RNO Roundtable – ‘Survivor: Cook Islands’ Predictionsby RealityNewsOnline Staff -- 09/14/2006
It’s time once again for RealityNewsOnline writers to make our predictions. Will David Bloomberg go back to picking well, as he did previously in choosing Brian (Thailand), Jenna (Amazon), and Amber (All-Stars)? Will anybody do better than everybody did in predicting Palau, Guatemala, and Exile Island? Let’s find out as we read the predictions of David Bloomberg, Jenn Brasler, Jeffrey Clinard, Jeffrey Sadow, and Brian Towers.
Brian: I expect Adam will be a leader this season. However, he is a physical threat and could potentially win a series of individual immunities. So although I think he can make the jury, the others cannot allow him to advance as far as the final four.
Jeffrey S.: Adam seems willing to take a risk, which will help. He also has a personal fitness training background, which helps as well but may not be a good indicator, since you need more than athleticism to succeed and his profile doesn’t indicate that. He might sneak into the jury, but probably not.
Jenn: It’s impossible to tell what kind of player Adam will be. He’s an athlete, so he’ll probably do well at the physical challenges, but other than that, his bio information doesn’t provide much insight. I see him coasting for a while, then getting booted somewhere around the middle of the season, but before the jury.
Jeffrey C.: I think Adam is going to stick around for a while, as he makes a good fit into his initial tribe and will be valued for his ability to win challenges. After the final merge though, I think he'll be a threat, and thus get targeted fairly early in the jury phase of the game. Jury duty.
David: As Jenn indicates, Adam’s bio doesn’t give us much to go by. But the whole frat boy/personal trainer thing just doesn’t scream “Survivor success!” to me. I think he’ll be out fairly early.
Brian: What’s not to like about Becky? Her volunteer work could prepare her better than most for the environment. Although most of the attorneys on the show don’t fare all that well, she just might sneak onto the jury.
Jeffrey S.: Becky seems fit and intelligent enough, and her work in the legal profession may help her read people, but I get a sense from her biography that it may make her a little too combative to make it beyond the jury.
Jenn: An athletic attorney? Now there’s someone who might be a threat. The pretty women on Survivor are often underestimated, so I think she might be able to fly under the radar, then pull out some sort of surprising twist. I think she’ll make the jury.
Jeffrey C.: I think Becky will show she's worthy of staying in the game initially, and that will carry her until the merge. After that, she might be able to lie low and progress well into the end-game. I don't predict her to win, but I think she might make the final four.
David: Becky has brains, athleticism, and looks – a good Survivor combination. Add to that the volunteer work in developing countries and she has experience as well. She’ll make the jury, but beyond that? Well, I’m just not sure.
Brian: Billy has the potential to be a physically overpowering presence on the show – reminiscent of Judd from Survivor: Guatemala. I can see Billy being used by his tribe to win team rewards and immunities, then getting voted out just before the jury is formed.
Jeffrey S.: Billy is the hardest read of all the players; an ex-Marine and you have to respect anybody who will admit a favorite actor is Bruce Campbell (“Clatto Verata N... Necktie... Nickel... It's an "N" word, it's definitely an "N" word!”). Yet, at the same time it’s hard to take anybody seriously who chose his current career on the basis of a Foreigner tune. I think he’ll fall short of the jury.
Jenn: Wouldn’t he do better on Rock Star: Supernova? He doesn’t seem like the sort of person who would be on Survivor. He’ll be one of the first people gone.
Jeffrey C.: Billy is going to be a great position early in the game where his strength will be valued for challenges, so he'll last until the jury stage. After that... well, his strength will be a problem. He'll be considered a challenge threat and be eliminated quickly and sent to the jury.
David: I agree with Jeffrey C. that Billy should do well early if his tribe values his strength. But he’s going to need to show he can succeed in the social aspect of the game too, or they might kick him to the curb. I think he’ll manage okay and get to the merge, maybe even the jury. But no way he goes beyond that.
Brian: According to the TV Guide Channel preview, Brad’s kept one secret in his life very effectively. Is there a better talent for Survivor? An athletic background that includes swimming skills is also a big plus, and he could be another individual immunity threat. Although he doesn’t mention Survivor in his list of favorite TV shows, I still see him making the jury, but then getting voted out soon after.
Jeffrey S.: Brad is an ex-model, and unless you look good in a bikini that is the kiss of death in Survivor, given the typical overall and game intelligence people in that profession tend to possess. Despite being well traveled, I get the idea he won’t adjust well to the Spartan conditions and is gone early.
