You know what’s tough? Making predictions for double eliminations. I mean, it’s hard enough choosing one couple to leave Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars. But two couples? We may as well all accept our doom on that.
But hey, doom is what I’m here for. Thus, here are the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars semi-finals elimination predictions.
Most Likely to Be Eliminated
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy (score = 54)
Sure, they’ve had some good performances. They’ve also had a whole bunch of mediocre performances. With the competition level so high, constant dips into mediocrity are not OK.
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke (score = 54)
Yeah, Emmitt is charming and all, but it’s hard to argue that he has really deserved some of his higher scores. And a lot of his scores are not higher. Emmitt and Kelly did tie at the bottom in the judges’ scoring, and that is not a fluke.
Should Be Worried
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani (score = 57.5)
If anyone deserves to make the finals based on their late-season performances, it’s this couple. Repeated perfect scores, obvious effort and actual tears at the prospect of making the finals should help. Melissa’s relative lack of celebrity does not.
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff (score = 57)
These two run hot and cold when it comes to performing. When they’re on, it’s great. When they’re off, however… Honestly, both Apolo and Karina can be kind of irritating when they’re not on top. That might hurt them — especially when the only other guy celebrity left is the charming Emmitt Smith.
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough (score = 59)
If there is a sure thing for the All-Stars finale, it’s this pair. They definitely have the most skill of any couple. And the only low scores have been based on judges’ opinion, rather than actual mistakes in the dancing. Add in the fact that they had the highest scores in the semi-finals, and Shawn and Derek will probably be OK.
No one is safe. Not at this point. Although I would be willing to bet money that Shawn Johnson makes the finals.
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