'Dancing With the Stars' Predictions: Who Will Win Season 11?
by Sharon Knolle, posted Nov 22nd 2010 12:05PM
Last week, we predicted that Bristol Palin could become the season 11 'Dancing With the Stars' champ. This week? Yep, she's still in the running.
We also predicted that Jennifer Grey ultimately would triumph, which is also still possible. The one thing we didn't see coming was that Kyle Massey, not Brandy Norwood, would be the third contender for the Mirror Ball.
On a season that's been this unpredictable, we size up the stars before the finale -- their best and worst dances, their strengths and weaknesses and who's got the best shot at winning.
Season ranking (based on scores alone): 3rd
Total points: 24.2
Best dance: His high-energy Instant Jive set to 'Good Golly, Miss Molly.'
Worst dance: His rumba, which the judges said "lacked fluidity"
We'll always remember his: Disco-flavored 'Charlie's Angels' foxtrot
Strengths: He loves to entertain and always "brings the fun" (to quote the judges)
Weaknesses: His footwork isn't as strong as it could be
Who's voting for him: Disney fans, tweens, Steve-O
Best judges' nicknames: "Naughty puppy," "Mr. Charisma"
Where he'll (likely) place: Third
Season ranking (based on scores alone): 7th
Total points: 21.5
Best dance: Her dramatic, high-scoring paso doble
Worst dance: Her week 4 rumba, which Len called "vacant"
We'll always remember her: Gorilla-suited jive to 'The Monkees' theme song
Strengths: Good footwork
Weaknesses: She's often too reserved to show as much emotion as the judges would like
Who's voting for her: Tea Party supporters, her Mom, fans of underdogs everywhere
Best judges' nickname: "Bristol the pistol"
Where she'll (likely) place: Second
Season ranking (based on scores alone): 1st
Total points: 26.5
Best dance: Her instant rumba, scored to Foreigner's 'Waiting for a Girl LIke You,' which Bruno called "breathtaking, sensual and sexy."
Worst dance: Her out-of-control paso doble in which she missed a step
We'll always remember her: Moving Viennese Waltz tribute to Patrick Swayze on the first night
Strengths: She's the strongest and most polished dancer left and the best at creating a character and conveying emotion and intensity
Weaknesses: Her many injuries have threatened to sideline her
Who's voting for her: 'Dirty Dancing' fans, women 40 and over, Levi Johnston
Best judges' nicknames: "Bionic bunny," "sexy mistress of Cougar Town"
Where she'll (likely) place: First
Do you agree with our predictions?