Singer Kellie Pickler named new `Dancing' champ

Singer Kellie Pickler named new `Dancing' champ

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Kellie Pickler attends the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 11:26 PM

   LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kellie Pickler came into the final "Dancing With the Stars" episode in second place but finished in first.
 
   The 26-year-old country singer won the show's mirrorball trophy Tuesday.
 
   Pickler and her professional partner, Derek Hough, earned two sets of perfect scores Monday night and another on Tuesday. Judges' scores combined with viewer votes determine the winner.
 
   Because there were problems Monday with voting on the ABC website during the show's East Coast broadcast, host Tom Bergeron said Tuesday those votes weren't counted. Only votes cast by phone, text and Facebook factored into the final count.
 
   Teen Disney Channel star Zendaya came in second place. Football pro Jacoby Jones finished third. Fellow finalist Alexandra Raisman was axed at the beginning of Tuesday's episode.
 
 
 

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