‘MasterChef Junior’ review: Did Samuel, Logan, Abby, or Adaiah make season 2 finale?
Tonight, “MasterChef Junior” paved the way for the season 2 finale, and it did so with an episode that had a TON of product placement for a refrigerator Seriously.
Still, there was some good cooking in here, and we liked the challenge themed around cooking for however many ingredients you had in your fridge. It tested creativity, and in some ways, having the most ingredients could be overwhelming. We don’t think that we would only want five, but somewhere around the middle seemed to be the right spot.
As for the end result of the show, we have to say that weren’t too shocked to see Samuel advance. He’s been a very-big character from the moment this season started, so it felt almost assured he would advance.
As for Logan, his selection makes sense based on what we saw tonight. Creatively, the man killed this challenge like nobody’s business. Still, if you went back to the start of this season, we would have labeled him a darkhorse.
We thought that Adaiah was going to be eliminated just for a lack of screen time, but when it comes to Abby, we thought that she really had a good shot at this. Ultimately, we feel like she was probably just a victim of being the youngest person in the competition at only eight years old. If this were a few years in the future, she would probably be in the finale, given how good she is already.
In the end, we’ve got a very interesting showdown next week between two people who have weaknesses, but are also extremely creative and can cook like nobody’s business. Grade: B+.
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December 10, 2014 @ 8:33 pm
Adaiah should’ve been one of the finalist. She was eliminated because she burned the garlic, really? But Logan served raw broccoli as well as other errors, and Samuel made several mistakes along the way. Adaiah’s performance on the show was absolutely flawless from beginning to end. I don’t want to throw that “R” word into this, but? All of the kids were fabulous and very talented. ADAIAH WE LOVE YOU! WE CAN’T WAIT TO VISIT YOUR RESTAURANT IN THE FUTURE.
December 10, 2014 @ 7:21 pm
I’m quite surprised there are 2 white males in the final, given that the first season winner was a white male. This will bring some negative PR to the network that I’m sure they’d rather avoid. At any rate, although Samuel should have been eliminated after last week’s episode (pop-up at the winery) he did deserve to advance after this week’s episode. Abby deserved to go home, but I would have chosen Adaiah over Logan. Adaiah’s dish was more complex and creative, and she’s cooked better than Logan throughout the series.
December 10, 2014 @ 12:02 pm
I think the final two should have been Adaiah and Logan! Adaiah was amazing on the salmon challenge. But they are just kids, who are all incredible!
December 10, 2014 @ 7:37 am
Graham even said Samuel’s salmon was slightly overcooked.
December 10, 2014 @ 7:31 am
I think they already had their final two picked before the taste test. I think Samuel’s salmon was burnt wasn’t it. ?? They already had Abby’s salmon dry before they even tasted that. Logan served raw broccoli but that was ok. Not watching it ever again. It was supposed to be based on each individual dish each week.
December 10, 2014 @ 4:58 pm
Yes, Samuel messed up last week and this week. He should have been booted last week, as team leader, going down with his ship. They other boy (I can’t remember his name) cooked amazing filet mignon. I think Adaiah should’ve advanced last night over Samuel. It seems pretty fixed to me…as if no matter what Samuel does wrong, he can’t lose. And his attitude on the show seems to indicate that he knows this; like he’s already won.
December 10, 2014 @ 2:54 am
Adaiah really and truly deserved a spot for The final two. That girl is good and it makes me feel like you guys didn’t want a black girl to win. From cutting salmon to cooking that girl is awesome. I’ve watched every one of your shows chef Ramsey from hell kitchen to fixing hotel’s/restaurant. I know you guys aren’t racist but? All of children were great but I felt like it should have been Samuel and Adaiah. I’m not being mean but I think you guys thought if she went against Samuel, she might actually beat him.???
December 10, 2014 @ 7:23 pm
Bingo. This is the sort of negative PR (whether it’s legitimate or not is neither here nor there) that having 2 white males winning in a row will bring to Fox. Americans have the annoying habit of not THINKING before they FEEL. People will react with their emotions and start throwing the R word around.
December 10, 2014 @ 9:37 pm
I think she should have been in the top two as well. However I don’t think it was because she’s black, but because she doesn’t interview well. Abby or Oona didn’t deserve to get as far as they did, but they said cute things and were pretty adorable since they were so young. They made for good tv, but were not that talented. Adaiah is talented but doesn’t make for good tv, partly because she’s older (and not cocky like Samuel).
December 12, 2014 @ 9:04 pm
Adaiah interviews very well…I have seen her on several shows and on interviews outside of the MasterChef kitchen. This girl is going places!
December 10, 2014 @ 2:06 am
Abby should have been in the top two.