Alton’s Post-It Tweets — Star Commentary

by in Food Network Star, June 27, 2012

We know he’s not exactly your average Star fan, but we just had to give the Fan Post of the Week to none other than Alton Brown himself. This weekend, the leader and namesake of Team Alton took to Twitter — with Post-it notes — to show his support and not-so-subtle competitive spirit for his top three contestants, Martie, Emily and Justin, as they prepared to meet the press. Pictured above is one of Alton’s many Star-related Twitter pictures. “One of these things is not like the others. #winner,” he scrawled on a Post-it which he stuck to his computer screen over an image of himself, Giada and Bobby.

Just as the remaining eight finalists are battling it out to become the winner of the competition, so too are Alton, Bobby and Giada, as the mentor whose contestant becomes a star will produce his or her new show. Alton Tweeted photo messages (pictured below) for rival mentors Bobby and Giada that showcase both his competitive side and sense of humor.

Over Bobby’s face in an image on, he wrote, “#TeamAlton will devour #TeamBobby,” while he created a caption bubble for a photo of Team Giada: “Sorry, but I wish I had #TeamAlton instead of you guys.”

Alton sent a final Tweet (pictured below) to his 300,000-plus followers, “If I were you, I wouldn’t bet against them.” In just a few short weeks, you, the fans, viewers, Alton’s followers and anyone else, will be able to vote for Team Alton’s, Team Bobby’s or Team Giada’s remaining contestants and determine who is named the next Food Network Star.

Despite Alton’s hype going into this week’s episode, his team suffered a loss on Sunday. Retro-rad finalist Emily Ellyn was sent home on account of her on-camera struggles and inability to fully clarify her 1950s-inspired persona and the meaning behind it. Her elimination caught fellow Team Alton finalists Martie and Justin a bit off guard, both noticeably shaken and emotional when Emily told them the news. Alton, too, felt the weight of Emily’s departure, and offered her a somber “I’m sorry” and solid hug before she left. With just two remaining finalists, will Alton’s team be able to live up to his mighty expectations?

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Who’s your favorite finalist still in the running? Don’t forget to cast your Fan Vote up to 10 times per day and tune in to this Sunday’s episode at 9pm/8c to see who from #TeamAlton#TeamBobby or #TeamGiada goes home next.

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Comments (142)

  1. Julie says:

    Foodnetwork needs to ask themselves why are Alton and Guy so popular? Because they are out of the box . . . not "the whole package."

    • Winnie says:

      Alton is popular because he is the real deal. His knowledge of cooking and its science cannot be matched by anyone on any network.

  2. Jean says:

    I have never before been moved to comment on any of the contestants in this or any previous incarnation of "Food Network Star," but I will watch any future program in which Justin stars. He doesn't even have to cook. From the moment he steps onto the set, he "owns" it, and he does it without being abrasive or cocky or gimmicky. He is simply confident and relaxed, and that makes this viewer more than willing to attend to whatever he presents. One of you characterized him perfectly. In response to the tired observation that "he thinks outside the box," someone said, "Justin doersn't know there's a box!" Exactly. So refreshing. We've seen some version of all of the rest of them. He's an authentic original.

  3. Jackie Murray says:

    Good Eats is on TOO OFTEN. I find Alton arrogant, boring, condescending and rude. He needs to lighten up.

  4. smch says:

    Alton's team has the 'fun' factor. If I don't enjoy watching the person, then I don't care what he or she is cooking.

  5. Cheryl says:

    The judges got it right tonight by keeping both Marti and Justin. I totally changed my vote after tonight's program. Marti always kind of got on my nerves, but after watching the pilots, hers was the only one that I would watch on a regular basis. Entertaining always causes me a bit of panic and I think her ideas, recipes, and confidence would help me overcome that panic attack.