Dancing With the Stars is down to the three contestants of Bristol Palin, Kyle Massey, and Jennifer Grey, who currently has the best odds.
There are no more athletes in the competition, as in week 7 ex-hoops star Rick Fox and partner Cheryl Burke were eliminated and in week 8 ex NFL and Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner and partner Anna Trebunskay were shown the door. In a somewhat surprising exit in week 9 singer Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy got the axe and she was a little surprised saying, "I don't know how I feel right now." The public voted her off and while the eliminations of Rick Fox and Brandy were pretty shocking Warner's time had come and it was obvious he would be going home.
Jennifer Grey has the best odds to win at and it is not hard to see why after her performance in the last show. It was a very sexual cha cha cha and Bruno called the execution of her routine "flawless." Grey and partner Derek Hough scored their second perfect score and they are obviously the pair to beat.
Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas have seemed out of sync at times, but her technique has been excellent. The judges like her and it seems like the audience does too, as she is still around.
Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer seemed to have danced better as the weeks go on and judges have been giving him praise. After his Argentine tango Bruno said that he was strong, sharp and masculine and called him "Mr. Charisma." Carrie Ann said his style reminded her of Emmitt Smith, which is not bad since Smith won Dancing With the Stars a few years back.
It was interesting that actress Jamie Lee Curtis was in the audience in week 9 and the camera showed her a few times and she looked excited about the competition. How could she not be with the last 4 contestants battling it out?
Richard Gardner, manager of Bodog, recently said, "In the past 10 seasons there have been no real upsets as to who won Dancing With the Stars, but going into the final 3 there is potential for one this time around. Jennifer Grey has remained a frontrunner all season long, and Kyle Massey has shown he can move week in and week out. But who would have though Bristol Palin who opened at 30-1 and was 50-1 at one point may win this thing. It is always tougher to set odds on competitions where the public votes on it because even though Bristol should have been out weeks ago based on her performances she may end up winning."
Dancing With the Stars courtesy of
Start of Season - highest odds during season - Current Odds
Bristol Palin 20/1 50/1 5/2
Jennifer Grey 7/2 7/2 2/5
Kyle Massey 15/1 30/1 5/1
Dancing With the Stars - Update
Dancing with the Stars is down to six stars and their dance partners and the drama is really heating up. In week five and six there were surprising exits, but the viewers have their say in the show and that saved some celebs, who would have been voted off it was totally up the judges.
Judges, what do they know? Week 5 In the week five show Florence Henderson, who we all know as Mrs. Brady, her partner Corky Ballas, Rick Fox and partner Cheryl Burke, and the “Star” with the best current odds to win Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough were at the bottom of the pack and one would be going bye-bye. The theme of the show in week five was theme songs from television.
Henderson picked the Brady Bunch song, I thought she would pick the A-Team, and a tango to go along with it, which is obviously the dance most people think of when hearing that oh so catchy tune.
Judges were not impressed with the performance from Henderson and Ballas and they were shown the door, but Henderson was very grateful to everyone and stated, "I've worked in television for the past 50 years, and this is the best-produced show I've ever been on.” Week 6 The theme in week six was Rock Week Spectacular and Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer, Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani and again Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough were the couples in danger of being axed.
Surprisingly Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani were eliminated even though they had the second highest score from the judges, but the viewers did not share their opinion and they were sent packing. DWTS judge Len Goodman stated, "There is no justice.” Well, you leave it up to the public and justice flies out the window quickly like the Hoff’s exit from the show this season.
While all the others have been relevant in the past couple of decades I am going with the oddsmakers and taking Grey to win it all since she has not done anything good since Red Dawn. The Contenders
Jennifer Grey is best-known for her portrayal of ‘Baby’ in Dirty Dancing, although if oddsmakers have it right, she’ll soon be known as the Season 11 winner of Dancing With The Stars.
Grey, who co-starred with the late Patrick Swayze in the lame 80s flick, is a prohibitive favorite to win the TV dancing contest. She was at 11/10 odds – almost even money – to win it all.
Behind her, a couple of retired athletes – neither of whom were known for quick feet or fast moves – loom as the second and third choices.
Former Boston Celtic and LA Laker Rick Fox is 7/2 odds, while Kurt Warner, a former NFL MVP best known for quarterbacking the Rams and Cardinals to Super Bowl games is 11/2.
Nineties singer Brandy is also 11/2 according to bodog. Mom from the Brady Bunch (that’s another lame sitcom from the 1970s for those of you too young to remember) is the biggest longshot. Florence Henderson was listed at 50/1.
The odds move week by week, as new favorites emerge and some celebrities are voted off the dance floor.
Here are the odds at to win Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars as of October 29th. Jennifer Grey 2/5 Brandy 7/4 Rick Fox 7/2 Kurt Warner 6/1 Bristol Palin 30/1 Kyle Massey 30/1