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The delay is probably due to having the fans vote. The results weren't known until just now even to the network.

I love that Alton and Justin will get to work together. I got a big lump in my throat when Alton told Justin, "you're like the son I never had."

Dusty, I totally agree with you about Alton. I had no idea he's the caring, deeply feeling man he is. I liked him before, I love him now.

Edited by: LADYIRISH317 at: 7/23/2012 (12:39)
"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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I agree!

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Great ending. Happy for Justin. Won't be surprised if we see more of Michele and Ivan.

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The last few seasons it seems like the winner has had their show right away. This time I thought I heard them say in the fall? Maybe because the coaches get to produce?

Alton has totally impressed me. I've always liked him but now I love him, LOL!

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And Martie. I sure hope she and Justin stay friends.

Did you see Alton look at Justin's portrait and burst into tears? He loves his team so much.

Can't wait to see Justin's show!

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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It was a good show and I'm glad Justin won! But just the same I felt bad for Michele and Yvan!

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I have my TV set to record it since I can't watch it tonight.

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Lord, it can't be the finale already!

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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thanks for clarifying

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Jeff? No, that was sunburn. Justin? He says not.

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I voted for Michelle although I really like Justin. Justin's pilot was a touch to good eats for me but his food was interesting, I like that. The thing about Michelle is I am not a fan of seafood and I don't care for clams but I love watching her cook! I think Martie has a charm and seems like a cross between paula d. and sandra lee (except Martie doesn't annoy me) but you are right there are to many southern shows on FN.

I also found Alton's tears to be genuine and touching, and I am not his biggest fan. It was nice to see the bond that grew between the three of them.

Jeff was sooooooooo sun burnt! BTW do you guys think he wears lipstick? His lips were very red.

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Afoot, I couldn't disagree with you more about Alton. Consistently this season he's shown a deep emotional bond to his team that I find very moving. (And apropos of absolutely nothing, Alton should really wear a tux more often. He looked seriously snappy in that Good Eats clip!)

Did anybody else notice how sunburned Anne Burrell and Jeff Mauro were? Particularly Jeff -- what you could see under his shirt was bright magenta!

I'm torn as well. I would watch all four shows, but it comes down to Michelle vs. Justin for me. Although I intend to try all four recipes!

Edited by: LADYIRISH317 at: 7/16/2012 (12:44)
"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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I ended up voting for Justin. I think his show (from what I saw from his pilot) will be something different then what's on now.

I also think they'll give Michele and maybe the others something to do on the network. They always seem to do that.

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With the Deen family all having their own cooking shows, the last thing FN needs is another how to cook southern show!
FN & CC do not have a New England style show nor a 'rebel' show (unless you count Bitchin' Kitchen as rebel).
I'm really split on voting for Michelle or Justin.
Alton really does need to take 'how to cry' acting lessons. Those crocodile tears were embarrassing to watch.

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What a great show! I'm sooooo happy that both Justin and Martie got a chance. They all want it so bad it's kind of sad.

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I'm rooting for Michelle, with Justin a close second.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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They all seem to do great when they're doing the in between interviews (the ones where they're just talking about how it's going). So in a way it's surprising they aren't doing better with the camera challenges.

I still like Michelle but she's not doing so well.

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I almost thought the judges were going to send both of them home. Also think Nikki needs to go. Still rooting for Michele, but, also like Yvan. Great show. Really enjoy watching it.

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Agreed with the cut this week. Martita just never got comfortable in front of the camera. I was surprised Ippy was on the bottom with her, when Nikki just disintegrated when the blender didn't work. That could have been handled so easily. But Marti and Yvan were both just brilliant! That's far and away the best I've ever seen either of them.

TRIPLE elimination next week -- wow!

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I was so happy Michele didn't get eliminated even with all the shells in her food. I hope she perks up. She's seeming kind of tired?

Next week's show should be fun to watch with the judges sabotaging the contestants. They do that over on Hell's Kitchen too.

I agree about Malcom going home and that Paula was really nice to them all, especially Marti. It was kind of funny when she was calling Justin, Elvis.

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Agreed it the cut. It's flat out arrogant of Malcolm to think he's so great that he doesn't need a POV no matter what his mentor says. After all, what does Bobby Flay know about the food TV business?

I'm not a big Paula Deen fan, but she was sweet last night. Especially her interaction with Marti. I can only imagine how I'd react if I got to cook for Bobby.

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"I can do all things if I just get off my but's and admit I'm in control of me!" SGM 1:1-5 The only real verse I need.

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I think Giada needs to schedule Ippy for a sit-down with fellow Hawaiian Mark Dascassos (our illustrious Chairman). He needs to learn that there's a serious difference between laid-back and half-asleep.

Edited by: LADYIRISH317 at: 6/28/2012 (10:20)
"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

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I've been a Public Speaking teacher and coach for over 15 years. What the news media folks critiqued about the contestants was VERY, VERY tame. After 7 weeks of coaching from 5 producers, if you "don't have it to speak it", being the NFNS is not in your future.

