Australian Survivor Season 03 Episode 08 Descriprion
At Vavau, Craig began his search for the hidden immunity idol while Phoebe was working really hard, but unsuccessfully, on keeping Kat close so that she wouldn’t flip. Meanwhile, Jennah-Louise tried to work on building relationships in her new tribe.
Reward challenge: The tribes must head out in pairs into a pool of mud. Each pair must collect as much mud as they can before they return to have the mud scraped off into buckets. The first tribe to fill their bucket wins a trip to a jungle spa with showers and toiletries, as well as champagne and cheese.
Saanapu won the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed their reward, while Vavau cleaned themselves up by swimming in the Pacific Ocean. At the spa, Jennah-Louise approached Kylie, the other Saanapu outsider, and she came with the idea of joining with El, Lee and Sam. At Vavau, Rohan tried very hard to find a way into the former Vavau members by informing Conner and Andrew about the plans to vote out Kat, but Andrew quickly told Kat what Rohan said, which increased Kat’s desire to flip; Kat also informed Andrew that Rohan has the hidden immunity idol. That night, both tribes were left miserable as a massive storm swept across Samoa.
Immunity challenge: Three castaways from each team faced off against each other in the water to retrieve a ball and throw it into their team’s net to score a point. The first team to score three points won immunity.
Despite Kate almost single-handedly scoring two goals for Vavau, Saanapu won the immunity challenge 3-2. After the challenge, Phoebe felt very vulnerable and tried to talk to Kate to find a way into the former Vavau members. Rohan also discussed with Sue and Conner and revealed that a hidden immunity idol is in contention and that he has intended for a long time to eliminate Kat. However, once again, Kat overheard the conversation, and said to Craig, Andrew and Sue that she would be happy to vote out Rohan. The former Vavau members discussed how to vote with the presence of an idol and wondered whether it would be better to split the vote between Phoebe and Rohan or just vote as a unit in the case that Kat doesn’t flip and hope the idol isn’t played. Phoebe felt very insecure and pleaded with Rohan to give her the idol; Phoebe then went to Kat and Kristie and asked them to vote for Sue. At Tribal Council, the Aganoa-Vavau divide in the tribe was made clear once again, but Andrew pitched the idea that former Aganoa members can save themselves by “getting on board”. Phoebe quickly whispered to Kat and Rohan desperately trying to gain their votes against Sue, and Phoebe ended up playing Rohan’s idol. Thus, the five votes cast against Phoebe by the former Vavau members were discounted, but it transpired that she was the lone former Aganoa member to follow the plan against Sue, with Rohan voting against Kat and Kat and Kristie voting against Rohan, sending him home in a 2-1-1-0 vote, and leaving Phoebe distraught and Kat delighted.
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Australian Survivor Show Descriprion
Australian Survivor is an Australian reality game show based on the international Survivor format. Following the premise of other versions of the Survivor format, the show features a group of contestants, referred to as “castaways” as they are marooned in an isolated location. The castaways must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in various challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted off the island by their fellow castaways. The final castaway remaining is awarded the title of “Sole Survivor” and the grand prize of A$500,000.
The series first aired in 2002 on the Nine Network, who as of 2020, also hold the first-run Australian broadcast rights to the flagship American edition of Survivor. In 2006, a celebrity edition aired on the Seven Network. Both iterations of the series only lasted one season due to low ratings.
In November 2015, the Network Ten announced at its network upfronts that it would be reviving the series in 2016. The series commenced airing on 21 August 2016. Unlike its predecessors, the series was renewed by Network Ten for another season for 2017, and has continued to be successful since. An All-Star edition featuring former contestants aired in early 2020. A second 2020 edition set to feature new civilian players was expected for later in 2020, but production on that season was postponed due to issued travel restrictions as well as safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This season is now set to be produced in mid-2021, in an Outback location near the town of Cloncurry, Queensland and is set to air in late 2021.
Australian Survivor Show Format
The show follows the same general format as the other editions of Survivor. To begin, the players are split into two or three tribes, are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meagre supplies for a period of several weeks. Frequent physical and mental challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for immunity, forcing the other tribe to attend Tribal Council, where they must vote one of their tribemates out of the game by secret ballot.
About halfway through the game, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and challenges are on an individual basis; winning immunity prevents that player from being voted out. Most players that are voted out during this stage become members of the Tribal Council Jury. When only two players remain, the Final Tribal Council is held. The finalists pleads their case to the Jury as to why they should win the game. The jurors then have the opportunity to interrogate the finalists before casting their vote for which finalist should be awarded the title of Sole Survivor and win the grand prize of A$500,000 (or a A$100,000 charity prize in the celebrity season).
Like other editions of the show, the Australian edition has introduced numerous modifications, or twists, on the core rules to prevent players from over-relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons or other editions of the show. These changes have included tribe switches, players being exiled from their tribe for a short period of time, hidden immunity idols that players can use to save themselves or another player at Tribal Council from being voted off, voting powers which can be used to influence the result at Tribal Council and players being given a chance to return following their elimination.
Survivor in Australia
The first Australian version of the Survivor format was filmed in late 2001, and aired in 2002 on the Nine Network. The program was a contractual obligation if the network were to be allowed to continue to broadcast American Survivor. The program was criticised for poor casting and lower production value than the popular American edition and it was not renewed due to low ratings. The Nine Network still hold the first-run rights to American Survivor and have continued to broadcast the American edition of the program ever since. Since 2013, recent seasons air on Nine’s secondary channel; 9Go! and streamed on 9Now within hours of the original American airing.
In 2006, the Seven Network found a loophole in the contract between the Nine Network and Castaway Television, which allowed them to produce a celebrity version of the series, due to a celebrity format being viewed as different from the original format. The Seven Network did not renew the series.
In November 2015, Network Ten revealed at its upfront event that it would air a new season featuring regular contestants to air in the last quarter of 2016. This new season gives Australian Survivor the distinction of being one of the few Australian programs to have aired across all three major commercial television networks in Australia. Australian Survivor has continued to air yearly, concluding its most recent season in March 2020.
Following Network Ten’s acquisition by CBS (the United States broadcaster of the format) in 2017, starting in December 2018, CBS made the complete American Survivor series available on their paid Australian streaming platform, Paramount+ (known as 10 All Access until 2021). The broadcasts include the previously unaired to Australia Survivor US: Marquesas, which Nine did not air due to its commitment in airing their 2002 version of Australian Survivor. A select few seasons are also uploaded to 10’s free streaming site, 10 Play. Each US season is uploaded some time after the season has aired on Nine Network, when the rights to that season revert to CBS under their agreement. Additionally, as of September 2020, both seasons of Survivor NZ and the Philippines & Island of Secrets editions of Survivor South Africa were also uploaded on 10 Play. In 2021, 10 Play offered week-to-week streaming via 10 play of the Immunity Island edition of the South African series as it aired in South Africa.