DWTS' Andy Grammer shares how losing his mom has shaped his music career
This fourth week on Dancing with the Stars was ridiculously emotional, with a bunch of surprises. I actually said during the show, "This week is crying with the stars."
For starters, my partner Allison Holker is pregnant and I'm super excited for her and her husband tWitch. Allison is basically superwoman. Even though she's four months pregnant, it isn't slowing her down in the least.
For me, it was an emotional night because the lead-in package to our dance was all about my mom's passing and trying to make her smile wherever she is. It's a TV show, but these stories and emotions are super real to me, so it was actually pretty intense.
What made it even more special is that I was able to do the dance to my new single "Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)," which I think had me the most comfortable on the dance floor that I've been yet.
Unfortunately, the incredible Gary Busey was sent home; we all miss that quirky force of nature of a man.
Other notable dances were Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin's dance for her father to "Every Breath You Take." And I also really loved Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson's dance to an a cappella "Amazing Grace."
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