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'Dancing With the Stars'

Casts First Former 'Idol'

Contestant Ever!

2/24/2013 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0224_dwts_02The two biggest reality shows on the planet are about to come together -- TMZ has learned the identity of four of the contestants for this season of "Dancing With the Stars" ... including the first ever former "American Idol" wannabe.

"DWTS" has not revealed their cast for the upcoming season yet ... but sources close to the show tell TMZ that Kellie Pickler -- everyone's favorite country bumpkin from season five of "Idol" -- will be doing this season of "DWTS."

In addition to Pickler, our sources say country star Wynonna Judd, "Bachelor" star Sean Lowe and 2012 Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman are among this year's cast.

Not that TMZ condones gambling, but put $20 down on Raisman -- three former Olympians have won the show in the past. You're welcome.

A rep for the show tells TMZ, "We do not comment on casting rumors, but tune in to 'GMA' on Tuesday when we reveal the cast live!"

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ANNIE24    

It's "Pickler" not "Picker".

608 days ago
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cmcbr85    

dancing with the z-list

608 days ago
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IndyMike    

They need a name change bc I don't see any stars

608 days ago
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Steve    

Kelly is not a country bumkin she is doing great in country music she has gone to the middle east to perform for the troops cant say that about a lot of your so calle d cool artist!!!!!!!!! Wynonna is still a top name in country music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

608 days ago
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Rocco    

Kellie Picker ? L O L

608 days ago
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DeeMaree    

Wy will have to drop a few pounds won't she? Just saying...last time I saw her she was as my dad used to say "ready to ship to slaughter."

608 days ago
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mr.howell     

This AWFUL show should be called 'dancing with the 'HAS beens!'..

608 days ago
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TimP    

Kellie is not a "bumpkin". She plays the dumb blonde brilliantly. The few times we've seen her on Leno shes had us rolling. The whole goofy act she has is really good. But if you watch her business decisions shes really adept.

608 days ago
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Rusty Shackleford    

so that means they're down to what now, the "W" list "stars"???

608 days ago
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BobboFairbro    

and she is...?

608 days ago
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tdr9    

Who cares

608 days ago
27.

Chris    

Kellie Pickler ROCKS! Rolling Stone, CMT, Billboard and others picked 100 Proof for best country album of 2012! She should SING on DWTS too and I will watch for the first time if she's on there! Pick Pickler again! :)

608 days ago
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Mitzymitzy    

Pickler is the only one that I will watch that for! Love her.

608 days ago
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Jeremiah Van Wagenen    

A friend of mine suggested Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan should compete on dancing with the stars.

608 days ago
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sophiastormy    

Cancel this show and the bachelor.. time for these shows to go off the air

608 days ago
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