After three weeks of making "Dancing With the Stars" predictions, four of our contest entrants are tied at the top of the leaderboard with 5 out of 9 questions correct: Connordapianist, Avaday, John Benutty and Denton Davidson. Will they still be in the lead after Monday night's results? (Click here to see our complete predictions leaderboard.)
This quartet disagree on who will be eliminated: Avaday and Benutty are in line with our readers' overall consensus that celebrity chef Paula Deen will be sent packing; 50% of those making predictions anticipate this result, giving her even 1/1 odds. Davidson is going out on a limb picking singer Andy Grammer and Connordapianist is taking an even bigger risk betting on standout military hero Alek Skarlatos.
Grammer finished third from the bottom on the judges' leaderboard last week, which makes him vulnerable, but only 4% of our readers say he'll get the axe, giving him odds of 22/1. Only 3% are predicting Skarlatos, giving him 33/1 odds.
Our contest leaders also disagree in their predictions for the night's highest score. Avaday and Davidson are betting that wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin will come out on top for the third time and that she will ultimately win the season. But Benutty is predicting a high score for singer and TV personality Tamar Braxton, and Connordapianist says Carlos PenaVega will be the judges' favorite despite the harsh critiques he's received for his recent dances.
Also making predictions for Monday night is ThePerksOfBeingAGriff, who had the top score predicting the results last week. He's going out on a limb of his own, disagreeing with our overall top four on this week's elimination by betting that actor Gary Busey will be sent home. Elsewhere Perks is playing it relatively safe by picking boy band member Nick Carter for the high score and Busey for the low; those match our consensus picks.
This early in the competition, one or two surprises might be all it takes to dramatically shake up our predictions contest leaderboard. The battle to win our contest may turn out to be just as dramatic as the fight for the mirror ball trophy. The winner of this season's contest will receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate. We're also giving $100 for getting the top score in each week's predictions, provided you qualify according to our contest rules.
In our "Dancing with the Stars" predictions contest center, answer the following questions each week:
Which celebrity will be eliminated?
Who will receive the HIGHEST score from the judges?
Who will receive the LOWEST score from the judges?
Who will win 'Dancing with the Stars'?
At the end of each week, the eligible entrant with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, so keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.
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