What a mash-up of an episode! A challenge where our beloved Food Network Star finalists work in pairs? Fun, right? Just censor at a back of your teammate if your food or display is weak. That sounds good, right? Hmmm. Maybe. If you haven't seen a premiere episode yet, we're about to break down any finalist's performance, so don't read any serve until you watch.It turns out which plan wouldn't last for long, as in a Star Challenge, Rev Ren's throwdown pitted before interconnected finalists opposite either other. Lets accentuate a positive in a face of all this pressure: The contestants can use their cooking to express themselves. They can use a great bite of food as well as a few moments of freestyling in front of a throng to hone their skills as food stars. Keep in mind which when you fire a cooking show, there is rarely an audience (other than a TV crew), as well as there is no immediate feedback for what you have been doing. This challenge presents a throng of hungry, vehement people who WANT to be upon your side as well as want you to succeed! The challenge: Take two classic dishes, tacos as well as clam chowder, for example, as well as whip up a hybrid plate as well as use your display to enforce a audience to eat yours as well as not your teammate's offering. you dont know whats scarier: a disappointed demeanour from Giada De Laurentiis or Bobby Flay; overcooked, underseasoned or dry food; or an audience of eaters which might not eat your dish. With a fun as well as witty Rev Run as guest judge, this challenge gets right to a core of any contestant. Rev is so relaxed in front of a camera. you instruct it were simpler to just tear a page from his playbook. you mean, what would you do under pressure? Youre holding a signature plate you created, as well as your every move determines whether you convince or dissuade a throng (and judges) to eat it.Heres what you find interesting: From where you sit, its in all clear which chairman in any duo has a stronger mash-up dish. The opening is pass to creation a throng want to eat as well as like a weaker dish. If you consider a fact which America does not ambience a cooking in any cooking show, a power of persuasion a gift of gab becomes critical. Here have been 6 important pitfalls to avoid upon a road to becoming a Food Network Star.1. Giada says a simplest as well as smartest one to Erin: Never let em see you sweat." Because Erin doesnt get a salsa upon her plate before a clock runs out, she is also unable to censor her disappointment when offered her dish. Forgot a sauce? Left a beans out of your bean soup? Left a chocolate out of your chocolate cake? Keep calm as well as carry on. The recipe, as well as a dish, can be fixed later. People changing a channel upon you? That cant be fixed. While Erin's partner, Martita, didnt essentially achieve what a judges call a successful meatloaf-pad thai mash-up, she did win for juicy food as well as a stronger presentation.2. While a expression you eat with our eyes first is a loyal statement, you also eat with our mouths as well as ambience buds. Make certain your food tastes as great as it looks! All a ladies group to Damianos table to ambience his pasta-inspired clam chowder taco, as well as a flavor was there. Joy knocked it out of a park with her swat as well as dance moves, though Damiano edged her out with great taste. This is a competitive field! Taste is regularly a game changer.3. If you want to have people hungry, have certain you report your food. Ana makes a beautiful duck burger with prosciutto as well as a side of paella for her mash-up. This lady can cook, no disbelief about it. On a alternative finish of a spectrum, Melissa makes a brown rice burger with tomatoes (though a tomatoes never happened). These dishes could not be more different interpretations of a mash-up! Melissa comes out of a embankment gangbusters with a swat as well as a rhyme about her burger, though watery tomatoes have her album sales weak. Ana didn't connect upon her food description, though her solid cooking warranted her a victory.4. Define who you are, though dont put all your eggs in as well small a basket. It has been over 30 seconds given you talked about meat," frets Aaron as he chats up a throng with his tasty-looking bacon Pho as well as Asian boiled chicken. Aaron hesitates when he talks to a crowd. And which hurts when Rob stairs to a mic as well as delivers an sparkling description of his dish. you longed for to eat Robs boiled duck with sweet as well as sharp pho sauce. (How can you really go wrong if you have boiled duck for a crowd?) Rob finishes with a witty pho you! to Aaron. A small amusement regularly gives a competitor a corner so does a juicy dish. Both looked great, though Rob edged Aaron out.5. Dont undervalue your passion for cooking, as well as have a courage to share it. Monterey makes an interesting mash-up of macaroni as well as cheese as well as gyros with her mac as well as cheese spaghetti with lamb. And she runs her display like a high-school pep rally. She uses questions to rivet a throng as well as get everybody revved up with somewhat churned results. The energy is there, though a passion she has to share just doesnt seem to gleam through. Jernard arrives with his lamb (and yogurt) macaroni as well as cheese with dill, as well as he gets right to describing his food. It sounds like a betrayal dinner with an R-rated description of his ingredients. He slows down to report every component in his food. Guess what? Its Food Network as well as food talk works! What do you consider happened? The throng flocked to Jernard, who ran away with a win.6. Have fun with it! If youre not carrying fun, your viewers probably arent carrying fun either. Chef Yaku says he's fighting a fleek of his difficult teammate, Tregaye. This duo is strong. Yaku as well as Tregaye get along really well, so its difficult to imagine them competing opposite any other. Yaku vows which Tregayes Fleekettes will shortly be changed to Yakus Beardettes (wha?) with his chili cheese dog sushi roll. Yes, you just said chili cheese dog sushi hurl (and apparently a throng thought it was really tasty). Yaku completed a nearby impossible by creation a deep-fried plate which reminded people of sushi impressive. Tregayes clever display was underscored by her juicy chili cheese palm roll. While Im certain both tasted great, hers seemed to remind a judges reduction of sushi. In essence, this was a photo finish as well as both emerged successful. These two have been difficult to beat.After a smoke clears at a "street-battle" tasting, two of a finalists in a mash-up duos have cooked their last dish.The unfortunate losers have been Aaron, who exited by saying mentors, suck it, as well as Melissa. Please find my pizza slices as well as referred to toppings for any contestant as they continue upon a road to Food Network Stardom. Pizza as well as a commanding need to be a great mash-up, as well as this margin is getting narrower as well as tougher any week.It's time for a little humble (pizza) pie all around as well as a next challenge.