With the women dropping like flies and the way scores are going on “Dancing with the Stars,” we could be in store for something that hasn’t happened since the first time it happened way back in Season 3: an all-male final three. Milo Manheim, Juan Pablo Di Pace and DeMarcus Ware are our current predicted finalists, with Manheim the odds-on favorite to win it all.
“Dancing” usually has a mix of female and male celebrity final threes with just three exceptions in 26 seasons. Season 3 was all dudes: winner Emmitt Smith, runner-up Mario Lopez and third-place finisher Joey Lawrence. Twice has the show had all-female final threes: Melissa Rycroft beat Shawn Johnson and Kelly Monaco in Season 15, and Meryl Davis triumphed over Amy Purdy and Candace Cameron Bure in Season 18.
Manheim, Di Pace and Ware are three of the top contenders this season, but Tinashe was actually our predicted winner through the first three weeks of the season. She got bumped to second last week by Di Pace following his perfect 30-scoring samba. But her shocking elimination this week means we’re now devoid of a female in the predicted final three; Evanna Lynch is closest in fourth place.
Di Pace’s reign atop our odds was short-lived, as Manheim dethroned him this week in the wake of his exuberant salsa, which earned a 29. It feels like a matter of time before he gets his own 30. Of the expected three, Manheim and Di Pace seem the safest as they’re tied, along with Tinashe, with the highest average score so far, a 25.6. The only one of the three not to have received a 10 yet, Ware has a 23.6 average, behind Alexis Ren‘s 24 (Ren is currently in fifth place in our odds), but he is a football player, so we should never underestimate them.
There’s still ways to go before the finale, but even if these three guys don’t make the final, the men have the numbers in their favor; a man has yet to be eliminated and there are only three women left this season.
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