Sadie Robertson once again wowed the judges on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night, nabbing a near-perfect score for her “Duck Dynasty” themed samba — and she had a little help from her famed family members.
The dance started off with her father Willie and uncles Jase, Jep and Si Robertson sitting on the stage using duck callers.
Then, Robertson and partner Mark Ballas — decked out in duck-inspired costumes and camouflage — started strutting across the ballroom, scoring a 37 out of 40 for their high-paced performance.
In addition to the dance, Robertson made some notable comments about her family and her faith.
In a video package that aired before the performance, the 17 year old said that her most memorable year was 2012 when “Duck Dynasty” exploded in popularity.
“I didn’t realize how big it was going to be,” she said.
Fame and fortune aside, Robertson made it clear that the family’s Christian faith is its driving force, carrying its members through both the good and the bad times.
“My family would not be where we are without our faith. That’s what’s carried us this whole way,” she said. “You know, we put our faith in God and we like to share that with everybody”
[sharequote align=”center”]”My family would not be where we are without our faith. That’s what’s carried us this whole way.”[/sharequote]
She added, “We’re going to be a family, we’re going to love each other — and we’re going to do what God says to do.”
While Robertson described the benefits of fame in the footage, she also addressed some of the pitfalls, specifically the controversy surrounding her grandfather Phil Robertson’s past comments about homosexuality.
“Everybody knows who you are and they’re looking for you to mess up,” she said of fame. “My grandpa said some things that upset some people and the press came after him.”
[sharequote align=”center”]”We’re going to love each other — and we’re going to do what God says to do.”[/sharequote]
Robertson said that it was difficult watching her grandfather get attacked and that the controversy following his December 2013 comments led the family to reconsider doing “Duck Dynasty.”
“The thing is, no matter what he would have said we should have stuck by him, because he’s my grandpa,” Sadie said. “Yeah, he’s very opinionated, but he’s my family and family sticks together.”
Watch Robertson discuss her faith — and see her “Duck Dynasty” dance below: