Do YOU know who will win “America’s Got Talent” Season 10? We sat down with Gold Derby user (and “AGT” superfan) Tyler The Awesome Guy to get his take on the Top 10 finalists that will perform live from Radio City Music Hall on NBC Tuesday night. After reading his rankings below, go and make your own predictions 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 the winning act of Season 10.
“I predict a man will win,” Tyler jokes before revealing his rankings, alluding to the controversy that all 10 finalists are male acts. “I have been going back and forth about the Top 2. Honestly, flip a coin,” he adds. Here are Tyler’s thoughts on his rankings, from first place to 10th place:
1.) Drew Lynch is charming, funny, has amazing material, is a marvelous tale of triumph and redemption. All that put in a blender makes him the one to win.
2.) Paul Zerdin is a total professional, able to make people of all ages laugh with his highly impressive and revolutionary ventriloquism acts. He is highly in contention to win.
3.) The Professional Regurgitator is an incredible variety act and has been able to mix it up, but could his polarizing act keep him from the win?
4.) Piff the Magic Dragon‘s huge fan base and wonderful blend of magic and comedy makes him a potential dark horse for the prize.
5.) Oz Pearlman has mind-bending tricks and likewise he’ll have an awesome one this time around, but will it be enough against the others in my Top 5?
6.) The CraigLewis Band are the best vocalists in the competition, but the “AGT” “singing bias” will keep them away from the prize.
7.) Uzeyer Novruzov nearly avoided disaster after falling from his ladder last time, so he has that much more to climb in order to bounce back.
8.) Benton Blount checks off the likeable everyman singer/guitar player, but the “AGT” public may be sick of singers constantly winning so he may be in trouble.
9.) While he’s a good magician, Derek Hughes is not memorable, especially since Piff and Oz are still in the competition.
10.) Since half of the “AGT” finalists are comedic acts, someone has to flounder. I don’t think Gary Vider is memorable enough, being a blatant ripoff of Taylor Williamson and not having a single joke that landed.
Check out the overall Season 10 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 “AGT” predictor is Jean Ieong with overall 84% accuracy and 164,319 points (see her complete predictions), but there’s still one week left to play in our contest and be eligible to win our weekly and overall season prizes. See our contest rules.
Making your predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account, or you can register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google. Get started with your own predictions by answering the following questions:
Who will win ‘America’s Got Talent’?
Who will come in second place?
Who will come in third place?
Will Howard Stern hit his X?
Will Heidi Klum hit her X?
Will Mel B hit her X?
Will Howie Mandel hit his X?
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 — everything from the Emmys and Oscars to “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race.”
Click on any box and then scroll down to start making your predictions. For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode. If you click on the “America’s Got Talent” button, you’ll see something like this:
To vote for who you think will win, drag your chosen contestant over from the left to the right. Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.
For example, if the majority of users think The Professional Regurgitator will win, that means he’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the contestants who don’t receive many predictions have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.
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.
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 continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
Get started by making your prediction as to who will win Season 10. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “America’s Got Talent” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.
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