During "Top 10 Week" on "So You Think You Can Dance," Gaby Diaz performed a geisha-themed hip-hop routine at the end of the show that blew away the judges. That seemed to be a crucial turning point for the tap specialist, because she skyrocketed into second place in our users' predictions, ahead of former frontrunner Jim Nowakowski, who now ranks third. On Monday night, she wowed the judges yet again with a heartfelt contemporary dance, and our predictions reflect that; she continues to gain ground. Is she peaking at the right time?
Diaz still has significant ground to make up if she's going to catch current frontrunner Jaja Vankova, whom 40% of users are predicting to win the season. But considering the judges' consistent praise of both of them and their continued popularity with viewers – neither of them has been in danger of elimination yet this season – it's starting to look like Team Stage queen Diaz and Team Street empress Vankova could be the top two dancers of the season. If so, viewers will be in for a tough decision when it comes time to select America's favorite dancer.
Based on our users' predictions throughout the season, we've been tracking the contest since the very first week of live results. Click on the chart below to see more prediction details:
So if it comes down to a head-to-head match-up between these two gifted ladies, who would YOU pick? Let us know in our poll below, and make sure to enter your predictions here. Your picks influence our racetrack odds and enter you for a chance to win our weekly predictions contest.
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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Which dancers do you like (and dislike) the most? Are you on Team Stage or Team Street? Sound off in the comments section below, and join the discussion in Gold Derby's reality TV forum.
Photo: Hailee Payne and Fik-Shun perform in "Top 8 Week." Credit: Mike Yarish/FOX