11/14/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
11/14/2011 AT 11:45 AM ET
After last week’s elimination, I was thinking a lot about the pressure of being in the semi-finals and the challenges of only having four days to prepare Rob for three dances.
Rob handles pressure really well. He’s very good at keeping the mood light in and out of rehearsals, and that actually helps me focus and not get too stressed out.
We’ve worked hard and Rob has really improved each week, which is what the show is about. Everyone works so hard on this show, and if you’ve made it this far you deserve to be there.