TOP TIER: Kellie Pickler

Pro Partner: Derek Hough It would be mean, and unfair to both women, to say that Kellie Pickler is the poor man's Carrie Underwood. But they're both blonde country singers who rose to fame through "American Idol," with Underwood being the more successful, both on "American Idol" and in her subsequent career. What should help Pickler is, she's always seemed to have a good sense of humor about herself and her image. That goes a long way to getting the audience to like and vote for you. Also, she's partnered with Derek. I'm more than a little convinced that at this point in the show's run, Derek can get as many votes as his pro in any given week.
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