Reality TV contestants were cut left right and centre last night.
Eight Junior MasterChef kids became four. Five X Factor contestants also became four. It’s game on in the Reality finale stakes.
Luke and Joel were cut on The X Factor, after being voted into bottom place alongside Mahogany, both acts of mentor Guy Sebastian.
As the judges were divided on which act to send home, Sebastian threw the vote into a tie, leaving the deciding vote to the audience.
While Alityan Childs appears to be a dead cert for the finale it’s now down to Sally Chatfield, Andrew Lawson and Mahogany, perfectly pitched as one act per judge. Chatfield is the hot tip.
Meanwhile on Junior MasterChef Australia it was just a tad awkward when four kids had to be sent home from the show.
Nick, 10 [NSW], Pierre, 12 [NSW], Lucy, 12 [Vic] and Cassidy, 12 [Vic] held back the tears as Gary Mehigan talked up their skills. They indeed have talent in spades, and somehow it doesn’t feel right to bring them crashing down to earth in the same way we watch adults being cut from the main event. The show isn’t as blunt in elimination, but I don’t really want to favour one kid over another when they all upstage me in the kitchen.
Now facing the finals next Sunday and Monday are Jack 12 [Tas], Siena 9 [Vic] and sisters Isabella 12, [Qld] and Sofia 12 [Qld].
In the ratings battle last night it was the cooking kids (1.23m) that beat the singing kids (938,000). Both were beaten by Two and a Half Men (1.36m).