Will Dan’s advantage, Carolyn’s idol determine outcome of ‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’?

Now that the dominating alliance of “Survivor: Worlds Apart” has been forced to fracture, we are finally seeing how the endgame among the Final 6 might pan out. With one secret advantage and one hidden Immunity idol still in play, anything can happen in the final two episodes, but it’s those tools that I think will carve out the path and lead to an unexpected finale. Hurry — make your predictions for next week’s episode and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated next.

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Given the attention production gave to the threat of Dan Foley‘s advantage in this week’s episode, I’m guessing he uses it at the next Tribal Council and with only six castaways left, Dan’s two votes are half of what he would need to control the elimination. If Mike Holloway is to be believed in the episode’s preview, Dan, Rodney Lavoie and Will Sims are planning on targeting either Sierra Thomas or Carolyn Rivera.

While Mike may be using this as a way of securing the women’s votes in his own favor, voting history suggests that Will, Dan and Rodney will continue to vote as a block, and Dan’s advantage means their four votes decide who goes home. If they’re targeting the women, it’s because Mike wins Immunity and/or they’re threatened by the women voting with Mike to eliminate Tyler Fredrickson in last week’s episode. In Dan’s mind, successfully using the advantage now seals the bond between him, Will and Rodney and places them in the Final 5 as the dominant alliance over the remaining two. But the thing about Dan’s advantage is that Dan thinks he’s the only one that knows about it, and that his is the only advantage left.

With Dan (or Will or Rodney) out of the game, Carolyn will be in control of an alliance with Sierra and Mike. Carolyn knows that she is Mike’s only hope to stay in the game and might know that, above all else, Sierra doesn’t want a man to win. Should they stick together through to the end, their three votes will easily eliminate the other two men, giving way for an unlikely, but thrilling head-to-head against Carolyn and Mike at the final Tribal Council. Sierra will be happy to just come along for the ride.

Whose torch do you think will be snuffed next? Be sure to visit our predictions center and make/update your forecasts before voting closes Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT. The user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

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Where do you fall on our overall Season 30 leaderboard?

All season long, three users — Smartdude, Benutty, Taloson — have been battling it out for the top spot, and this week Smartdude remained in the #1 position on our leaderboard with his “smart” predictions of Episode 12. He now has leading 67% prediction accuracy while Benutty and Taloson are tied in second place with 63%. Talk about a true nail-biter!

Rounding out the top five are Sunhound and JasonNolette who have 61% and 59% prediction accuracy, respectively. Click here to see where you score on our overall season leaderboard.

Can YOU beat these frontrunners to win our prizes? Then be sure to take part in our “Survivor” prediction contest. We’re giving away $100 Amazon gift certificates to our weekly winners plus at season’s end. The deadline for each episode is Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT.

Our current overall leader Smartdude predicted Tyler’s elimination this week. However, he missed calling the previous two back-to-back ousters of Jenn and Shirin (see complete predix), proving that it’s possible to do well in our contests without getting everything right.

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.

To vote for who you think will go home next on “Survivor,” drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order. For example, if you think Sierra will be eliminated, make sure you put her in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

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Average 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 change them later as often as you like.

We are forecasting everything from the results on TV shows like “The Voice,” “Survivor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol” and “The Amazing Race” to the winners of the Emmys and Tonys.

Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will be eliminated next using our easy drag-and-drop menu below our exit interview with Tyler. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “Survivor” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.

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