Add Season 13 champ J.R. Martinez to the list of people who think the past champions — especially the athletes — will be the ones to beat on Dancing With the Stars Season 15 All-Stars.
J.R. won last fall's Season 13 with pro partner Karina Smirnoff. Now Karina is partnered with Season 4 winner Apolo Anton Ohno — but J.R. doesn't think Karina and Apolo will take the win (despite Vegas bookies giving them the best odds already.)
J.R. told Entertainment Tonight he thinks All-Stars will come down to Season 8 winner Shawn Johnson and her partner Derek Hough vs. Season 5 winner Helio Castroneves and his partner, Chelsie Hightower. To support his old partner, J.R. did say Apolo and Karina will probably take third.
What do you think? Shawn, Helio, and Apolo as the top three? Or do you think one of the other past winners (Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith, and Kelly Monaco) will win again? Or is it more likely that a runner-up or past non-champ will take the crown? Or are you just focusing on as which pro will win this time?
If Helio does win again, it would be the first Mirror Ball for Chelsie — in fact, it would be the first time she even makes it to the finals. However, if Shawn wins, that would give a fourth trophy to Derek, who already has the record with three. The competing pros who have yet to win trophies are Chelsie, Anna Trebunskaya, Val Chmerkovskiy, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Louis van Amstel, and Tristan MacManus.
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC.
Source: ET Online
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