Did you predict this week’s results on “Dancing With the Stars“? If so, you should put your psychic powers to use by entering our “DWTS” prediction contest for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. None of our racetrack odds panned out this week, but while two of the three results weren’t a huge surprise, one shocked virtually all of our predictors.
If you think you can foresee what surprises are in store for next week, scroll down and use our drag-and-drop menu to get started by predicting who you think will be eliminated next week.
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, 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.
That’s how user Tree won this week’s predictions contest. Though he was one of six users to correctly answer two of this week’s three questions correctly, he scored the most points (6,175) because he predicted actress Rumer Willis would top the leaderboard for the first time since week one. Her villainous samba as Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” scored 39 out of 40 from judges, tying Willow Shields‘s “Hunger Games”-themed contemporary routine from last week as the season’s highest-scoring dance so far.
Willis had 12/1 odds when Tree bet 500 points on her, resulting in a 6,000-point payout. That made all the difference in this predictions contest.
Tree also correctly predicted that Suzanne Somers would be eliminated. The only mistake she made was the one most of us made. She didn’t anticipate that “Shark Tank” businessman Robert Herjavec would have such a disastrous quickstep. Despite weeks of consistent performances, Herjavec couldn’t keep up with the challenging choreography inspired by “Mary Poppins” and received the judges’ lowest score (24 out of 40).
In fact, this week’s highest points score belonged to user TWKatnissGranger, who predicted Herjavec would falter. With 100/1 odds, that prediction paid out with 10,000 points. But that was the only question Granger got right, so they don’t win this week’s contest.
Also with two correct predictions were Benutty, Robbalto, StefanAlston, Radzie and JessicaMInsixiengmay. They predicted the same two questions correctly, all failing to anticipate Herjavec’s misstep. Benutty came closest, ranking Herjavec as the second most likely to get the worst score. He also put his 500-point bet on Rumer Willis’s high score, but alas, the odds at the time he made that bet (11/2) didn’t yield enough points to catch Tree.
Thanks to a strong showing predicting this week’s show, Radzie is once again at the top of our overall leaderboard for this season of “DWTS” with 53% accuracy after five weeks, pushing Ryan Lapierre back down to second place (47%).
The week-five rankings of the “DWTS” contestants were:
Who do you think will be eliminated next week? Can Herjavec survive his off-week? This is his first time at the bottom of the judges’ leaderboard, so it remains to be seen how much viewer support he can muster.
Make or update your predictions below by dragging contestants from left to right in the order of their likelihood of getting the boot. For example, if you think Herjavec is a goner, 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 (high and low 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 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.