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Who Will Win Dancing With The Stars 5?

November 26, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon

MariesurprisedWith only three couples left, it’s still wide open as to who will win
Dancing with the Stars 5.  The final three couples are Marie Osmond
& Jonathan Roberts, Melanie Brown & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and
Helio Castroneves & Julianne Hough.  These three couples will face
off in the Dancing with the Stars 5 finals on Monday, November 26, 2007
at 8PM ET on ABC.

For the last three seasons of Dancing with the Stars, a male celebrity has ultimately won the contest.  In fact if you go by the dance-off results from season one, then a male celebrity has won every season.

In the first season of Dancing with the Stars, Kelly Monaco initially won the competition, but ABC held a dance-off in response to viewer complaints.  In the dance-off, John O’ Hurley came out on top.  Drew Lachey won the second season, Emmitt Smith won the third season, and Apolo Anton Ohno won the fourth season.

With the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars, there are two female celebrities but only one male celebrity left in the final three.  Will the numbers advantage lead to a female celebrity winning?  Or will it split up the vote and virtually assure that Helio Castroneves takes the title?

Helio Castroneves was an early surprise favorite in the competition.  Helio started strong, faded a little bit in the middle, but has rebounded in the final weeks.  Helio is also partnered with Julianne Hough who was part of the winning couple last season.  Cheryl Burke won two seasons in a row, so it could be Julianne Hough’s turn to pull off back-to-back victories.

The biggest challenge to Helio Castroneves claiming the trophy is likely Melanie Brown.  Of all the contestants, Melanie Brown has likely grown the most during the competition.  She has picked up steam as the weeks have gone by, and she has really shined during her most recent performances.  The fact that Melanie has peaked at just the right time in the competition could very well build enough momentum to carry her to victory.

The longshot to win the competition is Marie Osmond.  While Marie Osmond has been a consistently good dancer, she hasn’t been in the same league as Helio and Melanie in regards to the judges’ scores.  On the official Dancing with the Stars message board, many viewers are protesting that Marie Osmond doesn’t even belong in the finals based on dance ability alone.  However, Marie Osmond shouldn’t be counted out.  After all, are older female viewers that make up a large part of Dancing with the Stars viewer demographic going to vote for a Spice Girl, a race car driver, or the beloved singer/entertainer that they grew up watching on TV?

The reality is that this season any of the final three could wind up taking home the Dancing with the Stars 5 trophy.  If one of the three has a breakout dance on the finals like Drew Lachey did in season two, then they will likely claim the title.  Post your predictions for who will win Dancing with the Stars 5 in the comments section below.

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41 Responses to “Who Will Win Dancing With The Stars 5?”

  1. Richman Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Anyone but Marie!!!!

  2. nene Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:27 pm
  3. cactusqueen Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    I think it will be Helio/Mel in the final two, with Mel ultimately winning (although I’m rooting for Helio).

  4. nene Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Julianne for 2nd win!!!!!!!

  5. filipino Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Filipinos love the Osmond’s since for ever…we will be txting our votes in for you Marie, have fun. God continue to Bless you and your family.

  6. Belle Book Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    I love both Mel and Helio, and so far have voted for both of them. However, I think I’m going to have to vote for one of them. So, I’m voting for Mel B. and I hope either she or Helio wins the title. I like Marie, but she shouldn’t win. She’s just not good enough.

    Belle Book

  7. Anonymous Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Well, the only way to be fair is to not vote for Mel. But Marie is likely to win if she can pull a 60.

  8. Danno Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Mel.

    Helio was good in the beginning, but he hasn’t grown. Where Mel on the otherhand has become a REALLY, REALLY GREAT dancer.

    But, in all honesty, Sabrina should have won. Damn, that girl could move!

