‘Project Runway’ nailbiter: Will Tim Gunn save Edmond Newton from elimination?

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Only 14% of our “Project Runway” contest entrants correctly predicted that Edmond Newton would be eliminated on Thursday’s episode, making his ouster one of the most shocking of the season. However, is Edmond really out? Or will Tim Gunn swoop in at the last minute and save the popular designer? Hurry — make your predictions for the Season 14 finale and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which designer will win.

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Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, have been weighing in on the nailbiting “Project Runway” cliffhanger. Read some of their comments below and then join the fierce debate in our forums here.

Atypical: Big episode! I’m calling shenanigans with the way they edited that ending. No Tim Gunn scene to send the eliminated designer to the workroom, and with his save still in play for some reason (it should have been null at this late stage), I could easily see the top of the show saying that he used his save on Edmond.

EmmyLoser: I also feel it’s more likely than not that Tim Gunn will use his save on Edmond, since there was no ending scene with him and Heidi reminded us at the top of the show that the save was still in play.  It is a little surprising that the save would still be allowed at this late stage, when it would essentially send someone to Fashion Week, but that’s kind of mitigated by the judges’ awareness of it.

Anonymous: Tim Gunn MUST be using the save … seriously. We always see Tim saying, “I have to send you to the workroom…” and they play that going home music. This time the music was quite mysterious. This is not it for Edmond! Side note: GO KELLY GO!!!

According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by readers like you, Edmond’s ouster was a major surprise as he only had 6/1 odds (14% chance) of being eliminated. That tied him for last place on our chart with Kelly Dempsey, who wound up winning Thursday’s red carpet challenge. (If Edmond is saved by Gunn next week then we will re-open this question, but in the meantime you can keep voting for the other questions in our prediction center.)

A whopping 38% of our readers thought that Ashley Nell Tipton would come in fourth place this week, giving her leading odds of 17/10. In second place to get the boot was Candice Cuoco with 19/10 odds (34% chance).

The stage is now set for the final three designers to compete for the ultimate prize: Ashley, Candice and Kelly … with Edmond as a question mark. How will each of the finalists place? Be sure to update YOUR finale predictions right here.

Check out the overall Season 14 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 “Project Runway” predictor is MDent3 with overall 33% accuracy and 15,472 points, but there is still a chance to play in our contest and be eligible to win our prizes. See our contest rules here and don’t forget to make YOUR predictions here.

Making your predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account, or you can register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google. In our “Project Runway” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions for the season finale:

Who will win ‘Project Runway’?

Who will come in second place?

Who will come in third place?

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 — everything from the Oscars to “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race.”

Click on any box and then scroll down to start making your predictions. For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode. If you click on the “Project Runway” button, you’ll see something like this:

To vote for who you think will win, drag your chosen designer over from the left to the right. Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.

If the majority of readers think Ashley will win, that means she’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the contestants who don’t receive many predictions have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.

Vote right NOW in our ‘Project Runway’ predictions center

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.

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 continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

Get started by making your prediction below as to which designer will win. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “Project Runway” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.

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