Fan-Favorite Finalists: Who's Your Pick?
Not only was Sunday's episode all about each finalist's first chance to impress the Selection Committee, but it was also their first opportunity to wow, you, the fans, who are watching the journey unfold. From their initial struts into Food Star Kitchen to their final moments at evaluation, the premiere allowed you to see the competitors as they are under pressure — both at the stove and away from it — and learn a bit more about their all-important culinary POVs.
Each week it's up to you fans to decide which of the rivals is your favorite and who you think is worthy of topping the fan vote. As it stands right now post-premiere, Christina, the finalist who faced week 1 elimination, is holding the lead with 20 percent of the votes, while Matthew and Emilia, both of whom had only OK showings on Sunday, are following closely behind with 14 percent and 13 percent, respectively.
As you look ahead to this weekend's brand-new episode, which will welcome the likes of superstars Melissa d'Arabian and Alex Guarnaschelli to the judging panel, it's time for you to support your favorite contestant. Click here to vote now, then enter the sweepstakes for you chance to win a weekly prize. This week's item up for grabs is an elegant marble-topped cheese board ideal for parties, just like the one the finalists hosted on Sunday. Bonus: You'll also be entered for a chance to win a $4,000 prize at the end of the season.
Tune in to an all-new episode of Food Network Star on Sunday at 9|8c.