  9. Karen Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Mel is a professional entertainer/dancer so I hope she is GREAT, after all she is a Spice Girl with dance training, as opposed to Marie and Helio. Sabrina was also exposed to professional training. (Marie was a singer way back when and never did any dancing.) I don’t even think these “pros” should be allowed to be on the show (same goes for Joey from N’Sync, etc.) Helio gets my votes because he has improved so much and is a racecar driver by profession, not a Spice Girl (who should be GREAT after doing all those videos, concerts, etc.). She admitted how many hours she was training for their reunion tour and all the DANCING she was having to do as part of it). NOT FAIR TO LET THESE PROS ON THE SHOW. Who’s next to compete … Britney Spears???!!!

  10. Senator Phil Gramm (R-Texas) Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    My prediction for who will win Dancing with the Stars 5: MELAINE BROWN-end of story.

    Look for a female to break the 3-year hiatus of guys dominance.

  11. Senator Phil Gramm (R-Texas) Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Karen, Helio will NOT win this competition, neither will Marie.

    Mel B wins it, end of story.

    It’s time for a girl to win.

  12. DAVID Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Donnie Osmond on Entertainment Tonight is just RUDE, ARROGANT and not of good Mormon values…

    He always favors his sister and no one else really can compete with her up to her level?

    Does anyone in the REAL WORLD realize Marie is his sister?? OMG…GEt over yourself Donnie..

    Maybe he should Dance next year and let the this years contestants critic him and down play his work…

    Why would ET even suggest he be the commentator…Its NOT FAIR TO THE OTHER DANCERS!!

  13. M Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Listen …. and think about it …

    (1) A female will win because a male has won the last two times

    (2) Of the two females … you know Mel will win … she’s good … and Marie is not.

    *****That said … my prediction for those reasons***** … Mel B wins.

    Note: Personally, I love to watch Helio!

  14. sara roman Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    i hope that marie wins she can dance for her age let,t see if the peple that don,t want her to win try and dance that way bet you can,t sara roman.rdg,pa

  15. Janet Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Everyone who puts down Marie, just remember that she has put her heart and soul in this competition, and she has improved. I won’t be unhappy if Julianne and her partner win. I would like for Mel to win, if not Marie, but in order for that to be, it involves her partner, Max, and he is a jerk! No man would bash a finalist as he has done! He needs to be reprimanded by DWTS producers! Go Marie!

  16. n smith Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Helio, Helio, Helio, Helio, Helio, Helio………Need I say more?

  17. Jen L. Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 1:30 am

    Marie was such a poor role model tonight!! She was a very bad sport. If anything the judges were too generous giving her sevens for that doll disaster dance!! Everyone assumes that all Mormons vote for her, but to many of us she is an embarassment!She is conceited and instead of BEING a mother all she does is put her wide face everywhere she can so she TALK about having eight kids. When is the last time she even spent time with ANY of those kids? Jennie Garth was a sweetheart and a true mom!!

  18. Amy Louise Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 1:33 am

    I agree with you, Jen. I use to like Marie but throughout this season I have noticed her becoming more and more smug and full of herself. She should not be mouthing off scriptures when she is a twice divorced woman who did not take marriage seriously, as devout Mormons do.

  19. Melanie H Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 1:37 am

    I want to see Helio get it!!! I do like mel’s personality, though! She is so genuine!! Marie has no business being in the top three! Everyone knows it!IF her idiot fans do make her the champ, it will just be a humiliation for her. Every message board you read has people bashing her lack of talent and her conceit. It would be a pretty shallow victory.

  20. Shanna A Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 4:40 am

    Although I respect the fact that marie is the oldest performer out there I can promise you I will be screaming in shock and anguish if she wins tommorow. No way would Marie winning be deserved. She is the weakest dancer and this is ultimately a dancing competition. Helio Does Have that performance quality that I enjoy and even though the scores don’t agree with me he and Julianne were the best last night. Despite all of this it is Mel and Maks that I want to WIN!!!! They have been consistently strong and entertaining and are technically in a whole other league from helio (and especially Marie)!!!

    GO MEL AND MAKS!!!!!

