New Photos: Go Behind the Scenes of Food Network Star, Season 11

Get an insider's look behind the scenes of Food Network Star, Season 11.

Guest judges Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian during the reveal of the Star Challenge, Trendy Dinner, 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

An action-packed episode complete with two trendsetting challenges and a duo of special guests judges, Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian, this past Sunday's episode saw no shortage of tense moments for the finalists — or slimy, stinky and incendiary flavors, as far as the dinner party dishes were concerned. But no matter the finalists' nerves or the Committee's task of sending home another rival, most on set managed to crack a few smiles between takes. In keeping with the episode's trend of taking photos, Sunny and Geoffrey posed for a quick shot behind the scenes — though it likely wasn't posted on social media.

Keep reading below for more insider snapshots.

Finalists Emilia Cirker, Sita Lewis, Eddie Jackson, Dom Tesoriero, Jay Ducote, Rosa Graziano and Arnold Myint in evaluations for the Mentor Challenge, Tiny Foods, 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

Happy Dance

After a rocky start in the competition, Dom surely redeemed himself by winning this week's Mentor Challenge — and he couldn't help but show his excitement.

Behind the scenes shot of finalist Rosa Graziano preparing her dish, Polpettine di Carne, for the Mentor Challenge, Tiny Foods, 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

Up-Close Action

It takes multiple cameras to capture each element of the competition, from cooking and presenting to the final moments of evaluation.

Finalists Rosa Graziano, Michelle Karam and Rue Rusike celebrate after preparing their dishes for the Star Challenge, Trendy Dinner, 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

Pure Elation

It was girls versus boys in the five-course-dinner Star Challenge, and here a few of the girls came together to celebrate a successful prep job on their plates.

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