Kellie Pickler, the adorable southern belle, and arguably one of America’s favorite sweethearts is getting ready to dance her last round. The two night finale of Dancing with the Stars begins tonight at 8/7c and wraps up tomorrow at 9/8 pm central standard time. Kellie and her partner Derek Hough have been very vocal about their growing friendship and the pair has done extremely well throughout the competition. Dereck announced his partnership with Kellie as working with “one of the coolest and funniest women around.” And this week Kellie posted on her Facebook that she had gained a new older brother in Derek and a group of “forever friends” in the cast. “Like [American] Idol” Kellie wrote, Dancing with the Stars, “
has also changed my life. Being on DWTS has helped me discover so much about myself and I feel like it’s helped me grow as a person.” And we have loved watching her grow every week as her infectious smile represents the Country Music Community with grace and infinite Southern Charm.
This is Derek’s chance to win a record breaking fourth mirror ball trophy. Hough was also the first to win three seasons in the ABC Franchise of the show. Kellie and Derek will be competing against Olympic gold medalist and captain of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team: Alexandra Raisman and dancer Mark Ballas, NFL star of Super Bowl champs the Baltimore Ravens: Jacoby Jones and partner Karina Smirnoff and Disney channel star singer/actress: Zendaya and partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. We love you Kellie and wish you all the luck in the world this week! Bring that mirror ball back to Nashville!