‘So You Think You Can Dance’ recap: Derek Piquette dodges another bullet

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Gold Derby’s “So You Think You Can Danceracetrack odds missed three out of four results Monday night. Did you fare better? Then you should put your psychic powers to use right here for a chance to win $100 (if you qualify according to our contest rules). Our predictions center closes every Monday night at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific, right before the live show starts on the east coast, but you can keep making and updating your predictions as often as you like up to that point.

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Our users were right in forecasting the elimination of Jessica “J.J.” Rabone from Team Street. 65% of us anticipated that result after her tepidly received jazz number last week. But Rabone didn’t even get a chance at a farewell performance on Monday night. Like Derek Piquette in “Top 16 Week,” she sustained an injury that put her out of commission for the evening, but with no Twitter save or judges save this week, it wouldn’t have mattered anyway for the Japanese freestyle dancer.

Speaking of Piquette, the unsinkable stage dancer dodged another bullet this week. 68% of our users thought he would be voted out, but even though he was one of the bottom two dancers on Team Stage, he narrowly escaped elimination yet again. He has now been among the bottom dancers every week but one. We’ve predicted his ouster twice in a row – how long will his lucky streak last?

Edson Juarez was eliminated from Team Stage instead. He hadn’t been in the bottom three since “Top 18 Week,” but his hip-hop routine last week with frontrunner Jaja Vankova underwhelmed viewers enough to give Piquette another reprieve.

Joining Rabone in the bottom two for Team Street was Megz Alfonso, who had been safe every week until now. Only 18% of users expected that – we predicted it would be Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge in the bottom but safe – but we probably should have seen it coming: Neptune wowed the judges with an emotional performance last week. Megz – not so much.

Despite Monday night’s surprises, one of our users managed to predict 100% of the results: Denton Davidson, who won our predictions contest for season 11 last summer. That result puts Davidson into a tie with last week’s predictions champ EmmyLoser at the top of our season 12 leaderboard. Both have predicted 50% correctly after five weeks, though EmmyLoser still has the higher points total.

Can you beat them next week? Remember, it is important not only to make your predictions but to use your big bets wisely. You can place one bet of 500 points and two of 200 points. If you bet big on a long shot and get it right, that could be the difference between winning and losing our weekly predictions contest.

In our “So You Think You Can Dance” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions each week:

Which STAGE dancer will be eliminated?

Which STREET dancer will be eliminated?

Which STAGE dancer will be in the bottom but safe?

Which STREET dancer will be in the bottom but safe?

Who will win ‘So You Think You Can Dance’?

Who do you think SHOULD be eliminated next? Discuss in our forums

At the end of each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, so it’s beneficial to keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.

Which dancers do you like (and dislike) the most? Are you on Team Stage or Team Street? Sound off in the comments section below, and join the discussion in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.

Photo: Derek Piquette in “So You Think You Can Dance.” Credit: Adam Rose/FOX

Photo: J.J. Rabone and Edson Juarez with Cat Deeley in “So You Think You Can Dance.” Credit: Adam Rose/FOX


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