‘Dancing with the Stars’ cliffhanger: Elimination for Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers or Michael Sam?

I’m going on a limb predicting who will be eliminated tonight on “Dancing With the Stars.” I say it’ll be Suzanne Somershow about you?

Sure, legendary singer Patti LaBelle is the top pick to be ousted among those predicting the results in our ongoing contest. But even though she had the lowest judges’ score on “Latin Night,” she has consistently elicited some of the strongest reactions from the live audience. That could translate to strong support from voters at home, who would have been especially motivated to support her since they knew they’d have to compensate for that low score.

Football player Michael Sam was the next lowest scorer, but I suspect he’ll be saved by the same Hunk Factor that kept Chris Soules from the chopping block last week. That’s why I’m nervously picking Somers instead. But maybe that’s not so far-fetched after all. She’s currently a close second according to our exclusive odds.

How could that be? Well, the judges placed Somers in that middle-of-the-pack danger zone. Ranked third from the bottom, she scored low enough to be at risk, but high enough that her fans might be lulled into a false sense of security and not vote.

But don’t take my word for it. Let’s take a look at who our contest leaders have in their sights. Every week, the reader with the best score wins a $100 Amazon gift card. And, at the end of the season, our overall leader will win a $100 Amazon gift card and a place of honor on our reality TV leaderboards

Our overall leader, Radzie, is also predicting Somers will be tossed from the show, as does reality TV show guru Ryan Lapierre, who is currently in second-place. But TWPAULANDREWSTEBBINS, who got the top score last week, is forecasting an upset: he thinks Sam is a goner. 

As of this writing, Somers has odds of 10/3. That means if she is given the axe, a 100-point bet will earn me 333 points for correctly making this prediction. Am I right, or should I place my bet elsewhere?

For instance, if I place my 500-point big bet on Sam — currently at 6/1 — and he is eliminated, I will earn a whopping 3,000 points. And with the second lowest judges’ score last week, he could very well be at risk, so that’s a gamble that could pay off.

Make or update your predictions below by dragging contestants from left to the right in your forecasted order of likelihood of being eliminated. For example, if you think Somers’ days of dancing are over make sure to have her in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week until 4 p.m. PT each Monday. Just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

To enter your predictions for the other questions we ask (low and high score each week, ultimate winner), 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 body count on “The Walking Dead” to the winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards and both Daytime and Primetime Emmys. 

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 500 and 200-point bets wisely. 

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