Congratulations to our site User bondzzz, who earned the top score of 78% accuracy predicting the Grammy Awards winners. He actually tied with Couch Potato and rwheels24 but better used the 500 and 200 point bets for the most total points of 3,636.
About 700 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s Grammy champs, logging over 19,000 predictions in 35 categories. To see how you fared, log in to your account and, under your profile picture in the left column, click Grammy Awards 2013.
A total of 29 Users beat our best Editor — David Schnelwar — who scored 69% correct. Next up was Rob Licuria at 63%, followed by a tie at 58% between Daniel Montgomery and Marcus Dixon. I was in the last spot at 55%.
Gold Derby’s founder Tom O’Neil was the best Expert with 66% accuracy. Second place is held by Glenn Gamboa (Newsday) with 63%. Third place is a tie between Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and Chris Willman with 60%.
Next up is Edna Gundersen (USA Today) with 58%, and then Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music) at 46%, and Nekesa Moody (Associated Press) with 38%. Phil Gallo (Billboard) had 53% correct but only completed 23 of 35 categories.
For our points winner bondzzz, some of his most impressive picks were: Daft Punk (Album of the Year), Vampire Weekend (Alternative Music Album), Darius Rucker (Country Solo Performance), Kathy Griffin (Comedy Album), and Lorde (Song of the Year).
Compared with all predictions, the Gold Derby Editors were best at 60%. Our Experts and website Users were tied with a collective 55% each.
The best overall categories were Dance Electronica Album (98%), Rap/Sung Collaboration (96%), Visual Media Song (96%), Musical Theater Album (95%), and Rock Song (94%). The worst predictions were for R&B Performance (0%), Country Duo/Group (2%), Rock Album (4%), and Country Album (7%).