Dancing with the Stars season 11 is set to premiere Monday, September 20 on ABC with an all-new cast of celebrity wanna-be hoofers primed and ready to Rumba it out for Ballroom glory. As the big night approaches, speculation on the season’s eventual outcome abounds. Will Jennifer Grey dirty dance her way to the Mirrorball Trophy on the experienced arm of partner Derek Hough? Will Karina Smirnoff tame The Situation and turn him into the Master of the Samba? Here’s a quick run-down of the DWTS Fall 2010 celebs who just may have what it takes to walk away winners.
Dancing with the Stars season 11 predicted contenders #1: Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough. She may be half a century old (that’s 50 for you non math savvy folks), but you can’t use her age against her when it comes to the art of cutting a rug. Best known as Patrick Swayze’s co-star in the 80s cult classic film Dirty Dancing, Jennifer has proven herself a worthy — and feisty — dancefloor diva. And with reigning DWTS pro champ Derek by her side, she could well wind up being next to invincible.
Dancing with the Stars season 11 predicted contenders #2: Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff. I’ve seen a few episodes of MTV’s Jersey Shore and was less than impressed by the foray into life with the pack of self-proclaimed guidos and guidettes, but my gut (which is admittedly pregnant and stuffed with yummy Twinkie at this precise moment) tells me that this guy will be able to shake it like no other on the Ballroom floor. And in the event that his ‘Situation’al characteristics arise, Karina’s just the gal to whip him into shape. Oh la la!
Dancing with the Stars season 11 predicted contenders #3: Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. (Okay, okay, so before I launch into my ‘why Brandy has a shot’ rhetoric, I have to snicker over how much I just lurve that both Karina and Maks — former lovebirds turned near-mortal enemies — have decent shots at winning DWTS Fall 2010. Get ready for the claws to come out! Hiss! Now back to Brandy.) She’s a singer, she’s an actress, she’s young, she’s pretty hot. And she’s on the arm of uber-muscled and uber-fan fave Maks, who takes the title of ‘pro dancer most likely to reveal male cleavage’ this season thanks to the absence of Dmitry Chaplin. Brandy’s an entertainer and she knows how to deliver performances, so why wouldn’t she have a chance?
So that’s the scoop from this Dancing with the Stars fan. If these aren’t the final three couples standing at season’s end, I’ll eat a box of Twinkies. But then again, I’d probably do that anyway (pregnant and all), so…. Check back soon for my picks for the illustrious ‘Fat Chance, Freddie’ distinction.
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