Jenn: Well, of course there’s a model on the island. What would reality TV be without one? Brad doesn’t impress me much; unfortunately, he seems fairly shallow. Maybe he’ll wind up changing my mind, but right now I don’t peg him as one who will stick around very long.
Jeffrey C.: I expect Brad to do well, making it to the jury phase. He seems to be a good fit into his tribe, and with a good alliance might be able to make it to the final four. However, I'm going to guess he'll eventually be voted on in the jury phase, perhaps just missing out on the final four though.
David: Wow, I’m getting nothing on this guy. He’s athletic, but so are most of the contestants this time around. Since I’m not picking up anything that tells me he’ll do well, I’m going to have to go the other way and say he’ll be left behind. Plus, let’s face it, I’m biased against male models.
Brian: The conditions will not be a factor for young Candice after her time in a Kenyan village, and a pre-med student’s knowledge might just come in handy as well. I’m impressed by her résumé, but I have a feeling she just misses the jury.
Jeffrey S.: Candice is athletic, intelligent, and has had wide range of self-directed experience for a younger player, which will make her very flexible. This fits the smart, good-looking, and thus dangerous profile that either takes you a long way (in the case of Danni, all the way) or knocks you out early (as in Misty). I’m betting she’ll end up more like Danni against a crew that at first glance is fairly underwhelming. Final four material here.
Jenn: Candice will probably be underestimated like Becky, but I have a feeling she’s smarter than anyone will expect. However, while she has the brains for the game, she doesn’t seem as athletic as the other Survivors. That will probably hurt her. I don’t think she’ll make it as far as the jury.
Jeffrey C.: While I don't usually like youth, I think a combination of her experience in more primitive environments and the composition of her tribe will help her progress well into the game. Indeed, she might not be a target at that stage, and may sneak her way into the final four. I don't predict she'll win, but she might give everybody a good run for the money.
David: Candice has brains and experience in fairly primitive conditions (at least compared to our daily lives). That should help her early on. One thing I’m worried about is how she will handle the lack of food, but that will really hit later in the game. I suspect she’ll be on the jury.
Anh-Tuan "Cao Boi" Bui
Brian: Although he ought to be able to handle the physical aspects of the game, Jeff Probst tells us Cao-Boi’s personality can be a bit overwhelming. On a team where everyone else is younger, he may be resented by his tribemates. Early boot.
Jeffrey S.: His life shows a drive to succeed molded by a number of interesting experiences. That he runs a nail salon and can manage the ensuing cattiness is a plus, and you cannot take lightly any man who list as a favorite television show Columbo. Final four member here, possible winner.
Jenn: Cao Boi looks like he’s the most well-rounded contestant this season. A hiker/photographer/nail salon manager who plays classical guitar and softball? Judging just from his grin, he’ll get far in the game socially. I think he’ll last till the jury.
Jeffrey C.: I don't know. He's the oldest in his tribe, and he'll need to establish his value early on, particularly since the tribe has other strong men in it. On the whole I'm not sure he's going to make it to the jury phase due to how he fits into his tribe. Out before the jury stage.
David: Like Jeffrey C. noted, as the oldest member of his tribe he could be in danger unless he proves himself quickly. But as Brian noted, Jeff Probst began the show thinking Cao Boi wouldn’t last long. Don’t get me wrong, Probst has been wrong before, but he usually knows what he’s talking about. I’m gonna side with him this time.
Brian: There’s nothing in Cecelia’s bio that strikes me as especially helpful in this game. For example, many of her hobbies are not group activities. I wonder if Cecelia was recruited? Such players often make better eye candy than they do strategists. I don’t see her making the jury.
Jeffrey S.: Cecilia seems bright and fit enough, but doesn’t otherwise stand out. Then again, somebody who didn’t seem that bright and certainly not at all fit by her profile last time went a long way, by the name of Cirie. But in this case, I think she misses the jury.
Jenn: Cecilia is another one I can’t get a good read on. Is she athletic? Who knows? Is she smart? Who knows? I can’t get a bead on her personality. I don’t think she’ll last long enough to make the jury.
Jeffrey C.: Cecilia looks tough, and given the composition of her tribe, she may stick around until the jury phase of the game, where she'll be promptly voted out. Then again, if she doesn't prove herself early, she'll end the game before then. Overall I'm guessing she'll make the jury, but she's harder to read than most of the contestants.
