ABC may have just announced the cast of the 18th season of Dancing With the Stars, but we already have a good idea of who will win — or at least end up in the top three. The show is famous for casting "types," be they Olympians, TV stars from decades past, or reality stars, and, barring unforeseen dancing skills, that usually determines how long the star will last in the competition. This year, ABC announced a twist that will allow the viewers to switch up pro-star pairings, but we doubt that will really throw off our predictions. If anything, it will only force the audience to move the more popular pros (like Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Cheryl Burke) to the stars with the best dancing abilities, further cementing the competition for stars who already have dancing skills or athletic prowess. Keep reading to see our breakdown of how this season of DWTS will play out for each type of cast member.
We Already Know Who Will Win DWTS This Year