‘The Amazing Race’ recap: Did you predict who would be eliminated on episodes 7 & 8?

Did you know which of the six couples still competing in “The Amazing Race” was going to be sent packing in this week’s double episode? If you got the result right, why are you not taking part in our predictions contest? Every week, you could win a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor on our leaderboards. And the ultimate champ will get a chance to chat with the “Race” winners. Do you have what it takes to be the best among the most fervent fans of the “Race”?

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To get started CLICK HERE or make your first prediction as to which team will be eliminated next using the menu to the right. Don’t worry, you can keep changing your predictions right up until show time. But we urge you not to wait till then. 

Why? Because your predictions will factor into our official racetrack odds that are pored over by other “Race” fans and TV execs who want to know which teams you love and hate, who you want to win and who you are desperate to see get a send-off. 

To make your weekly predictions, just log in to your account (or create a free one), click on “The Amazing Race” button and start these answering questions:

Which team will be eliminated in this leg?

Which team will place first in this leg?

Which team will win Date Night?

Which team will win ‘The Amazing Race’?

Answer our questions before every episode and you will earn points based on correct predictions. The deadline for is Friday at 5 p.m. PT. 

Only 12% of our users correctly pegged Aly and Steve as the most likely to be axed at the end of this week’s second of two episodes. Indeed, these Olympians — who had to deal with both a Speed Bump and a U-Turn — had been pegged for a first-place finish.  Instead, that honor went to blind date couple Tyler and Laura

Nine of our users got two of the five weekly questions about this second half of the doubleheader (the Express Pass question is now out of play). Of these, Adam Rock broke the tie by racking up the most points. He savvily placed his 500-point superbet on Aly and Steve losing this leg when they had odds of 6/1 and that earned him 3,000 points. If he is eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. 

The outcome of the first of Friday’s episodes was easier to predict with three of our users nailing four of the five questions. While the majority of our users knew that it would be a non-elimination leg and that there would not be a U-Turn, Benutty was one of just 12% who predicted that first-place finish for Matt and Ashley. And he broke the tie for first by forecasting that Tyler and Laura would win date night. By putting his 500-point superbet on this pick when they were at 100/1, he racked up a jaw-dropping 50,000 points. If he is eligible, as per our contest rules, he also will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. 

Despite only going 4/10 over the two episodes, JasonNolette remains in first place on our overall leaderboard with an overall average of 55% correct.

To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.

After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race” and “Survivor” to the champs of TV talent shows such as “The Voice” and “American Idol” to the winners of both the Daytime and Primetime Emmys as well as the Academy of Country Music and Tony Awards. 

Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions. 

For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode. And remember to place your super 500 and 200-point bets wisely. We use these point totals to break any tie at the top of our weekly and overall leaderboards. 

Every week, someone will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate while the ultimate champ gets a place of honor on our overall leaderboard, a chance to chat with the winner of that TV show and a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Compete against other fans of your favorite TV shows and let everyone see that you have what it takes to win. 

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