David: Most of the contestants this time around have a lot of physical activities in their background. But Cecilia doesn’t. If she can’t pull her weight, she may be pulling her backpack right out of Tribal Council. And, in fact, I suspect she’ll be doing that pretty quickly.
Brian: A police officer, Cristina has survived being seriously wounded on the job. In this game, it’s more important to dodge the bullets. Or ever better – deflect them towards others! Early boot.
Jeffrey S.: Cristina has had a couple life-altering experiences that may give her perspective and maturity, and she also seems ambitious enough. The big strike against her, which is shared by several players, is one gets a sense that she craves or wishes to reestablish celebrity status, and that’s the kind of player who does not make it to the end. I think she’s got her feet on the ground enough to make it to, but not past, the jury.
Jenn: Cristina strikes me as someone who will quickly emerge as a leader, but may not be too popular with the other Survivors. I think her determination will be mistaken for aggression. If she’s seen as too much of a threat, she won’t last as long as the jury.
Jeffrey C.: She's certainly tough, which should be a bonus, except that I think her tribe is a bad fit for her due to the youth on it. When it comes down to it, she'll be eliminated before the tribes merge, which is unfortunately since she seems to be a trooper in more ways than one.
David: I think Jenn said it best – she will try to be a leader but will quickly become unpopular because of it. Also, many players with backgrounds that hold honesty in high esteem have had problems lying and backstabbing, and I have to wonder if that will be the case again here. At first I thought her determination would be a plus, but now I just don’t think it will be enough.
Brian: Jenny comes across as a well-rounded tomboy. A real estate agent, Jenny spends her time convincing people to make decisions Jenny wants them to – perfect training for this game. I saw her application video and it was well-organized and well-rounded. I can see her in the final four.
Jeffrey S.: Here’s an example of a profile that doesn’t give any reason to believe she’ll be anything special; indeed, she seems to be one of the celebrity chasers. Gone early.
Jenn: Jenny will be another player who’s underestimated. She’s athletic and driven, but they’ll probably all see her as just another pretty face. However, she strikes me as someone who will make a lot of friends and be well-liked by her fellow Survivors, which will help her stick around. I see her making the jury.
Jeffrey C.: Jenny has some of the right skills for the game, though I'm getting worried about her ability to survive in her initial tribe. If she can ride out the game until a merge or shuffle, she might do well, otherwise she might be a painful cut early on the in the game. She won't make the jury.
David: As a journalist, she had to choose her words carefully. As a real estate agent, she has to sell to people. Both are excellent backgrounds for Survivor. Can she turn them into a way to stick around for a while? I think so.
Brian: Oh. My. Gawd… “performance artist/roller girl?” I’m getting this most distressing “Courtney” vibe!” She doesn’t list Survivor in her list of favorite TV shows, either. Was she also recruited? I think the evil “Flicka Flame” will come across as too abrasive and her torch will flicker out early.
Jeffrey S.: Jessica is a free spirit and they never go too far unless your name is Courtney and you are carried until you are no longer useful. She’ll probably be remembered by people more for their scouring the Internet for potential nude pictures of her at Burning Man than for any superior strategic moves she makes, so she won’t be making the jury.
Jenn: Jessica is Courtney 2.0. I’m hoping the other Survivors realize that early on and don’t let her stick around as long as Courtney did. With my luck, she’ll be around for the jury, but I’ll try to head off disaster by saying that she won’t make it that far.
Jeffrey C.: Like those before me, I get the whole Courtney thing again from this Survivor. Given the makeup of her original tribe, I wonder if they'll worry that they have another “loopy broad” on their hands and get rid of her before she starts to annoy everybody before she makes it to the jury phase.
David: Jessica can’t possibly be as annoying as Courtney, right? But even so, I just don’t see her lasting very long – unless there is a series of roller derby challenges.
Brian: Jonathan is one of the older players, but should get by the first couple of weeks as his team only has two males. I like his list of favorite actors, films, and music, but I don’t see anything that stands out enough for me to seriously consider picking him for jury duty.
Jeffrey S.: It was said the show had to scour for contestants this time, resulting in an inordinate proportion of Hollywood-connected types getting on this edition. He of all probably is the most plugged in to the film industry, appearing on both sides of the camera. To be charitable, people in the entertainment industry typically are pretty dim bulbs (as any number of statements they make on topical issues daily remind us) so he would have to go against type to make the jury with the intellectual and game skills almost always needed to get that far.
