Isabella has won Junior Masterchef.
The 12-year-old from Brisbane beat Jack by 97 points to 94 in the final, winning $15,000 for her efforts.
The night was a close battle between the two.
In the first challenge, Jack’s dish scored 41 points. Isabella scored 47 points.
For the second challenge 13 year old Jack from Tasmania cooked so well the judges decided -controversially- to award him three 11 point votes after bettering Patisserie chef Adriano Zumbo and his wild concoction: 5 green Pear Perfections.
But Isabella scored five perfect tens.
Jack wins $10,000 cash in a Trust Fund. Both contestants also won family trips to Tokyo.
The finale celebrated the joyous spirit of the season. All the contestants from the series returned for the finale, participating in a frenetic challenge with judges Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris.
But in an online upset mirroring the first season of MasterChef, the winner’s name was published in advance of the episode ending.
The Herald Sun published the winner at 8:54pm AEDT, more than half an hour before Isabella was named winner in Sydney and Melbourne broadcasts.
TEN today announced a new series of Junior Masterchef will air in 2011.
This post updates.