‘American Idol’ recap: Did you predict shocking elimination of Tyanna Jones?

Did you predict the shocking elimination of Tyanna Jones on “American Idol” Wednesday night? If so, you should be taking part in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry — make your predictions for next week’s episode and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated next.

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Congratulations to our user FreemanGriffin for winning this week’s episode contest. He’s one of only four people to reap perfect 100% prediction accuracy while predicting Top 5 Week, however he took the lead with 3,002 points thanks to using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely. If eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

This user’s winning predictions were that Tyanna would be sent packing, that Jennifer Lopez would not have “goosies,” that Harry Connick Jr. would not mention a singer’s “intonation” and that Keith Urban would give a standing ovation.

FreemanGriffin earned 2,750 points for correctly predicting this week’s elimination question thanks to wisely placing his 500 point bet on Tyanna when she had odds of 11/2. That’s where the strategy — and fun — comes into play here at Gold Derby when making your weekly predictions.

Tyanna was not an easy call to get the boot this week, as only 17% of our users predicted she’d be going home. The vast majority — 65% — were predicting Rayvon Owen to be eliminated, but he survived yet another showing in the bottom two. Click on the left-hand chart for the episode’s full odds.

Of the Final 4, FreemanGriffin’s power rankings are that Nick Fradiani will win, that Clark Beckham will come in second place, that Jax will place third and that Rayvon will end up in fourth place.

Which singer will be eliminated next? Be sure to visit our predictions center and make/update your forecasts before voting closes Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT. The user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

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Where do you fall on our overall Season 14 leaderboard?

For the entire season so far, Phoenix and JB are tied for first place with 61% accuracy, though Phoenix’s point score (16,735) is higher than JB’s (2,915) thanks to locking in better odds and using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.

Third place goes to Denton with 57%, and then there’s a three-way tie for fourth place with Benutty, Povalles and Ryan Lapierre all at 54%. Click here to see where you score on our overall season leaderboard.

Can YOU beat these frontrunners to win our prizes? Then be sure to take part in our “American Idol” prediction contest. We’re giving away $100 Amazon gift certificates to our weekly winners plus at season’s end. The deadline for each episode is Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT.

Our current overall leader Phoenix correctly predicted Tyanna’s ouster this week and Quentin’s exit last week. However, he missed calling Joey’s elimination in Top 7 Week (see complete predix), proving that it’s possible to do well in our contests without getting everything right.

Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering that week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don’t take them for granted.

To vote for who think will go home next on “American Idol,” drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order. For example, if you think Nick will be eliminated, make sure you put him in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

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Average Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can change them later as often as you like.

We are forecasting everything from the results on TV shows like “The Voice,” “Survivor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol” and “The Amazing Race” to the winners of the Emmys and Tonys.

Get started by making your prediction as to which singer will go home next using our easy drag-and-drop menu below. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “American Idol” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.

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