I also thought I would be fine with whoever won. And I actually am. But I was a smidge disappointed it wasn't Vinnie who won. But I was still happy for Kelly, and think I would've felt disappointed if she
had won instead.
I'm so used to reality shows where I pull for one finalist because I can't stand the other that liking both felt kind of weird. But in a nice way.
That was just...weird. It sounds like, Vinnie only had two flaws with his entire dessert, which was risotto being slightly overcooked and Samuel's Brulee as bad. Kelli screwed up in SEVERAL areas, from her T-Bones being unevenly cooked and well-done, overcooked apples, slightly undercooked apple chip, and bizarre sweet potato that made the texture of the dish weird.
But they said that, in taste, all of Kelli's dishes were awesome. The steak was cooked a little much, but the taste was perfect. The apples were a weird color, but they tasted great. And I think taste was probably the biggie for the judges.
I also agree that they might have gotten "creative" with the editing (showing more praise for Vinnie than Kelli) to keep the surprise factor. Which is why I didn't try to decide who had won based on what the judges said. Shows like this love to throw viewers off.
Edited by Bitterswete, Apr 1, 2012 @ 10:48 PM.