Our ‘The Voice’ prediction champ guarantees Sawyer Fredericks will win

As the eighth season of “The Voice” nears the end, almost everybody is predicting young 16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks will be the champ. That would mean a first victory for his coach Pharrell Williams, who joined the NBC reality program last year. Whether you agree or disagree that Fredericks will prevail, why are you not taking part in our “Voice” predictions contest. You could win a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor on our leaderboards by predicting each week’s results.

Related: Did you predict the stunning elimination of Kimberly Nichole on ‘The Voice’?

Here are Chan’s rankings and thoughts about the other artists in the Top 5, who will perform in the semi-final round this Monday.

2. Meghan Linsey – With (four-time winning coach) Blake Shelton by her side and some powerful performances under her belt, she will almost certainly make the finals.

3. Joshua Davis – Despite needing the Twitter save one week, Joshua peaked at the right time and might just rally the fans he needs to win (coach Adam Levine).

4. Koryn Hawthorne – She sometimes strains during her performances, but you cannot deny that she always lays it all out there on the stage (coach Pharrell Williams).

5. India Carney – After requiring the Twitter save two weeks in a row, India has to pull off a spectacular performance to recover (coach Christina Aguilera).

Chan’s picks aren’t exactly the same as our official Gold Derby odds — which are calculated on predictions from people just like you. Fredericks is way out front with 2/9 odds to be this season’s champ. Linsey is in second place at 14/1. Carney is next at 16/1. Davis follows at 33/1, and then Hawthorne at a distant 100/1.

Keep in mind that the race is tightening up with just five possible winners. So, you shouldn’t only consider their performances on Monday but also their social media followings. Those numbers can tell you who may do well in the popular vote each week. (Read more about this key factor for making your predictions HERE.)

When making your predictions this week, remember that coming out on top in our contest doesn’t just mean answering the week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your big bets (500 points and 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. 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.

How did he know Nichole would be gone when virtually everyone else did not. He says, “I don’t think Kimberly Nichole had really connected with the audience since the Top 12. It was going to be between Kimberly and India. After last week’s surprise save, I knew India had the Twitter voters to save her again this week.”

Our overall leader for this eighth season of “The Voice” is still Denton Davidson. He missed both answers this past week, but has correctly picked 11 out of 14 answers this year. His current score is 79% accuracy, so he is still on pace to be our champ. Jason Nolette is in second place at 71%, and then Ngo Khang at 64%.

You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week until 5:00 p.m. PT each Tuesday.

Just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

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 other reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and “Survivor” to the winners of the Billboard Music Awards and Tony Awards to the Primetime Emmys nominations. 

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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