Shawn Johnson has been the favorite to win Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars since the cast was announced, but is she going to run away with her second Mirrorball trophy? While 44 percent of TVGuide.com voters picked the Olympic gold medalist for the win, her Season 8 co-star Melissa Rycroft is nipping at her heels with 37 percent, while Season 1 champ Kelly Monaco nabbed 19 percent.
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For Her: Technical precision and high-flying acrobatic skills. The Season 8 champ has not disappointed all season when it comes to the "wow" factor and is arguably the best dancer left. Outside of Week 1, when low scores were dished out to everyone, Johnson has not received lower than a 25.
Needs to work on: Performance factor. If it's not a perky, upbeat number, Johnson can come off as too mechanical and robotic at times. She's made strides since Season 8, as seen in her sassy cha-cha and sweet rumba, but she's got to let her guard down a little more. It's not a gymnastics competition!
Why she might win: She's got the skills, the eye-popping tricks and judges' pet Derek Hough as her partner. The three-time pro champ loves to break (push, bend — whatever you want to call it) the rules and he'll have free rein with the supersized freestyle to tap even more into Johnson's gymnastics prowess. Hough has also hinted that this will be his last season, so nothing like that to encourage their big fan base (individually and together) to send him out on top as the show's first four-time winner.
Watch out for: The freestyle. The make-it-or-break-it routine is Mr. Choreography's forte and if it meets fans' ultra-high expectations, this contest may be over.