Come September 19 you are going to see the premiere of Dancing with the Stars 31, and there’s a LOT to be excited for. This is a pretty solid cast! While we feel like the majority of viewers won’t know the entirety of the people taking part (that’s normal for any season), there are still a number of familiar faces mixed in.
Now, let’s go ahead and do one of our favorite silly things that we do every season: Project favorites without a substantial amount of data!
As of right now, there are two things we can take into consideration above all others: Prior dance experience and potential fanbase size. This is one of the reasons why Charli D’Amelio has to be considered an early standout; she is one of the most popular influencers on TikTok and beyond just that, she’s also one of the most-experienced dancers in the cast this time around. There are easy comparisons to be made with JoJo Siwa from last season, though we tend to think that JoJo was a bigger celebrity overall since she was famous for so many different things.
Meanwhile, you can’t rule out Gabby Windey. There is a history of former NFL cheerleaders doing really well on this show — just look at Melissa Rycroft! Meanwhile, Bachelor Nation tends to come out big in support of some of its alum; hence, Melissa, Hannah Brown, and Kaitlyn Bristowe all winning seasons of the show in the past.
Despite all of this, we’re still going with Wayne Brady as the pre-show favorite. He’s got a ton of performing experience as a singer, dancer, and of course improv comedian. Also, he’s a big name with mainstream viewers and pretty universally beloved. He’s known for bringing viewers joy, and it’s just so easy to imagine his fans wanting to pay that forward.
Are you rooting for Wayne Brady to win Dancing with the Stars 31?
Be sure to share right now in the comments! Once you do just that, keep coming back for some other updates. (Photo: Disney+.)
This article was written by Jessica BunBun. Be sure to follow her on Twitter.