Masterchef Australia – From Tuna To Tears
It is the last week before the finals, Claire is a known front runner now, and they give her ten more minutes in the immunity challenge. I thought this was completely unfair to the other contestants, who have had to do the challenges in the allotted time in previous weeks, where they might have had to opportunity to win an immunity pin. Also by some miracle she had managed to beat sushi chef Shaun Presland, she would have waltzed straight into finals week on this advantage.
The collegiate feel of the peanut gallery continued with them calling out tips to Claire.
It is obvious Claire Winton Burn does not like to fail, or she is totally exhausted, as she started crying towards the end of the 1 hour and 45 minute challenge, and seemed to take awhile to stop. She was still sobbing whilst waiting to get the judges results. To be honest it started to irritate me. Yes it was a tough challenge, however it is meant to be.
By the way how good did that chunk of tuna look? Tonight she had to “cook” a tuna plate, consisting of a tuna avocado roll, tuna taco, and tuna tataki on a daikon radish roll. Considering how difficult precise Claire found the challenge, it would have been an absolute disaster if someone like Jimmy or Aaron had had to front up for the test.
Speaking of Aaron he did crack me up when he said “You know you’re having a bad day when your themometre cracks in your oil”.
I love the way at judging when Matt Preston was talking about Claire’s dish he was gushing and saying “There are amazing amounts of things that are right on this”. However when talking about Shaun’s, after he had smacked down Donna Hay for being too gushy, he said the taco shell was too dark.
Donna gave Claire a seven, as did George and Matt for a total of 21. Shaun was looking worried until Donna flipped him a 10, Matt gave him a 9, and George gave him a ten. I think he scored the highest of any celebrity chef this year.
So tomorrow night it is game on with them all getting to showcase their own styles for some special guest judges.