Our users are decisive about who they think will be eliminated next on "So You Think You Can Dance": Marissa Milele (Team Stage) and Asaf Goren (Team Street). Do you agree? There's still time to make your predictions for a chance to win our weekly contest for a $100 Amazon gift certificate (click here for contest rules). Predictions close every Monday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific, right before the start of the live show.
Milele and Goren may have been doomed by their disastrous club cha cha routine. The judges panned it across the board, with Nigel Lythgoe comparing Goren to an ugly caterpillar and criticizing Milele for her lack of emotional connection to said caterpillar. When Goren landed in the bottom two after viewer votes were counted, the judges mysteriously decided to save him, but he won't be so lucky this week according to our racetrack odds.
Goren gets 1/3 odds of elimination from Team Street, based on a whopping 75% of users who say he's a goner. Next in line to go home is Ariana Crowder with 5/1 odds and 17% of users saying she'll go home. But Crowder has shown increasing personality as a performer and may be starting to connect to the audience, as evidenced by the fact that she was saved by Twitter fans when she was in the bottom three last week.
Milele has never been among the bottom three stage dancers, but our users nevertheless believe her unfavorable reviews last week will be her downfall. She gets 6/5 odds of elimination from Team Stage, with 45% of users betting on her to exit. But it's not a sure thing. Another 20% think her teammate Edson Juarez will be ousted (4/1 odds), and there's good reason to think he's vulnerable: he finished in the bottom three last week and advanced to the next round only out of the goodness of the judges' hearts.
After two weeks of predictions, our top-scoring user is Sam Eckmann, and he agrees with the consensus that Goren and Milele will be eliminated. But last week's contest winner, Bruce L. Shlager, aka "Brulash82," thinks there will be two surprises: he bets that Juarez and Jessica "J.J." Rabone will get the boot instead.
Denton Davidson, who won our predictions contest for season 11 and currently ranks third for season 12, is also going out on a limb. He says Kate Harpootlian and Crowder are goners. Like Crowder, Harpootlian landed in the bottom three last week but was saved by Twitter.
In our "So You Think You Can Dance" predictions center, you get to answer the following questions each week:
Which STAGE dancer will be eliminated?
Which STREET dancer will be eliminated?
Which STAGE dancer will be in the bottom but safe?
Which STREET dancer will be in the bottom but safe?
Who will win 'So You Think You Can Dance'?
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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