Derek Hough, the only three time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars, will be joining us for two great events this week celebrating the Bing It On Challenge. With independent data revealing that people prefer Bing web search results nearly 2:1 over Google in blind comparison tests*, Bing It On offers a fun, non-scientific blind comparison test to help people uncover which web search results they actually prefer. The Bing It On Challenge is available to take online at www.bingiton.com and in all Microsoft retail stores.
irst up, Derek will be appearing in Los Angeles as The Grove on Thursday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Derek and Maria Menounos will challenge local shoppers to see if they prefer Bing or Google. Derek and Maria will be making fun bets with people participating in the Challenge and dishing out some entertaining repercussions for people who didn’t think they’d pick Bing.
Derek will also be hosting this week’s #BingIt chat on Friday, September 14 from 4-4:30 PM Pacific. We’ll be discussing dancing, competition, and Bing It On via Twitter party. To participate in this week’s #BingIt, follow @Bing and @DerekHough to follow the questions and tweet out your answers with the hashtag #BingIt.
Derek started dancing in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT, at age 11. Just one year later, he moved to London to live and train with the top dance coaches in the world and attend performing arts school where he studied theatre, music and dance. A multi-talented entertainer and three-time, Emmy nominee, Hough recently took a season off from Dancing with the Stars to film his first feature film starring role for director Duane Adler and producer Robert Cort in Cobu 3D: New York Nights. Acting opposite Korean pop sensation BoA, Cobu tells the story of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers’ underground dance clubs. Hough performed in London’s West End where he starred as the male lead in the critically acclaimed stage version of Footloose, was one of the featured dancers on the Dancing with the Stars Tour and a choreographer on the BBC (UK) hit show, Dance X.
–The Bing Team
*Based on a comparison of web search results pane only; excludes ads, Bing’s Snapshot and Social Search panes and Google’s Knowledge Graph. Learn more at bingiton.com