Kellie Pickler and her partner Derek Hough wowed "Dancing With The Stars" viewers last night with their jazz performance on Monday night.
- (Photo: Twitter/Wynonna Judd)
Complete with smoke, a glow stick and metallic costumes, the dancing pair earned 26 points out of a possible 30 from the judges' table for their energetic performance.
"Everything about it, I am blown away," said Carrie Ann Inaba of the dance. "I can't wait for next week."
Inaba was not the only one impressed; Picker's fans quickly took to Twitter following her turn on the dance floor.
"YEAH @KelliePickler!! Hotness," wrote Country Weekly on the mocro blogging site. "You brought it!"
Fellow country music singer Brad Paisley added, "How was @kelliepickler on #dwts? I'm not the least bit worried about her dancing skills… Seriously, you go win the whole thing @Kelliepickler."
Former "DWTS" contestant Maria Menounos posted, "Just finished watching #dwts in TiVo- wow this season is great! @derekhough & @kelliepickler gr8 job! Can't wait for next week!"
Also among the highest scoring couples on Monday night was Disney star Zendaya, who is paired with "DWTS" professional dancer Val Chmerkoviskiy, who tied with Pickler and Hough with 26 points.
"Dancing With The Stars" airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. EST and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST. Tonight, the first couple of the season will be sent home, according to the judges' scores as well as viewers' votes.
Contestants in jeopardy of being sent home include former Olympic ice skater Dorothy Hamill and her partner Tristan MacManus. The pair danced the jive to only earn 15 points on Monday.
Also, comedian D.L. Hughley and his partner Cheryl Burke danced. The couple earned a mere 16 points on Monday.
Rounding out the bottom five couples each with 18 points were Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold, Wynonna Judd and her partner Tony Dovolani, and "Real Housewives" star Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko.