Sadie Robertson Attends 'Dancing With the Stars' Season Premiere, Supports Former Partner Mark Ballas

( [email protected] ) Mar 17, 2015 02:37 PM EDT
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''Duck Dynasty'' star Sadie Robertson pictured with former dance partner Mark Ballas during season 19 of ''Dancing With the Stars.''

"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson recently expressed her support for "Dancing With the Stars" professional Mark Ballas, her partner throughout last season, as the show kicked off its 10th anniversary season on Monday night.

On Monday, Robertson, 17, shared an Instagram photo of herself with 14-year-old Willow Shields of the Hunger Games series and Ballas, who are partners on the latest season of DWTS.

"Just stopped by to wish these 2 good luck! don't forget to vote for team #MarkingJay tonight! they are going to kill it!," she captioned the photo.

A short time later, Robertson was among those in the front row during the DWTS 20th season premiere, which took place in a glittered ballroom with an introduction of the new season's cast. In addition to Shields, celebrity dancers this year include many big names, including former NFL star Michael Sam, U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway, Disney Channel's Riker Lynch, Robert Herjavec of Shark Tank fame, actresses Rumer Willis and Suzanne Somers, model Charlotte McKinney, Grammy winner Patti LaBelle, Olympian Nastia Liukin and LMFAO singer Redfoo.

Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and former pro dancer Julianne Hough also resumed their seats at the judges' table.

Following the night's many glittering performances, Robertson shared several more photos on Instagram, including one with last year's DTWS champion, "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro, who also presumably attended the event.

During her stint on last year's season of "Dancing With the Stars," in which she earned second place, Robertson was applauded by judges and fans alike for her dedication to her Christian values. One particularly visible way Robertson held to her Biblical standards was by making sure to choose outfits that were "daddy-approved" and modest.

"I don't think it's going to come across as sexy," Sadie said of her costumes at the time, according to USA Today. "I'm going to go more for the cute look. I'm going to make it as classy as we can."

Additionally, throughout the DWTS season, the 17 year old model's unmistakable "light" caught the attention of the show's judges.

"There is a light that you have that just shines so much," Julianne Hough said after one of her performances, "People take that light. ... It's just so infectious."

"Sadie has a light about her that is undeniable. I don't know if it's her faith or just how young she is but there is something that is just so real and so authentic that you can't help but root for her," Hough later explained.

Although she didn't take home the trophy, Robertson said the judge's comments regarding  her inner "light" were "the most rewarding comments of the season," and added "all glory to God for everything."