Top Moments from Episode 7 of All-Star Academy

Relive highlights from the episode, including an elimination that narrows down the competition to three teams.
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Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Maniacal Mash-Ups

"We're going to see how they make that in Australia," says Bobby, whose advantage has him handing out oddball mash-ups to his fellow mentors, like egg gyros, which he gives to Curtis and Sharon. "A gyro has to have lamb," says Sharon, and Curtis agrees, so they decide to top theirs with a duck egg.

Backstabbing His Best Bud

"All right, so I'm going to give [lamb Florentine] to Alex," says Bobby, despite Michael's playing the best-friend card in hopes of getting that mash-up. Instead he and Vanessa are left with eggplant a l'orange. "We're going to do crispy eggplant," says Michael, "and top it with a very classic Sicilian sauce."

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Heavy-Hitting It with Flavor, At Least

"It seems like the easy way to go," says Joseph, choosing to take on the duck Parmigiana mash-up, but a last-minute decision on Bobby's part has Joseph turning his marinara sauce Moroccan. Luckily, judge Marc Murphy appreciates it, saying that "the harissa really helped," but he found the dish heavy overall.

Team Alex's Round 1 Victory

"We bicker kind of like a brother and sister," explains Alex as she and August butt heads on the direction of the lamb chops. But Marc's only negative comment is about the "huge piece of fat" that didn't render out. He announces August's dish has put him in the finale. "He crushed it," says Alex as they walk out.

Narrating Her Noodles

"He's counting on my short-term memory," says Michael when Bobby tries to "veto" his advantage in choosing the next round's mash-ups. Michael picks tuna lasagna for Vanessa, who seems to be talking to herself. "All I want her to do is talk to me," jokes Michael. "She just has to stay focused," he adds.

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Getting Lost in the Sauce

Michael gives Team Curtis veal casserole and Team Bobby vegetable Marsala. "I think that they are both meaty vegetables," Bobby explains to Ted about the eggplant and cauliflower Joseph is cooking for his Marsala. However, upon tasting the dish, Marc thinks the eggplant "is not holding up to the sauce."  

Round 2 Goes to Team Michael

"I really honestly find this to be almost like a perfect dish," says Marc, praising the presentation and the creativity of Vanessa's tuna lasagna. "Now I'm confused," Michael says after hearing Marc's positive comments on Sharon's dish. It could be anyone's win, but Marc puts Vanessa through to the finale.

Dealing with a Dilemna

"Let's think about what Bobby would like," says Curtis with the advantage, seeing it's between French onion tacos and pork soup. "I see 'posole' written all over his forehead." But Curtis thinks either option would play into Bobby's strengths. He decides on the French onion tacos for Sharon.

"Last Chance Soup"

That's what Bobby's calling the posole that Joseph's making. "If we don't win this one, we're going home," he adds. "I have to keep going; I am not going to stop," says Joseph, determined to cook despite burning his hand on a pot. "For $50,000 you can buy a lot of burn cream," Bobby tells him.

One Team Doesn't Move On

"It's surprising the amount of flavor you developed here," Marc tells Joseph, but he thinks the soup could have had more acidity. Marc calls Sharon's onion taco-and-tart duo "very creative" but finds the tart too sweet. He announces Joseph as the winner, which means it's the end of the line for both Sharon and her mentor, Curtis.

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