As of this writing, our readers expect Gary Busey to be eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night. The veteran actor was announced as being in jeopardy on both nights of last week’s two-night event. That doesn’t necessarily mean he was among the bottom two vote-getters either time, but those readers taking part in our prediction contest believe the writing is on the wall. 60% say he’ll exit, giving him odds of 2/3. (Click here for their complete predictions for Monday night’s show.)
But it’s possible this week’s ouster won’t be decided by the judges and viewers. Last Wednesday contestant Kim Zolciak Biermann suffered a transient ischemic attack, a kind of stroke. As of this writing, there’s still a possibility she will be able to return to the competition, but that outcome isn’t certain. After last Tuesday’s performance, our users give her 11/2 odds of elimination with 16% anticipating she’ll be sent home.
When it comes to predicting the winner this season, there has also been a dramatic shift. Actress Alexa PenaVega was the frontrunner according to our contest entries when the celeb dancers were announced, but after two weeks there is a new leader on our charts: wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin, who got the top judges’ score for two of her first three dances with Emmy-winning pro partner Derek Hough. She now gets odds of 6/5 based on support from 46% of those making predictions.
Alexa has dropped to second with 4/1 odds and support from 20% of predictors. That ties her with boy band member Nick Carter. Five dancers are tied for third with distant 50/1 odds, including Tamar Braxton, who got the top score last Tuesday night, and Alexa’s husband Carlos PenaVega, who started the season with much stronger 12/1 odds.
Look at the chart below to see how much our predictions have changed over the first two weeks of the competition. Click on it for more detailed prediction stats:
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