‘DWTS’: Kellie Pickler Reveals Friendship, Tattoo Plans with ‘Idol’s Kree Harrison

by | April 2, 2013 at 8:52 AM | Dancing With The Stars, Interview

"DWTS": Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough (Photo: ABC)

Dancing with the Stars” frontrunner Kellie Pickler, who first came to fame as a singer on Season 5 of “American Idol,” is talking about her friendship with current “Idol” contestant and fellow country gal Kree Harrison.

Last week, Top 7 “Idol” singer Kree spilled the beans to reporters that she thinks the world of her friend Kellie – and that they have a pact that they’ll get matching tattoos if they both win their respective reality shows this season!

Backstage after “DWTS” on Monday night, Kellie elaborated to reporters, “I met Kree right after I did ‘Idol’ and moved to Nashville.” And Kree also knows Kellie’s husband, songwriter Kyle Jacobs. “She’s known Kyle longer than I’ve known Kyle, actually,” Kellie smiled. “She’s a great singer/songwriter. Obviously you’ve seen her on ['Idol'] and she’s amazing and she has a great heart.”

When asked what kind of matching tattoos they would get, Kellie said, “We haven’t decided yet. We’ve talked about it.” Then, with her dance partner Derek Hough by her side, she joked, “We’re getting Derek on our forehead, but backwards, so we can read it in the mirror every time we wake up in the morning!”
More seriously, Kellie couldn’t say enough nice things about Kree, who has become one of the favorites on “Idol’s” Season 12. Kellie declared, “What you see is what you get. She’s so sincere and she’s so genuine; she’s so down to earth and she’s real. You can tell by watching her. She is who she is and I think she’s an amazing young woman.”

Meanwhile, her matching tattoo pact with Kree could very well come true! Kellie did her part to get closer to their dream by dancing her way into first place on Monday night with Derek. The golden couple’s energetic jive performance earned 25 points.

Kellie reflected about “DWTS,” “It’s a lot like Idol in the sense that it is a voting competition, the fans, America votes but it’s so different in the sense that, when I did ‘Idol,’ that’s what I was trying to pursue in my career and this is just something so outside of the box for me and I didn’t think I would love it as much as I do.”