Masterchef Australia – Marion Gone – So They Can Rig It Last Week?
Well Masterchef Australia is not rigged, unless of course one of the contestant’s gets run over by a bus next and the last person eliminated comes back in ie Marion Grasby.
Well if the show is not rigged it should be. Last week they had a bullshit elimination challenge where the two underwhelming contestant’s, Jimmy and Aaron, were kept in the show, and this week one of the alleged best cooks in the show is not going to make it to final’s week.
And don’t I look like a douche proclaiming to New Idea that Marion is going to win, that is what happens when you are not prepared to swim against the tide. I suspect they already knew and I fell right into it. But that is cool still great publicity for the blog.
On the plus side I have saved myself some $$$ on prizes for who will win season 2 competition.
Was Marion eliminated because they thought it was obvious she was going to win and they wanted to create some controversy and a more even playing field, or was her satay sauce actually the worse in George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan’s opinion. Not two people known for having great asian palates. I would have liked David Thompson guesting for this episode.
Also Channel Ten fail when about 20 minutes into the show there was an ad for Sunday night’s show there was Aaron wearing his beanie, so I knew at that stage either Jonathan or Marion were gone. This is on top of the TV Week having photos in their edition on Monday showing both Alvin, and Marion in army fatigues when they were up for elimination in the Monday night episode. Is this some new media strategy they have to put spoilers in their show’s publicity?
When I saw an article of her yesterday in the Daily Telegraph I thought to myself this looked a bit like the week Joanne was eliminated where she got a lot of publicity, but I thought no way it is time for Aaron to go.
On the plus side for Aaron props for him for not curling up in the foetal position when he saw he was going head to head with Marion cooking satay sauce.
Also the taste test was fairer with the competitors having to name all the nuts not being rolled when they named one that was wrong.
Marion is launching her own food range, but how well will it go now she did not get to the final week, I know we won’t forget her, but I am hard pressed to name any contestant outside the top six from last year.
This fuckery would not happen on Top Chef.
So guys how do you feel about this?
UPDATE: Some quotes from the press release.
“But since going home I have made plenty of satay sauces – and, yes, they are thick! In fact, I’m bringing out my own satay sauce in a range I’m working on now.”
“My mum makes satay sauce all the time and I’ve made it loads of time too,” admits Marion. “I wanted a thick satay sauce but I was trying to get the right balance of trying to make a sauce the way my mum makes it, and getting the consistency right. But it was slightly too thick and didn’t stand up to Aaron’s sauce.”
Both satay sauces were outstanding, but the judges couldn’t ignore the thick consistency of Marion’s sauce and she was pipped at the post by Aaron’s flavoursome creation. When the judges broke the news that Marion’s time in the MasterChef kitchen had come to an end it was hard to tell who was more shocked – Marion, Aaron or the judges.
Mmm why would the judges look shocked when they were the ones that allegedly made this decision…..