‘Dancing with the Stars’: Did you predict those ‘Disney Night’ surprises?

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Did you correctly predict who would be eliminated on “Disney Night” on “Dancing With the Stars“? If so, you should be taking part in our weekly predictions contest. Hurry — make your “Dancing with the Stars” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down to predict which celeb will be eliminated next.

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Defying our exclusive Gold Derby odds, low-scoring football player Doug Flutie survived elimination. He and fellow athletes Von Miller and Antonio Brown tied for the lowest judges’ score last week, and we gave him 2/3 odds of being sent home (60% chance).

Actress Marla Maples got the boot instead. We had ranked her second with 11/4 odds (27% chance), and she only scored a point higher than Flutie last week, so her elimination wasn’t a couplete surprise.

But even though Flutie was spared the axe, our readers were right that he would get the lowest score. He struggled through his “Mary Poppins”-themes jazz routine and scored straight sixes from Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and guest judge Zendaya, for a total of 24 out of 40. We had given Flutie overwhelming 3/10 odds (77% odds of landing at the bottom).

There was more drama at the top of the judges’ leaderboard. UFC fighter Paige VanZant won the night as we predicted, getting straight nines for a total of 36 for her “Toy Story” quickstep. We gave her 6/5 odds (46% chance of getting the high score), but she wasn’t alone atop the “DWTS” perch. She tied with meteorologist Ginger Zee, who despite consistent performances throughout the season had 100/1 odds (0% chance of getting the high score), which made that result the most surprising of the night.

Congratulations to ThePerksOfBeingAGriff for earning the top score in this week’s contest. He is one of four contest entrants to reap perfect 100% accuracy predicting all of the questions for this episode, though he broke that tie with his high 6,570 point score thanks to locking in the best odds throughout the week. He got his biggest windfall by betting 500 points on Maples as the night’s elimination at 9/1 odds; that alone resulted in a 4,500-point payout. If eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

After four weeks of competition, there is yet another shakeup on our overall predictions leaderboard. There is now a three-way tie for the best user predictions so far: Taloson, Jeredshaffer and Kyle Bailey have all scored 81% so far (13 out of 16 predictions correct), but there’s a long way to go before we crown a predictions champ, just as there’s a long way to go before “DWTS” anoints a new Mirror Ball Trophy winner.

Can YOU take down our top-scoring readers next week to earn bragging rights and a place on our season 22 leaderboard? There are still many weeks left to play in our contest.

Consider this week’s judges’ scores before you enter your own picks for next week:

Paige VanZant – 36
Ginger Zee – 36
Antonio Brown – 35
Wanya Morris – 35
Nyle DiMarco – 34
Kim Fields – 32
Von Miller – 32
Marla Maples – 28 (ELIMINATED)
Jodie Sweetin – 27
Doug Flutie – 24

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So who do you think will win and lose? In our “Dancing with the Stars” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions before each episode airs on ABC every Monday at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.:

Who will win ‘Dancing with the Stars’?

Which star will be eliminated?

Who will receive the judges’ HIGHEST score?

Who will receive the judges’ LOWEST score?

How many 10s will the judges give out?

At the end of each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will be the leaderboard champ for the week, so it’s beneficial to keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.

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.

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Who do you think is going to be eliminated next week? Making your “DWTS” 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.

Gold Derby readers 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 forecasts throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

You’ll compete to win bragging rights and a place of honor on our leaderboard. Be sure to read our contest rules and sound off on the current season of “Dancing with the Stars” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.

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