DWTS Season 14 Stats Class – Week 8

The home stretch! Heading into the Last Third of the season. You know what that means? It means that every couple is going to be dancing two dances for the next two weeks… each! This ought to be fun.

So what I am going to do is that below each celebrity I am going to put the predicted scores breakdown for the first dance and do the same for the second dance. Then I will put in the predicted rank as well as my personal comments on each celebrity. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep them all straight in my head :)

MELISSA GILBERT
Dance 1: Foxtrot
Average Scores:
- Age: 23.000
- Occupation: 25.500
- Professional Partner: 26.000
Predicted Score: 25

Dance 2: Samba
Average Scores:
- Age: 23.571
- Occupation: 24.500
- Professional Partner: 26.400
- “Trio Partner”: N/A
Predicted Score: 25

Predicted Rank: 6th
Comments: Since we do not know for sure that Melissa would perform the Waltz for her Ballroom dance… but just for the sake of it the only other Actress in their 40s to have done the Waltz was Season 10′s Pamela Anderson on Week 7, but she received a 24. Now that we know that the Foxtrot is what Melissa is dancing for her Ballroom dance, the scores have changed a little bit, as well as her placing… unfortunately. Also unfortunate is that no other actress in their 40s have done the Foxtrot this late in the season. The closest being that Season 5′s Jennie Garth and Season 6′s Marissa Jaret Winokur (who were both Actresses in their 30s) received a 26 and 25 respectively. On the other hand there is no other celebrity in the exact same categories as Melissa that has done a Samba this late in the season. Melissa has been gaining steam slowly and surely… but there is no telling if that upward trend would continue after the scores last week.

ROSHON FEGAN
Dance 1: Foxtrot
Average Scores:
- Age: 25.000
- Occupation: 25.500
- Professional Partner: N/A
Predicted Score: 25

Dance 2: Paso Doble
Average Scores:
- Age: 27.778
- Occupation: 25.000
- Professional Partner: N/A
- “Trio Partner”: N/A
Predicted Score: 26

Predicted Rank: 5th
Comments: Unfortunately there were no Disney related celebrities that have done the Foxtrot in the last four weeks of the season. On the other hand Season 3′s Monique Coleman and Season 12′s Chelsea Kane both did the Paso Doble in their Week 7 and received a 27 and 26 respectively. Roshon has been getting inconsistent scores and even though I could see him receiving a 25/26 for his dances, whether he actually would is another story altogether.

DONALD DRIVER
Dance 1: Tango
Average Scores:
- Age: 27.250
- Occupation: 24.833
- Professional Partner: N/A
Predicted Score: 26

Dance 2: Jive
Average Scores:
- Age: 26.600
- Occupation: 25.333
- Professional Partner: N/A
- “Trio Partner”: 28.000
Predicted Score: 27

Predicted Rank: 4th
Comments: The Tango seems to be a rather popular dance to be done by NFL players in their 30s in the last few weeks of the season. You have Season 6′s Jason Taylor (29), Season 7′s Warren Sapp (28), Season 10′s Chad Ochocinco (21), Season 11′s Kurt Warner (24) and Season 12′s Hines Ward (27). Their scores being widespread would average out to Donald’s Predicted score… which is a safe middle. Though I personally believe he has the potential to score higher. As for the Jive: Season 7′s Warren Sapp and Season 12′s Hines Ward both received a 26 while Season 10′s Chad Ochocinco was granted a 24. Seeing that Donald has been receiving stronger scores in recent weeks, it’s not far off the mark that his scores would continue to do so. Though I believe he would actually be off by a point.

WILLIAM LEVY
Dance 1: Foxtrot
Average Scores:
- Age: 26.895
- Occupation: 26.500
- Professional Partner: 25.500
Predicted Score: 26

Dance 2: Paso Doble
Average Scores:
- Age: 27.667
- Occupation: 27.200
- Professional Partner: 28.000
- “Trio Partner”: 26.500
Predicted Score: 27

Predicted Rank: 3rd
Comments: William has a lot of shoes to follow because every actor in their 30s that have performed the Foxtrot later in the season has received a 29 (Season 3′s Mario Lopez and Joey Lawrence and Season 8′s Gilles Marini). Unfortunately his predicted score is a 26, which doesn’t bode well for him. Looking at the Paso Doble, with the same three actors they have received scores of either a 26 (Joey Lawrence) or 30 (Mario and Gilles), so where would that put William? There’s no telling to be honest, but I think a 27 can be considered to be semi-realistic.

MARIA MENOUNOS
Dance 1: Waltz
Average Scores:
- Age: 27.333
- Occupation: 28.000
- Professional Partner: 27.500
Predicted Score: 28

Dance 2: Samba
Average Scores:
- Age: 26.700
- Occupation: 26.500
- Professional Partner: 29.000
- “Trio Partner”: N/A
Predicted Score: 27

Predicted Rank: 2nd
Comments: Even though we’ve had other hostesses in their 30s this late in the season (Season 7′s Brooke Burke and Season 10′s Erin Andrews) neither did the Waltz this late in the season. So there is really no data to glean any information from for Maria. On the other hand, both previous celebs did the Samba and they received a 28 and 29 respectively. Maria is on a high from her perfect score last week, perhaps that upward trend will continue on to this week.

KATHERINE JENKINS
Dance 1: Viennese Waltz
Average Scores:
- Age: 26.909
- Occupation: 27.000
- Professional Partner: 26.667
Predicted Score: 27

Dance 2: ChaCha
Average Scores:
- Age: 27.190
- Occupation: 27.667
- Professional Partner: 28.600
- “Trio Partner”: N/A
Predicted Score: 28

Predicted Rank: 1st
Comments: For a vocalist in their 30s, no one really has done the Viennese Waltz this late in the season, on the other hand Season 8′s Chuck Wicks, Season 9′s Mya and Season 11′s Brandy have all done the Cha-Cha and received a 26, 29 and 28 respectively. Katherine has been on course for a perfect score if not closer to it and she’s been learning to have fun with the Latin dances, would this week be her week? We’ll see.