Marlee Matlin Predicts Dancing With the Stars Champion

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Marlee Matlin appeared on  Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week. When asked about her experience on Dancing with the Stars, the actress sounded proud and grateful.

"I'm glad as a deaf woman that I was able to go out there and prove I can dance and do it as best as I could.  Anybody - any person - can do what they want," Matlin signed.

Matlin and Sanchez

This would prove to be the final dance for Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez.

Kimmel then asked Matlin about her thoughts on the competition so far, which has been dominated by Olympic gold medalist figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and her partner Mark Ballas; they found themselves atop the Dancing with the Stars judges' leaderboard for the fifth week in a row - and also scored the sixth season's first perfect score - on Monday night.

Matlih, however, pointed to a different athlete when making a prediction about the winner:

"I actually think that it will be Jason Taylor," she said, replying to a question about Yamaguchi with: "Kristi who? Don't know the person."

Might there be tension between Marlee Matlin and Kristi Yamaguchi?!?

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