It's not looking good for Paula Deen on "Dancing With the Stars." She finished at the bottom of the judges' leaderboard last week, but no one was eliminated due to the "Switch-Up," in which the contestants danced with different pro partners, so the scores from the last two weeks were added together. Unfortunately for the celeb chef, her combined total (44) puts her nine points behind the next lowest scorer, military man Alek Skarlatos (53). Can she overcome that deficit? Possibly. Last-place dancers are often saved by viewer votes. (Click here for their complete predictions for Monday night's show.)
An overwhelming 85% of our readers who have entered our predictions contest say Deen will finally go after weeks of low scores, giving her odds of 2/11. A mere 4% think Skarlatos will be sent home instead. Another 4% say the unlucky dancer will be singer Andy Grammer; that gives both Grammer and Skarlatos odds of 25/1.
When it comes to predicting the winner this season, wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin, who has gotten the top judges' score three times so far this season with Emmy-winning pro partner Derek Hough, is holding steady. She now gets odds of 8/11 based on support from 58% of those making predictions, down only slightly from 63% predicting her to prevail last week.
Despite getting the first perfect score of the season last week, Alexa PenaVega continues to trail. 13% of predictors were betting on her to win last week; that's down to 12% this week, placing her third with 15/2 odds, behind boy band member Nick Carter, who rises to second place with 13% of prediction votes and 13/2 odds. Tamar Braxton is fourth with 8% support and 11/1 odds despite being one of the season's higher scorers.
Look at the chart below to see how our predictions have changed over the course of the season. Click on it for more detailed prediction stats:
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