"I want Hannah to feel good about every performance and I want her to realize she is the reason we're even in the semifinals. Her hard work, dedication and amazing personality is why we're still here. I'm just so proud of her."
Alan told his fans, "I can tell you that Hannah and are dancing to two beautiful songs and I can't wait for these dances! They are slower, but I love them."
Although Hannah and Alan haven't exactly been frontrunners in the Dancing with the Stars competition, Hannah continues to improve each week, and she receives solid scores that typically land her in the middle of the judges' leaderboard.
For the first half of the competition, however, Dancing with the Stars' judges were asking Hannah to break down her walls and show the world more layers of herself. Carrie Ann Inaba, especially, wanted to see through Hannah's cheerleader-like smile and into her heart.
Carrie Ann called her quickstep routine with Alan that week "a gamechanger" and said she had "the comeback of the season." (Last week, Hannah and Alan finished in fourth place on the leaderboard).
Now that Hannah has got her groove back, she and Alan are a force to be reckoned with going into the next show, but tough competition still stands in their way of victory -- including actor James Van Der Beek and pop star Ally Brooke.