No one is close to touching Derek Hough‘s record on “Dancing with the Stars.” He won the Mirror Ball Trophy six times, while no other professional dancers have managed to win it more than twice. But there’s a chance one pro could start to close the gap this season. There are 10 celebrities left in the competition, including four whose pros have won twice before. We asked our readers which of those pros most deserves to win a third, and the result was overwhelming. It should be Mark Ballas. Scroll down for our complete poll results.
Ballas has been on “DWTS” on and off since season five, and he won both of his Mirror Ball titles early on: in season six with Kristi Yamaguchi and season eight with Shawn Johnson. He has come close a few more times since then, finishing third with Bristol Palin (season 11), Chelsea Kane (season 12), and Candace Cameron Bure (season 18), and placing second with Katherine Jenkins (season 14), Sadie Robertson (season 19), and Paige VanZant (season 22).
Now Ballas has support from a whopping 74% of readers who want him to win again, and he just might do pull it off. This season he’s paired with violinist Lindsey Stirling, who has been one of the most consistent high scorers of the season and has been trading the lead back and forth in our predictions with Broadway star Jordan Fisher. As of this writing Stirling has leading odds of 10/11, which translates to a 52% chance of victory.
What do you think? Should it be Ballas who wins a third Mirror Ball this season? Check out our complete poll results below, and make your predictions for Monday night’s show here.
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