Ranking the remaining 6 Food Network Star contestants
We are through six episodes of Food Network Star, which means six contestants have already been sent home. Below we rank the remaining contestants and their odds of taking home the title of the next Food Network Star.
6. David Rose
Last week’s rank: 6th, 25% chance to win
David has stayed the same from last week to this week. He is an enjoyable personality to watch, but struggles with describing his food, becoming the king of the word delicious. Until he can prove to ‘wow’ us with descriptive words, he is on the chopping block.
Odds to win: 25%
5. Amy Pottinger
Last week’s rank: 7th, 10% chance to win
Despite being a home cook, Amy continues to deliver solid dishes and her on-screen game is improving as well. In the beginning of the competition, Amy rarely mentioned her family in her demos, failing to connect with the audience but with each episode there are glimpses of the star Amy can be—but she has a long way to go and this competition won’t be waiting for her.
Odds to win: 25%
4. Matthew Grunwald
Last week’s rank: 2nd, 65% chance to win
Matthew had a rough week on the show. His dishes are always cooked to perfection, but his on-screen presence continues to need work. Those who followed him on Last Chance Kitchen know the strides Matthew has taken to mature in front of the camera, however he still is not where he needs to be. His energy needs to be contained and more refined instead of spazzing all over the place. As a fan of the Network and being under 30 years of age, I completely understand why Matthew would make a great Food Network Star, but he has to be able to reach the older and more popular Food Network crowd if he were to win the competition.
Odds to win: 50%
3. Rusty Hamlin
Last week’s rank: 5th, 40% chance to win
Rusty shined in the latest episode, showing off his passion and energy for cooking. Despite having to show off his dainty, gardening side, Rusty took it in full stride and jumped ahead of many in the competition. He will need to show this on a more consistent basis if he is going to stay ahead of the pack.
Odds to win: 50%
2. Cory Bahr
Last week’s rank: 3rd, 50% chance to win
Cory is one of, if not the best chef in this competition and he delivers unbelievable dishes every single week. But as usual, his on-screen demos are the reason he is ranked two instead of one. If he can become comfortable in front of the camera as he did towards the end of last week’s show, he could become the front-runner in no time.
Odds to win: 70%
1. Jason Smith
Last week’s rank: 1st, 75% chance to win
If the show ended right now, Jason Smith would be crowned next Food Network Star—he can cook with the best of them and his personality shines like no one elses in the competition. This week, Jason did not impress the judges like he usually does, instead they want more substance than his “Kentucky one-liners” but to Jason’s point—that’s who he is—which makes him the favorite so far. A fantastic cook with a personality that can make you laugh continuously, Jason remains the chef to beat.
Odds to win: 80%https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/ranking-the-remaining-6-food-network-star-contestants/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/PONT_Jason-Smith.jpg.rend_.hgtvcom.966.725.jpeg?fit=967%2C725&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/PONT_Jason-Smith.jpg.rend_.hgtvcom.966.725.jpeg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1EntertainmentRecent PostsTV ShowsFood Network StarWe are through six episodes of Food Network Star, which means six contestants have already been sent home. Below we rank the remaining contestants and their odds of taking home the title of the next Food Network Star. 6. David Rose Last week's rank: 6th, 25% chance to win David has stayed the...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk