Tuesday night’s Dancing With The Stars season 23 finale will be on live stream and television as viewers eagerly await which couple will become the champions. The coveted Mirrorball Trophy is once again up for grabs, with three pairings each in contention for the prize. Among them are the frontrunners, U.S. Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez, former NFL star Calvin Johnson, and race car driver James Hinchcliffe. One couple will receive a proper send-off in the elimination during the special two-hour show, while another will finish runner-up. That leaves one pairing as the DWTS season 23 champions, holding up the trophy. The latest fan prediction odds might give an indication of exactly how the final results will work out.
The grand finale comes on Tuesday evening from The Grove in Los Angeles, and Golden Derby has reported that all three contestants get another shot at impressing the judges. They’ll be participating in a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” which involves the celebrity dancer and their professional dance partners coming up with a blended routine of two different dance styles. The competing teams also get just a day to come up with that new routine, making it extra challenging. However, this show is all about the couples making it through difficulties to eventually hoist up that shiny trophy.
Before looking at potential spoilers of how tonight’s results will go down, it’s a good idea to review how the original odds looked ahead of this season. Back in September, Odds Shark reported that Laurie Hernandez was a strong favorite to win at +250 odds. The interesting thing is that her three closest competitors were nowhere near her in that early odds picture. Instead, she was trailed by Amber Rose and Vanilla Ice, each with +700 odds. Calvin Johnson was at +750 and Jana Kramer at +800. Driver James Hinchcliffe was ninth on the overall list at +1200. He actually trailed earlier eliminations Marilu Henner, Ryan Lochte, and Jake T. Austin in the Odds Shark listing.
Fast forward to the present and Jana Kramer was eliminated on Monday night, whittling the field down to three. Hernandez is still the favorite, followed by Hinchcliffe, and then Calvin Johnson. The Golden Derby has “racetrack style odds” for various questions heading into tonight’s show, including who will finish where. The fan odds predictions indicate that Johnson will get the lowest score from the judges tonight and will end up as the one who is sent home first. That will leave a final battle between Hinchcliffe and Hernandez over the Mirrorball trophy.
As of now, the site is also listing Hernandez as the odds-on favorite to win at 1 to 2 odds. Hinchcliffe has had a great run on the dance floor, but with 3 to 1 odds, he is not expected to take the trophy for DWTS season 23. The Indy Car driver has certainly performed admirably, but this just appears to be Hernandez’s year. Soon she will be able to add a shiny trophy to the nice collection of Olympic medals she gained at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The final episode of DWTS arrives at 9 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday night. The live telecast comes via ABC affiliate channels around the United States. Fans will also be able to watch Dancing With the Stars season 23 finale live streaming online. To do so, a participating cable or satellite account is required along with the Watch ABC or ABC Go website or mobile apps. The live stream service is available in only a select number of cities within the United States at this time, with more information available through the official ABC website. There is also a special “All Access” area of the ABC website, which has special live feeds from around the dance floor and competition venue.
Dancing With the Stars fans, what is your predicted finish for the final three? Is it possible one of the other two competitors will upset Laura Hernandez in Tuesday night’s big finale?
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