This week in reality TV

Big Brother Canada's Kenny Brain. (Courtesy)

Big Brother Canada's Kenny Brain. (Courtesy)

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, Last Updated: 1:31 PM ET

Double Eviction: With two contestants eliminated this week, this season of Big Brother Canada continues to twist the game in a non-stop carousel of drama. To start the week, Heather Decksheimer took control of the house as Head of Household. Who would have thought the blonde bombshell would be the first player to make the leading large move of the game, nominating

Kenny Brain

and Allison White for eviction, targeting her main competition and hammering the final nail in the First Five alliance coffin? At the Power of Veto ceremony, Kenny was able to save himself, but at the expense of his right-hand girl, sending Sarah Miller aka “Mumsie” to the block and out of the house in his place. The houseguests were stunned when host Arisa Cox announced that it was a double-eviction week and a second HoH competition took place immediately, where Vancouver stylist, Neda Kalantar earned her first HoH win where she nominated Sabrina Abbate and Rachelle Diamond for eviction. But after houseguest Arlie, who has been notorious for throwing challenges, won the POV and took Rachelle off of the block, Kenny was put right back up. The bearded houseguest was unable to dodge eviction twice in one week, and was eliminated from the Big Brother house.

Julianne Hough keeps it real: It was a game of mix and match on Dancing With the Stars this week when viewers had the choice to pair their favourite pro with their favourite celebrity, creating brand-new partners for one week only. Two-time DWTS champion Julianne Hough joined the judging panel with honest reactions and blunt comments for the dancing pairs, which brought even more stress to the already overwhelming week for the new couples. But many of the recently paired duos like James Maslow and Cheryl Burke didn’t crack under pressure. The two executed a chemistry-filled tango to Katy Perry’s Dark Horse, earning them a 35/40 from the judges. The oldest dancer on the show, Drew Carey, and the youngest, Witney Carson, were paired for the week and proved that age was a non-factor, dancing an energetic and entertaining cha-cha dressed in gold. Next week, the dancers return to their original pairs where one couple will be eliminated.

Donut disaster: With his reputation on the line, Judge Claudio Aprile handed over his kitchen to the six remaining MasterChef Canada hopefuls this week. Claudio’s Toronto restaurant, Origin North, became the battleground for an intense group challenge where the home cooks were split into two teams of three to chef up appetizers and a main course of either halibut or venison for 44 of Claudio’s most loyal patrons. As Tammara Behl’s Red team struggled with their plating right off the bat (one group left the restaurant in a huff), Pino DiCerbo’s Blue team had trouble getting any plates served at all, causing Claudio to step into his own kitchen and help them out. Their failure to keep up with the dinner rush had the three Blue team members cooking for their lives in the Pressure Test back in the MasterChef Canada kitchen. The three judges asked Pino, Eric Chong and Marida Mohammed to bake a dozen donuts with three different flavours. Marida executed her batch perfectly, with donuts pleasing to the eye and the sweet tooth. Eric went above and beyond in the challenge attempting to make eight different types of donuts. Although the judges doubted him, the risk paid off. It was Pino’s floury dough that left a bitter taste and he was sent home this week.

Sisaundra leads Team Blake: The playoffs began on The Voice this week with Blake Shelton’s team stepping up to the microphone first. Team Blake’s five strong contenders were whittled down to three after the talented singers were given one last attempt to cement their spot in the competition by belting out a song of their choice. First up was country songstress Audra McLaughlin who showed immense growth with her rendition of Martina McBride’s Broken Wing. Ryan Whyte Maloney rocked with his version of Shinedown’s Second Chance, accompanying himself on guitar, while Madelyn Paige’s soft voice in contrast to Ryan, sang Zedd’s Clarity. Country crooner Jake Worthington dedicated his rendition of Jake Owen’s Anywhere With You to his girlfriend before the night ended off with untouchable vocalist Sisaundra Lewis who exuded power with Billy Joel’s New York State Of Mind. “I’m overwhelmed with excitement, pride and just heartbreak at the same time,” Blake said before making a tough choice of choosing three singers to make it to the next round. In the end, Blake chose Audra, Jake and Sisaundra to move forward to the live rounds.

Bachelor No More: The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss married former Miss America Laura Kaeppeler in a ceremony officiated by Chris Harrison.

One Less Survivor: Morgan McLeod’s Solarrian tribe voted the former NFL cheerleader off of Survivor: Cagayan this week

American Out: Malaya Watson was eliminated from American Idol leaving seven singers remaining in the competition.

Well Wishes: Former DWTS co-host Samantha Harris is set to undergo a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.


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