There are five dancers left going into next Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars” semifinals: two men (James Maslow and Charlie White) and three women (Candace Cameron Bure, Meryl Davis, and Amy Purdy). Could the ladies sweep the top three? If so, it would be only the second time that has happened in the show’s history.
The first time wasn’t long ago: season 15, which featured all-stars from previous years. Former “Bachelor” contestant Melissa Rycroft won the mirror ball trophy, coming out ahead of two past champs: season eight victor Shawn Johnson finished second, and the show’s first ever winner, actress Kelly Monaco, finished third.
Of the remaining women in this year’s competition, Davis has been our predictors’ favorite to win from the very beginning of the season, and she currently has 1/2 odds on our racetrack despite the fact that she finished at the bottom of the leaderboard for the first time after Monday night’s dance duels.
Purdy got the highest judges’ scores for the first time on this week, thanks in part to the perfect 40 she received for her Argentine tango. The double-amputee, who won a Paralympic bronze medal in snowboarding, has an added good luck charm: her partner Derek Hough, who has won “Dancing with the Stars” more times than any other pro dancer, including the last two seasons in a row.
Davis and Purdy are the only remaining stars who have never been in jeopardy when voting results were revealed, but frequent appearances in the bottom three haven’t stopped Cameron Bure, who has struggled at times with confidence and technique but has enjoyed robust support from fans at home.
Cameron Bure may still be at risk of going home, but our users think Maslow will be voted off instead, giving him 7/5 odds of elimination, followed by Cameron Bure with 17/10 odds and White with 15/2 odds.
But when predicting who will win the competition, White ranks second to his Olympic ice dance partner Davis, getting 8/1 odds. Cameron Bure and Purdy both have 11/1 odds.
Will the women will trounce the men? Predict who you think will win “Dancing with the Stars” below: