“Dancing With the Stars” crowns its 21st mirror ball trophy winner next week. The title will go to one of four finalists: Nick Carter, Bindi Irwin, Carlos PenaVega or Alek Skarlatos. A full two-thirds of users in our predictions contest are betting on Irwin to prevail, but who are you rooting for?
Alexa PenaVega was the frontrunner to win at the beginning of the season, but Irwin’s early standout performances moved her out front in week two of the competition, and she has dominated with more than 50% of user predictions since week five. PenaVega was unexpectedly eliminated in week nine, and Irwin’s closest rival Carter had a rough night during semi-finals, so Irwin seems almost unstoppable at this point, but is she your personal favorite of the remaining dancers?
Alexa’s husband Carlos still has a chance, though the judges haven’t always been on his side. Consider that he’s the only dancer left in the competition who has never gotten a perfect score, not with partner Witney Carson, not in trios and not in group dances either, even though he has come close on multiple occasions and has consistently outscore Skarlatos, who got a perfect score during semi-finals. Has he been underscored?
Or perhaps you prefer Skarlatos, the military man who was an unknown until he thwarted an attack on a Paris-bound train in August. He was immediately thrust into the national spotlight on “DWTS” in September and has exceeded expectations for a contestant with no prior TV or dance experience.
Then there’s Carter, who appears to be the only contestant within striking distance of Irwin according to our racetrack odds: 21% of our contest players are predicting his victory. He entered the competition with dance experience from his years performing with the Backstreet Boys, but that doesn’t account for his ability to adapt to unfamiliar ballroom styles – “I Want it That Way” never really lent itself to waltzing. Is he the one who should really win it all?
Let us know in our poll below who you’d like to see prevail, then use our drag-and-drop menu to tell us who you think will win.
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