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Masterchef Australia Finale Tonight – Who Is The Big Surprise?

Firstly Masterchef Australia fans remember the final tonight starts at 6.30pm on Channel Ten, an hour earlier than usual. Is this to try and stop The Block ratings?

Kate Bracks and Michael Weldon will be battling out to see who will be the series three winner. I think I will be barracking for the one that cooks the best on the night.

I will be live blogging from 6.30pm so come and join in the conversation. Unfortunately for fans in other time zones this may be an issue, but I am sure Eastern Standard Time viewers and myself are happy to read your opinions and respond when it starts to air in your time zones.

Firstly the “big surprise” tonight is rumoured to be Rene Redzepi from NOMA in Denmark which is the world’s best restaurant. His big dish is edible soil!

The Sydney Morning Herald have Matt Preston confirming what was in the Daily Telegraph a few weeks ago.

However this is one of the issues regarding the show. With the expected near four million people watching the show tonight, who has heard of Rene Redzepi? He is famous in foodie circles who have the few hundred dollars it takes to eat in his restaurant, that is even without the air fare.

So when the great flourish of his announcement is made I am sure at least 3 million people will be totally underwhelmed. Now if it had been Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay that may resonate with more viewers. What do you guys think?

Also the Daily Telegraph mentions that Hayden Quinn is going to be the real winner of this series with him being signed by One Entertainment (owned by Fremantle Media), and is in talks to do his own cooking and travel show.

8 comments

1 Fedup { 08.07.11 at 10:45 am }

Where was Hayden at the Master Class? Didn’t see him. Hopefully doing bigger and better things – he was one of the good things about this season’s show. Kate or Michael good luck but really all a bit ho hum this time round!

2 EH { 08.07.11 at 10:58 am }

None of us home cooks will try to replicate Rene’s recipes. That’s for sure.

3 Essjay { 08.07.11 at 11:10 am }

Rene tweeted Matt P yesterday asking when “his” episode was going to air – Another Preston prank?

4 Fides { 08.07.11 at 11:27 am }

Fedup – Hayden tweeted that he was sick for the filming of that masterclass, but will be at today’s filming.

5 PollyB { 08.07.11 at 11:33 am }

I’ll be IQ-ing The Block & MC, and watching The Block first. The Block is popular in Melbourne, today’s Herald-Sun reports mum & the kids were camping out last night to ensure a look at open inspection because they missed out last week. What is that?!

6 brain dead dave { 08.07.11 at 2:53 pm }

Sounds too much like Rene Rivkin for my liking. He’s eating dirt ,too.

7 littlepetal { 08.07.11 at 3:22 pm }

I think the Finale is lucky to get 3 million viewers. For the final week, the number of viewers for has dropped by 25% – 32%. I think the Finale will be the same.

Good luck to both of them. I don’t care who wins. I just want to see some nice looking dishes with lots of aliments and aromatics !!!

8 Fedup { 08.07.11 at 8:15 pm }

Thanks Fides – good to see Hayden there tonight. So far hhhmm who will win – having a well earned break and then back to it I suppose!