Jenn: Jonathan guest-starred on Arrested Development. He should win just based on that. But since I have no influence over who wins the game, I’ll just put him in the final four. He’s a smarty (he went to Sarah Lawrence) and has a lot of talents, so who knows what he’ll be able to do?
Jeffrey C.: While I generally prefer older contestants, Jonathan's initial problem is that his tribe is more heavily skewed to youth than in most of the groupings. While I think he probably has some leadership abilities and could get them organized, it might all blow up and cause him to get eliminated before he can prove he was right all along. He won't make the jury.
David: Can Jonathan use his acting abilities to mold himself into the kind of person that his tribe will like? Maybe. But it’s hard to act 24/7. Instead, I suspect he’ll be a fairly early boot.
Brian: One thing about J.P. – he’s fit. His experiences in beach volleyball should prepare him for the heat and, to a degree, the dehydration. Plus, he has swimming skills. Although he lists the ever-problematic beef jerky as a favorite snack food, I have a good feeling about J.P. and see him getting deep into the game.
Jeffrey S.: Fitness will not be a problem for him, but if there’s one occupation that can rival entertainment figures for likely lack of smarts to get far in Survivor, it’s athletes. Again, maybe he’ll be against type, but odds favor he won’t make the jury as a result.
Jenn: As David said in his preview article, J.P.’s work with children will probably come in handy. I’m sure he’s patient and able to help solve conflicts easily. This could take him far, but I don’t think as far as the jury. I don’t think he’ll be able to measure up to some of the other players, especially the more athletic men.
Jeffrey C.: J.P. is one of my harder cuts to make, and I see his and Ozzy’s fate riding on the same item – a spear gun. If the tribe doesn't win one, J.P can outlast him; otherwise, I think Ozzy is going to triumph over him. My best guess is that Ozzy is going to stay, which means I think J.P won't make it to the jury phase.
David: Being a good swimmer is always a plus in Survivor (well, except the Africa season, but we’ll put that aside). If his tribemates realize how valuable he could be in challenges because of this, they will want to keep him around a while. How long? Maybe to the jury, maybe not.
Nathan "Nate" Gonzalez
Brian: Musician and shoe salesman Nate must have been recruited. Another non-watcher of the show, I expect his physical nature to keep him in the game for a few weeks, but ultimately end up as a pre-jury boot.
Jeffrey S.: People in artistic/creative fields have trouble going far in the game because they typically lack the necessary discipline and far-sightedness to be good strategists, but I get the feeling from Nathan’s profile that he will go against type. He seems to have a practicality about him that I think will serve him well. He makes the jury.
Jenn: Nate is adorable. He looks like a big teddy bear. I think he could make it all the way to the final four, and I hope he does. His athletic ability isn’t mentioned much in his bio, but look at those arms! He has to work out. He’ll do fine.
Jeffrey C.: Early on, I try to identify people who I think will be misfits in their initial tribes. Nathan comes across as one due to an age gap with this tribemates. I think he'll be an early cut from the tribe, and won't make it to jury duty.
David: I have a “no clue” vibe from Nate – that is, I have no clue about him. But as I’ve done before, if I can’t get anything that tells me a person will go far, that probably means they won’t.
Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth
Brian: Funny thing, in his official CBS bio it says he “moved ten times in his teen years to seven U.S. States and Central America while his mother remarried.” Does that mean his mother remarried ten times while Ozzy was a teenager? At any rate, he has diving and swimming skills… and who has the stones to tell a guy named “Ozzy” he’s not wanted? Despite hair that’s the male version of Jessica’s, I’m going to place him on my jury.
Jeffrey S.: Here’s another potential exception to the rule, as he seems a free spirit on the outside, but there appears to be shrewdness about him. And his travel experiences show a great ability to adapt. He’s jury material.
Jenn: Ozzy took Ethan’s hair. Yikes. Anyway, Ozzy knows how to spearfish, which will be a huge asset to his tribe. He can also hold his breath for three minutes and dive to 30 feet, so he’ll do well in water challenges. Plus, he’s been in the wilderness a lot, so he’ll be better equipped to handle nature than most of the other Survivors. Jury, absolutely.
Jeffrey C.: I think the key to Oscar's survival will be spear fishing. If his tribe gets the gear early, his position will have greatly improved. Even if they don't, he might be kept around on the assumption he'll be useful at some point where they do win it.
