‘The Amazing Race’ cliffhanger: Who won Season 26?

After five continents, 35,000 miles and a dozen legs, Season 26 of “The Amazing Race” came to a close Friday night. But who won: one of the three Blind Date pairings — Blair and Hayley, Jelani and Jenny and Tyler and Laura — or the last long-term couple standing, Rochelle and Mike? And did YOU predict the results?

See our users’ exclusive predictions of the ‘American Idol’ finale

We underestimated the legal eagles, Jelani and Jenny, who ended up as the season’s runner-ups. We had pegged them to be in a fight for fourth with Rochelle and Mike, who ended up being eliminated midway through the last leg. 

And we overestimated the potential of the battling Blair and Hayley. Despite arriving at the Reunion Tower in first place, Hayley’s failure to find the location of the next clue set them back. See our users’ complete odds for the finale.

In our “Amazing Race predictions center, we’ve been asking users like YOU to predict the ultimate winners all season long.

Hundreds of users cast their votes, but only one claims Gold Derby’s prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate and eternal bragging rights: Jason Nolette

Jason answered every question this season and tops our Season 26 overall leaderboard with 57% prediction accuracy.

If eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

We have a second $100 winner to announce as well.

Max did the best at scoring the Season 26 finale. See the rankings of all our users on the episode 12 leaderboard.

Max was one of only seven people to reap perfect 100% accuracy while predicting the order that the final four teams would finish.

He broke the tie with his high point score (10,960) thanks to using his special 500 and 200 point bets wisely.

The Amazing Race” may be over, but we are forecasting everything from the results on TV shows like “The Voice,” “Survivor,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Game of Thrones” to the winners of the Emmys and Tonys.

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 change them later as often as you like.

Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will win “Survivor” using our easy drag-and-drop menu below.

And be sure to sound off on the current season of “American Idol” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.

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