We’re one step closer to finding out who will win the coveted Mirror Ball trophy! During Monday night’s installment of “Dancing With the Stars” it was revealed that all four remaining couples would be competing in Season 21’s anticipated finale after Tamar Braxton forfeited from the series.
“As regular viewers know, when someone withdraws we eliminate no one,” the show’s host, Tom Bergeron, said at the very end of Week 10’s installment, confirming that no one would be getting the ballroom boot. Bindi Irwin and Nick Carter, both who were in the bottom two, looked relieved to learn they would have another shot at earning the title of “DWTS” champ.
But which couple from the 2015 installment will receive the sparkling trophy and well-deserved bragging rights? Well … that’s a tough call seeing as this is one of the most competitive seasons that the long-running ABC series has ever held. Check out our theories of which finalist will be dubbed “DWTS” champion below:
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – First Place
The fan-favorite competitor has stolen the hearts of both audiences and the judges with her charisma and charm. But in addition to become America’s newest sweetheart, Bindi also proves week after week that she’s one the fiercest competitors on the show.
Bindi and Derek have earned the highest average score on the show and continue to stun the judges with their innovative, risky and emotional performances.
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson – Second Place
Although Carlos and Nick Carter are neck-in-neck in the competition, averaging about the same scores throughout Season 21, we think it will ultimately be Witney’s partner who earns the silver medal.
Since Carlos’ wife, Alexa PenaVega, was eliminated from the competition, a fire has been lit inside of the Big Time Rush star. He’s now more determined than ever before to win the Mirror Ball in her name.
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess – Third Place
Nick has proven himself as a worthy competitor throughout the entire season but will the Backstreet Boy’s band member have what it takes to walk away with the Mirror Ball trophy?
Although Nick is a determined and talented contestant (who has a seriously gifted pro as his partner) we think he may get into his own head during the finale, which is something he’s done in the past. In fact, viewers watched Nick psych himself out during Week 10 when he fumbled a few moves during the middle of his Tango routine. Hopefully, this comeback kid can enter the finale with a clear mind.
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold – Fourth Place
Alek deserves to be a finalist -- and not just because he suffered a painful chest waxing! With each passing episode, the American soldier has surprised viewers and judges alike with his vast improvements out on the dance floor. He even scored his first, perfect score during Week 10 of the competition for his elegant Waltz!
However, we fear Alek will come in at fourth place due to having the least technical skills out of all the contestants on the show.
Who do you think will win Season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars”? The dancers will compete during the show's final week on Monday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC and a winner will be named on Tuesday, Nov. 24, wen the finale airs at 9 p.m. EST.