'Dancing With the Stars' could see upset going into finals
If a big upset is coming up on Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars" results show, it'll likely be bottom scoring duo Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson overtaking Disney star Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy.
A mere four points separate the "General Hospital" hunk from the teen. And let’s not forget how loyal soap opera fans can be. Back in season five, fans voted "All My Children" star Cameron Mathison over Disney star Sabrina Bryan even though going into the elimination show, she had a higher score than him.
“You never know what can happen,” Rademacher said after the show.
The possibility of an upset might not even be an issue had Zendaya and Chmerkovskiy earned a higher score for their race car-themed quickstep Monday night, which landed them a surprisingly low total of 25 points.
Still, on the post-show red carpet, Zendaya told TODAY.com that she doesn’t worry too much about the judges’ scores.
“Of course, I want perfect scores every time,” Zendaya said. “But that’s not going to happen. The judges are allowed to give me lower scores. It’s cool. I’m proud of the performance. Val was happy with it too.”
She scored a perfect 30 later in the evening, when she and Chmerkovskiy did an impressive hip-hop routine.
“I’d messed up (that dance) every single time until the live performance,” Chmerkovskiy revealed. “It’s such a paradox. You stress, and you think the world is over, but then it comes together and it’s such an ecstatic feeling.”
The pro dancer added that he gained a new respect for his celebrity partner by performing a dance that she was more familiar with than he was.
“I’m a professional dancer," he said. "I grew up in Brooklyn, and I listen to hip hop. The genre is very familiar to me. I have the coordination to do anything I want, but I found this extremely difficult.”
Only time will tell if it's Zendaya or Ingo (or for a real upset, maybe even both) who nabs a coveted spot in the finals. Find out when Tuesday's results show airs at 9 p.m. on ABC.