Kellie Pickler wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’
BY MIRIAM DI NUNZIO firstname.lastname@example.org May 21, 2013 10:20PM
KELLIE PICKLER, DEREK HOUGH
Updated: June 23, 2013 6:50AM
It came down to an “American Idol” alum and a Disney Channel star, but when all the fancy footwork was done, country music singer Kellie Pickler and her pro partner Derek Hough emerged as the season 16 champions of “Dancing with the Stars.”
Their final dance, a jive set to Little Richard’s classic “You Come A-Knockin’ (But You Can’t Come In), earned them a perfect score and the famed mirrorball trophy. It marks Hough’s fourth win on the series.
NFL star Jacoby Jones rounded out the final top three, following the surprise elimination early on in the evening of Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman.