You can win $100 every week predicting who will get the high score, low score, and who will be eliminated on “Dancing With the Stars.” But be warned as you make your predictions: for four weeks in a row, viewers have ignored the judges and voted to save the contestant with the worst score.
Twice that has been “Bachelor” star Chris Soules, and on last Monday’s “Spring Break Special” it was “Shark Tank” guru Robert Herjavec. According to our racetrack odds, they are the overwhelming favorites to be sent home in next week’s dreaded double-elimination.
But if you had your way, who among the remaining contestants would YOU send home? (Vote in our poll below.)
After Herjavec received the worst judges’ score for the second week in a row on Monday night, 65% of Users are predicting that he’ll get the boot. All those votes translate into leading 8/15 odds. Meanwhile, 23% of Users say Soules’s good luck will finally run out, resulting in odds of 10/3.
Among those who expect Herjavec to be ousted are the top five Users on our overall season leaderboard: Radzie, Ryan Lapierre, Kevin Postel, Eeric and Shack88fan. However, only one contestant with the lowest score has been eliminated so far this season: musician Redfoo. So, if you predict someone other than Herjavec — say, one of the current top four: Rumer Willis, Nastia Liukin, Riker Lynch, and Willow Shields — and that contestant gets the chop, you could rack up a ton of points.
For instance, Shields and Liukin are unlikely to be eliminated and get 100/1 odds, but if you predict them and use your 500-point big bet, you’d score a whopping 50,000 points if you’re right. But it’s a calculated risk; if you’re wrong, you don’t score any points.
By comparison, if you bet just 100 points on Herjavec at 8/15 odds and he goes home, it’s only worth 53 points, but since he has a better chance of being eliminated, going with the safe choice could still help you win our contest.
Should you be bold or play it safe? The choice is yours.
But who really deserves the axe? Respond in our poll below.
Maybe you’re a fan of Soules and Herjavec and think the judges have vastly overscored this season’s untouchable top four, who have been taking turns at the top of the leaderboard since the beginning of the season. Do they deserve all the praise and viewer votes they’ve been getting? Or maybe you think it’s time for military veteran Noah Galloway to go, to which I’d ask, why do you hate America?
Then make or update your predictions below by dragging contestants from left to right in the order of their likelihood of getting the boot. If you think Herjavec is really a goner, make sure to have him in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week until 5 p.m. PT each Monday. Just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
But 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 (one of 500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a long shot 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.
And since you’ve got two chances to be right about next week’s elimination, your chance to score big points and win our weekly contest is even better, so don’t wait!
To enter your predictions for the other questions we ask (high and low 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 winners of Tony 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.