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Who knew when Kellie Pickler was eliminated from American Idol Season 5 in sixth place, she would come back as a frontrunner to win Dancing With the Stars Season 16 half a decade later? Yet, here we are and Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough are looking like very strong contenders for the DWTS 16 mirror ball trophy!

 

So far on Dancing With the Stars 16, Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough have wowed the judges and the fans with stellar routines two weeks in a row. Their first dance received a rave reviews and one of the best scores of the night on the DWTS Season 16 premiere. Last week, Kellie and Derek landed a 26 out of 30 score for their contemporary jazz routine. Their total overall leaderboard score stood at 47 out of 60 going into week 3.

 

This theme for week 3 of Dancing With the Stars 16 was “Prom Night” and we couldn’t wait to see what kind of ‘king and queen’ Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler would make! The smoking hot couple were assigned to do a Jive routine for this week’s performance show. How did they do? Was it another huge night for the former American Idol contestant and her sexy pro partner?

 

Watch the performance for yourself below and hear what the judges have to say!