Blake Shelton team member Hannah Kirby survived last Tuesday’s elimination on “The Voice” even though our official Gold Derby odds predicted her to go home. Did you know she would stay or were you in the camp picking her to be done with leading odds of 5/6 for elimination? Our predictions champ for the past two weeks says you are absolutely wrong if you think she will be axed next.
Now that Kirby is in the top 10 performing this Monday, we need your prediction right away about her chances this time. Hurry — make your predictions about the next live round and you could win our weekly prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor on our reality TV leaderboards. You have until 5:00 p.m. PT next Tuesday to predict the results. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated next.
Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering the 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. As we use those point totals to break ties when more than one user tops our leaderboard with the same number of correct answers, don’t take them for granted.
That’s how Denton Davidson, one of Gold Derby’s top predictors, is our champ once again for this week’s prediction contest. Along with just two other people (JasonNolette and SoCA K-Man), he scored 100% by correctly predicting all four results for this Top 12 week. Davidson was also our champ the previous week for the Top 20 episode.
Because he does so well predicting “The Voice” (and other reality shows), we asked him about the upcoming Top 10 week. He said that he is “shocked” Kirby is leading our predictions chart to be eliminated for this next round. Davidson is now providing expert advice even though you are his competition to win yet again.
He pleads with you to “change your minds and change up your predictions” regarding Kirby with the following three reasons:
Curse of the First –
Kirby had the difficult task of leading off the first live performance episode of the season. For many contestants in various forms of reality competition series, this has been a death trap. The audience has two hours to forget your performance before voting starts. Most of our readers, including myself, thought she would be in the bottom three after that – but she breezed through with enough votes to get her to the top 10.
Social Media –
It’s only natural that when an unknown singer is suddenly seen and heard by millions of people around the country that their social media presence will rise. Nobody on “The Voice” this season has seen their following rise in greater numbers than Kirby. Just before the top 20 performance, Kirby had just over 5,000 Twitter followers and was third from the bottom in that regard among all contestants. Since then she has seen an unprecedented surge to over 31,000 followers. The only artists with more are Corey Kent White (56k) and Sawyer Fredericks (32k) in the ever important Twitter-verse.
She’s Just So Cool! –
Am I alone here? I find Kirby to be one of the performers I most look forward to each week. She is really a fascinating creature to watch on stage – bizarrely dancing around making facial expressions that could be interpreted as either friendly or crazy depending on when you catch her. Vocally, as the judges have mentioned, she never misses and always delivers. She’s got just enough mystery about her that you could hear she had a hobby of baking cookies on the weekend or practicing witchcraft and neither would cause surprise.
Two of the remaining 10 artists will be eliminated next week. According to our current Gold Derby odds generated by voters like you, Kirby is indeed the most likely to be done with 12/5 odds. Deanna Johnson, a member of the Adam Levine team who barely survived last week, is next with 9/2 odds. Rob Taylor, a Christina Aguilera team member many of you predicted last time, is projected for the bottom three with 8/1 odds. The only other artists with somewhat bad odds are Koryn Hawthorne (Pharrell Williams team) at 16/1 odds and Corey Kent White (Team Blake) at 33/1. The other five contenders — Joshua Davis (Team Adam), Meghan Linsey (Team Blake), Kimberly Nichole (Team Christina), India Carney (Team Christina), and Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell) — have distant 100/1 odds and should be safe.
Now that you’ve been given some new advice, do you agree or disagree? Who do you think will be finished on Tuesday night? Start or update your predictions below by deciding which ones will be tossed off. And be sure to lock in your prediction for the ultimate winning artist and coach.
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