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'Biggest Loser' host Alison Sweeney: 'It is anyone's game' in the finale

March 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM ET

After a season of grueling workouts and desperate drama on "The Biggest Loser," it all comes to an end on Monday night as the remaining contestants weigh in one last time. But who has the edge between finalists Danni and Jeff and potential finalists Joe and Jackson?  

Host Alison Sweeney visited TODAY on Monday and took one last look at the group to see how they stack.

"(Danni) has been on her own from so early in the season, and there (was) every chance that she could have been eliminated," Sweeney said. "She stuck with it and she worked so hard, so she knows what it's like to be up against the odds and to overcome that. So I think she's going to be a big threat tonight."

But the "big threat" has some big competition.

"(Jeff's) young, he's athletic," Sweeney added. "He wants it, and he's got the weight to lose still, so he absolutely has a very fair shot at this. I mean, when they left the ranch from on campus, they were all within 5 percent (of each other's total weight loss), so it is anyone's game."

"Anyone" includes the third finalist -- still to be determined by viewer votes.

"We had over a million votes," she teased. "People are super invested in this story."

Whether they're more invested in Joe (the former athlete who's "in better shape than he ever has been") or Jackson (the first openly gay contestant who struggled early in the game) remains to be seen. When we asked readers who they wanted to see in the finale, Jackson held a strong lead.

The official result will be revealed Monday night. The live finale kicks off at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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