Masterchef Australia – I Am Starting To Think This Show Is NOT Rigged
OK on a night when there were six people who could potentially be eliminated, one of who appeared to be a semi-competent cook has gone. Going off tonight’s episode I would have to say the show is not rigged, as two of the three strongest cooks fighting for survival tonight were in the sudden death spice taste test.
It was a two part elimination challenge, but first they had to sit through the hyperbole about how great it was to make the top ten. Yes it is an achievement, but it is not like American Idol or So You Think You Can Dance where the top ten go on tour.
The first part of the challenge was to make a Chicken Korma, the difficulty was to identify the spices that are in the dish, and they were not even labelled.
Joanne apparently has some phobia about curries “they scare me”. Jonathan decided to put a little chilli flakes in it, then when they panned to his saucepan and I could see at least five pieces of chilli in it. At that time I knew he was in trouble. Gary and George are not fans of a hot dish, let alone one that is meant to be mild. George after tasting it started hamming it up and pretending to wipe the sweat off his bald spot.
Skye should have got points for at least identifying there was saffron in the curry and not tumeric. However she was extremely heavy handed with this spice.
I am not sure why the judges are making such a big deal about Sharnee making a basic curry and then fiddling with the spices to try and get the flavours right. It was a clever tactic and kept her safe.
Joanne’s curry was criticised for too much yoghurt. In fact the only curry that was praised was Alvin’s.
Jonathan and Skye were deemed to have the worst two curries so would have to face off in a sudden death spice taste test.
Ironically they were the pair behind the strongest blue team dish last night the popcorn ice-cream.
It was at that point I remembered Skye’s opening comment about having a blocked nose and years and how she hoped it was not a taste test. I knew that the noose was definitely around her neck.
Her problem she over thought the spice and went with the complex garam masala, whereas Jonathan stuck with cloves.
Jonathan is indeed the eliminator, and has been in an elimination challenge five times. He has hardened up and does not sob over the person going home now. Again Sharnee dodges a bullet.
Skye whose house was spectacular, has opened a dessert business called Wild Sugar. She is also on twitter @wildsugar_skye. Channel Ten needs to tell the contestants to stay off the social media for the whole of the show, as it has given away that some of them are out of the house and quite possibly eliminated.