Here's your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight's episode
of MasterChef, "Elimination Round."
In the final elimination round of the MasterChef
auditions -- yes, this means we can finally get to
the actual competition -- the remaining contestant are down to 24 after an apple slicing contest.
They then have an hour to bake the best chicken dish of their lives. No, the best chicken dish of
lives. High Five Highlights:
5. How do you like them apples?
The chefs explain that real chefs learn to love
the apple and so, the contestants must work with apples in tonight's first elimination round.
Those that swear not to cut themselves, of course, cut themselves as the show's announcer tells us "the blood flows." The ability to slice the apples decides the fate of the contestants. Those
thrown out of the competition are heartbroken.
4. America's Favorite Meat:
Those surviving the apple contest move on to meat.
Chicken, specifically. Each remaining contestant must make one creative chicken dish. Joe is
worried about the number of braising and stewing techniques he sees as the contestants only
have one hour and the contestants themselves start talking smack to each other. This is where
the competition begins!
3. Twenty Minutes To Go:
Time is an issue for everyone but contestants are determined
while Chef Ramsey explains that details are what is most important.
2. Ten Minutes To Go...
Contestants are down to the wire as some choose the most
difficult recipes. Why? Ramsey asks. To stand out, the contestants answer. But several are
put off when the judges put down their ideas. "The ingredients should speak for themselves,"
Graham says, reminding contestants not to overcomplicate the recipes. Meanwhile, Chef
Ramsey encourages the chefs to taste everything on their plate, a lesson we know, of course,
from Top Chef
. Good to know it translates across networks.
1. I am the next Masterchef:
To prove how diverse the MasterChef
contestant pool is,
the show looks ahead to next week and the remaining contestants: an attorney, a server, a truck
driver, a realetor, a single mom, a travel rider, a stay at home dad ... you get the idea.Questions:
- Who will be the next MasterChef
- How will he or she get to the title?
Jennifer Leah Peck
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