‘Dancing with the Stars’ predictions: Alek Skarlatos elimination, Bindi Irwin at risk

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Last week, readers who entered our "Dancing With the Stars" predictions contest were surprised by the elimination of singer Andy Grammer. He had the second highest performance scores going into last week's show but was ousted anyway. Will there be another upset this week? Click here for our complete predictions for Monday night's show.

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For the last three weeks Alek Skarlatos has had the lowest judges' score, and our predictors keep forecasting his elimination, but he's been consistently escaping the axe. However, we're once again predicting him to be sent home. As of this writing, 55% of our readers say he'll get the boot, giving the military man odds of 4/5.

However, 26% think singer and talk show host Tamar Braxton will be sent home instead (3/1 odds). She tied Bindi Irwin for third place in the judges' scores, but our prediction contest players clearly expect fan voters to pick up the slack for Irwin because only 2% are predicting her to be sent home (66/1 odds). Will Braxton get enough love from viewers to stick around?

Or might Irwin even be vulnerable after her rare middle-of-the-pack finish on the judges' leaderboard? Fans of the wildlife conservationist have never had to compensate for less-than-stellar scores before, so if voters are complacent, we could be in for the season's biggest upset.

Alexa PenaVega ranks third with 16/1 odds and 6% of our contest participants expecting her to be eliminated, and she may certainly be at risk since the judges scored her second to last, just above Skarlatos. Her husband Carlos PenaVega got the second highest score of the night, but 4% of users think he'll leave the competition (22/1 odds), placing him fourth.

When it comes to predicting the winner this season, Irwin, who has gotten the top judges' score five times so far with Emmy-winning pro partner Derek Hough, is down slightly but still has a commanding lead. She now gets odds of 8/11 based on support from 57% of those making predictions, down from 63% who were predicting her to prevail this time last week.

Meanwhile, Nick Carter has gained some ground after getting the top score last week. He holds on to second place with 17% of prediction votes and 5/1 odds (up from 15% and 6/1 odds last week). Alexa PenaVega is also climbing. She holds on to our third-place slot, but improves from 8% to 11% of our reader predictions (8/1 odds).

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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:

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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:

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 give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts throughout the week, just click "Save Predictions" when you've settled on your choices. And every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.

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.

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Photos: Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold, Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, "Dancing with the Stars." Credit: ABC

 

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