[01/22/16 - 09:01 PM] Top Two Finalists Announced on "MasterChef Junior" The two finalists will go head-to-head next Friday, January 29 on FOX, preparing the most important menu of their young lives.
[via press release from FOX]
GIRLS RULE THE KITCHEN!
FIND OUT WHO WILL BE CROWNED "MASTERCHEF JUNIOR" CHAMPION,
AS ADDISON AND AVERY BATTLE IT OUT FOR THE TITLE
Season Finale Airs Next Friday, January 29, on FOX
Nine-year-old Addison, from River Forest, IL, and nine-year-old Avery from Baton Rouge, LA, have cooked their way to the top and earned the coveted spots in next week's highly anticipated MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season Four Finale. The two young female finalists will go head-to-head next Friday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, preparing the most important menu of their young lives. Tune in to see which talented young home cook will earn the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR trophy and a $100,000 prize.
"Amaya and Zac were formidable competitors tonight, cooking some amazing dishes. But in the end, Addison and Avery truly shined, showing what it means to be a MASTERCHEF JUNIOR," said Ramsay. "It is fantastic to have these two female contestants competing for the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR crown in next week's finale, and it's a tribute to Addison and Avery's parents and teachers, who have helped them on this journey...all I can say to them before the finale is Girl Power!"
The Final Two Juniors are:
Addison Age: 9
Hometown: River Forest, IL
Signature Dish: Fresh Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread
What It Means to Be in the Top 2: "Making it to the finale of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is surreal. I always knew I wanted to go far, but I didn't know it would actually happen. I am so excited and proud of myself. I have learned so much. This experience has definitely been the best thing that has ever happened to me in my whole life!"
Avery Age: 9
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Signature Dish: Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chop over a Sweet Potato Mash with Sautéed Asparagus
What It Means to Be in the Top 2: "To be in the finale is nothing short of amazing and a dream come true. This entire experience - from the talented people I've met, the friendships I've made, the beautiful California locations I got to visit during filming and the opportunity to compete on America's biggest junior culinary stage - all incredible and an experience of a lifetime. All of the junior chefs are winners! Thank you MASTERCHEF JUNIOR for such an awesome opportunity."
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