Kellie Pickler 'DWTS': Kellie Pickler and her partner Derek Hough on 'DWTS' ended up second in overall scoring after she and Hough performed a jazz number set to Ellie Goulding's 'Lights.' Kellie Pickler had initially expressed trepidation about appearing on 'DWTS' but has done well so far in the competition.
On the newest “Dancing with the Stars” episode, contestant Kellie Pickler and her partner Derek Hough performed a jazz routine that seemed to win over the judges and put Pickler and Hough in second place among the contestants.
The dance was set to the song “Lights” by Ellie Goulding and the set included thin green lights that glowed behind the couple as they performed the routine.
Because there wasn’t an elimination round during the first week of competition, contestants currently hold a score out of 60 rather than the usual 30, combining the scores of the first two weeks. Pickler and Hough currently stand at 47 out of 60, behind Disney Channel star Zendaya and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who hold a score of 50 out of 60. However, the two couples earned the same score for the second night with 26 out of 30.
“For week two, last week was a spark,” judge Len Goodman said to Pickler and Hough. “This is a fire. Well done.”
Reviewers of the TV show seemed impressed with Pickler’s performance as well.
“Former 'American Idol' contender-turned-country star Kellie Pickler wowed with a thrilling, futuristic jazz number,” Access Hollywood wrote in its recap of the show.