MasterChef Australia – Sunday Paper’s Wrap Up
The Sunday papers are in a MasterChef Australia final frenzy, and this is not a surprise due the expectation that over three million people will be watching the show tonight. Everyone wants a piece of the action.
Here is what they are saying:
The Sun Herald in one article says they may go to a live finale next year so the problem of the winner leaking out does not occur again. That is one idea but it may be a bit overwhelming for the contestants who have to fight it out in the final challenges. Why don’t they just film it on the day or the day before so it gives them time for editing, this would minimise the chance of leaks and rumours, nor slip ups from the other contestants.
Also it would give the final two ‘chef’s a couple of weeks to hone their skills.
The article also states that Poh was upset that everyone was having a go about her getting a second chance in the audition phase. Apparently quite a few people did but it just was not shown on TV.
Also the Sun-Herald has an article where the judges are critiqued. Gary Mehigan’s restaurant The Boathouse did not get a great review, but George Calombaris’s Hellenic Republic did.
The Sunday Telegraph has an article about why the show is so successful. Apparently because it is not nasty like some other reality TV shows. However they were suprised by the ratings.
Also here is some video interviews with the two finalists. Julie says she was a bit non-plussed that Chris called her the weakest link in the competition.