And then there were four! The four remaining couples of “Dancing with the Stars” will be competing in Part 1 of Season 19’s two-night finale Monday. And according to veteran judge Carrie Ann Inaba, the iconic Mirror Ball Trophy could go home with any of the hip-shaking finalists.
"This to me is by far the closest competition we have had in a long time," Inaba told TVGuide.com. "I'm really interested to see how it's all going to play out. ... At this stage, it could be any of them. It's going to be great."
The four remaining couples included YouTube star Bethany Mota and Derek Hough, “Pretty Little Liars” actress Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” actor Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson and “Duck Dynasty” reality star Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas. So, which one of these four remaining duos will win the title of Season 19’s competition?
We’ve hatched some theories on who has the best chance at winning “Dancing with the Stars" bragging rights:
1. Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy -- They’re sexy, they’re talented and they have one of the greatest reality TV romances of all time. With all the Jalenskiy shippers out there, it would seriously surprise us if the duo came out of Season 19 empty handed (and single).
2. Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson -- Alfonso may not be able to rock short dresses like his younger, female competitors but he sure knows how to set the ballroom dance floor ablaze with his undeniably outrageous dance moves.
"I am the last man. I am the last old man standing. And no male has won over the last three seasons," he said during a segment on “Good Morning America.”
Alfonso and Witney currently hold the highest average of awarded points coming in at at 36.2 (not including the extra points from Week 8).
3. Bethany Mota and Derek Hough -- Derek knows what it takes to win “Dancing with the Stars.” He has, after all, won the ABC competition a record five times. But will the tap dancing hottie be able to raise his partner’s confidence with his “Dancing with the Stars” history?
During an interview with “GMA” Mota quipped she didn’t think she was even going to make it past week 2 or 3 when the competition kicked off. “Honestly, week 1,” she confirmed. Hopefully her self-assurance will pick up before night 1 of the Season 19 finale begins.
4. Sadie Roberston and Mark Ballas -- The “Duck Dynasty” star has certainly come a long way but she’s still considered an underdog in terms of average points that she and her partner Mark have raked in over the past 10 weeks. Will the couple be able to rise to the top for the 2014 season finale?
Sound off in the comments section with who you think will win Season 19 of “Dancing with the Stars,” and take the poll below to cast your vote: