Your Pre-Season Picks, Revealed

by in Food Network Star, May 14, 2012

Martita Jara

The Pre-Season Fan Vote tally is in! Before viewing last night’s premiere, 20% of you cast your votes for Team Giada’s Martita Jara, a spunky interior designer who grew up in the restaurant business and loves to cook with her family's Mexican flavors.

Team Giada’s finalists seemed to give the best first impressions, as they swept the top three. Laid-back chef Ippy Aiona from Hawaii was right behind Martita with 19% of the vote, followed by South African cake artist Linkie Marais at 15%.

Did Team Giada live up to expectations in the premiere episode? Do you think the challenge-winning members of Team Bobby or the quirky underdogs from Team Alton deserve some recognition? The in-season Fan Vote resets each week, so make sure to cast your vote for your favorite finalist up to 10 times per day.

Check out the complete list of Pre-Premiere Fan Vote results:

Pre-Season Fan Vote

 

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Comments (64)

  1. Luna says:

    I think Giada made pretty good decisions in her team. Martita has a lot of potential. I can understand why she got nervous the first time she meets quote "the gods of food" but once she gets over that and shows off who Martita is, she could go really far. I think Giada really has to work on Josh. If she can get him to tone down his rock star side, he could do pretty well. The good thing is he worked well under the stress when he didn't have all the ingredients for his dish and that's useful to a chef.
    I agree with Vinny about the teams. In the end, the teams will have to turn on each other but at least at the beginning they actually are a team.
    Overall, I'm routing for Martita Jara so far.

  2. cassmar says:

    I really don't like the teams. I think all 3 chefs have important tips to share with all the chefs especially if they are chosen to be the next star. I wish all the contestants could have the teachings of everyone. Not sure I like it.

  3. Veronica says:

    I love Giada's team and my favorite to be the next FoodStar is Martita :)

  4. BrockLion says:

    This looks to be one of those seasons where some of the also-rans get a show. I see several who seem to have enough charisma that if they continue to improve can end up with a show even if they don't win the top prize.

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