I was right last week predicting Suzanne Somers would be eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars.” This week I’m not so sure anyone is going home. Am I wrong? If you think so, make your predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Sure, “Bachelor” star Chris Soules is the top pick to be ousted by those predicting the results in our ongoing contest. He finished second to last in the judges’ scores on “Disney Night,” the same cursed spot that knocked the last three contestants out of the competition (Charlotte McKinney, Michael Sam, and Somers), but there hasn’t been a non-elimination week this season so far. One could be due.
“Shark Tank” star Robert Herjavec was the lowest scorer last week despite consistent performances in previous episodes, but if there is an elimination, being the lowest scoring dancer can sometimes be advantageous on “DWTS.” If a fan-favorite is at the bottom, viewers are often even more motivated to vote for them, whereas contestants in the middle of the pack are at risk of fan complacency; if they think you’re safe no matter what, they might not vote at all, and that’s how upsets happen.
User Radzie is the best predictor of this season of “DWTS” so far, and he says Patti LaBelle is the contestant likeliest to go home; LaBelle tied Soules as the second lowest scorer on last week’s show.
Radzie placed his bet on her when she had 6/1 odds, meaning his 100-point bet will pay out with 600 points if he’s right. Will that be enough to top this week’s predictions? Despite his consistent predictions over the weeks, Radzie has yet to win one of our weekly contests.
Neither has Ryan Lapierre, who currently ranks second in our overall leaderboard. He agrees with me that no one will be sent home this week. He’s so confident that he placed 500 points on that pick at 16/1 odds, so if he’s right he’ll get 8,000 game points.
Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering the week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (one of 500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a long shot who pulls off an upset — as was the case when Herjavec got the low score last week — you can really rack up the points. As we use those point totals to break ties when more than one user tops our leaderboard with the same number of correct answers, don’t take them for granted.
As of this writing, Soules has odds of 15/8. That means if he’s given the axe, a 100-point bet will earn 187 points for correctly making that prediction. Herjavec follows with 2/1 odds, and LaBelle is next with 9/2 odds. 6% of Users say there will be no elimination at all, yielding 16/1 odds.
1% of Users say military hero and double-amputee Noah Galloway will be a surprise elimination. If you too want to take a calculated risk by predicting Galloway at 100/1 odds, you can place your 500-point big bet on him and potentially score a tremendous 50,000 game points if you’re right.
Make or update your predictions below by dragging contestants from the left to the right in your forecasted order of likelihood of being eliminated. For example, if you think Soules’s days of dancing are over make sure to have him in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week until 5 p.m. PT each Monday. Just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
To enter your predictions for the other questions we ask (low and high score each week, ultimate winner), 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 body count on “The Walking Dead” 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.