  21. Jen Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 9:51 am

    I hope it is either Mel or Helio. I have enjoyed watching them dance – although I didn’t think tonight’s finals were near as good as some in the past.

    As for Marie – YUCK. I practically could not watch her dance it was so horrible. Then to top it off she was arrogant and rude to the judges. I just do not like her attitude. I started off this competition kind of liking and admiring her and now I can’t really stand her.

    If Marie wins I’ll be very disappointed. Mainly because then we’ll have to see her on TV way more as she runs from show to show bragging about her Dancing with the Stars trophy! Yikes!

  22. Betty Smalley Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    I love Marie, but she doesn’t have the talent such as Helio or Mel – I think these two dancers are great and great entertainers, but in the long run think Mel is the most talented dancer – Go Mel and Max – they make a great couple.

  23. Sue Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    It is called Dancing With The Stars and they are all entertainers in one way or another.

    Marie brings the best entertainment value to the show. She makes you smile and feel happy when you watch her dance. She is not the best dancer, but if I could vote I would definitely have voted for Marie for her entertainment value.

    I would vote for Helio next and Mel last as I find her very arrogant plus when she dances she is very stiff. I think it is her body that the judges have been infatuated with from the first show.

    She will not be upset if she loses as her Spice Girl Act has been given a boost by her appearance on Dancing With The Stars – just convenient or planned that their new act is making its debut at the same time as DWTS.

  24. Tunisia Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Melanie B for the win!

  25. LOSANGELES Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    WE,VE BEEN VOTING ALL NIGHT AND ALL DAY FOR YOU JULIANNE AND HELIO…ENJOY YOUR WIN, WE WILL BE- DEFINITELY

  26. Sharon Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    I think Helio and Julianne should win. Their freestyle dance was simply amazing with very difficult lifts and technical moves!

  27. Sharon Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    I think Helio and Julianne should win. Their freestyle dance was simply amazing with very difficult lifts and technical moves!

  28. Lucas Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Marie may not be the best dancer …But I hope she wins. She dances outstanding for her age and deserves to win just as much as all of them. I LOVE YOU MARIE!!!! YOU CAN WIN. I HAVE VOTED ON EVERY PHONE IN MY HOUSE AND SENT OUT TEXT MESSAGES SAYING TO VOTE FOR MARIE! GO MARIE AND JOHNATHON. AND also Johnathon you have done an outstanding job. Keep up the good work and I hope to see you next year!!!

  29. jun Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    I think Marie will gonna win for the dancing with the star competition,because she knows how to dance,make the audience laugh so that they forget their problems while watching Marie Osmond dance.Keep up the good dance,Marie Osmond,we salute you.

  30. Anonymous Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Well, I wanted Helio in the final 2 from the beginning, but it should have been Jennie there instead. Based on last night, I’m already celebrating Helio’s win even though he hasn’t won yet.

  31. andrea Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    WOW it has been a great season of dancing with the stars. i really dont think the marie shpuld win she is shuch a bad and good dancer. if marie wins i bett someine set this up. i mean please donnie on every ET show. marie has a lot of things and dosent need more. mel you are great but you are a spice girl and you got a lot of publiscity. mel you inproved so much and you shoud be in the botton two you are great!!!. HELIO is great greater then aneyone that has been in the show. helio should win because he worked so hard during the hole season and is gust great. SO GO HELIO!!!! I LOVE YOU HELIO HELIO HELIO

  32. Orion Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    Marie Osmond can’t dance her way out of a paper bag with one way signs on it. She’s a total embarrassment to the dance community. Her mouthiness last night was appalling. Does she really believe all of the hype about herself? Can she really imagine that she can dance well enough to win? What meds is this very deluded woman taking?

    Helio deserves to win following last night’s performance. Mel B was disappointing particulary since she could have gone “all out” to show people how well she can dance and dance rings around Marie Osmond. Instead, she turned herself into a robot and jumped around posing on chairs! She really blew it right there.

    Helio is upbeat, realistic about his ability (unlike egomaniac Marie) and danced like a true champion.

