"So You Think You Can Dance" is about to narrow down this season's contest to the top 10. That means there will be four eliminations on Monday night (two from Team Street and two from Team Stage) instead of just two, so contestants who have been in danger in weeks past are in even bigger trouble now. Judging from our racetrack odds, there's a clear consensus about who will be on the chopping block.
According to our predictions, Team Stage will lose Derek Piquette and Kate Harpootlian. Neither is a stranger to the bottom three. Piquette has been there for two of the last three weeks and his recent back injury, which left him unable to perform last week, means he will automatically be in danger on Monday night. 42% of users say that spells the end for Piquette, giving him 11/8 odds.
Harpootlian has been in the bottom three for the last two weeks in a row. She was saved by Twitter on "Top 18 Week" and then by the judges on "Top 16 Week." But her luck may have run out. 33% of users say she's a goner, giving her 2/1 odds.
Meanwhile, our users are expecting Team Street to lose Ariana Crowder and Jessica "J.J." Rabone. Underappreciated Crowder has been in the bottom three every single week despite standout performances and may not be able to survive despite consistent support from the judges. 50% of users are betting on her exit, giving her even odds.
Last week was Rabone's first time in the bottom three, but that might be enough to signal her departure. Viewers have been clear about their favorites on Team Street; of the remaining seven team members, four have been safe every week: Yorelis Apolinario, Jaja Vankova, Megz Alfonso and Virgil Gadson. Eddie "Neptune" Eskridge was in the bottom three in "Top 20 Week," but since then he seems to have struck a chord with viewers and has been safe ever since.
Considering those factors, 31% are picking Rabone to exit, giving her 9/4 odds.
So what do our top users think? Sam Eckmann, who has the highest score after three weeks of predictions, is betting on Piquette and Rabone to be eliminated, but he thinks Crowder will actually be in the bottom but safe.
Denton Davidson, who won our predictions contest for season 11 of "SYTYCD" last summer, is also betting on Harpootlian and Crowder to exit.
Our racetrack odds predicted three out of four results last Monday. Are we right on the money again?
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'?
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Photo: Derek Piquette in "Top 16 Week." Credit: Adam Rose/FOX
Photo: Kate Harpootlian in "So You Think You Can Dance." Credit: Brooklin Rosenstock/FOX
Photo: Ariana Crowder in "So You Think You Can Dance." Credit: Brooklin Rosenstock/FOX
Photo: Jessica Rabone performs in "Top 18 Week." Credit: Adam Rose/FOX