“Dancing With the Stars” fans, now that we know the celebrities who will compete for the mirror ball trophy in season 22, which premieres Monday, March 21, it’s time for YOU to start predicting which contestants will be eliminated and who’ll be the ultimate winner. Hurry — make your “Dancing with the Stars” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down to predict who will be eliminated first.
The 12 stars include four actresses: Mischa Barton (of “The O.C.” fame), Kim Fields (“The Facts of Life”) Marla Maples (“The Will Rogers Follies” on Broadway and various TV projects) and Jodie Sweetin (“Full House” and the current Netflix revival “Fuller House”). Recent actresses who have won the mirror ball trophy include Rumer Willis (season 20) and Amber Riley (season 17).
They’re joined by two more TV personalities: journalist Geraldo Rivera and “Good Morning America” meteorologist Ginger Zee. Neither is known for their dance skills, but neither was TV host and wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin, who won season 21 in dominant fashion.
Professional atheltes often excel on “DWTS,” like Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Meryl Davis (season 19 champ), speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno (season 4) and football players Emmitt Smith (season 3), Hines Ward (season 12) and Donald Driver (season 14). There’s a trio of footballers in this season’s contest: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, Denver Broncos Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and legendary Doug Flutie. And there’s one more athlete in the mix: UFC fighter Paige VanZant.
Rounding out the cast are Grammy-winning singer Wanya Morris (from Boyz II Men) and model Nyle DiMarco, who has already won one reality TV contest, taking the title during the final season of “America’s Next Top Model” in 2015.
Winners and losers will be determined by a combination of judges’ scores and viewer votes, so charisma matters just as much as fancy footwork.
In our “Dancing with the Stars” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions before each episode airs on ABC every Monday at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.:
Who will win ‘Dancing with the Stars’?
Which star will be eliminated?
Who will receive the judges’ HIGHEST score?
Who will receive the judges’ LOWEST score?
How many 10s will the judges give out?
At the end of each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will be the leaderboard champ for the week, so it’s beneficial to keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.
Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering that week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don’t take them for granted.
Who do you think is going to be eliminated? Making your “DWTS” predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account (or you can register for a free account via Facebook) and then start casting your votes to the right or at the bottom of this post.
Gold Derby readers just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
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