Dancing with the Stars: It's Anybody's Game
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Some players shine early on while there are those show thrive on pressure as the competition heats up on Dancing with the Stars. Unlike past seasons, season 8 has given us a bunch of competent celebrities who have plenty to offer on the dance floor. Obviously, that includes Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, The Bachelor's Melissa Rycroft, French actor Gilles Marini and hip-hop star Lil' Kim, who all have become fan favorites in their own right.

So who has the competition in the bag? According to Dancing with the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli, it's still anybody's game.

"The four [top] couples have all the cards in their hands," Tonioli told People Thursday at the Champagne Launch of BritWeek at the Consul General's official residence in Los Angeles. "It depends how they will play their aces."

"It's usually down to one or two who could win," added Toniolo, who compared this season's front runners to past years. "This season it could be all four. Last year, you had Brooke [Burke], who was so amazing. She was getting those 10s all the time."

So far, all four players have shown great promise as they attempt to woo audiences and the judges with their refined moves and intricate routines on Dancing with the Stars. So what factors will help determine the ultimate winner?

"This season it depends on so many things," Tonioli said. "[The couple] could have the wrong choreography; they could be nervous. It really will come down to what they do on a given night; anything could happen. Every one of them has a strong chance."

As expected, all four frontrunners (with the exception of Melissa Rycroft due to an injury) gave stunning performances on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars broadcast. If you missed the show, you can read a recap in this article.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: People
(Image courtesy of ABC)