"I can do all things if I just get off my but's and admit I'm in control of me!" SGM 1:1-5 The only real verse I need.

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She's said her POV is seafood. She's my favorite as well, but Justin is right behind her.

Whatever happened to Emily must have been terribly traumatic, but if she couldn't drop that wall even a little, then they were right to send her home. Martita dodged a heat-seeking missile. After that 30 seconds of dead air, I thought she was gone for sure. She just stood there! No, "well, moving right along?" I'd have faked something.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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I thought Emily's idea of Retro-Rad was a good one but it was right that she got sent home. She couldn't share anything about her life? I'd have at least made something up.

Yvan won the judges over with his story.

I still like Michele but as I'm writing this I can't think of what her food point of view is.

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I thought the "new media" judges were really harsh. I didn't care for that. This season is really great in just being about the cooking. We see very little fighting among the contestants and very little back stabbing. They really seem to support each other. I think they made the right choice last night. I also think Nicky has to go.

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When is Nikki going to get tired of being a producers challenge regular? Bye, bye, 'Retro-Rad'.

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They asked Justin about that in an early episode, and he said he just uses lip balm. To be honest, I've also wondered if Ippy is wearing makeup!

I don't know about Martita. I'm finding her increasingly dull -- and judging by last week's comments, so are Bob T. and Susie.

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Looks like Justin's bad make-up has attracted some chat-room attention. Wife and i will be watching tonight to see if anyone at FN is paying attention. we don't care who wins----as long as its Michele. However, we feel that Martita will eventually get her own show, probably on Cooking Channel.

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I was starting to like Linkie not that I thought she would win though. Michele and Justin are my favorites.



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Yes, she came out a few weeks ago. Kicks the stuffing out of the rumors about her and Robert Irvine.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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Irish, had to laugh out loud. Is Anne Burrell gay? So funny, if she is, because it never occurred to me. I guess, at least for me, I could care less. I love her and I love when she calls her food cute little endearing names!

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...I just want someone who knows how to apply make-up to help justin. Every show he looks like he was standing to close to a Macy's make-up counter when it exploded.

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DISP, I don't think so. After all, look how popular Anne Burrell is, and they read kind of similar to me.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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I love Michelle I remember seeing her on other FN shows and I enjoyed watching her. It was nice to see linkie go although she is very sweet Nikki's food looks pretty good to me. Alton's team is growing on me quite a bit as well. I haven't been a fan of Martie but I liked her this week. And of course like the rest of you I like Justin, but I also like Emily.

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These contestants, for the most part, are so darn likable. I hate to see any of them go. I also agreed with last nights decision. Michele is great and I have been rooting for her since the beginning. Question for you Irish. Do you think the "up tightness" of the country might lead to the network NOT picking her? She is tough looking and what some narrow minded folks might describe as a "typical lesbian". Just wonder.

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I reluctantly agree with last night's cut, even though I like Linkie a lot better than Nikki, whom I find kind of abrasive. But after Susie's comment about Martita not showing up, I was really surprised when they put Linkie up for elimination.

But Michele rocked the house! She's my favorite now, with Justin right behind

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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I cracked up when Susie referred to Alton and Justin as father and son, because I had the exact same thought myself!

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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Wife and I were expecting a double elimination last night.

"I can do all things if I just get off my but's and admit I'm in control of me!" SGM 1:1-5 The only real verse I need.

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I'm rooting for Michele and Team Bobby, but Justin is a close second.

I agree with Bob T. about Emily. I'm not convinced she's genuine and not acting out a character.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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Mary - We were posting at the same time:) I think Martie should have gone too.

Justin is at the top of my list.

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I can't believe Martita is in the lead! and then Linkie. Must be family voting, LOL!

Martie does tend to run on and on.

I thought Alton's speech in the pitch room about Judson was right on! The way he talked about being over weight was so true!

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I think the judges got it wrong again. Marti has no idea where the off button is, and more than half of what she says has nothing to do with the presentation. As someone struggling with weight (like more than haof of this country) I wanted to hear more of what Judson had to bring.

I've got to say that while I've always loved Alton's quirkiness and humor, I never thought he was a particularly warm person. It's so sweet to see that side of him coming out with his team.

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I was OK with last nights cut. I don't think Marty is going to go much further. I really like most of the contestants and am having a hard time picking a favorite. Giada is so beautiful. I wonder if she is going to have a clothing line. Of course it doesn't hurt that she is about the size of a toothpick!

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So much for the "women are too emotional" thing.

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Probably a chick thing.

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Is it just me, or is Giada less emotionally invested in her team than Alton and Bobby are in theirs? I saw both men with tears in their eyes last night, but Giada just seems -- detached, I guess.

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Last night was tough. I liked both of them and didn't want either one to go home. I am loving the show, it is so well put together.

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So sad to see Eric go! Hopefully he'll get a much better job once he gets home. (Or now that the show is airing.)

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The judge's decision was WRONG on so MANY levels!!!!!

