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DWTS: Did Kellie and Derek Perform the Best Dance of the Season? | Kellie Pickler

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Dancing with the Stars: Kellie Pickler Is Back on Top

Originally posted 04/22/2013 10:40PM

Stevie Wonder was the guest of honor Monday night on Dancing with the Stars. Between performances by the iconic singer, the eight remaining couples competed with two dances each to his hits.

Once again, Kellie Pickler and Zendaya were atop the leaderboard – and both earned 10s for their respective routines.

Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy's cha cha to "Do I Do" was "full of snap, crackle and pop," according to Len Goodman. Carrie Ann Inaba called the routine "perfection in motion." They earned 29 points.

Kellie and Derek Hough's quickstep to "Part-Time Lover" was "the best dance I've seen on season 16," Len said. Carrie Ann added, "Everything about it was perfect except there was some space in your hold." They also earned 29 points.

But Kellie and Derek finished slightly ahead of Zendaya and Val after the second routine, a team dance in which four couples performed at the same time.

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Who Earned Dancing's First 10s of the Season? | Zendaya Coleman

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Dancing with the Stars: Who Earned the First 10s of the Season?

Originally posted 04/15/2013 10:00PM

"Our thoughts are with everyone in Boston tonight," host Tom Bergeron said at the start of Monday's Dancing with the Stars. "My heart is with you."

After opening the show with those somber words of support for those affected by the tragedy in Boston, Dancing's hosts, judges, celebrities and professional dancers went ahead with the performance show, which featured Len Goodman's side-by-side challenge.

They remaining couples had to perform routines simultaneously with another pair of professionals – a tough task for all the dancers. But one pair managed to pull off the first 10s of season 16.

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Dancing Shocker! Dorothy Hamill Drops Out of Competition | Dorothy Hamill, Tristan MacManus

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UpdatePosted 03/27/2013 08:00AM

Dancing with the Stars: Who's Going Home First?

Originally posted 03/26/2013 10:00PM

Following a week safe from any elimination, one couple is heading home after Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars.

At the bottom of the leader board for two consecutive weeks were: D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke, Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani, Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold and Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko.

Read on to find out if one of these couples were the first to hang up their dancing shoes on season 16. Spoilers ahead ...

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Dancing Dispute: Is Age Really Just a Number?

Originally posted 03/26/2013 09:30AM



Is it easier to do well on Dancing with the Stars if you're a teenager with boundless energy?

Not necessarily, says Zendaya, the 16-year-old Disney star who has dazzled so far this season – but who also ruffled some feathers Monday by saying age is "just a number."

"Using age is almost an excuse," Zendaya told PEOPLE after another brilliant performance. "Age doesn't mean anything. Age doesn't mean I can't work as hard. Age doesn't mean I can't do as well as everyone else. It's just a factor. It's just there."

Zendaya was mostly talking about herself, trying to explain why she's doing so well at such a young age. But some of her older competitors had to laugh at the suggestion that age doesn't mean anything.

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Dancing's Stars Marvel at Zendaya's Thrilling Premiere Performance

Originally posted 03/19/2013 04:30PM



She's just 16. But Disney star Zendaya displayed confidence and grace well beyond her years at Monday's premiere of Dancing with the Stars, leaving her fellow dancers struggling to find enough superlatives to describe her high-scoring performance.

"I mean, oh my gosh," Dorothy Hamill told PEOPLE. "Doesn't matter if she's 16 or 12 or 100. It was just beautiful."

Added Karina Smirnoff, standing with her Super Bowl champ partner Jacoby Jones: "We probably won't be able to do what she did today after 10 weeks! Because that takes years of practice and training."

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