It’s been less than a month since the winner of MasterChef Australia’s fifteenth season was announced, but viewers have already begun suggesting changes for next year’s edition of the popular reality show.
Taking to Reddit on Thursday, one fan proposed a surprising new format that would eliminate contestants based on their weekly performance in the competition rather than just one bad cook on elimination day.
“Here is my proposal: let every contestant get scores for their performance through the week,” they wrote.
“This way, good contestants who are only having one bad cook would go to the next week due to their previous high scores while average cooks would be in danger.”
The user compared the idea to sports championships that tally games to see who comes out on top at the end, but suggested that MasterChef “reset the board every week” to keep things fair with the number of contestants.
“I feel like this also brings an element of drama/strategy,” they added. “A cook who got good scores [in the] previous round can afford to take risks towards [the] end of the week while the cook who was bottom five needs to be on point.
“No challenge would be pointless and in the end, every point would matter.”
'I love this idea'
The viewer concluded the post by saying that they understand the new format would make eliminations far less “shocking” and it’s unlikely that the show will make big changes like this anytime soon.
“That being said, I can't think of a better way to have really strong cooks go through and [keep] everyone being competitive,” they shared.
“I am tired of finale-worthy cooks getting eliminated because of one bad cook vs. average cooks getting further than they should.”
Other fans took to the comments to share their thoughts on the proposal, with one person saying they’ve wanted something like this for a long time.
“I love this idea,” they replied. “That way really good cooks get to go deeper in the competition and those who just get saved by someone else cooking worse every elimination are not saved like that.”
While someone else argued that it would be difficult to have consistency in how the dishes are scored each week, others suggested there be a “sliding scale” or a “ranking system” where each cook is relative.
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