Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 08 Descriprion
At Champions, David is thrilled that he was able to turn the Contenders against each other and he feels powerful in his position. Andy is feeling very shaken by the last vote and tries to align with David to see if he can improve his position in the game. However, David doesn’t really want to align with Andy as he believes Andy is too good of a player to keep around. Sarah is also upset that the Contenders have suddenly flipped on each other and is particularly mad at Daisy for ruining the Contenders alliance. Sarah and Hannah hope to blindside Daisy at the next Tribal Council and discuss getting Andy and Baden to come onboard with their plan.
At Contenders, the former Champions are determined to stick together and get rid of the other Contenders on the tribe. However, Harry is hoping to take down the Champions and plans to look for an idol to help give the Contenders a better advantage. Harry is convinced that either David or Luke went home last night and is sure that the Contenders are going strong on the new Champions tribe.
Reward challenge: One person from each tribe will attempt to fight a strong current and keeping within a marked area. The last person in the marked area earns a point for their tribe. The first tribe to 3 points wins pastries and coffee at a Survivor café. (Contenders win)
At the reward site, Harry is stunned that Sam went home and believes that Daisy flipped on the Contenders. Harry knows now that he can only rely on himself to try and improve his situation on the new Contenders tribe. Harry attempts to build a bond with Janine as he sees her as the leader of the Champions alliance. Harry is concerned that either himself or Casey will be voted out if the Contenders lose since Matt and Shaun are good competitors. In order to improve her situation, Casey begins to play both sides and tries to get close with Janine, Pia, and Abbey. Later that day, Harry is able to find the idol in the woods and hopes to use it to blindside Janine.
Immunity challenge: Two members of each tribe will lie in a chamber. The remaining six members of the tribe will race to get a bucket of water from the ocean, then cross a balance beam. From there, they will pour it into a barrel with a pipe, filling the chamber. Once there is enough water in the chamber, it will become more confined and difficult to get air, pressuring them to drop out. The last person standing wins for their tribe. (Contenders win)
Back at camp, Andy again proposes to David that they join forces in the game. David gathers up the majority alliance, including Andy, and proposes that they vote Sarah out tonight as he perceives her as the weakest member of the tribe. The alliance comes to a consensus that Sarah should go. Later, Sarah approaches Andy and Hannah with a plan to blindside Daisy to take back control of the Contenders. However, Sarah later observes Andy speaking with Daisy in the shelter and overhears Andy tell Daisy about Sarah’s plan to blindside Daisy. Sarah is furious at Andy and now knows that Andy will do whatever it takes to keep himself safe and he needs to go. Sarah tells Luke, Baden, Hannah, and David about Andy spilling the beans to Daisy. David proposes to the group that they should instead vote Andy out because he’s been playing the game hard and is having a tough time keeping his lies straight. Sarah is confident that she can turn the tide against Andy tonight.
At Tribal Council, the tribe discusses how Sam’s blindside had a huge impact on the tribe. Sarah states that the lines and loyalties have blurred between the Champions and Contenders on this tribe. Daisy remarks that the loyalty may not have been there to begin with. The tribe also brings up the situation between Andy and Sarah where Andy was caught talking to Daisy. Sarah states that Andy proved today that he cannot be trusted. However, Andy is hoping that what he has done today will show that trust has been rebuilt and the tribe can move forward. When the votes are cast, Hannah and Sarah voted for Andy, but the remainder of the tribe banded together to get rid of Sarah. Sarah becomes the eighth person voted out of Australian Survivor.
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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.