DWTS Week 2 Recap: Zendaya Coleman and Kellie Pickler Lead

zendaya coleman and val chmerkovskiy leading dwts

'Dancing with the Stars' week two competition kicked off Monday on ABC, a prelude to the elimination of the first celebrity contestant on Tuesday, March 26.

At the top of the leaderboard for the second week in a row are the Disney teen dancing phenom Zendaya Coleman, 16, and her Russian pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy.  Their Jive earned them 26 points from the judges for a combined two week score of 50.

Nipping at their heels are country singer Kellie Pickler and three-time mirror ball trophy winning pro Derek Hough.  Their Jazz performance added 26 to last weeks score for a total of 47.

kellie pickler and derek hough in it to win it

Languishing at the bottom of the leaderboard for the second week in a row is D.L. Hughley and his partner Cheryl Burke.  Their Quickstep earned them a composite score of 28, which could spell the end of the line for the comedian.

He joked on Twitter, "Thank God felons CAN at least still VOTE on DWTS! #TeamDL"

dwts week 2 leaderboard

The first week of season 16 competition was viewed by 16.8 million viewers, nearly three million more that tuned in during the first week of the 'All-Star' competition last season.

They picked up some stiff competition last night with the premiere of season three of the NBC reality singing competition 'The Voice,' featuring new judges Usher and Shakira.

Check out the top two performances below:

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