February 16, 2011

Survivor: Redemption Island Pre-Show Winner Prediction

Survivor: Redemption Island starts tonight and it's hard to garner enthusiasm for the season simply because I am so fucking over Russell Hantz and Boston Rob. In the past 4 seasons of Survivor, Russell has been on 3 of them. FML. But, the recaps shall go on and I am actually excited for the twist of Redemption Island where you can fight to get back onto the show. Adds a new element to the game which can really bite your game in the butt or save those eliminated too early.

Realizing that I probably should've done this a week ago, it's time for me to declare my pre-show winner prediction for Survivor: Redemption Island. I came so close last season, with my pick of Chase the runner-up. This season, I will admit, there are no players that stand out to me, a lot of duds, so this is really a random pick which could really be thrown for a loop based on the Redemption Island return-to-the-game twist.


MIKE will win Survivor: Redemption Island

Mike was one of the only contestants' videos I could sit through from beginning to end. He is good looking, likable, and young enough to bond with both sides. He also cited Rudy as the Survivor contestant he's most like, which to mean symbolizes a real fan of the game when all the other people keep saying Parvati, JT and other recent seasons. I'm also thinking he'll be a target to Russell and Rob but I think the twist of Redemption Island could keep Mike around in this game. Phillip is another I liked and almost picked. He's worked as an investigator, was in the military, is a CEO. He seems to have a good ability to read people and interact, but I also see him being 52 as a disadvantage when most contestants are under 25, even if he appears to be really strong and social. The young always flock together. So Mike is a ballsy pick, but I think I'll give it a shot. I really like Francesca and want to pick her, but I worry she could go fast, especially in a game dominated by super-young people this season and a potential temper due to her impatience (which she says in her video).

Who do you think will win Survivor: Redemption Island? Leave your prediction in the comments. Get it right and you'll get a shout-out at the end of the season.

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