Did you predict that Vytas Baskauskas would be the first person voted out of "Survivor: Second Chance"? If so, you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry – make your "Survivor" predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which castaway will be kicked off the island next.
According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by users like you, Vytas' ouster was not a shocker as he had 8/1 odds (11% chance) of heading home, just behind leading contender Kass McQuillen at 9/4 odds (31% chance). Be sure to make YOUR predictions right here.
Congratulations to our user Sunhound for earning the top score in this week's contest. He's one of 12 users to reap perfect 100% accuracy predicting all of the questions for Episode 1, titled "Second Chance," though he broke the tie with his high 50,250 point score thanks to using his special 500 and 200 point bets wisely. If eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
This user's winning predictions were that Vytas would be eliminated, that a hidden immunity idol would not be played and that nobody would quit the game. Starting next week, two more questions will be added to our predictions center: which tribe will win the reward challenge and which tribe will win the immunity challenge?
On the first season of "Blood vs. Water," Vytas played with his brother Aras, already a previous winner. Aras' status as a champion combined with the threat of two physically fit brothers in an alliance put an impossibly large target on Vytas from the beginning, a hurdle he was ultimately unable to overcome. Though he made decent personal connections with other castaways and proved himself to be an asset in challenges, it's hard to imagine that Vytas was able to fully realize a strategy in the course of that game. But this time he was free of the chains of association with his brother, and in a game where everyone is seeking their own redemption, Vytas finally got to start on an even playing field.
Who's going home next? Making your "Survivor" 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) and then start casting your votes. Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.
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.
Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it's important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts throughout the week, just click "Save Predictions" when you've settled on your choice.
Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will be voted off the island next. And be sure to sound off on the current season of "Survivor" in Gold Derby's reality TV forum.
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