Down to the final four: The days are numbered inside the Big Brother House and it became every man and woman for themselves. Jon Pardy won the Head of Household and nominated Sabrina Abbate and Heather Decksheimer for eviction, but when the competitors chose to opt for cash prizes instead of focusing on winning the Power of Veto, Heather was able to snatch the victory and take herself off the block. Although intense player, Neda Kalantar continued to plot the demise of her alliance with Jon behind his back, the goofy houseguest stayed faithful to his day one alliance and stuck his pal Adel Elsiri on the block instead. No more, “Wake up Canada” as Adel was back-doored and evicted from the Big Brother Canada house, proving that Sabrina really has nine lives in the game. The show took an emotional turn when each player was offered the opportunity to spend two minutes with a loved one, but they would be forced to sacrifice something of great worth like food, sleep or personal belongings. Each player agreed and the waterworks ran rampant. BBCan2 also gave viewers a look inside of the jury house where the evicted houseguests like Allison and Arlie looked quite comfortable. Four houseguests remain in the competition with one week until the finale.
Serving up a life-changing meal: The best home cook in the country is a 22-year-old engineer from Oakville. The first deliciously entertaining season of MasterChef Canada came to an end this week when Eric Chong was crowned Canada’s best home cook after beating out stay-at-home mom, Marida Mohammed. He squeaked out the win by sticking to his roots, preparing a three course dinner for the judges of pork belly and dumplings, egg noodles with poached lobster and an Asian banana split for dessert. The energetic chef, who survived numerous Pressure Tests, reached his goal of not only winning the competition, but proving to his family that he is meant to occupy the kitchen. The previously eliminated contestants returned to cheer on the final two top chefs as they completed their final challenge in a close contest, leaving the final decision to the three judges who have seen the cooks evolve throughout their culinary journey. Marida cooked pumpkin callaloo soup, taro-steamed black cod and apple crumble for dessert, while her family looked on proudly. In the end, the judges made the decision that Claudio Aprile called “next to impossible” and gave the win to Eric. The winner has accepted a job at judge Alvin Leung’s Hong Kong restaurant Bo Motivation, which he starts in June.
Twist and shout: It was the fans turn to choose the song choices this week for the final five American Idols who delivered with star-quality vocals. But there was a shocking twist this week. Alex Preston, who received negative reviews from the judges last week, took the opportunity to show everyone what he was made of, stealing the show with an emotional execution of Great Big World’s Say Something. Jena Irene paid homage to the late Amy Winehouse with a mature performance of Valerie. It was a teenage dream come true when Sam Woolf met his celebrity crush, Ariana Grande, who passed him his microphone. The young heartthrob was shocked and turned bright red from the introduction before rocking out to Ed Sheeran’s Sing. The twist came when it was revealed that the final five were offered the chance to stick together this week and have no one go home and instead have two people leave next week. The contestants had to be unanimous and got to vote anonymously. The contestants split the vote 3-2 and Sam was eliminated. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Sam was the one judges saved earlier in the season.
Here it is: @adamlevine's CELL NUMBER!: In between the drama that Blake Shelton caused by tweeting out Adam Levine’s personal phone number, the top 10 contestants on The Voice shone this week with unmistakeable growth and great song choices. Audra McLaughlin sang an emotional rendition of Reba McEntire’s You Lie, which Adam called a “world-class vocal performance.” Meanwhile, Delvin Choice transformed from a talented singer to a captivating artist with Gary Clark Jr’s Bright Lights, which earned him a spot on the top eight. But the performance of the week belonged to Christina Grimmie, the 20-year-old YouTube singer, who deconstructed the Drake hit, Hold On, We’re Going Home. Adam was sure to give all the artistic credit to Christina for the creative performance, gushing about how proud he was. Bria Kelly, who risked with Avril Lavigne’s I’m With You and Tess Boyer, who sang Paramore’s Ain’t It Fun, said goodbye after they failed to connect with voters. Kat Perkins received a lifeline from the Instant Save, while Team Usher and Team Shakira only have one singer left in the competition when the top eight hit the stage again next week. The competition is sure to intensify between Adam and Blake, who are both comfortable in their big red chairs with all three of their singers remaining.
Final Dance: The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, NeNe Leakes and pro partner Tony Dovolani were ousted from Dancing With The Stars this week.
Dancing Injuries: DWTS contestants Danica McKellar and Amy Purdy both suffered from serious rib injuries this week.
Off the island: Previous beauty tribe member Jefra Bland was the latest castaway voted off of Survivor: Cagayan.
Lucky Blondes: The country singers, Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Wayne, were saved yet again by falling behind on another non-elimination leg of The Amazing Race.