Country singer and N.C. native Kellie Pickler is set to appear on Friday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (WCCB, 5 p.m.) alongside her "Dancing With the Stars" partner Derek Hough.
Pickler and Hough will discuss their DWTS strategy. Also, according to Pickler's Twitter feed, the former "American Idol" finalist will make a "special announcement about our upcoming performance next week."
Pickler and Hough earned the highest score on DWTS' "Prom Night" edition on Monday.
"Dancing with the Stars" returns Monday at 8 p.m. on WSOC.