Emily under pressure in the MKR Grand Final. Picture: Supplied
Emily under pressure in the MKR Grand Final. Picture: Supplied

Viewers slam MKR final as ‘rigged’

VIEWERS have slammed the My Kitchen Rules finale as 'rigged' after Alex Clark and Emily O'Kane stormed in front to take the win from the season favourites last night.

The Queensland hospitality couple scored 55 points out of 60 for their five-course menu - three points ahead of Victorian mums and competition favourites Kim Tran and Suong Pham.

Alex and Emily scored straight nines from Pete Evans, Manu Feildel, Guy Grossi, Karen Martini and Colin Fassnidge and a perfect 10 from Liz Egan.

But fans questioned how they got near perfect scores when their lobster dish was heavily criticised but Kim and Suong's dessert was only slightly faulted, with hundreds littering social media with angry comments after they were crowned.

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MKR champions Alex and Emily. Picture: Supplied/Seven
MKR champions Alex and Emily. Picture: Supplied/Seven

 

FANS LASH OUT

 

 

Emily was an emotional wreck half way through the finale because of repeated jibes from Alex, while Kim and Suong had an F-bomb laced blow-up when a batch of crème caramels were overcooked.

The theatrics from both teams also annoyed viewers, who took to social media to say the finale was filled with nothing but 'contrived drama'.

 

HOW THE NIGHT UNFOLDED

The early rounds were neck and neck as Alex and Emily plated up a first course of tuna tartare with cumin and harissa oil and a second course of jamon wrapped lamb brains with caper mayonnaise.

Alex and Emily's grand final dish: 1st Course (2 hours to plate): Tuna Tartare with Cumin and Harissa Oil. Picture: Supplied/Seven
Alex and Emily's grand final dish: 1st Course (2 hours to plate): Tuna Tartare with Cumin and Harissa Oil. Picture: Supplied/Seven

 

Alex and Emily's 2nd Course (60 mins): Jamon Wrapped Lamb Brains with Caper Mayonnaise. Picture: Supplied/Seven
Alex and Emily's 2nd Course (60 mins): Jamon Wrapped Lamb Brains with Caper Mayonnaise. Picture: Supplied/Seven

 

Kim and Suong showcased their Vietnamese heritage with wagyu in mustard leaf followed by quail with Vietnamese XO sauce.

 

Kim and Suong's 1st Course (2 hours to plate): wagyu in Mustard Leaf. Picture: Supplied/Seven
Kim and Suong's 1st Course (2 hours to plate): wagyu in Mustard Leaf. Picture: Supplied/Seven

 

Kim and Suong's 2nd Course (60 mins): Quail with Vietnamese XO Sauce. Picture: Supplied/Seven
Kim and Suong's 2nd Course (60 mins): Quail with Vietnamese XO Sauce. Picture: Supplied/Seven

 

The seafood round was where Alex and Emily stumbled. Their Moroccan lobster with cauliflower and citrus tahini dressing was criticised by the judges. The spices overwhelmed the lobster.

 

Alex and Emily's 3rd Course (60 mins): Moroccan Lobster with Cauliflower and Citrus Tahini Dressing. Picture: Supplied/Seven
Alex and Emily's 3rd Course (60 mins): Moroccan Lobster with Cauliflower and Citrus Tahini Dressing. Picture: Supplied/Seven

 

Kim and Suong had no problem with their tiger prawns with red sauce. It was deemed a standout.

 

Kim and Suong's 3rd Course (60 mins): Tiger Prawns with Red Sauce
Kim and Suong's 3rd Course (60 mins): Tiger Prawns with Red Sauce

 

Alex and Emily bounced back with their pork belly with sprouts, apple and calvados sauce. It was a match for Kim and Suong's Vietnamese beef stew.

 

Alex and Emily's 4th Course (90 mins): Pork Belly with Sprouts, Apple and Calvados Sauce. Picture: Supplied/Seven
Alex and Emily's 4th Course (90 mins): Pork Belly with Sprouts, Apple and Calvados Sauce. Picture: Supplied/Seven

 

Kim and Suong's 4th Course (90 mins): Vietnamese Beef Stew. Picture: Supplied/Seven
Kim and Suong's 4th Course (90 mins): Vietnamese Beef Stew. Picture: Supplied/Seven

 

THE WINNING DISH

The Queenslanders left their best for last. Their Penicillin dessert, based on the cocktail of the

same name and presented inside a ring of dry ice, was a showstopper featuring lemon parfait,

ginger jelly, whiskey caramel and honeycomb.

 

Alex and Emily's 5th Course (45 mins): Penicillin. Picture: Supplied/Seven
Alex and Emily's 5th Course (45 mins): Penicillin. Picture: Supplied/Seven

"Everything on that plate made sense, every mouthful was bloody delicious," Evans raved.

Kim and Suong's 5th Course (45 mins): Coconut Crème Caramel with Citrus Salad
Kim and Suong's 5th Course (45 mins): Coconut Crème Caramel with Citrus Salad

 

Kim and Suong knew desserts were their weakness and although their coconut crème caramel with citrus salad was a crowd pleaser it didn't hit the same heights.

"It was a good dessert but it wasn't a perfect dessert - I think the crème caramel was a little

overcooked," Feildel said.

Kim and Suong got nines from Evans, Fassnidge, Egan and Grossi but could only snag eights from Feildel and Martini.

 

MKR champions Alex and Emily. Picture: Supplied/Seven
MKR champions Alex and Emily. Picture: Supplied/Seven

 

"You gave us rustic home cooking full of love and incredible flavour," Grossi told the pair.

Kim and Suong took the defeat in their stride.

"This has been a journey of a lifetime, the best team won today, and we're very proud of them and very happy for them," Suong said.

 

MKR GRAND FINAL SCORES

Alex & Emily, LOVE FROM MIAMI

Guy "An adventurous and brave menu that pulled no punches" 9

Karen 9

Manu 9

Colin 9

Pete 9

Liz "This was a Grand Final menu in every way" 10

TOTAL 55/60

 

Kim & Suong, SECRET LANTERN

Karen "A five course meal of love and heritage" 8

Guy "You gave us rustic home cooking full of love and incredible flavour" 9

Manu 8

Liz 9

Colin 9

Pete "Thank you for a delicious menu" 9

TOTAL 52/60



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