This one's going to be tough. There are no weak links so far on Dancing With the Stars Season 14. However, that doesn't mean everyone is performing at the same level and has the same potential to see Week 3.
We've seen the 12 dancers perform once, and we know what they are dancing on Week 2. Putting that together, here's our analysis of who may be in trouble next week, and who could be sitting at the top.
POSSIBLY AT THE TOP
Jaleel White & Kym Johnson — On Week 1 they were tied at the top for their Foxtrot, and on Week 2 they have the Jive, which is even more of a crowd-pleaser. Jaleel seems to have natural movement ability and high energy, as opposed to his fellow chart-topper, Katherine Jenkins, who is more graceful and elegant than sharp, fast, and energetic. There's no reason to think the Jive won’t suit Jaleel to a … J.
Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower — Now that Roshon got his hip hop intro out there, he's planning to focus more on technique. If he and Chelsie do a strong, energetic Quickstep, it should impress all three judges — since Grumpy Len Goodman does tend to like it when the young cool crowd does a "proper" ballroom routine. Both the Jive and Quickstep are exhausting dances and Roshon and Chelsie will probably be able to keep up, or even set the pace.
POSSIBLY IN JEOPARDY
Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff — Gavin has an awkward, kind of quirky charm about him and it's possible he'll just come alive in the Jive, doing perfectly timed kicks and flicks, but we're skeptical. He didn't seem prepared for moving his feet so much faster than he already did in his Foxtrot. And even though he’s a popular musician, his odd little comments (like stiffening up at the wrong times) could rub some DWTS voters the wrong way. (No naughty pun intended!)
Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani — It didn't help Martina to have to do a classy Foxtrot right after Loverboy Levy had his audience-pleasing Cha-Cha-Cha. But she got through it and did pretty well. On Week 2, elegant Martina will have to bring out her fun side and stop being so “careful,” as Len put it. Tony said he's going to challenge her even more in her Jive. Will she be able to bring the high energy and excitement required, not only for high scores but also viewer votes?
BOTTOM 3 WILD CARDS
Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — So far Melissa seems to be a fairly tentative dancer and her second routine, the Quickstep, will tax her energy and footwork. Maks is one of the most popular pros and there’s almost no chance his loyal fans will let him leave first, but it’s possible their combined judges’ scores could put them toward the bottom.
Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya — Jack has the crowd-pleasing Jive as his second dance and he’s going to try to “own the dance floor” this week. In our eyes, Jack was a bit overscored on the premiere, while charismatic Donald Driver was a bit underscored. When someone doesn’t seem to get the scores they deserve, the audience tends to rally behind them with votes. It’s possible Jack and Anna will get another fairly high score and keep going strong into Week 3, or fans could focus their votes on couples they feel need more help or were undervalued by the judges.
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Catch the next new episode of DWTS on Monday, March 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.