It’s hard to tell who will win the mirror ball trophy this season on “Dancing With the Stars” since no one contestant has been dominant in the first three weeks of season 20. But you’ve got a pretty good chance of predicting who will get the high score. Looking back on the early weeks of the competition, you’ve got about a one-in-four shot.
If the celebs remain consistent, this week’s top scorer will probably be gymnast Nastia Liukin, actress Rumer Willis, musician Riker Lynch, or “Hunger Games” ingenue Willow Shields. How do I know that? They’ve consistently led the pack and show no signs of slowing down.
Willis was the leader in the season premiere episode, scoring 32 out of 40 from the judges, followed by Lynch (31) and Liukin (30). Shields got off to a slow start and tied for eighth that night with a score of 25.
Liukin was on top in week two for “My Jam Monday” with a score of 34. Lynch, Willis and an improved Shields tied for second place with 32.
On “Latin Night,” Liukin was the highest scorer again with 34, but this time Lynch tied her. Willis was close behind with 33, and Shields had 32.
So if you want to play it safe, bet on one of them.
Our racetrack odds agree with that assessment. Liukin is favored to win the night with 6/5 odds, followed by Willis (23/10), Lynch (13/2), and Shields (25/1).
User Radzie is our overall predictions leader for this season of “Dancing with the Stars” so far, and he’s betting on Willis to return to the top of the judges’ leaderboard for the first time since week one. Ryan Lapierre, who Is second in our overall leaderboard, also picks Willis to be the top scorer. Third-place user Other Daryl thinks Liukin will continue her hot streak.
Meanwhile, TWPAULANDREWSTEBBINS, who had the best predictions score in week three, is betting on Lynch.
None of those top users thinks Shields will be the night’s best dancer, even though she received abundant praise from the judges for her last two dances. She’s an underdog with 25/1 odds, but if you think she’ll upset the three frontrunners, those odds will pay out in a big way if you place your 500-point or 200-point bet on her and get it right. We use those game points to break ties in case multiple users tie with the most right answers for the week. If you’re the week’s top predictor, you win a $100 Amazon gift card (if you qualify according to our contest rules).
Picking Shields would be a calculated risk, so predict with caution.
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