First off let me say that this year's Bollywood America is going to be one of the sickest competitions ever. I am incredibly excited given the amount of creativity we have seen this year. It is difficult to predict who will win, but if I had to:
1) UIUC Fizaa
2) UCLA Nashaa
Here is my rationale:
DE Kamaal: I saw you guys in person at both Phillyfest and SAS. This team is in its rebuilding year, but improving with every performance. The improvement from Pfest to SAS was very noticeable, but not enough to place. If the Asian guy's stunts are clean that will help, but the overall performance was not clean (at all). The HIMYM theme was amazingly well done in BWS, but there you have the advantage of retakes. I don't expect you to place, but best of luck at BA and Elite 8.
UA Om Shanti: I was absolutely blown away at TMP. Jaime's dancing and stunts, the dark theme, and the 2 swan leads were fantastic. I'm not concerned that you didn't place at BB (since that's an HFD competition and you are a fusion team) but not placing at JS was odd. BSB, Zor, and Fizaa beat you at JS. I hope you bring out something extra at BA since I became a huge fan after TMP!
UCLA Nashaa: I was blown away by you at Phillyfest, but after watching your video from BB I realized it was the production value of your performance that blew me away and not the dancing. I couldn't help but feel pride when the Indian flag came up, so maybe you got some emotional sway as well. Your dancing is very clean, though not that difficult (beside the b-nat portion). Since you won two weeks in a row (beating BSB, Kamaal, Fizaa, Zor, and Om Shanti in the process) I think you will place at BA, most likely 2nd.
UIUC Fizaa: You deserved to place at Phillyfest, and then you came out and won 1st place two weeks in a row at JS and Tufaan. You are unequivocally the best set of female dancers in the circuit. Your male dancers are very good too, but overshadowed by the grace and cleanliness (and height!) of your girls. Since BA rightfully values dancing the most (which I think explains BSB>Azaad at Pfest last year and then Azaad>everyone at BA) I predict you will win it all!
Broad Street Baadshahz: You guys are so much fun to watch every time. The energy is off the charts. But you got 2nd and 3rd at Pfest and JS respectively for a reason. Choreography and especially cleanliness are areas you struggled with these last couple years. Regardless, y'all will put on an amazing show.
UCI Zamana: You won 1st at Muqabla, but didn't place at BB or JS. Seems like you are better at sprinting than long distance. This is consistent with BU Jalwa last year, which also won Muqabla but did not place at JS or BA.
BU Jalwa: I have only seen your Muqabla performance via UStream, so I don't have a great sense for your team. Furthermore, you have yet to do an 8-min performance this year so we do not know your theme. Regardless, you got revenge for the ATS finals by beating UC Dhadak in the first round and then took out BSB before falling to UCI Zamana. I think it was a pretty tight battle, but I really do not know how this will translate to BA. Based on what happened last year and Zamana this year in 8-min competitions, it will be an uphill battle to place at BA.
UC Dhadak: Great job winning ATS, but based on the aforementioned logic, I don't expect you to place at BA. Of course, if you win BOB tonight that will change everything.
USC Zeher: I haven't seen you perform in person this year, but one 2nd place performance and 2 non-placings suggest you won't place at BA.
UCSD Zor: I haven't seen you perform this year either. However, judging from two 2nd place finishes in which reviewers consistently give compliments, you are one of my dark horse picks. You have an army bit and contemporary dancing, which steps away from the HFD trend in a good way. If you upstage Fizaa and Nashaa, the two teams that have won twice this year, that would be incredible.
Tonight's BOB result between Dhadak, Zor, and Nashaa should give us a preview of who will place at BA. In fact I would go as far as to say that the winner tomorrow will get runner up or 1st place at BA.
In sum, I think this will be a battle between Fizaa vs Nashaa, but Zor could play spoiler.