Team Giada: Down to Four

Next Food Network Star Season 8, Episode 3

Next Food Network Star Season 8, Episode 3

before The Network in the Pitch Room for Elimination as seen on Food Network's Star Season 8, Episode 3

Photo by: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Edward Chen/Creel Films, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Team Giada held strong in the first two episodes. Week one, Josh Lyons made it successfully through the pitch room, and then the team took home a win in week two's food tour challenge. Giada still had all five of her finalists going into week three — but not for long.

After ending up in the bottom of the Chopped desserts challenge, Josh faced the Producers' Challenge once again, and this time Giada's pitch-room plea wasn't enough to save him from elimination. Bob and Susie thought that as the front man of a rock band, Josh would be more comfortable in the spotlight, but he continued to stumble over his presentations. "I think he's talented," said Giada. "I just don't know that he was ready for this."

Ep. 3 Reaction: Josh's Exit 02:50

Along with Giada and the judges, Josh weighs in on his elimination.

Flip through Josh’s Star Scrapbook and more behind-the-scenes photos from Episode Three.

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