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Masterchef Australia – This Week’s Odds

Paul has kindly again this week put together odds for the remaining Masterchef contestants – he explains why he has left Mat in.

Over to you Paul:

Micheal $3.50

Alana     $4.00

Haydon $9.00

Billy   $10.00

Kate    $11.00

Adam  $16.00

Craig    $21.00

Danielle  $21.00

Peter         $21.00

Ellie          $26.00

Dani          $26.00

Any Other Contestant $41.00

Mat            $61.00

Sun            $81.00

Kumar      $101.00

Almost thought the curse had come good again this week when Michael ended up in the bottom 4 but thankfully he pulled through.

Not much change this week except for Alana who is now strongly challenging Michael for favouritism. Craig has dropped off the pace a bit now as his weaknesses are starting to get exposed. Haven’t got a clue about Adam as we hardly see him. He could be either one of the very strong favourites or very weak so for the moment have to play it safe with him.

I know people will ask why Mat is still even there but we still don’t know for 100% that he was actually booted off. I’m going to keep him on until he actually leaves the show.

You will also notice a new contestant called “Any Other Contestant”.

This option is for either an already removed contestant or a brand new contestant. Both unlikely to happen in my opinion but you never know.


1 smauge { 06.17.11 at 3:36 pm }

I’m surprised Billy and Hayden aren’t making up the top three.

2 EH { 06.17.11 at 4:54 pm }

I would split them into three groups:

Serious contenders: Kate, Michael, Billy, Hayden
Dark horses: Craig, Adam, Danielle, Peter, Alana
No chance of winning: Dani, Sun, Kumar, Ellie, Mat

3 Thomas { 06.17.11 at 6:34 pm }

Poor Kumar. Oddly enough he’s probably the most popular as far as I’ve seen, if you count the number of comments on his masterchef page. (74 currently, while Hayden has 64, and pretty close in terms of FB ‘likes’ too).

4 AnonyMousse { 06.17.11 at 7:25 pm }

How is Mat $40 better than Kumar? I don’t recall Mat being praised much for his cooking at all, except for the recent Qantas ‘best protein’ comment that wouldn’t have happened if Neil Perry hadn’t stepped in and told them to heat their meat more. Kumar, on the other hand, has been praised for several team dishes – the dessert at the tavern (the same challenge Mat almost single-handedly lost for his team with his returned steaks), the mushrooms at the mining site, and I feel like there was at least 1 more but I can’t remember what/when it was.

5 Fiona { 06.17.11 at 9:07 pm }

I had to go to the Masterchef website to see which one was Adam as I had a complete blank on him, he is obviously not getting enough airtime. Without more opportunities to cook creatively within their range of skills and inspiration, it is virtually impossible to pick any frontrunners. Ironically last night’s elimination showed a little of that cooking, hopefully this week will offer the contestants a chance to impress rather than hang on by their fingernails.

6 Reality Raver { 06.17.11 at 9:09 pm }

Fiona – Adam is The clean cut boy next door over 30 owns a scuba diving company in QLD

7 KC { 06.18.11 at 12:02 am }

If I’m not mistaken…Adam is the tall guy with the salt and pepper hair?

I also would push Danielle to the Serious Contenders group.

Definitely going for Michael and Hayden though.

8 smauge { 06.18.11 at 10:27 am }

He looks like a happy Henry Rollins.

9 Mac { 06.18.11 at 11:42 am }

How hilarious to think that even though Mat got the boot as reported, it seems he still has more chance of winning than Sun and Kumar.

10 NT Kate { 06.18.11 at 12:44 pm }

EH I like your groupings and agree with your ratings – much more sensible approach than attempting to put money odds on something you can’t bet on!

And Mac, totally agree. Conspiracy theorists are running riot, but had it not been true, Channel Ten/Fremantle would surely have been obliged to defend Matt, given the damage to his reputation, and earning capacity from the series being done.

11 Thomas { 06.19.11 at 3:19 pm }

I’ve noticed they don’t give much screentime to Michael, Alana and Adam. Danielle often seems to be the one doing the infodumps, while Hayden, Dani, Ellie and Sun seem to be getting more attention.

12 wallah { 06.19.11 at 5:24 pm }

lol @smauge, can just see Adam busting out “Low Self Opinion” every time somebody cries, or “Disconnect” every time someone makes him do a recap of the events of 15 seconds previous…”pull my brain stem out and unplug myself”. I’m off to be an angry 20 year old and hit the weights. Toodles!

13 littlepetal { 06.19.11 at 5:29 pm }

Could Danielle be the next to go? Rachel has heaps of airtime before she got eliminated. Dani too has more airtime than others. Maybe, only maybe that they will go soon.

14 brain dead dave { 06.19.11 at 5:52 pm }

Michael’s a suspect favourite,especially prone to meltdown around celebrity chefs he’s in awe of. Not too many winners of big reality shows from SA either. Adam Liaw maybe but he was more a citizen of the world type.

15 Moo { 06.19.11 at 8:15 pm }

Wasn’t there an article a while back that stated Season 3 of MasterChef wouldn’t have a second-chance re-entry scheme? You even blogged about it, RR.

16 AnonyMousse { 06.19.11 at 8:44 pm }

Moo – yes, the judges did specifically state in an early episode that there would be no second chances this year. We’re starting to take that with a grain of salt.

17 smauge { 06.19.11 at 9:21 pm }

That was also said before the sacked someone for having a phone.

18 Thomas { 06.20.11 at 1:08 am }

Well Alex the mechanic was “reentered” after being eliminated from the initial rounds.. so they broke that rule from the start.

19 annoyed { 06.20.11 at 10:40 am }

hi guys, im really annoyed for the fact that judges on master chef are not showing or commenting on KUMAR’S dishes and etc. why is that so? why the camera man is not showing any dishes cooked by KUMAR? i mean, thats not fair on other contestant. regardless who they are or what they do i think Kumar should be on air too. treat him like other contestant. its not a fair game!! if he’s not happy to show his face around then he should not be in this competition. judges pls take a good consideration on this. ppl are getting very annoyed on this matter. show what kumar is producing and how he is cooking. judges, dont favour one pls. thanks.

20 lucas { 06.20.11 at 10:45 am }

hey, thanks for bringing up this topic abt kumar. im pretty much annoyed too. why arent they showing wht he is producing? is kumar not happy to show his face or judges are favouring him? not fair judges!!! ive never seen kumar been called infront to produce his dishes. perhaps kumar is in the wrong competition if he chose not to show his face frequantly!! do somthing abt it JUDGES!!!!

21 angry { 06.20.11 at 10:57 am }

that’s right, where is kumar? is he hidding for some reason? why wasn’t he called to the front to produce what he has cooked? as a viewer i believe i have the right to know why kumar not been called and why viewers cannot see him cooking? wht is the reson? im suprise suprise suprise how he is still in the competition. whts wrong judges? favourism? or what? pls explain..

22 not fair { 06.20.11 at 11:00 am }

yes, pls explain…. why kumar is still in the competition and why arent the camera man taking a close shots at him. what he prepares and what he dishes out? hah? why? PLS EXPLAIN….

23 Matt masterchef lover { 07.01.11 at 9:52 pm }

Kumar is annoying. Thank goodness that they keep showing the interesting people and not him!