As we all know, it’s been a pretty terrible season for women on “Dancing with the Stars.” Everyone who’s been booted so far has been a woman and there are just three ladies left, Evanna Lynch, Alexis Ren and Mary Lou Retton, while the six men who started the season are cruising along. Most of our readers believe there’ll be an all-male final three, but if one woman makes it, who would it be?
Lynch and Ren are the better dancers, which is reflected in their scores; Ren has the highest average score of the three, a 24.7, while Lynch has a 23.5 and Retton has a 23. Ren has also posted the highest single score of the three thus far, nabbing a 29 on Monday for her “Pocahontas”-themed foxtrot. Lynch’s best score was a 27 two weeks ago for her Viennese waltz and Retton has at the moment topped out with a 26, for her Charleston trio last week.
In terms of fan support, Lynch has “Harry Potter” stans, while Retton aligns with the old-skewing “Dancing” demographic, who probably remembers watching her win Olympic all-around gold in 1984 but might be less inclined to vote en masse online. Ren is a model and social media influencer, which just means she has a ton of followers, but you know they are mostly dudes who just want to look at hot pictures of her and have no interest in voting on “Dancing.” Ren and Retton were in the all-female bottom five in Week 1, suggesting that fan votes might not be there.
Since then, the show has not announced any actual bottom twos, but Lynch and Ren have been put in jeopardy — Ren just this week during the non-elimination. TPTB do this to scare fans in to voting, which obviously did not work with Tinashe, who was cut a week after being in jeopardy. Luckily for Ren, she seems to be the show’s pet, or at least the female one, since it pushed showmance between her and Alan Bersten out of nowhere on Monday.
In our early Week 6 odds, Lynch is in the No. 1 spot for the first time this season, while Ren is in fifth place and Retton is in seventh.
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