Like Sam Cooke famously sang in 1959: “Everybody loves to cha cha cha.”
Little did Sam know everybody would love to watch celebrities do the cha cha cha on television decades later.
The 28th season of Dancing with the Stars will conclude tonight with the finale featuring the showdown between reality star Hannah Brown, singers Ally Brooke and Lauren Alaina, and actor Kel Mitchell.
Brown, known for her appearances on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, is favored to take the Mirror Ball trophy this season at +150 odds. Right behind Brown is Brooke with +175 odds of winning.
Alaina and Mitchell’s entertainment betting odds for the show are more of longshots at +300 and +400, respectively.
Odds to win Dancing with the Stars season 28
- Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten +150
- Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber +175
- Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko +300
- Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson +400
The final four contestants are all that’s left from season 28’s diverse cast of celebrities. Previously eliminated stars include: Mary Wilson, Sean Spicer, Lamar Odom, Ray Lewis, Kate Flannery, Karamo Brown, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, and James Van Der Beek.
Tonight’s finale will open with a group routine to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer, followed by a ballroom routine and a fan-favorite freestyle from each couple.
Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten routines
- Viennese waltz- “Lover” by Taylor Swift
- Freestyle- “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys and “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani medley
Brown has the most notoriety when it comes to reality television, given her previous runs on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Coupled with her improved footwork, the University of Alabama alum is primed for a first-place finish.
Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber routines
- Jive- “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner
- Freestyle- “Conga” by Gloria Estefan
Considered one of the best all-around dancers on the show, Brooke has struggled with earning fan support this season. Despite being in the bottom two three times this season, Brooke is no stranger to perfect scores from the judges.
Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko routines
- Foxtrot- “Jolene” by Dolly Parton
- Freestyle- “Country Girl” by Luke Bryan
A tad inconsistent with her performances, Alaina can be hit or miss each week. However, as Bobby Bones showed fans last season, country music celebrity underdogs should never be written off.
Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson routines
- Jazz- “We’re All in This Together” by the High School Musical cast
- Freestyle- “Jump” by Kriss Kross
Described as “the surprise of the season” by judge Carrie Ann Inaba, Mitchell will play into his strengths with his Monday night routines. For the older fans that remember Mitchell from Good Burger and could give him hefty support, his +400 odds may be a solid bet for a sizeable payout.