‘Dancing with the Stars’ predictions contest: Will Nick Carter or Bindi Irwin top the judges’ leaderboard?

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After nine weeks of "Dancing With the Stars" predictions, our contest leader with 18 out of 27 correct (67%) is WiltedYouth. Will he still be in the lead after Monday night's results? (Click here to see our complete predictions leaderboard.) 

CLICK HERE to make your own 'Dancing with the Stars' predix & win prizes

As of this writing, WiltedYouth agrees with our predictions consensus when it comes to who will be eliminated: he thinks no one will go home following Tamar Braxton's health-related withdrawal last week. 45% of our readers are also betting on that result (5/4 odds).

WiltedYouth also agrees that Bindi Irwin will get the night's highest score, which would be the wildlife conservationist's seventh time atop the judges' leaderboard. Overall, 65% of our predictions contest players are making that forecast (8/15 odds).

And our top user is also joining the majority to predict that Alek Skarlatos will receive the night's lowest score. Skarlatos has been at the bottom of the pack for the last four weeks, and a whopping 84% of readers expect it to happen again (1/5 odds).

Also making predictions for Monday night is Alifarqi89, who had the top score predicting the results of last week's "Showstoppers Night." He agrees that no one will be eliminated and that Skarlatos will get the low score, but he's currently betting that Nick Carter will surprise Irwin by getting the high score. Carter has certainly done it before. Will this bet pay off for our star user?

He's predicting Carter Monday night even though he's confidently betting on Irwin to take home the mirror ball trophy at the end of the season. "Bindi Irwin winning the season is all but guaranteed," Alifarqi told us. "She is easily the most consistent high scorer, she has a compelling backstory, and she has gotten a lot of press attention [regarding the 17-year-old's "DWTS" contract]. The only [other] dancer who has a chance is Nick, especially considering Tamar's surprise withdrawal."

And even though he's predicting a non-elimination, "I absolutely believe that Alek should be eliminated. [Ousted Alexa PenaVega] literally could not have done better [last] week with 60 out of 60 points!"

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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, you get to 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'?

Just log into your Gold Derby account (or you can register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google) and then start casting your votes. Users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it's important that you log-in and give us your predictions.

At the end of each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, so it's beneficial to keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.

Photos: Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess, "Dancing with the Stars." Credit: ABC

 

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