With only 11 reduced weeks to ready finalists prior to a winner will be chosen, a Food Network Star beast is such which week after week, hopeful competitors will fall, faced with a abrasive disappointment of elimination. Here upon Star Talk, we'll be bringing we a initial disdainful exit interviews with a ousted finalists as they're sent home. Check behind here every Sunday night for brand new one-on-one chats to listen to from a just-eliminated competitors, learn their thoughts upon a competition, as well as find out how they feel about a mentors' critiques of their last dishes as well as presentations. We're about to break down a ins as well as outs of tonight's brand new episodes as well as exhibit who went home, so if you've yet to watch a show, read no offer until then.In what would be Joy's last week of a competition, she as well as a alternative finalists were tasked with baking though certainly not normal baked dishes, as a competitors had to have use of frozen products true from a freezer. When presenting her chicken pot cake offering, Joy explained to a judges how she used a frozen package: "I've taken a TV dinner, which in a South is a single of a sins of a world. You do not offer a TV dinner." It turns out, though, which her pot cake was unfortunately similar to what she proposed with, as Giada told her, "It's a TV dinner." Joy's incident didn't improve in a Star Challenge when she was paired with Ana. "Everybody which ends up partnered with Ana [goes] home," Damiano noted. Though she was dynamic to not endure a same fate as those depressed rivals, she ultimately suffered missteps in both her fried chicken plate as well as a team demo in a tiki challenge, as well as she was forced to say goodbye.We checked in with Joy following her rejecting to get her take upon a foe as well as a feedback she perceived from a mentors. Read upon below to listen to what she had to say.What three words many appropriate describe how you're feeling right now? Joy Thompson: Disappointed, a tiny bit relieved ... 'cause we was starting to see my kids as well as still felt accomplished.Talk about which feeling of accomplishment. What does it feel similar to to have this foe underneath your belt, so to speak? JT: we mean, we never thought which we would have it, like, past Week 1, so to have done it to a seventh week, we know, we felt pretty accomplished, as well as we of course disagreed about a food ... only since Ive sole it in my restaurant for three years, though we consider its a different ambience in between a South as well as L.A. ... We have things a tiny bit otherwise in a South, as well as thats cool. You know, it wasnt their taste, as well as we was great with it. we was ready to go home as well as see my husband as well as my kids.In your own words, how would we insist to fans during home what this foe is unequivocally like? JT: Its so intense. Like, greatly intense. Thats a many appropriate approach we can put it, we think. You know, during home we watched it prior to we came, as well as we was like, "Uh, there is no approach they unequivocally do which in 30 minutes." Or: "Theres no approach in 45 minutes, cmon. They must take breaks as well as stuff." But its real. Like, its unequivocally real, as well as its a most-stressful incident Ive ever been in in my life. It was some-more stressful than having twin babies. So, it was similar to for real, for real, as well as when we got home, a single of a initial things we did besides prepare for my family, where we didnt have any time limit, was we went to a grocery store as well as got some hair dye, since we got some-more gray hairs upon this uncover than we have in my entire adulthood.What a single square of mentor feedback will we always recollect as well as keep with you? JT: we consider a categorical thing was only for me to be me, as well as its easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing as well as [say], "Oh, well, they similar to which about this person, they similar to which about this person; we got to do that, or we got to do this." ... At a finish of a day, its only about being you, as well as we know youre here for a reason, as well as if youre meant to be, youre meant to be.What were your many a a single preferred as well as slightest a a single preferred challenges, as well as why? JT: Oh, great gosh, a kimchi bread pudding 'bout put me in my grave. That a single was yeah, which a single was a killer, though we know what? we surprised myself, as well as we done a hushpuppy out of kimchi bread pudding which we could actually eat, as well as so we felt like: "Thats alright. Ill take that."Which component of a foe were we slightest expecting, be it great or bad? JT: When we initial proposed upon Day One, a categorical thing was which we didnt we thought we would be some-more familiar with a kitchen prior to we started. we thought there would be some-more of a chance to get to know where everything is as well as maybe practice a couple of times prior to we actually did a challenge, though which was not a case, as well as similar to we said, a time limits we thought were only for TV. ... So, those dual things were a large shot for me, like, it was a shot of reality.What's a many appropriate square of recommendation a mentors or Committee members gave you? JT: It was kind of similar to we came in, as well as we didnt pay courtesy to anybody, as well as we didnt rehearse anything as well as didnt consider about it, as well as afterwards just, we only was me, as well as so when after being here for a while, it, similar to we said, only everybodys personalities as well as what they did right as well as what they did wrong proposed entering your brain, as well as we only kind of have to get it out of a way. And so they said to, we know, only get behind to being Joy. So, thats what we goal to do now.Fill in a blanks with your associate finalists' names. is a category clown. Rob. Love him. is a quietest. Probably Havird is a many daring. Monterey. With food. has a many appropriate recipes. Probably Tregaye_ is starting to win this competition. Damiano or TregayeHow did we handle a nerves of operative with Bobby, Giada as well as all of a special guests? JT: That was a single of a hardest things for me since Im from such a tiny locale which we dont have any celebrities, like, during all. So, when we was in front of them, as well as even in a room, they were, like, so distant divided which it was kind of similar to they were still upon TV. So, when we did tableside as well as we had to offer them, we was like, oh, my gosh, Im serving Giada tea. Do we wish sugar in your tea? Do we wish cream? And it was, like, a many nerve-racking knowledge ever since theyre genuine people, though they only appear similar to its only a surreal experience.How would we as well as your associate finalists outlay your downtime in between challenges? JT: When we can, we chat a lot about what we only did as well as what we would have finished differently, though alternative than which we only kind of speak about our lives during home, as well as its only similar to friendships in a lot of ways, as well as afterwards theres some tension in between sure people, though we felt similar to we got along with everyone as well as done great loyalty out of it. Its been kind of cool.Which special guest or mentor were we many vehement to learn from in this contest, as well as why? JT: we unequivocally favourite Chef Anne Burrell as well as Lorraine Pascale. we favourite both of them a lot, as well as we consider it maybe comes from a actuality which theyre such accomplished women, as well as ... as a woman, thats what we aspire to be, so it was unequivocally good to encounter them as well as get some feedback from them.What do we wish fans to recollect many about you? JT: we consider we wish fans to recollect which we was genuine as well as which Im not super-fancy, as well as Im only a small-town Southern girl. And ... if we can do it, anybody can do it as long as theyre ardent about it.Whats next for you? What are we starting home to? JT: Going home to my wonderful young kids as well as my husband, as well as Im starting to prepare similar to crazy, my restaurant. And [I] devise to prepare a couple of dishes as well as sit out upon a behind porch as well as watch a furious turkeys walk by as well as outlay a tiny quality time with my family.Keep coming behind to Star Talk for a latest upon a Food Network Star competition.