MasterChef capped its season like a fine espresso with a touch of anisette that tops off a meal: Its two-hour finale averaged 6.64 million viewers and 2.6 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds.
Adrien, Jennifer and Christian
Capping off a two-hour finale Tuesday night, MasterChef named its Season 2 winner, Jennifer Behm, who beat out fellow finalists Adrien Nieto and Christian Collins for the title.
"I definitely will not pass up champagne this time," Behm tells TVGuide.com. The Delaware realtor had notoriously skipped out on a champagne-sipping reward during the competition and opted to cook alongside her rivals, risking elimination. "We actually have a whole case of Joe [Bastianich]'s prosecco from one of his vineyards to celebrate the evening and have a good time."
Chef Ramsay, Elises
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Hello MasterChef fans,
Monday night we watched the Final 4 compete in the second season of MasterChef USA. Over the last two months, it was Suzy, Jennifer, Adrien and Christian who rose to the top out of thousands who tried out, and as we saw this evening, not one of them is ready to go out without a fight!
By now our remaining foursome have endured a constant stream of intense and emotionally draining tasks -- arguably some more fair than others, and yet have remained passionate and resilient. We felt they were ready and capable to take it to the next level by representing their country before a panel of highly revered international MasterChef judges. Competing for yourself is one thing, but...
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Judges Joe Bastianich, Graham Elliot and Gordon Ramsay
Hello MasterChef fans,
It's hard to believe that after starting out with 100 amateur home cooks at the audition round, only six remain -- it's getting down to the wire! From here on in, each challenge grows in intensity, and Monday night was no exception. It was sink or swim time, baby!
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Hello MasterChef fans!
Monday night the remaining eight amateur cooks faced another stressful team challenge -- cooking for 200 hungry kids! Anyone who is a parent knows how frighteningly hard kids are to please. In fact, if you are a mother or father of three, that usually means you'll end up making three different things for dinner! This challenge really boiled down to knowing your customer. The pressure to win them over was intense, but in the end, the red team emerged victorious.
Initially we judges had serious concerns for the red team. Unable to wrap our heads around the idea of a fried chicken nugget burger, we feared they were making a huge mistake. It seemed a bit gimmicky and conjured up thoughts of deep fried Twinkies or Snickers bars -- or worse -- school cafeteria food! But the red team had strength in their ability to be flexible and take our constructive criticism seriously. Recognizing that their initial idea wasn't going to cut it, they had the good sense to make a change for the better and worked together as a unit to get it done. Christine didn't seem to be a terribly assertive or decisive leader, but at least she knew when to heed the advice of teammates, which unfortunately, is more than I can say for the blue team.
Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich
Hello, MasterChef fans,
With only nine remaining home cooks left, the competition is intensifying, and things are getting personal! By now all contestants should be more than comfortable with our MasterChef mystery boxes -- they've had a lot of time and practice with this format. From here on in, Graham, Gordon, and I expect the bar to be raised with every task.
MasterChef, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot
Hello MasterChef fans,
What a night! Rounding out the Top 10 of this competition, we are left with some serious contenders, all getting closer to some serious prize money. This motley crew includes an architect, former beauty queen, neural engineer, and a Florida homemaker (with more affinity for the F-word than Gordon!), all of whom found themselves with another mystery box and elimination challenge, this time of much more intricate fare.
Preparing lobster and truffles requires a certain amount of sophistication, something that all of our remaining contestants should have in the kitchen, and as we'd hoped, everyone seemed reasonably comfortable -- enough to get right to work. With Christian clearly having the most experience with lobster, Gordon, Graham, and myself were especially looking forward to what he'd come up with. What we didn't want was more of the same nasty attitude that he's been increasingly throwing our way as we narrow things down.