Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower
The Good: Chelsie is a great choreographer, and an even
better teacher. Her biggest challenge will be getting him through the Latin rounds.
The Bad: Michael Bolton lost his long locks, and therefore his power.
Odds of Winning: Unlikely, but they should finish in the top half of the season.
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The Good: She knows a thing or two about performing in front of an audience.
The Bad: Brandy seems like a crier.
Odds of Winning: Debatable. She'll either be the Lil' Kim or the Shannen Doherty of this season.
Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel
The Good: Margaret has a fiesty fan base.
The Bad: I'm not sure they watch this show.
Odds of Winning: If Margaret and Louis are half as funny as Louis/Kelly or Louis/Niecy, she could stick around for awhile.
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke
The Good: Athletes have a track record of doing very well on this show.
The Bad: Those athletes are not usually NBA players.
Odds of Winning: With no Olympians to compete against, he might have a clear path to the finals, if his height doesn't get in the way.
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
The Good: Well, she has danced before. Sort of.
The Bad: There's no way the producers would set Derek up to win the mirrorball yet again.
Odds of Winning: Nil. Odds of Bruno making Dirty Dancing jokes? A sure thing.
David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson
The Good: Dancing with the Stars was made for people like David Hasselhoff.
The Bad: He could be easily distracted by the parties held in The Situation's trailer.
Odds of Winning: 2-1. He's my pick to win the whole thing.
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
The Good: Who doesn't love Florence Henderson? Seriously.
The Bad: Corky. Why?!
Odds of Winning: She's one of the most likeable people on the show, so I think she'll be with us for a long time.
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
The Good: The Disney Channel appeal thing worked out pretty well for Cody Linley.
The Bad: Lacey's choreography often gets her in hot water with the judges.
Odds of Winning: Unlikely.
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya
The Good: NFL stars do very, very well on this show.
The Bad: Something tells me he's not going to be the easiest student.
Odds of Winning: Ultimately, this one is up to Anna.
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani
The Good: Um, Tony has sparkly teeth?
The Bad: There are much bigger curiosities this season, she'll be easily forgotten.
Odds of Winning: If anything, she'll go home first.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff
The Good: He's already tan.
The Bad: There is no bad. THIS CAN ONLY BE AWESOME.
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