Last week readers who entered our "Dancing With the Stars" predictions contest were surprised by the elimination of social media star Hayes Grier. He didn't have the lowest performance scores but was ousted anyway. Will there be another upset this week? (Click here for our complete predictions for Monday night's show.)
Last week, our predictors thought Alek Skarlatos would be sent home because he had finished tied with Alexa PenaVega for last place on the judges' leaderboard. He escaped elimination then, but we're once again predicting him to be sent home this week. As of this writing, 49% of our readers say he'll get the boot after getting the lowest scores yet again, giving him even odds (1/1).
However, 22% think singer and talk show host Tamar Braxton will be sent home instead (7/2 odds). She finished second to last in the judges' scores, tied with Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, but our prediction game players clearly expect fan voters to pick up the slack for Carter because no one is predicting him to be sent home. Will Braxton get enough love from viewers to stick around?
Andy Grammer ranks third with 10/1 odds and 10% of our contest participants expecting him to be eliminated, even though he finished tied for second place in the judges' scores. Alexa PenaVega's dances landed her in the middle of the pack, and 5% of users think she'll leave the competition (18/1 odds), placing her fourth.
When it comes to predicting the winner this season, wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin, who has gotten the top judges' score five times so far with Emmy-winning pro partner Derek Hough, is on the rise. She now gets odds of 4/7 based on support from 63% of those making predictions, up from 56% who were predicting her to prevail this time last week.
Meanwhile, Nick Carter has lost some ground. He holds on to second place with 15% of prediction votes and 6/1 odds (down from 18% and 9/2 odds last week). Alexa PenaVega is also slipping. She holds on to our third-place slot, but she's down from 11% to 8% of our reader predictions (12/1 odds).
Look at the chart below to see how our predictions have changed over the course of the season. Click on it for more detailed prediction stats:
Who do you think will win? And who do you think will be eliminated? Make your predictions for a chance to win our weekly contest. In our "Dancing with the Stars" predictions center, you get to answer the following questions each week:
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