‘Dancing with the Stars’ elimination predictions: Jana Kramer & Calvin Johnson too close to call

Now that “Dancing with the Stars” has reached the finals, it looks like gymnast Laurie Hernandez and race car driver James Hinchcliffe will safely reach the top three, but who will get the last slot, and who will fall short in fourth place? That’s a much tougher question to answer. See the current standings below, which are based on the current forecasts of our predictions contest entrants as of this writing, and check out our complete racetrack odds for Monday night’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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  1. Jana Kramer — 6/5
  2. Calvin Johnson — 3/2
  3. No One — 10/1
  4. James Hinchcliffe — 22/1
  5. Laurie Hernandez — 100/1

Kramer gets leading 6/5 odds of being eliminated, but that’s far from certain because right behind her with 3/2 odds is Johnson. In last week’s “Semi-Finals” Kramer finished in third place with 58 out of 60 points from judges, while Johnson finished fourth with 56 out of 60. Since Johnson was at the bottom of the leaderboard, he’d be the logical bet for elimination, but many of our predictions contest entrants are betting he’ll be popular enough with viewers voting at home to overtake Kramer — but just barely. This may just be the closest call for an elimination this season.

After Kramer and Johnson, we think there’s a 10/1 chance that no one will be eliminated and that all four contestants will advance to Tuesday night’s season finale. That’s more likely than the prospect of Hinchcliffe going home, which gets 22/1 odds. And Hernandez, who got the top score last week and has always been a fan favorite, is a virtual lock to advance to Tuesday night’s finale with remote 100/1 odds of elimination.

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