On the last leg of The Amazing Race, brothers Ernest Phillips and Jin Lao were the final team to reach the mat in Argentina, and were eliminated. I confess that I am sorry to see them go because I loved their positive spirit and heart.
So with eight teams still competing on The Amazing Race, who will be sent home next? Let’s see if we can determine who will continue on in the quest for one million dollars, and who will be headed directly home.
Who is Safe?
Josh Ahern and Tanner Kloven, the best friends from Texas, didn’t let a little thing like Tanner’s pulled hamstring get in the way of being the first team to reach Phil at the mat. They work like a well-oiled machine, with Josh picking up the slack for Tanner whenever he needed to. They communicate well and stay positive, even though Tanner was in quite a bit of pain. Let’s not forget that this duo has the Express Pass, which will come in mighty handy. I think these buddies really are one of the teams to beat.
Track stars Danielle Littleton and Jazmine Lewis are blessed with speed and athletic ability. They also have good communication and support each other. They finished in fourth place, but I don’t see them leaving the race anytime soon.
Dating newscasters Joey Buttitta and Kelsey Gerckens have flown under the radar a bit, but they had a good showing on the last leg. They are smiley, friendly, and work well together. They managed to nab third place, and I think that the fact that they don’t appear to be a huge threat is actually an asset. If they continue to work together as a team, I think they will be around for a few more legs.
Who is in Danger?
Denise Williams and her son, James Earl Corley, had a bit of trouble on the last leg. They bickered in a taxi, and during a Detour, even though Denise had pledged to try and reign in her temper. During the Gaucho Grill Roadblock, Denise yelled out information to her son while he was trying to properly hang meat on grill spits. As expected, due to Denise’s lapse in judgement, they incurred a 30 minute penalty, which caused them to fall from fifth to sixth place. This duo has had problems with their relationship in the past, and if they don’t follow the rules and continue to argue, I think they are in real danger of going home.
Former NFL cheerleaders Tiffany Chantell Torres and Krista DeBono finished in eighth place. This team also had a few stumbling blocks. During their Detour challenge, they hauled a carriage to its destination but realized when they got there that they had forgotten the whip. They had to run back to get it. Krista and Tiffany also got lost on the way to the Pit Stop. This duo makes a lot of mistakes, and it could cost them their place in the competition.
Engaged couple Justin Scheman and Diana Bishop grabbed second place on this leg of the race. Justin continued to be obnoxious to both the locals and the other teams. He also shared that he has “studied” every season of The Amazing Race, and knows that his team is the biggest threat. (Yes, he really said that!) He has so annoyed Team Texas that they tell the newscasters that after they use the Express Pass, they will hand it over to whoever U-Turns Diana and Justin on the upcoming leg. Since that leg has a Double U-Turn, I think that Justin and Diana could be in serious trouble. Even though Diana seems to be the voice of sanity in this relationship, Justin’s ego just may be their downfall.
I predict that one of these three teams will be eliminated from The Amazing Race, with Krista and Tiffany the most likely to go home.
The Amazing Race airs Fridays at 8 pm on CBS
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