The “Dancing with the Stars” season 24 premiere is just one week away, and there is movement in our latest predictions, but not at the top: four-time Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles remains the woman to beat with 2/3 odds of winning the Mirror Ball Trophy. However, a couple of women are gaining on her.
Four of our top five predicted favorites are women. Still in second place behind Biles is “Glee” actress Heather Morris, but Morris has improved to 3/1 odds, up slightly from 10/3 odds this time last week. She’s arguably the most experienced dancer among this year’s “DWTS” contestants, having appeared on “So You Think You Can Dance” and working as a backup dancer for Beyonce in addition to her role in the musical-comedy series “Glee.”
Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei holds steady in third place, though she has slipped a bit in our odds, down from 10/1 last week to 14/1 this week. But in fourth place bull rider and model Bonner Bolton ticks up from 40/1 odds to 33/1 odds. And Nancy Kerrigan jumps from seventh place to fifth place based on odds that have improved week-to-week from 100/1 to 50/1. Next up are baseball player David Ross and “Bachelor” star Nick Viall, tied at 80/1 odds.
Check out the current predictions chart below, and click on the chart for our complete racetrack odds. The new season doesn’t start until March 20, so there’s plenty of time to make or edit your predictions before the premiere episode, which means there’s also plenty of time for our odds to change. Who do you think will win the Mirror Ball Trophy?
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