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Kellie Pickler is your Season 16 Dancing with the Stars winner.

When the former American Idol star heard host Tom Bergeron announce that she and partner Derek Hough won, she was almost at a loss for words.

“Oh my god,” exclaimed an ecstatic Pickler, saying she never for a minute envisioned prevailing. “No, not at all. This is amazing. Oh my God!!!”

“Grandpa Ken, we got you the trophy, buddy,” cheered Hough.

That would be a reference to Kellie's grandfather, Ken Morton, a longtime fan of the dance show who's been following K-Pick every week.

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The Mirror Ball champion has officially been crowned.

After emerging as favorites early on and refusing to bend all season, Kellie Pickler and Zendaya matched each other step for step in Monday's DWTS finals.

While fellow finalists Jacoby Jones and Aly Raisman battled gamely, it looked like Kellie and Zendaya were the co-favorites for the Season 16 championship.

The voters, of course, have been known to surprise.

DWTS Top 4 2013

After a jam-packed results show, the top celeb dancer emerged at last. Without further delay, your Dancing With the Stars champion for Spring 2013 is ...

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For the Dancing With the Stars hopefuls, it all comes down to this.

Jacoby Jones, Aly Raisman, Kellie Pickler and Zendaya took to the parquet one last time Monday night with the Mirror Ball on the line in Season 16.

Which one of them came away with the top score - and will their total be enough to carry them to the title after America's votes are factored in?

Let's see how the quartet did in their final performances!

Kellie Pickler earned back to back perfect 30s!

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With four spots in the Dancing With the Stars finals on the line this week, the question was whether Jacoby Jones and Ingo Rademacher would get the fourth.

Based on last night, it looks like the former has the clear edge.

The NFL star rose to the occasion, tying for the lead with Aly Raisman and earning season highs with 30 and 29 points in his two routines Monday.

Of the 10 total routines on Monday, four received perfect 30s.

Kellie Pickler and Zendaya Coleman were also strong, while soap opera star Ingo, despite his pair of respectable efforts, ended up at the bottom.

Check out the rest of last night's routines and scores below!

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The competition is heating up in the Dancing With the Stars ballroom, and with only seven celebs left, it's getting to be time for them to put up or shut up.

Who's already safe, by virtue of their highest score?

Who's in big trouble come tonight's results show?

Let's break down last night's dances and see ...

Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas who landed their first 10s of the season on Latin Night with a salsa termed "tasty and refreshing" by Len.

They also received an additional three points for a dance-off victory over Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess, putting them in great position.

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The competition is heating up in the Dancing With the Stars ballroom, and with Stevie Wonder performing live Monday night, the stakes were even higher!

Once again, Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman and Zendaya were atop the leaderboard, with Kellie and Zendaya earning 10s for their respective routines.

Kellie and Derek Hough's quickstep to "Part-Time Lover" was "the best dance I've seen on season 16," the judges concurred, and gave them 29.

Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy's cha cha to "Do I Do" was "full of snap, crackle and pop," according to Len, and earned the partners 29 points.

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Kellie Pickler got her sexy on Monday night on Dancing With the Stars.

The former American Idol star and Derek Hough, the last duo to perform Monday, pulled out all the stops for a contemporary jazz routine, earning 26 points.

"You are a dancer!" Carrie Ann Inaba said. "That was friggin' amazing!"

"Last week was a spark," Len Goodman added. "This week was a fire."

A fire that should continue throughout the season. Check it out:

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The new cast of Dancing With the Stars, which premieres next month, features some interesting choices as the ABC reality hit looks to liven things up.

As rumored Monday, NFL star Jacoby Jones will vie for the Mirror Ball, as will Olympian Aly Raisman (below). Her dad is totally gonna stand the whole time.

Notably absent? Rumored contestant Sean Lowe of The Bachelor fame.

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But with a 12th contestant TBA, and two weeks of Bachelor left (read The Bachelor spoilers to see how it plays out), we're guessing he's the final entrant.

If he does lace up his dancing shoes, it'll be a reality TV bonanza. Lisa Vanderpump (RHOBH) and Kellie Pickler (Idol) are also gonna be competing!

Who else will take to the parquet March 18? Here's the list of 11 celebs going Dancing With the Stars, as unveiled Tuesday on Good Morning America ...

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