Kellie Pickler among ‘Dancing’ stars

  • Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:27 p.m.
Singer Kellie Pickler at the 2012 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Pickler is one of eleven celebrity contestants who will compete on the next edition of “Dancing with the Stars.” The new season kicks off on ABC with a two-hour premiere on March 18. (AP FILE PHOTO)
Singer Kellie Pickler at the 2012 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Pickler is one of eleven celebrity contestants who will compete on the next edition of “Dancing with the Stars.” The new season kicks off on ABC with a two-hour premiere on March 18. (AP FILE PHOTO)

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellie Pickler, a former “American Idol” contestant and a native of Albemarle, will join a gold-medal figure skater, a country music legend and a kooky comedian who are stepping their way onto “Dancing With the Stars.”

Along with Pickler, ABC says Dorothy Hamill, Wynonna Judd and Andy Dick are among 11 contenders for the mirrored ball on the new season of the celebrity dance competition.


Other famous faces in the show’s 16th edition include standup comic and actor D.L. Hughley, Baltimore Ravens football player Jacoby Jones and.

Also on hand will be former welterweight boxing champ Victor Ortiz, “General Hospital” star Ingo Rademacher, actress-singer Zendaya Coleman and Lisa Vanderpump from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” as well as Olympic gold-medal gymnast Aly Raisman.

The new “Dancing With the Stars” season kicks off on ABC with a two-hour premiere on March 18.

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