Credit: ABC Photo: Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough on Dancing With the Stars

Former American Idol finalist Kellie Picker and Derek Hough, her Dancing With the Stars 2013 pro partner, wowed the judges last week on the Season 3 premiere with their Cha Cha Cha. Kellie may have failed to reach the end on American Idol, but right now her prospects for making it to the DWTS Season 3 finale are looking much stronger.

 

“I’ll be your Tinkerbell, and you can be my Peter Pan,” Derek joked during Dancing With the Stars premiere rehearsals with Kellie. Turns out both of them really could fly as they floated across the dance floor like butterflies in their first turn in front of the judges. “Yum, yum, pig bum, that was fun” DWTS 2013 judge Len Goodman said in response to the first dance from Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler. While we’re not quite sure exactly what that meant... the judges overall seemed to agree it was a delicious performance.

 

In their second outing on DWTS 16, Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough gave another fabulous performance. Once again they were one of the best of the night and looking like potential future finalists if they can keep up this kind of energy and grace on the dance floor.

 

Before Dancing With the Stars Season 16 began, Kellie Pickler warned her fans not to have “too high expectations of me” because she is “not a dancer.” So far, however, the former American Idol contestant has put those words to lie with two great performances. Will she trade her sixth place on Idol for a 1st place mirror ball trophy on DWTS? We’re hoping so!