I think based on audience reaction Des is the favorite. Also ... watch again at how many times CH referred to her as the fan favorite, and how "everybody" loves her. Also ... when she spoke ... she spouted the company lines about being ready to find love, etc. I think the choice has been made and it's Des. Really, if you have time, do watch again at all of the foreshadowing (?) of Des as the Bachelorette.