Country music artist and American Idol Season 5 alum Kellie Pickler might have lost American Idol, but she has won another reality show: Dancing With the Stars.
Kellie and her partner Derek Hough took home the coveted mirror ball trophy Tuesday night after besting fellow contestants NFL player Jacoby Jones, former Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, and Disney star Zendaya.
“Oh my God! This is amazing!” Kellie shouted after hearing her name called as the winner. She followed it up with a big hug for dance partner Derek.
Dancing With The Stars results are based on judges scores and fan votes.
The 26-year-old country singer finished sixth place on American Idol season 5, but has gone on to have a successful career in country music. American Idol had another representative there Tuesday night as Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez was on hand for a performance of Christina Aguilera and Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment.”
Congratulations, Kellie. You were a favorite of mine when you were on Idol. I wish for you continued good luck in your career and your life.
Congratulations to Kellie and Derek on their win. Kellie is a fantastic dancer!! Their last dance together was amazing!