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AAARRRGGGHHH!!!
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"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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Yes that was funny between Michelle and Giada! I've always liked Michelle's hair! When I get older to where I don't really care I might think about that for myself, LOL!

It suits her but it would look kind of freaky on me:)

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You know, given her experience on Chopped with the undercooked lentils, I would have thought it was SCOTT who made her nervous!

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I also agree with the cut. So many of these contestants are so likeable. The network is doing an excellent job of making the show interesting and not catty. I loved the whole part with Michelle and Giada. Everywhere she was "she was looking at me". So funny. Anyway, loving it.

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I finally got caught up on the shows.

I'm soooooooooo thrilled that Josh got eliminated. He really gave me the creeps! Really cringe worthy!

I was shocked when Alton told Martie to shut up! Really rude.

I'm not rooting (yet) for a particular team but so far I like Michele, Yvan, Justin and 2 or 3 others.

The new format is good. Kind of Top Chef.

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Oops -- the Double Post Monster strikes again.

Edited by: LADYIRISH317 at: 5/28/2012 (16:46)
"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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I like Michelle too.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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Still a Michelle fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Totally agree with last night's cut. If they gave Jose a show it would have to be run for two hours, since that's how long it would take him to get to the point!

Justin cracks me up. I know Alton has daughters, but if he had a son, Justin would be it. They are so alike, it's hilarious.

Eric impresses me more every minute. His food is just amazing, and that he hand-crafts every part of it. That just blows me away.

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I stopped watching Biggest Loser because I couldn't stand the in house fighting. It seemed like the producers loved when the fought and highlighted it every show. So far this show is not doing that and I am really enjoying watching it. I really like that Hawaiian guy.

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I've noticed that quite a few of the teasers to shows are just that teasers. There is no clear indication when the viewer will actually see those events. Two of the biggest offenders of 'teaser abuse' emoticon are Top Chef and The Biggest Loser. And my wife reminded me that Project Runway does it constantly.


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Good heavens, did I actually see Alton Brown HUG someone? I know Bobby and Giada are champion huggers, but I always suspected Alton Brown shook hands with his bride at the altar. It was sweet to see him hug Judson.

All week the ads showed a) Emily cutting Suzie off in mid-sentence, and b) Alton calling for an EMT, indicating someone was injured. Neither of these made it to the episode. Please don't promise what you have no intention of delivering.

I'm glad for the cut. Kara's presentation just made me uncomfortable.

Edited by: LADYIRISH317 at: 5/21/2012 (10:17)
"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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I agree. But as my wife points out if they continue being good boy scouts and girl scouts the show's ratings will go down the toilet. As the end of the competition nears, we'll see what lies beneath. emoticon

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Great show last night. I really enjoy the way this show is put together. I like that there is no "catty" talk between the contestants. They are all really likable.

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Both of those chef's have been getting some 'air time' on FN lately. Maybe you are getting warmer...... emoticon

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Right now I'm watching the Chopped episode that Michelle was in. It was one of my all-time favorites, the one that came down to Madison Cowan vs. Lance Nitahara (either of whom would be an awesome Iron Chef, IMHO).

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I thought I remembered Michele from 24 Hour Restaurant Battle! She and her ex-girlfriend won that episode.

Sorry, but I do think the right one went home. She just seemed so angry about everything. But I wouldn't have been sorry to see Josh go, especially after that ghastly egg joke. Also Linkie -- that "key lime pie" looked bad.

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I love the new show! The format is wonderful. I like a lot of the contestants. I am leaning towards the guy from Hawaii and Michele. Remember when she was on Chopped and she talked about her parents won't talk to her because she is gay? Well, image all the shadows she had to overcome to get where she is today. I hope they can be proud of her and accept her for who she is. BTW, I love Giada. She is so gorgeous!

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Found where Justine won an episode of 24-hour Restaurant Battle in 2010, and Michelle had been on both Chopped and 24-hour Restaurant Battle. Nikki still seems so familiar ... and too bad about the elimination. I agree that the wrong one went home.

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I really like the new format. Ippy is my favorite. Sorry Irish, but I favor Alton's team. I think they sent the wrong one home!!

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Eric was my favorite at the start since he lives in my hometown, but Michelle, IMHO, kicked everyone else aside.

I wonder if anybody said anything when they put the Team Giada graphic over the picture of Team Bobby!

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Michelle is the only one with an FN track record. She was on Chopped. I can't find any FN appearances by the others. But Ippy's team leader does look kind'a familiar.

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We just watched the new show and I feel like I recognize a LOT of the competitors ... blonde brash Michelle, quirky Justine, and glam-wannabe Nikki. Anyone else feel that way?

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"I can do all things if I just get off my but's and admit I'm in control of me!" SGM 1:1-5 The only real verse I need.

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emoticon I can hardly wait either! They had a marathon on this afternoon from last season that I was watching on and off.

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Oooh, I can't wait! There's a play-along game on the Food Network website. I'm going nuts waiting.

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