David: If Ozzy’s tribe gets rid of him, they deserve to lose challenges. He is made for Survivor competitions. But is he made for Survivor? That’s the key. I think he’ll make it to the jury, but no further.
Brian: In almost every season, one of the young gals takes on the “bunny” role, and my money’s on cute Parvati assuming the role this season. Those swimming skills never hurt, either. We’ll see her on every episode.
Jeffrey S.: On the plus side, she shows a good drive to succeed. But I fear she’s one of the several who are there more for chasing celebrity status than for playing, so I don’t think she makes the jury.
Jenn: Parvati is not just a pretty face. She’s smart (she majored in journalism and minored in French), resourceful (she put herself through college), athletic (she’s studied martial arts and she boxes), and she loves the outdoors. She reminds me of Danni, and we all know how things turned out for her. I think Parvati will make it all the way to the final four.
Jeffrey C.: I'm not getting a good read on Parvati, but what I can see I don't like. I think her youth will work against her and she'll be cut before she can make it to the jury phase.
David: Her bio says she’s a boxer, but let’s face it, it’s model boxing – she’s a model. Yes, a model has won before, and I even predicted it pre-show, but I don’t see that happening this time around. In fact, I see her leaving pretty early.
Brian: Her bio reads awfully soft. I expect the daily make-up artist for Survivor Elisabeth will find out that talking about the game and playing it are completely different things. Early boot.
Jeffrey S.: Rebecca seems to have a similar disease as Jonathan. I’m sure the backstage cattiness she must endure will give her some diplomatic skills, but it would be an unusual makeup artist that has the brains to succeed in Survivor. Playing the odds, she’ll not make the jury.
Jenn: I’m not seeing what Rebecca will bring to the game. She looks like an interesting person to spend an afternoon with, but that doesn’t mean anything for Survivor. I don’t think she’ll make it as far as the jury.
Jeffrey C.: While she may have an insider track from former Survivor Elisabeth, her tribe will have to make cuts, and I'm not sure she's the strongest of the group when it comes to challenges. Therefore I have to see her getting cut before the jury phase.
David: I agree with the rest of the group. “Make-up artist” does not scream “strategic genius” to me. I think she’ll find herself completely out of her element and end up getting sent home quickly. Maybe she can do Jeff Probst’s make-up after she’s booted.
Brian: As the oldest (although 45 is not old) and heaviest player this season, I wonder how Sekou can fare in the challenges. I admire his accomplishments but I’m not sure how they’ll help him in this game. An early boot.
Jeffrey S.: Here’s a celebrity career exception, because he has had to learn to work in a highly-competitive, shallow industry from behind the scenes – and has succeeded, skills that should transfer well to the game. His biography also conveys a sense of maturity a good proportion of his opponents will not have. He’s a final four candidate.
Jenn: Something about Sekou makes me think he’ll last for a while. He’s almost as well-rounded as Cao Boi, which means that he probably adapts to strange situations well. He’s a big, muscular guy, which means he’ll most likely do well in physical challenges. As for smart, I can’t tell at this point. But something tells me not to discount him. I’ll say he makes the jury.
Jeffrey C.: Sekou’s tribe will need his strength, so he'll be kept in the game as long as possible by his tribe. However, if he makes it to the final merge, then he might be the first voted out. He's a tricky pick but I see him perhaps being in the final 10, yet missing the first jury spot.
David: I’m not getting the same read off of Sekou as the others are. It’s possible his maturity will help him, but it’s also possible his tribemates will consider him the old man of the group and toss him. I’m going to lean towards the positive and say he makes the jury.
Brian: Another Stephannie? OK, this one has two “n”s in her name, and unlike several of the others this season, she is actually a Survivor fan! I like the Toastmaster’s skills but I don’t feel she’ll last long enough to use them in the finale. Of everyone, I have the feeling I could be most wrong about Stephannie.
Jeffrey S.: Stephanie has had a variety of life experiences that ought to give her a good sense of perspective and maturity. As well, she seems very grounded. These traits ought to get her on the jury.
Jenn: I don’t know about Stephannie. She was in the military, so that’s a point in her advantage, but other than that, I can’t tell how she’ll do in the game. I’ll play it safe and say she doesn’t make the jury.
Jeffrey C.: Stephannie seems smart, and has a background in the armed forces, which might be useful if she's had any kind of survival training. Thus I see her as an asset to her tribe which will bring her into the jury stage, with a good shot at making the final four.
