Reality roundup: This week in reality TV

Big Brother Canada 2 changed the game with exciting twists never seen before in Big Brother...

Big Brother Canada 2 changed the game with exciting twists never seen before in Big Brother history. (Courtesy)

Samantha O'Connor, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:04 PM ET

Big Brother Canada 2:

Big Brother Canada 2 changed the game with exciting twists never seen before in Big Brother history. Fourteen high-energy houseguests from all over the country entered the modern house during Wednesday night's premiere, screaming and hugging their new roomies.

However, things got serious -- fast -- when host Arisa Cox dropped the bomb that they would be competing immediately in the first Head of Household challenge.

In the backyard battleground, the houseguests stripped down into patriotic bathing suits and stood on blocks of ice for as long as they could. Talk about an ice breaker. Nearly two hours later, houseguest Paul Jackson promised the remaining contestants standing on their giant ice cubes that he wouldn't nominate them for eviction if they stepped down. They agreed and he took the title as first HoH (Head of Household).

Following through with his word, Paul nominated Anick Gervais and Andrew Gordon for eviction, but during the Power of Veto competition, Andrew saved himself and Paul was forced to choose single mom Ika Wong as his replacement.

In the end, Anick's quirky personality was too eccentric for the remaining houseguests and she was the first person unanimously evicted from the house.

Then -- for the first time ever in the history of Big Brother -- Arisa announced that one more houseguest would be joining the game and Canada's votes will determine who they are. Shocker! Will it be the drag queen, the nurse or the sheet metal worker?

MasterChef Canada:

Brain and barf. The 11 remaining MasterChef Canada home cooks had a cow when the three esteemed judges announced that the contestants would be using beef parts to cook a delicious dish worthy of keeping them safe for another week. Frontrunner Eric Chong, who had won the Mystery Box challenge, was given the advantage of choosing which chef would be assigned to each part of the animal, from its nose to its tail.

Strategically, Chong gave the brain to rival Kaila Klassen, kidneys to Marida Mohammed and tongue to Danielle Cardozo to throw them off their game. But Kaila used her head and served up crispy brain nuggets, impressing the judges with her innovation.

"You continue to raise the bar," Judge Claudio Aprile stated after biting into one. Mmm, brains...

Prairie plumber Dora Cote, who was given juicy beef cheeks, an easier slice of the animal, served up a sloppy stew that had the judges cringing.

"It just looks like barf," Claudio said. Her unappealing meal got her the boot.

The Bachelor:

Broken hearts and angry women were casualties of the most controversial season of The Bachelor, but the ladies got their chance to fire back Monday night during "The Women Tell All" special.

An army of eliminated and outspoken bachelorettes such as Kelly Travis, Sharleen Joynt and Andi Dorfman returned to share how they really feel about Juan Pablo. They all agreed on one thing: the Bachelor was not genuine and wasn't on the show to truly find a wife.

Andi, who made a dramatic exit in St. Lucia, spoke candidly about how she had to fake-sleep during the overnight date with the Bachelor just to get out of their uncomfortable conversation. Ouch.

Then, Juan Pablo took his turn in the hot seat answering all the tough questions from the ladies, like why he played favourites to the single mothers and why he changed the kissing rules throughout the season.

But despite the interrogation, the group hugged at the end. They hate to love Juan Pablo.

The Voice:

Chairs swirled as the blind auditions continued on The Voice this week. On Monday night, bearded twin brothers Cody and Clinton Walker harmonized Zac Brown Band's Keep Me In Mind, which sparked the interest of Usher and snagged the country duo to his team. It was a rare choice for the R&B star, but that wasn't his only snatch.

Texas teen, Stevie Jo took a huge risk in choosing Usher's hit There Goes My Baby for his blind audition song, but nailed each note with such ease that his idol quickly spun around to claim him.

"He sounds like Usher and looks like Blake," Adam teased, surprised by the teen's appearance.

But Stevie Jo's talent was no joke, despite the laughs.

Shakira also earned some star power with female talent this week adding Emily B, who stunned with Chris Isaak's Wicked Game, and Clarissa Serna, who belted the Cranberries' hit Zombie, to her team.

Serna, who earned a four-chair turnaround, called Shakira her, "Latin soul sister."

Team Usher and Team Shakira ended the week with nine talented singers in their brigade, while Adam and Blake finished with seven singers in their squad.

Sad Song: Emily Piriz was eliminated from American Idol Season 13 this week even after singing judge JLo's hit, Let's Get Loud.

Off the island: Brice Johnston from the Beauty Tribe was the third castaway voted off of Survivor: Cagayan.

New season of dancers: Dancing With the Stars released their Season 18 list of competitors, which includes retired Canadian hockey player Sean Avery and reality star NeNe Leakes.

Eliminated Racers: Amazing Race All-Stars' Mark Jackson and replacement partner Mallory Ervin were the second pair eliminated from the 24th season.


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