Kellie Pickler is the new Dancing With The Stars champion!
Country’s sweetheart and her partner, Derek Hough, took home the Mirror Ball Trophy last night. The pair wowed us all season, and their performances were near perfection on Monday. Their freestyle dance was absolutely stunning and had the ballroom in tears. If you missed it, check out the video below. It’s probably the best dance ever on Dancing With The Stars.
We know Kellie is amazingly talented when it comes to music, but she also has the talent when it comes to dancing. The judges even compared her to Derek’s sister and superstar dancer/country singer, Julianne Hough, during the finale. She truly looked like a professional out on the floor.
On top of her top-notch dancing skills, the genuine personality and classiness that Kellie brings to everything she does was clearly evident every week. People fell in love with her on American Idol years ago, and they got to fall in love with her all over again on Dancing With The Stars.
Congratulations to Kellie and Derek! We’ve always been Team Pickler. The win was very well deserved and we are so happy for you.
While we are at it, let’s take a look at some of our other favorite Pickler dances this season.
Jazz Routine – Week 2:
Rumba – Week 4 with special appearance by Kellie’s husband and songwriter, Kyle Jacobs:
Kellie Pickler competes for the Mirror Ball Trophy tonight on Dancing With The Stars!
Pickler has been impressing us all season with her dance skills and continues to win everyone over with her adorable and genuine personality. The country sweetheart has really perfected her technique over the course of the show, and there are truly times where she seems like a professional dancer. While the competition is tough, she and partner Derek Hough consistently standout to me. Even though the judges generally score the contestants pretty evenly, Kellie seems to be on another level and she is sometimes maybe scrutinized harder than the rest because of her ability.
Pickler will be facing Aly Raisman, Zendaya Coleman, and Jacoby Jones, and the contestants will all perform three dances tonight in hopes of being crowned the winner tomorrow.
Part one of the two-night finale begins tonight at 8/7c on ABC. Tune in and make sure to vote for Kellie!
Kellie Pickler has been impressing us every week this season on Dancing With The Stars.
Last night, Pickler again wowed us with a Paso Doble she performed with partner (and one of the best choreographers around), Derek Hough, and special guest, Tristan MacManus. Carrie Ann and Bruno raved about the performance and gave the dance 10′s. Len, however, was on a completely different page finding the routine more focused on showmanship than technique. The vast difference in scoring sparked quite the debate among the judges.
We are of course Team Pickler, but loyalty aside, the trio dance was fantastic and deserved a perfect score. We are with Carrie Ann and Bruno on this one.
The always adorable and fun, Pickler, will be paired with Derek Hough, the brother of another country sweetheart, Julianne Hough. Pickler is the first past American Idol contestant to compete on the show.
Meanwhile, vocal powerhouse and 5-time Grammy winner, Judd, will be partnered with Tony Dovolani.
It should be an entertaining season for country music fans. Both pairs are a great match, and I can’t wait to watch!