Last night while competing on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Lauren Alaina and her dance partner, Gleb Savchenko, delivered a stunning cotemporary performance to“The Other Side,” a beautiful new song and reflection of faith composed by the young star while coping with the loss of her stepfather, Sam Ramker. Lauren danced to the deeply personal song in remembrance of Sam on the one-year anniversary of his passing.
“He was always my champion. He was always my number one fan,” acknowledges Lauren in a social post earlier in the day. “Now he’s my guardian angel.” Lauren, who wrote the song with Jon Nite and Zach Kale, says, “I wrote ‘The Other Side’ in Sam’s memory. I wanted to create a song that did him justice.” She continues, “He couldn’t hear me sing without crying because he was so proud of me… I wrote this song so that he can live on, and never be forgotten.”
Encouraged by Savchenko to dance as though she was speaking to her stepdad, Lauren and her partner gave a moving performance drawing 26 out of 30 points, the couple’s highest score thus far in the competition.