You can win $100 every week predicting who will get the high score, low score, and who will be eliminated on “Dancing With the Stars.” But be warned as you make your predictions: for three weeks in a row, viewers have ignored the judges’ leaderboard and voted to save the contestant with the worst score. Twice, that has been “Bachelor” star Chris Soules, who will be back to dance another day despite his consistent underachieving. Do you think he should have been sent home by now? (Vote in our poll below.)
Ousted contestants Charlotte McKinney and Suzanne Somers were both eliminated after posting higher scores than Soules. While neither had been among the top performers in any week, did they deserve to be sent home before him? And what about musician Redfoo and football player Michael Sam? They had their best dances ever on the nights they were eliminated, so they were showing significant improvement. Did Soules rob them of a spot in the competition too?
Then again, however awkward Soules has been on the dance floor, he hasn’t been nearly as bad as race car driver Michael Waltrip was in season 19. Waltrip was constantly at the bottom of the judges’ standings, but somehow wasn’t eliminated until week eight, so by comparison, maybe I’m being too hard on Soules.
Ironically, our predictors say Soules will be eliminated next week, even though he managed to avoid finishing last on “Disney Night” – businessman Robert Herjavec ended up at the bottom thanks to a clumsy quickstep. Do you agree?
Respond in our poll below: does Soules still belong in the competition? Then make or update your predictions below by dragging contestants from left to right in the order of their likelihood of getting the boot. If you think Soules 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.
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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.