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Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough are already early favorites on Dancing With the Stars 2013, but the Season 16 frontrunner isn't letting all the praise go to her head. The former American Idol star has been through this process before, and she knows that kind words aren't the only thing she's likely to see.

"I'm the kind of person who could read 50 comments, and one of them be bad, and I forget about all 49 sweet things that were said, and all I do is sit there and brew on that one negative comment," Kellie confessed to MLive. "I don't think people realize how powerful their words are."

Basically: Be nice, y'all!

Kellie wasn't just talking about protecting her own feelings. She explained that she's really pulling for the DWTS underdogs. She highlighted Andy Dick, who is trying to redeem himself from his scandal-riddled past while also learning the Cha-Cha-Cha.

"He put his story out there," Kellie said while explaining why she's rooting for Andy. "He is trying. He is doing the best he can. He is trying to make good for himself. [Fans] should be lifting him up....and saying 'Bravo!'"

Hmmm ... We wonder what would happen if Kellie told the judges to tone down their harsh words?

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC.

Source: MLive

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