Masterchef Australia – Elimination Challenge – Johnathan V Devon
How ripped off must Devon be feeling? He has been eliminated from the top 24 of Masterchef Australia without even cooking. He lands in the elimination challenge because he seats people an hour before opening time, and then the elimination is about naming eggs, and whisking them.
Maybe he needs to go on The Apprentice, and he may get an opportunity to actually cook. And thanks Masterchef Australia in knocking the best looking guy out of the house in the second week of the competition.
By the way is the Egg Corporation sponsoring the show? Two weeks in and two egg challenges.
The elimination challenge had three rounds of basic skills tests – one point for each round, first contestant to two points wins. The positive the judges were unable to manipulate who won, but the negative was it was a bit dull.
The first test was identifying six eggs. “I can’t even think of six birds who lays eggs?” cried Johnathan the hysteria already starting to enter his voice. Um newsflash Johnathan they ALL do.
After Devon incorrectly identifies an emu as an ostrich egg, Johnathan dramatically starts sobbing after he wins round one. “I led my team to defeat and now I have to knock one of my guys out,” he cries.
During round one Fiona added some riveting insight “I can see the boys writing down different answers, and that is a concern because in your mind I am thinking one is right and one is wrong,”.
Round two involved whisking 300gms of egg whites until you can hold the bowl upside down for ten seconds. The producers unsuccessfully tried to create some suspense here, but Johnathan was like a machine and won. So we never found out what round three was. I can only think it was to make an omlette. Anyone else got any other ideas of what it could have been?
The hilarious thing was Johnathan won and he went and sobbed on Devon’s shoulder. I have to confess I started giggling at that point. He is so dramatic, and it continued when he got back to the house.
At the house the red team applauded the members of the blue team that were not up for elimination as they walked in, I am not sure what that is all about, and then they all kind of looked stunned when Johnathan walked in. If he was feeling sensitive this was not going to help, and then he started sobbing again.
“To see Johnathan, a man, cry like that just is heart wrenching,” said Adele.
And to end the blog post I leave you with this quote from Sharnee on Devon’s elimination:
“I realise it is not just about living in a fun house and learning how to cook,” Que? I thought you needed to know how to cook to get into the house.