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DWTS' Mark Ballas blogs: Candace's dream comes true

Mark Ballas is an Emmy-nominated performer. His dynamic energy and bold choreography has made him one of the most popular pros on the ABC dance competition show "Dancing with the Stars" for the past eight years.

Couple hits up a different dance circuit

This week on Dancing with the Stars, Mark Ballas and Candace Cameron surpassed the goal she set for herself and got their groove on at Wango Tango.

Couple hits up a different dance circuit

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I was really proud of Candace and her jazz this week. I was a little bummed she forgot a bit of the waltz. It was actually a little ironic because all week she was forgetting the jazz and killing the waltz. Making it to the semifinals was huge, but then to make it to the finals and be called "safe" early in the show was an amazing and exhilarating feeling.

Couple hits up a different dance circuit

I am really sad to see Charlie go because he's so friendly and so cool, and I think, out of everyone in the competition, he had the perfect outlook on what it means to be joyful and passionate.

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Going into the finals we've got the freestyle, which should be fun because people always look forward to that style and dance. I've got some really cool ideas for Candace, and I think people will enjoy her piece. We're also going to be using some great music. We feel very honored and privileged to make it to the finals.

We're super-grateful to fans for voting for us because we've been able to exceed Candace's goal. She wanted to make it to Week 6, but to make it to the finals is a huge dream come true for her. She's really excited about that. If we really nail the routine, there's a chance we could win. Who knows? I feel like it's anyone's game right now. I've been saying the show is kinda like playing blackjack — it all depends on which cards you get that night. Hopefully, Candace gets two aces and we Couple hits up a different dance circuitcan take it. But if not, we're really happy with our journey and what we've accomplished. I feel like Candace has improved every week, gained more confidence and gained more fans. It's so exciting that people are really supporting her. Again, we're just so grateful.

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Another fun thing: This week, Candace and I went to Wango Tango. She was losing her mind over ZEDD, Tiësto and Calvin Harris. Who knew she was such an EDM-head? It was quite hilarious to watch her do that and dance.

You can keep voting for us all day. Voting is open until 5:00 p.m. PST.

"Caught in the act. I'll let Candace handle this one."

Watch the video for "Get My Name," directed by Derek Hough

You can also get the song on iTunes.

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Until next week,

Mark Ballas

Additional photos credit: Mark Ballas
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