    If Marie Osmond wins tonight, this entire country will do a “group gag” and laugh ourselves silly.

    If she wins, this show will tank to the bottom of the ratings as a bona fide dance competition.

    Maybe that’s why two of the judges are doing their own thing with another show soon? It may be over for this show, thanks to Marie’s buffoonery and lack of dance ability.

    P.S. Marie keeps bragging about being nearly a fifty-year old woman; well she looks every bit the saggy, baggy, bad face-lifted Fiftysomething or more than she actually is. I wouldn’t brag about it if I were in her shoes.

    I think it’s safe to say that if Marie Osmond wins when she can’t dance worth a crap, this show will lose all credibility it had.

  33. orion Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Marie does make the people laugh with her performances; unfortunately, they are not laughing “with her”, they are laughing “at her” – mocking her.

  34. orion Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    The country is also getting sick and tired of seeing the Osmond family on every show stumping for themselves. They’re the biggest group of egomaniacs on the planet. It’s become “osmond overkill” – time for them to retire back into the woodwork. Sickening.

  35. orion Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    HELIO AND JULIANNE – ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP! IF THEY DON’T WIN, THEN WE KNOW THIS VOTE WAS RIGGED.

  36. Ashley B. Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    I hate marie Osmond. Ignore the fact she’s a mormon with 75 kids and a whooha that must look like stargate. She’s sickening and horrible, and a really Sh*tty dancer to top it off. Its because the entire state of UTAH and her 75 kids vote for her she stays. She should’ve been the FIRSt to go Sabrina was a million times better than her i hope she goes she deserves nothing!! she sucks as a dancer and she was crappy in the 70′s and she’s crappy now. Marie, you suck. if you win, it’s not because you are good at all, its only because for some reason, people like you. but i cant fathom why. IF you win the prize money, buy a vagina cork.

  37. Ashley B. Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    I hate marie Osmond. Ignore the fact she’s a mormon with 75 kids and a whooha that must look like stargate. She’s sickening and horrible, and a really Sh*tty dancer to top it off. Its because the entire state of UTAH and her 75 kids vote for her she stays. She should’ve been the FIRSt to go Sabrina was a million times better than her i hope she goes she deserves nothing!! she sucks as a dancer and she was crappy in the 70′s and she’s crappy now. Marie, you suck. if you win, it’s not because you are good at all, its only because for some reason, people like you. but i cant fathom why. IF you win the prize money, buy a v*gina cork.

  38. Rich Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    I am truly disgusted at the rude comments that Ashley and her cut and paste alter ego orion have left on this site. You should truly get some serious mental help. It is a TV Show, you might not like one of the contestants but these rude and vulgar comments show your worse side. Grow up kids and do you kiss your other half with that mouth? Truly disgusting and it says a lot about anyone that would write such comments. Deeply troubled!!! I did not vote for Marie but truly respect not only what she has gone through loosing her Father and having a child go into rehab and never missing a performance. Hats off to a true professional.

  39. Donna Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    The comments about Marie are really unreal. You guys need to take your medication and notify your caregiver! I cannot imagine posting such comments about anyone.

  40. Trevor Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    To those of you that attack Marie Osmond and/or her family you truly should be ashamed of yourself. I too never voted for her but respect her as a professional and someone that worked hard to the very end. She did have a lot of things happening in her life during this series and deserves some respect. None of you know Marie and the effect that her tragedies have had on her and her entire family. It think that all of the celebrities that competed deserve praise for trying but those degrading comments about Marie and her religion, her children and the comments that this sick Ashley and Orion left are really sickening. Sad to think that there are such disturbed people out there with computers no less!

  41. not impt Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    everyonehas problems and the other contestants dont complain. she plays the family card every week. its annoying and her attitude sucks.i know there is a god, and i’ve been praying she doesnt win. its horrible that she’s only in the show cause of her fan base. its sad with family and all, but she’s egotistical, selfish, and rude with her snide comments. scream for joy when she goes home!!!!

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