David: Stephannie has an advantage because she’s a true Survivor fan who applied several times, while others this season were recruited. So some of the others may be stumbling around, grappling with issues of honesty and alliances while she is pulling together the crew she needs. She might well make final four, or even final two.
Brian: A former beauty contestant who is an actress, surely Sundra must also be recruited. Little in her biography (except for running and Scrabble) seems to indicate anything but “early boot,” but sexist me asks, who in their right mind gets rid of a gal this beautiful? Every season someone goes under the radar then suddenly reappears just in time to be a factor in the endgame. I’ll pick Sundra as that one for Cook Islands. Jury.
Jeffrey S.: Sundra also has had some life experiences that ought to serve her well in the game but, again, I think the celebrity disease will keep her from going too far.
Jenn: Like Cristina, I think Sundra’s determination and drive will prove to be detrimental. She won’t be seen as a threat – I don’t see what she brings to the game that would be threatening – but she won’t be seen as someone who should be kept around either. She won’t last till the jury.
Jeffrey C.: Sundra is one of the youngest on a tribe with a higher average age than most, and with three women. Neither works in her favor if they are looking for weak links early on, so I'll have to predict she'll be cut before the final merge, and thus go home well before jury duty.
David: Actress/cocktail waitress. Doesn’t exactly scream out “puppetmaster” does it? I don’t see Sundra doing very well at all.
Brian: Physically strong, smart, in the middle of the pack age-wise, and possessing an impressive bio, I really like the total package that Yul brings to the game. The fact that he was recruited and that doesn’t list Survivor as one of his shows concerns me a bit, but I’m going to guess he’s smart enough to figure things out for himself. I place him in the final four.
Jeffrey S.: This guy is dangerous. He’s flexible and intelligent, comfortable working behind the scenes and with power. His whole background reeks of somebody who can work with others, make them think they’re pursuing their goals while instead he’s really getting them to pursue his, and that he can take the risks necessary to win the game. Probable game winner.
Jenn: Let’s see. Smart? Check. Athletic? Check. Experience with wacky people, having worked in politics? Check. Experience with liars, having studied law? Check. I think we have a winner.
Jeffrey C.: I like Yul, both on paper and how he fits into most tribal situations. As a former political worker, he understands backroom deals and the whole strange bedfellows thing, as well as when to compromise and when to play hard. He's my pick to win.
David: Hey, my cohorts stole all my lines! I don’t really have anything to add. Yul is a dream player. He could be picked off as a threat near the end. But if he navigates those waters carefully, he… could… go… all… the… way!
Who Will Not Make The Jury?
Brian:The pre-jury boots are more than half of the players – eleven out of twenty. I’ve picked Billy, Candice, Cao-Boi, Cecilia, Cristina, Jessica, Jonathan, Nate, Rebecca, Sekou, and Stephannie as the ones to be excused from jury duty. Given my track record at this sort of thing, look for the winner in that group!
Jenn: Adam, Billy, Brad, Candice, Cecilia, Cristina, Jessica, J.P., Rebecca, Stephannie, and Sundra.
David: Adam, Brad, Cao Boi, Cecilia, Cristina, Jessica, Jonathan, Nate, Parvati, Rebecca, and Sundra.
Who Will Make The Final Four?
Brian: Although I actually don’t expect the original tribes to last very long, I’ve picked one member from each of those original tribes: J.P., Parvati, Sundra, and Yul.
Jeffrey S.: Candice, Cao Boi, Sekou, and Yul.
Jenn: Jonathan, Nate, Parvati, and Yul.
Jeffrey C.: Becky, Candice, Stephannie, and Yul.
David: I have to go with Candice, Jenny, Stephannie, and Yul.
Who Will Win It All?
Brian: This exercise would have been a lot easier had I actually seen the contestants speak their own words, but CBS is playing it close to the vest this season. So my rather uninformed choice (and, therefore, my curse) shall be inflicted upon… the person whose namesake is a likeable Harry Potter character… Parvati!
Jeffrey S.: Yul.
Jeffrey C.: Yul.
David: I hate to make this sound like a broken record (or, for those of you of a younger generation, a skipping CD), but I have to pick Yul too.
So there we have it – it’s a landslide vote for Yul! As for the final four, Candice has three votes while Stephannie and Parvati have two each. Will the RNO writers be correct? Will Yul be as good on the show as he is on paper? We’ll just have to watch to find out!
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