Midterm Elections: Who's the Frontrunner and Your Current Favorite?

We're at the halfway point of the Food Network Star competition. Who do you think has the chops to win?

Finalists Arnold Myint, Emilia Cirker, Dom Tesoriero, Michelle Karam, Eddie Jackson, Alex McCoy and Jay Ducote during the reveal of the Star Challenge, Improv, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 11.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Eddy Chen, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

From first-impression spotlights and sunny days at an alfresco food festival to a not-so-sweet baking challenge, a 4th of July switcheroo cookout and a think-on-your-toes improv challenge, the remaining rivals have survived six weeks of camera and culinary challenges, and now only half of them remain as they reach the midpoint of the competition. As they gear up for the second half of the contest and you, the fans at home, get close to meeting your newest Food Network Star, we want to know who you think is the frontrunner thus far. Are you banking on one of the final six being crowned the winner, or do you think one of the Salvation hopefuls is going to come back and claim the title?

Vote for your favorite rival here to support him or her in the fan poll. Right now Christina, who was ousted in Week 1, is claiming a whopping 17 percent of the votes, while Emilia's in second place with 12 percent of the votes, and Jay and Matthew are tied with 11 percent apiece.

Need a refresher on who's made the most — and fewest — strides so far? Click through the photos below to relive each week's challenges.

Tune in to an all-new episode of Food Network Star on Sunday at 9|8c.

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