Dancing with the Stars judge Derek Hough serenaded fans in a new Instagram video clip where he told them “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night.” He took a crack at singing the song made famous by Finneas Baird O’Connell, known simply as Finneas, the brother of Billie Eilish and her co-songwriter and producer.
In the caption of the upload, Derek noted that since he had previously danced to the song, he wanted to try his hand at singing it.
The handsome professional dancer sat at a black piano in the home he shares with his longtime girlfriend Hayley Erbert. Behind him was a guitar that hung on the wall with a light over it. He began to sing and play at the same time.
Derek wore a plain, black t-shirt in the clip. His blond hair was brushed back away from his face, and he sported a neat mustache and beard.
In the comments section, fans showed their appreciation for the performance.
“Is there anything you can’t do??? So, so, talented,” remarked one follower.
“Wow, that’s a great voice love to hear more of it,” penned a second fan.
“So so beautiful! Your talent has no boundaries, Derek! I saw your show in Connecticut and it was amazing! You should do it again when this pandemic is over,” wrote a third Instagram user.
“Wow! I was not expecting that. No fair!! Sing, dance, and play the piano like a dreamboat!” added a fourth admirer.
In the finale of Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars, Derek demonstrated his dance expertise with a solo performance to the above tune. He used a few props that were added to enhance the routine, while he effortlessly demonstrated his skills. A coat and clothing rack, a disco ball, ladder, and wooden crates all provided fun opportunities for Derek to keep the audience’s attention.
In the clip seen below, Derek wowed during the finale.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Derek admitted that he had not danced solo since he was 12.
“To be honest with you, it was kind of a COVID thing,” he said. “Usually I would be like, ‘I want to do a group number,’ something like that, but it just logistically made sense to do a solo. It has challenged me, for sure, but I am looking forward to it. It’s gonna be fun and I will say this: it’s an homage to some of my heroes.”