By Linda Lee

The always feisty Kellie Pickler is not mincing words or sugar-coating her goal this season on Dancing With The Stars, she is definitely ‘in it to WIN it!‘ Pickler and her partner Derek Hough appear to be the frontrunner already, at least that is my prediction after seeing how well Kellie did on her first spin on the dance floor! She seems to be a natural, with a dancer’s body too!  Kellie tells CMT News that she is not messing around, and plans to bring that coveted mirror ball to her home in Tennessee….

Pickler recently told CMT News:

“I’m not out here to party and shop. That would be great, but I’m here to dance, I wanna bring that shiny mirror ball home to Tennessee.”

After the season premiere of DWTS  on Monday, it sure looked like she has a really good chance of making that happen too!

Derek & Julianne Hough (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Derek & Julianne Hough (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Even though she calls her partner Derek Hough (pictured above with sister Julianne) a drill sergeant of a dance partner,” she admits he is a great teacher who puts his all into every dance and expects the same from her!

“Derek is a perfectionist,” she said. “He will work you to the bone, which is good. If you’re gonna do it, do it.”

Kellie also told CMT News about how each and every costume is custom-made specifically for the dance that week. She says:

“Every single thing that you see on the show is handmade from scratch, It’s custom-made. You sit down with wardrobe stylist people, and they sketch out drawings. So we tell them what dance we’re doing, tell them what song we’re dancing to and we just go from scratch.”

In case you missed it, here is Kellie Pickler & Dereck Hough’s first week performance on DWTS!

Kellie also revealed that next week she and Hough will be doing jazz routine and warns us  “There’s no telling what I’ll be in!”

We will be watching, and rooting for you girl! Definitely feeling some country pride with Kellie representing so well!

Read more at CMT News


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