‘American Idol’ predictions: Sonika Vaid or Dalton Rapattoni will be eliminated next

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Our readers believe that either Sonika Vaid or Dalton Rapattoni will be sent packing on Thursday’s “American Idol.” Do you agree or disagree with their forecasts? Hurry — make your “American Idol” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down to predict who will be eliminated next.

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According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by contest entrants like you, Sonika tops our elimination chart with leading 2/13 odds (88% chance) of going home Thursday night. During last week’s Top 5 performance show, she sang “Let It Go” and “Clarity” and earned mostly positive feedback from the judges. However, Sonika has been in America’s bottom two for the past two weeks in a row, so it’s unlikely she will advance.

Somewhat surprisingly, Dalton is in second place to be ousted with 12/1 odds (7% chance) after singing “Numb” and “The Sound of Silence” last week. However, don’t count out Dalton just yet. As I told the New York Post this week, “He fits right in with the ‘rocker guy’ mentality that’s won so many times in the past: David Cook, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani.”

Rounding out the other three contestants, MacKenzie Bourg and Trent Harmon are tied in third place to get the boot with 40/1 odds apiece (2% chance), followed by La’Porsha Renae in fifth place with 100/1 odds (0% chance). See up-to-date “American Idol” odds and rankings for all of this week’s questions right here.

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Who’s going to be eliminated next? Making your “American Idol” predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account (or you can register for a free account via Facebook) and then start casting your votes to the right or at the bottom of this post.

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