"I have my pick. I think Val will win with Rumer and I really hope that they do. I think that they've done such an amazing job so far," Murgatroyd said during a Tuesday appearance on Good Morning America with her celebrity partner Michael Sam.
"They are [captivating]. Rumer just has this presence about her and this realness that not many people can show on the floor," Murgatroyd continued.
Murgatroyd and Sam got eliminated during last night's performance show after dancing a rumba routine to "Not My Father's Son." The football player reflected on the year 2014 when he came out gay and his father openly rejected him.
His ouster was "bittersweet," Sam said on GMA. "It was my best performance, but we did get eliminated that night. But I have no regrets."
Sam admitted the dance was very emotional for him.
"It was very powerful," he noted. "I'm so glad that I got to share that moment with Peta. She did a great job planning that out and I'm so thankful that I could share that moment with her."
Sam, 25, is currently a free agent and training to make an NFL team. He mixed intense workout sessions with constant DWTS rehearsals for the last month or so.
"It was very stressful at first," Sam said. "I was pulling double duties... I'm still training. Now since Dancing is over, unfortunately, I have to leave this beautiful girl [Peta] back in LA, but I'm 100 percent focused on football training." About The Author:Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.