Dancing with the Stars pros: Will anyone win the 3rd Mirror Ball trophy?

“Dancing with the Stars” Judge Derek Hough holds the record for most championships among professional dancers. He won the Mirror Ball trophy six times during his run on the show. This is even more remarkable considering that no other professional dancer on the show has ever won more than two. It’s unlikely anyone will come close to that record before the show finally rolls around – when it does – but this season there are several double winners who could finally pull off that elusive hat trick. .

Cheryl Burk was the show’s first double winner, winning in season two with the singer Drew Lachey and season three with the soccer star Emmit Smith. But she hasn’t returned to the winner’s circle since then, despite six more top-three finishes, including a third-place finish last year with fitness instructor Peloton. Cody Rigby. This year, she is paired with a meteorologist Sam Championwho at 61 is older than any Mirror Ball champion in history, but he wouldn’t be the first weatherman to have a good run on the show: Ginger Zee finished third in Season 22.

Marc Ballas was also one of the show’s first double winners, winning over athletes Kristi Yamaguchi (season six) and Shawn Jonson (season eight). He only returns to the ballroom sporadically these days, but when he does, watch out. Last Two Times He Was In The Ballroom He Ranked Second: With An MMA Fighter Paige Van Zant (season 22) and musician Lindsey Stirling (season 25). It’s a good sign for his current partner, a social media star Charli D’Amelioespecially since she has more dance experience than most of the other contestants this season.

Peta Murgatroyd Mirror Ball trophies collected with a football player Donald Driver (season 14) and deaf model Nyle DiMarco (season 22). This latest win is mostly a testament to her abilities as a partner and teacher, as she brought out the musicality of a celebrity who couldn’t hear the music. She hasn’t been as successful since then, but maybe the actor and model Jason Lewis will change things for her.

Finally there is Val Chmerkovsky. He won season 20 with the actress Rumer Willis and season 23 with gymnast Laurie Hernandez, but he has only been in the top three since then. He may have been lucky with his Season 31 draw, however. He dances with Gaby Windey from “The Bachelorette”. The last two “Bachelorette” stars to compete on the show won the Mirror Ball Trophy: Hannah Brown in season 28, Kaitlyn Bristowe in season 29. Combining the passionate voting power of “Bachelor Nation” with the charisma and fan base of Chmerkovskiy could make it three for three for “The Bachelorette” and a third championship for the popular pro.

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