Which 'Dancing with the Stars' Pro Is Most Overdue for a Mirror Ball Win?
Which 'Dancing with the Stars' Pro Is Most Overdue for a Mirror Ball Win?
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
While the stars may battle it out every season to win the Mirror Ball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars, the professional partners are also trying to achieve the glory of victory. Many of the top pros have won in recent seasons like Val and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Witney Carson and Emma Slater. Then there's Derek Hough, a pro who has hogged all of the spotlight with a stunning six Mirror Balls.


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But others aren't so lucky. Some beloved, long-time pros have never won the Mirror Ball, or haven't enjoyed the sweet taste of winning in a very, very long time.

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Which star is the most overdue for a win? Let's look at some of the top contenders.

Sharna Burgess

Sharna has competed in 9 seasons prior to season 25 and she's never won the Mirror Ball, the longest losing streak of any regularly active pro. She's proven herself to be capable of winning, reaching the Top 5 in six out of the last seven seasons. And she's come tantalizingly close to winning, finishing in second place with Nick Carter and James Hinchcliffe. But the Mirror Ball has proven to be elusive.

Lindsay Arnold

Lindsay is still one of the newer pros, with season 25 as just her sixth season as a pro partner. But she's been a force to be reckoned with, reaching the Final 4 in each of the last four seasons. She's proven that she can go far no matter who her partner is, whether it's a singer (Wanya Morris), an NFL player (Calvin Johnson), an older baseball player (David Ross) or a regular guy (Alek Skarlatos). It's definitely about time she won a Mirror Ball like her best friend Witney.

Artem Chigvintsev

Artem has only competed in five previous seasons, but he entered the U.S. with a strong pedigree. In the U.K.'s Strictly Come Dancing, he won in his very first appearance as a pro. Yet in the United States, he's never done better than sixth place. He's definitely overdue for making it to the finale, but can he ever win?

Sasha Farber

Sasha only has four seasons as a pro, improving each time. He made it to fifth place with Terra Jole and fourth with Simone Biles, proving to be a caring and nurturing partner both times. His fiancee Emma Slater just won, so shouldn't Sasha get his own Mirror Ball?

Louis van Amstel

He's not a regularly active pro anymore (he's only competed twice in the last 13 seasons, most recently in season 21). But he was a staple of the early seasons, competing 10 times as a pro and even earning an Emmy nomination for his choreography in season 3. Yet in all that time he only reached the finale once, finishing in third place with Kelly Osborne back in season 9. Of the 15 pros who've appeared in more than seven seasons, he's the only one who never made it to the Final 2.

Cheryl Burke

I know Cheryl already has two Mirror Balls, but they're both from way back at the start in seasons 2 and 3. Since then she's competed 17 times and lost every time, only making it back to the finale five of those times. As one of the most prominent and beloved pros on the series, Cheryl certainly deserves a triumphant comeback and a third Mirror Ball.

Mark Ballas

Like Cheryl, Mark won twice, but it was very early in his career, back in seasons 6 and 8. Since then he's competed in 14 seasons and reached the finale half of the time, yet he always comes up a little short. Derek Hough has made it to 10 finales and won six times, but Mark only has two wins in his nine finale appearances. He should definitely have at least three Mirror Balls by now.

Edyta Sliwinska and Anna Trebunskaya

Though these two have been out of the game for a while, they have made random return appearances in recent years (Anna in season 21 and Edyta in season 22). However, these two women share an unfortunate record. They have both competed in 11 seasons without ever winning the Mirror Ball, more than any other winless pro. They both only made it to two finales each, but despite their long careers as professional partners, neither of them has a Mirror Ball on their mantle.

Which pro do you think is most overdue for a Mirror Ball victory on Dancing with the Stars?

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