With customarily 11 short weeks to ready finalists prior to a winner will be chosen, a Food Network Star savage is such that week after week, hopeful competitors will fall, faced with a crushing disappointment of elimination. Here upon Star Talk, we'll be bringing we a first exclusive exit interviews with a suspended finalists as they're sent home. Check back here every Sunday night for 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 new episodes as well as reveal who went home, so if you've yet to watch a show, review no further until then.The name of a game this week was mash-ups, both in terms of finalists as well as food. While a competitors had to work together in teams of dual as they combined video travelogues during Los Angeles' Grand Central Market in a Mentor Challenge, they were tasked with facing off with those same teammates come a Star Challenge for guest Rev Run's throwdown. Aaron as well as Rob were fast friends from a beginning of a competition, so it was customarily natural that they'd team up to work together this week. Though their presentation of Wexler's Deli was strong, they chose not to taste a pastrami they spent 60 seconds talking about, as well as a mentors weren't pleased that they didn't see a teammates sample a food for themselves. Come a Star Challenge, a guys were tasked with mashing up boiled chicken as well as pho. Once again this week, Aaron's performance wasn't a hit, as he confused his words. His food, too, wasn't as strong as Rob's, as well as in conclusion Aaron was sent home in a double elimination.Hear from Aaron in his first exclusive exit interview, as well as see what he thinks of a mentors' feedback upon his dish. Plus, listen to from Melissa, who was additionally sent home this week.What three words best report how you're feeling right now? Aaron Crumbaugh: Disappointed. Upset. Angry.Tell me some-more about a angry. AC: we suspicion my plate was good. we tasted it, as well as we suspicion it was good.So we mount by your finished product? What do we consider they missed? What werent they getting? AC: Well, they had said tainted as well as sour, as well as there was not a single green component in it, alternative than a orange wedge that they could either fist or not squeeze, that we have for pho. You wish some-more acidity in it? You fist a orange in there. So, maybe Giada ate a orange wedge?What was your proceed to a throwdown battle for Rev's family? AC: My proceed was to have fun. we mean, its a fun environment, as well as we suspicion Rob as well as we did great. we mean, we were riffing upon any alternative as well as talking about a food as well as carrying a good time. So that was fun.It seemed similar to even though we guys were competing against any other, there was a lot of friendly banter. AC: Oh, yeah. Going back to a quality of cast mates that we had, Rob as well as we are starting to be friends forever.In your own words, how would we explain to fans during home what this foe is unequivocally like? AC: we compare it to a vigour cooker. We're in this kitchen with all these alternative competitors. We have a time limit to cook food, that many everybody thats cooked professionally during home, we have time limits, but we have mixed days to prepare, we know stuff in advance. ... we mean, in a professional kitchen, yeah, we do stuff upon a fly, but we customarily have all that prep ready, as well as we can make it happen. This is: "This is what youre making, as well as here are your challenges. And, we know, try to make it happen, as well as oh, wait yeah, theres 40 mins or 45 mins or 30 mins to do it."Fill in a blanks with your associate finalists' names. is a category clown. Rob Burmeister is a quietest. Joy Thompson is a most-daring. Probably Damiano has a best recipes. Well go [with] Ana._ is starting to win this competition. YakuHow did we hoop a nerves of working with Bobby, Giada as well as all of a special guests? AC: My nerves hit me during presentation upon camera. That's when a nerves hit me. Cooking, we wasnt nervous during all.Which element of a foe were we least expecting, be it good or bad? AC: we was not expecting to meet as many cold cast members. Everybody's awesome.How would we as well as your associate finalists outlay your downtime between challenges? AC: Oh, god. We would get wine as well as drink as well as laugh ... as well as tell any alternative stories, funny stories and, we know, talk about a lives. we mean, youre getting to know someone, so wed customarily do it over a bottle of wine.Which coach or guest were we many excited to learn from? AC: Tyler FlorenceWhat do we wish fans to remember many about you? AC: we was a cook that likes meat, loves meat, but its some-more than that. Its respect of a food as well as respect of where it comes from. we mean, we consider thats what we wish to try to get out is know where your food comes from. Know what youre putting in your mouth. You know, dont solve for lesser-quality food. Demand more, as well as its out there.What's next for you? What are we starting home to? AC: Im opening a restaurant in a early summer. ... Ive got dual kids as well as a wife, as well as Im busy with them.Keep entrance back to Star Talk for a latest upon a Food Network Star competition.