If any of you aren’t following Kellie Pickler, you missed this great message she sent to everyone after she and Derek Hough won this season on Dancing With The Stars. Great message, Kellie – thanks so much for sharing with all of us! (The photo above is from that awesome freestyle final dance).
Any minute now I’m expecting to wake up, to realize that this was all a dream. I am so overwhelmed with joy and honestly, I’m still in shock. As Tom was announcing the winner of Season 16’s DWTS, I was replaying in my mind every dance that Derek and I shared out there on that dance floor…every laugh, every tear, and all the memories that we and the cast & crew of Season 16 shared together in that very room. When Tom said our names, it didn’t even register with me until I saw the look on Derek’s face. All I remember next was confetti flying and everyone running out on the dance floor! Jacoby threw me up on his shoulders and Derek was up on Mark’s and we were holding that mirror ball trophy up high in the air (btw that thing weighs like 20lbs)… Jacoby yelled, "Don’t drop that thing on my head!" Ha ha!
Of course, I will miss dancing but most importantly I will miss the people…the other contestants, the pros, and ALL of the people that are behind the curtain that make this show even possible…the crew, stage hands, wardrobe, hair/makeup stylists, producers, and let’s not forget about that unbelievable band! There is an army of people that you don’t see that work harder & longer hours than we do just to make this show even possible. We’ve all made so many special memories and overcome so many fears out there on that dance floor. I am so honored to have been a part of Season 16’s Dancing With The Stars.
Thank y’all so much for supporting ALL of us on the show and helping us to create such a memorable season! I can’t wait to go back and cheer on the next season!!!
MUCH LOVE & MANY BLESSINGS, XO PICKLER 🙂
Did you see the dance? If not – please watch this! The dance starts at about the 2 minute 20 second point in the video.