There's nothing more frustrating during a reality competition than witnessing the fall of contestants you admire while watching the rise of others whose appeal baffles you. For instance, I thought "So You Think You Can Dance" hip-hop specialist Ariana Crowder never got her due from viewers before being eliminated just shy of the top 10, even though the judges usually praised her (except this week, when Nigel Lythgoe likened her to "a dead fish on a slab" – not cool, Nigel).
But I actually like all the dancers who did make it through to the top 10 on Monday night. Do you agree? Of the remaining contenders, an impressive six have never been in danger when viewer votes were counted: Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne, Gaby Diaz, Megz Alfonso, Virgil Gadson and Jaja Vankova. Have they deserved to sail through the competition as smoothly as they have?
Vankova is currently the frontrunner according to our users' predictions. As of this writing, 31% think she'll win this season, giving her 9/4 odds. She's followed by Nowakowski (7/2 odds), Gadson (11/2 odds), Diaz (13/2 odds) and Eddie "Neptune" Eskridge (16/1 odds). Are they really the best of the best?
Vote in our poll below. Who do you think is the most overrated dancer on "So You Think You Can Dance" this season?
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.
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: Jaja Vankova in "So You Think You Can Dance." Credit: Brooklin Rosenstock/FOX
Photo: Jim Nowakowski in "So You Think You Can Dance." Credit: Brooklin Rosenstock/FOX
Photo: Megz Alfonso in "So You Think You Can Dance." Credit: Brooklin Rosenstock/FOX
Photo: Virgil Gadson in "So You Think You Can Dance." Credit: Brooklin Rosenstock/FOX