Last week, we predicted that Daniel Seavey would be sent packing on “American Idol.” But he escaped double elimination as Adanna Duru and Maddie Walker got the chop. However, according to our readers predictions, Seavey is the likeliest of the remaining nine contestants to get the boot this week.
I am not convinced that Seavey is on his way out. After all, he wasn’t even in the bottom three last week; that dubious distinction fell to Rayvon Owen.
Should I take a chance and risk my 500 point superbet on Owen — who has only 14,000 fans following @RayvonOwen — getting the boot? (You also get two super bets of 200 points each every week; the other questions are set at 100 points per.)
Let’s take a look at who our contest leaders have in their sights.
Our overall leader, Phoenix, is predicting Owen will be tossed from the show. However, Seavalle, who is in second place, expects Seavey to be axed. And both third-ranked Kyle Bailey and fourth-place finisher Denton are both predicting the end of the road for Quentin Alexander.
As of this writing, Seavey has odds of 11/8. That means if I go with him and he is given the ax, I only earn 137.5 points per 100 points bet for correctly making this prediction. Maybe I should go for a contestant with longer odds?
After all, that strategy paid off last week for WiltedYouth. He won our weekly contest and a $100 Amazon gift certificate thanks, in part, to his prediction that Walker would go home (see his complete predix). He put his 500 point bet on Walker when her odds were at 11/2, nabbing 2,750 total points and earning the top position on this week’s episode leaderboard.
So, if I bet my 500 points on either Owen or Alexander — who are both currently at 15/2 — and he turns out to be the contestant who is eliminated, I will earn a whopping 3,750 points.
Help me make a decision by entering your prediction below as to which contestant will get eliminated. Your choice will figure in our odds, which are updated constantly until show time on Wednesday. To get started, just dragging contestants from left to the right in your forecasted order of likelihood of being eliminated.
For example, if you think Owen’s journey is over make sure to have him in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week until 4 p.m. PT each Wednesday. Just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
To enter your predictions for the other questions we ask (who will win, will J. Lo say “goosies,” will Keith Urban give a standing O, will Harry Connick, Jr. mention “intonation”), make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.
After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.
We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race” and “Survivor” to the winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards and both Daytime and Primetime Emmys.
Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions.
For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode. And remember to place your 500 and 200-point bets wisely.