLE caught up with her proud papa, Willie Robertson, after the show to get his thoughts. And while admitting it's still early in the competition, the Duck Dynasty star said he can tell his daughter is improving week to week.

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Spoiler! Which Crowd-Pleaser Was Sent Packing on Dancing with the Stars?

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Betsey Johnson Was Sent Home on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 10/06/2014 10:30PM

It was "Most Memorable Year" night on the dance floor – though it should have been called let's gets super sad and personal because of all the teary-eyed video packages. But even a moving tribute to her adult daughter couldn't save designer Betsey Johnson on a night that gave America (or at least those on the East Coast) a chance to vote in place of the still-missing judge Len Goodman.

"Thank you, thank you, mostly to Tony, to my fans, this has been the best wonderful thing," said Johnson at the end of the show. "It's just been a trip, a big trip!"

The designer who started the night out in jeopardy earned a fairly respectable 29 after performing a panty-flashing handstand in her number with Tony Dovolani. "I think I saw your Victoria's Secret!" quipped judge Bruno Tonioli.

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Dancing with the Stars Cast Revealed!

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Dancing with the Stars Celebrities Are Revealed

Originally posted 09/04/2014 08:45AM

A member of Duck Dynasty's Robertson family and the latest murder victim on Pretty Little Liars will compete on the 19th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Sadie Robertson, the granddaughter of Phil Robertson on the A&E reality show, will be paired with Mark Ballas.

Janel Parrish, whose character Mona Vanderwaal was killed off last week on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, will dance with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

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Find Out Which Pros Are Returning to Dancing with the Stars

DWTS Reveals Season 19 Pros

Originally posted 08/13/2014 09:00AM

The reigning champ of Dancing with the Stars won't be back, but his brother will.

So will five-time champion Derek Hough and two-time winner Cheryl Burke, not to mention a few fresh faces and a winner from the U.K. version of the competition show.

All told, 12 pros were revealed this morning on ABC's Good Morning America in anticipation of the 19th season premiere of DWTS on Sept. 15.

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Derek & Julianne Hough: How Challenging Childhoods Shaped Our Success | Derek Hough, Julianne Hough

Derek & Julianne Hough Open Up About How Their Challenging Childhood Shaped Their Success

Originally posted 06/18/2014 08:00AM

Julianne and Derek Hough have been dancing ever since they could walk.

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DWTS: Peta Murgatroyd & James Maslow Open Up About Elimination | James Maslow

Dancing with the Stars Recap: One Couple Eliminated on First Night of Finals

Originally posted 05/19/2014 09:45PM

It was the first night of finals on Monday's two-part Dancing with the Stars – and the last night for one couple.

After weeks of participating in one of the most competitive seasons, three couples moved on to vie for the mirror ball trophy Tuesday night. Read on to find out who didn't make it.

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Candace Cameron Bure's DWTS Blog: It's the Finale – and I Hope Mark Can Dance | Candace Cameron, Mark Ballas

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UpdatePosted 05/19/2014 04:00PM

Candace Cameron Bure's DWTS Blog: It's the Finale – and I Hope Mark Ballas Can Dance

Originally posted 05/19/2014 02:00PM

Candace Cameron Bure kicked off her career at age 10, starring in the popular series Full House. Since the series wrapped in '95, the actress got married, had three kids and wrote two books. She's been paired with two-time mirror ball winning champ Mark Ballas for season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be sharing her experience with PEOPLE readers.

It's the finale!!

We've had so much drama the last few weeks, I haven't been able to keep up with my blog. I'm writing this Monday morning and I still have no idea what is going to happen tonight.

Mark's shoulder popped out during rehearsal on Sunday and he was taken to the hospital. They couldn't see exactly what happened from the x-ray, and Mark is getting an MRI this morning. It's still unclear at this point as to whether or not he'll be able to dance with me in the finale tonight.

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Mark Ballas Seriously Injured in DWTS Finale Rehearsal | Candace Cameron, Mark Ballas

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UpdatePosted 05/19/2014 10:00AM

Mark Ballas Seriously Injured in Dancing with the Stars Finale Rehearsal

Originally posted 05/18/2014 10:45PM

Dancing with the Stars had a bit too much drama Sunday afternoon when pro Mark Ballas fell to the floor while rehearsing his freestyle routine with celebrity partner Candace Cameron Bure, a show spokesperson confirms to PEOPLE.

"Mark was seriously injured during camera blocking," the spokesperson says. "His shoulder popped out during a lift and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released. It's unclear whether or not he'll be able to perform on Monday's show."

The injury occurred at the CBS studio where Dancing is taped. Ballas and Bure were in the middle of a complex maneuver that involved Ballas lifting the actress onto his shoulders when the injury occurred.

Fellow pro dancers Derek Hough and Cheryl Burke were at the studio and rushed to Ballas's side on the ballroom floor.

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Charlie White Gets a Bitter Boot in the DWTS Semifinals | Sharna Burgess

Dancing with the Stars Recap: Charlie White Is Eliminated in Semifinals

Originally posted 05/12/2014 10:30PM

American icons night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars brought Kenny Ortega to the judges' table, Jackson family music to the ballroom – and heavy drama for two competitors.

The semi-finals came down to a pair of couples who easily could have vied for the mirror ball against each other, only to result in a bitter departure. Read on for more.

After a beautiful night of dancing by the five remaining couples it was between ice skating partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis.

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