Two weeks ago we included Merline Labissiere on our list of three designers most likely to be eliminated on "Project Runway" Season 14, but after her win in Thursday night's lingerie challenge she has immunity for next week and may be finding much more favor with the judges' tastes. With Merline's absence to fill, we provide an updated look below at our picks for the designers most in danger of elimination. Hurry — make your predictions for next week and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who'll be out next.
Laurie enters the seventh week of competition with two straight weeks of being among the low scoring looks. While never being in the Bottom 2, Laurie's only high performance was in a challenge where she was paired with Swapnil Shinde, a designer on the opposite end of the spectrum having been among the high looks for five of the six weeks so far. In order to escape elimination, Laurie's going to have to inspire the judges to have stronger reactions to her work. Gold Derby odds to win: 100/1
Having been one spot away from elimination this week, Jake falls onto our list after coasting through the middle for much of the competition. Although he's been included in the high scores twice this season, neither was for work he completed on his own — once was in a pairs challenge, the other in a team. Jake has also been hidden from much of the season edit so far, so the likelihood that he makes it much farther is thinning. Gold Derby odds to win: 100/1
Joseph Charles Poli
We've had Joseph Charles on our list of likeliest to be eliminated twice already this season, and he's here again for continuing to fail to leave a mark on the competition. Both the judges and Tim Gunn (in his workroom critiques) have called Joseph Charles' work out as matronly and boring — two adjectives no "ProjRun" designer ever wants to hear. Although Joseph Charles seems comfortable in his aesthetic, he'll have to find a way to mesh his taste with that of the judges if he wants to make a good impression. Gold Derby odds to win: 100/1
Making your predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account, or you can register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google. In our "Project Runway" predictions center, you get to answer the following questions each week:
Which designer will be eliminated?
Who will be in the bottom two, but not out?
Which designer will win the challenge?
Who will win 'Project Runway'?
Check out the overall Season 14 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 "Project Runway" predictor is Cassone with overall 40% accuracy and 6,031 points, but there are still many weeks left to play in our contest and be eligible to win our weekly and overall season prizes. See our contest rules.
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.
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 — everything from the Emmys and Oscars to "Big Brother" and "So You Think You Can Dance."
Click on any box and then scroll down to start making your predictions. For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode. If you click on the "Project Runway" button, you'll see something like this:
To vote for who you think will be out next, drag your chosen designers over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order. Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.
If the majority of users think Candice will be out, that means she'll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the contestants who don't receive many predictions have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.
Remember that coming out on top doesn't just mean answering that week's questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don't take them for granted.
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