If you watched Sunday night you know that one of last week’s standouts, Emilia Cirker was sent home this week. This is notable for two reason. First of all, as was noted in last week’s Twitter stream, Emilia seemed to be the sleeper contestant who looked liked she might come out strongest in the end. However, as we have seen before, Food Network builds people up right before they take them down. The most recent example was just last week with Rue Rusike who won the Mentor challenge in the beginning of the episode only to fall in the next challenge and then sent home.
— Amanda S. (@spatulachick) July 7, 2015
The second reason sending Emilia home was notable was that there is now only one woman, Michelle Karam, remaining in the competition. As you noted, women don’t seem to have much “luck” as Food Network Stars. Maybe she didn’t help herself in this regard when she didn’t back down from her bash her fellow contestant stand up routine and defiantly dubbed herself the Alpha female and wore a “Break All the Rules” T-shirt.
#FoodNetworkStar has only been kicking out women the only guy that got kicked out was Matthew…
— Amanda (@gottagofast699) July 13, 2015
So, what did you Tweet/think about all of the goings on? Below is our review of your #FoodNetworkStar Twitter reviews.
Twitter Review #FoodNetworkStar Week 6
Regarding Emilia, it seems that this Tweet best sums up the consensus which was that she was just too mean and the judges didn’t like her—
— Amy Truschke (@atruschke) July 13, 2015
But still, many of you questioned why Dom continues to hold on. Tweets repeated last week’s contention that Giada just liked him. Others questioned his lack of improvement on his presentations and speculated that since he continues to be uncomfortable presenting it would be impossible for him to be a “Food Network Star”. The Tweet below seemed to capture the sentiment best….
— Bertha Butts (@Bertha_B1) July 13, 2015
There was really nothing but praise for Jay Ducote and Eddie Jackson. Some of you think that they should have a TV show together but most think it will be one of these two that wins #FoodNetworkStar. This Tweet seems to sum it up….
— steve hutchings (@hutsteve) July 13, 2015
One observation we will make here regarding Jay vs Eddie is that Jay is KILLING it on Twitter. If building a social media community matters in what makes a Food Network star, and it should, Jay is waaaaay ahead of Eddie in number of followers, the number he follows and number of Tweets. And Jay is clearly working hard at social right up to 30 minutes ago!
— Jay D. Ducote (@biteandbooze) July 14, 2015
Although Giada’s wardrobe was a huge distraction over the last few weeks, there was little said this week except a few observations such as this one…
— Lauren Moore (@MrsLaurenMoore) July 13, 2015
So, is it just a coincidence that another female contestant was sent home? Did Emilia’s gender have anything to do with the perception of her presentation? Well, here’s a representation of what you Tweeted…
It's the mean chick #FoodNetworkStar
— Moji Oderinde (@mojipov) July 13, 2015
— Karen Lundell (@Krlundell) July 13, 2015