Masterchef Australia – You Can No Longer Be Fast Tracked Through To The Final Week
Last year on Season One of Masterchef Australia Julia Jenkins and Lucas Parson’s were fast tracked through to finals week of the show by ‘beating the celebrity chef”. Each week the challenge was to cook a signature dish of a well known chef, who would also be cooking it, and then the judges would blind taste it to score it. If the contestant won you left the competition and were sent straight to finals week, via some mentoring at some high profile restaurants.
Julia Jenkins beat Pete Evans very early on in the competition, and it ended up being her downfall. She was out of the public eye so could not garner a following, and also she missed on gaining the experience of cooking in high pressure situations.
This year the producer’s have tweaked the format and if you win the challenge the prize is immunity in the next round. As the executive producer Paul Franklin told TV Week – ” The prize will be the chance to save yourself from being eliminated in the next challenge.”
Other changes to the show are it will run for 13 weeks rather than 12, and that Friday night Masterclass show will be even bigger. In other good new the producer reveals “the contestants are so amazing this time around”.