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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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31.

lcmb    

Gary Busey would have been a better pick than those listed in the article.

THAT I would watch.

553 days ago
32.

marvtarzan    

Call Kelly Pickler goofy if you want, and she IS very funny & entertaining. But you have to respect a performer that's done the three USO tours that she's done, and at least one was practically a solo tour in volatile Iraq. She deserves all success that she wants.

553 days ago
33.

Mrugowsky    

An Olympic gold medalist is really lowering their standards.

553 days ago
34.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Mediocrity rules!

553 days ago
35.

John    

I Hope its not Kellie Pickler or Wynonna Judd

553 days ago
36.

Bill    

Pretty sure HollywoodLife.com had this news days ago! http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/02/21/dancing-with-the-stars-cast-2013-sean-lowe/

553 days ago
37.

bz    

Um..who?

553 days ago
38.

DaveT    

Remember when Bristol Palin was on one of these shows and people attacked her for political reasons instead of focusing on the dance show?

553 days ago
39.

Areader    

If this is accurate and probably is...Aly Raisman should be a front runner!

553 days ago
40.

Sandrine    

Sean is HOT!

553 days ago
41.

wingfreak    

they use the word "stars" pretty loosely ....

552 days ago
42.

KAJ528    

Sorry, but Kellie Pickler isn't even remotely close to being a star. And I could care less about Wynonna Judd. But Aly Raisman and Sean will be fun to watch!! :)

552 days ago
43.

mary    

PLEASE GET RID OF NIKKI M. ON IDOL. SHE IS THE WORST EVER!!!! THE SHOW IS RUINED....I KNOW MANY THAT HAVE STOPPED WATCHING

542 days ago
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