After earning the competition's first perfect score on last Monday's episode of Dancing with the Stars for her Viennese Waltz to Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, Ginger Zee is looking more and more like the favorite to take home that coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Week after week the new mom and fan favorite has enchanted the judges and the audience with her increasingly ambitious routines. So, the reasons Ginger Zee will win Dancing with the Stars really shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
Zee took a step back slightly a couple of weeks ago with her interpretation of Janet Jackson's "Nasty." While she certainly didn't blow the routine — Carrie Ann Inaba said she was very well0rehearsed — she didn't knock the judges off their feet, either. The judges agreed that she didn't give the dance enough punch, and simply wasn't "nasty" enough to truly embody Janet — Ms. Jackson if you're nasty. Truth be told, Zee may simply be too sweet for that routine, which is perhaps why she fares so much better when she is dancing romantic waltzes. She earned her first top score with her waltz on Disney Night as Belle, and this past week she proved just how well she can connect emotionally with the song "I Have Nothing", which earned her straight tens. "It was perfection!" Inaba cried.
So, why should Zee take home that trophy?
She's A Natural
Before she had even thought of Dancing with the Stars, Ginger Zee was jazzing up the Good Morning America stage with this energetic and incredibly fun number with Dancing With the Stars alum, Derek Hough. This just proves that dancing runs through her blood.
She's Never Been In Jeopardy
Just being a contestant might be a great dancer doesn't necessarily mean they're safe from elimination. Though they've had consistently excellent scores from the judges, both Paige VanZant and Wanya Morris have been in jeopardy, meaning they didn't secure enough votes from viewers to guarantee their spots. Ultimately, this is a show where audience participation is crucial, and the fact that Zee has never been in danger certainly lends itself to the argument that she could win.
She Has An Admirable Work Ethic
It is simply incredibly to me that a woman who recently gave birth and already has a full-time job is also taking part in a nationally-televised dancing competition. And is killing it on that nationally-televised dancing competition, no less. If it wasn't already obvious, Zee will stop at nothing to make it to the top.
She's Partnered With Val
Val Chmerkovskiy has won one season of Dancing with the Stars, Season 20 when partnered with Rumer Willis. But, like Zee, he's a fan favorite for his charm and his um — body language. Also, the chemistry between him and Zee is seriously off the charts.