No sooner did ABC announce the lineup for Season 11, Dancing With the Stars, then the Las Vegas odd makers posted the odds for this seasons dancers. While the competition has yet to start those in the “know” are giving the best odds at winning to Brandy, Jennifer Gray and Audrina Patridge for the ladies. Jersey Shore’s hunk, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Rick Fox, Michael Bolton and “The Hoff”, David Hasselhoff are deemed the favorites among the men.
The dancers on the losing end of the competition according to the odd makers are Florence Henderson and Bristol Palin, the oldest and youngest of the female dancers, and Kyle Massey the youngest male competitor.
It remains to be seen how the odds will change as the competition progresses. Still it is fun to see what the professional odds makers think is going to happen. Here are the contestants and what their odds are as of 9/20/2010.
Brandy, singer, song writer, actress and producer. Brandy is seen as a major contender with 3/1 odds.
Jennifer Gray, despite her age, this “girl” can move. Vegas sees her at 7/2 odds.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, from Jersey Shores works as a fitness instructor and has danced as an exotic dancer. His odds are 7/1.
Audrina Patridge is a television personality and actress with all the right moves with 8/1 odds.
Rick Fox NBA Championship player is use to moving with speed and grace. He comes in with 11/2 odds.
Michael Bolton, singer and songwriter definitely moves to the music with 10/1 odds.
“The Hoff”, David Hasselhoff caused quite a stir when his name was announced as a member of this year’s “Dancing With the Stars”. A lot of people think he is going to win the competition. Odds have him ties with Bolton at 10/1.
Kurk Warner, Super Bowl Winning Quarter Back and father of seven kids can go either way. He is either in fantastic shape with all his moves still in place …or he’s worn out from having all those kids. His odds are 12/1.
Margaret Cho, stand up comedian, actress, author and fashion designer. She can multi task but can she dance? The odd makers don’t think so giving her 20/1 odds.
Bristol Palin’s claim to fame is she is a teen mom and her Mom ran for vice president on the republican ticket. Bristol is a long shot at 22/1.
Florence Henderson is the oldest member of the cast. There isn’t much she hasn’t done in her lengthy career, so who knows? Her odds are 25/1.
Kyle Massey know by kids across the country from the Disney Channel and the youngest member of the show comes in tied with Henderson at 25/1 odds.
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