Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 16 Descriprion
On Day 33, Daisy is feeling upset that she had to vote for Shaun last night, but she did so for her own protection as she felt she might have been voted out. Daisy believes that the Champions are just going to pick the Contenders off one by one. Meanwhile, David does believe that he is in control of the entire game as he has loyal allies in the Champions and he has an idol. David proposes to the Champions that they continue picking off the Contenders and vote Daisy out next as she has no connections to use in the game. However, Janine, Pia, and Abbey have been feeling for some time that David has been too overconfident and that if they don’t take David out he will win. The three believe it is time to blindside David.
Immunity challenge: The contestants will race to dig up a bag of balls which they will bring back to a paddle. They will then have to roll their balls down the handle and land them on notches on the board of their paddle. The first person to land all six balls win win immunity.
Only Luke, Baden, and Abbey are able to actually dig up the balls and work on the paddle. Luke is able to land all six balls and wins his first immunity in any season he’s participated.
Back at camp, Janine, Pia, and Abbey put their plan into action to blindside David. Pia tells John and Harry while Abbey tells Daisy that David will be blindsided, but she needs to act like she’s upset and going home to fool David. Pia believes that her acting skills will help with this blindside as she acts like she’s being nice to David to prevent him from realizing something is up. Everyone is told about the blindside against David, except for Luke and David as they believe Luke would tip David off as they’ve been pals since the beginning. Janine and Pia hope that nobody tips David off because if they do, he could play an idol and really mess up plans. David states that he always brings his idol to Tribal with him and if he believes that something is up, he will play it.
At Tribal, David and Janine both discuss how the Champions alliance has been strong since the merge and their votes tonight will be about keeping the numbers and alliances solid in the game. Daisy expresses concern that tonight will be her turn to leave. John also proposes to the Champions that they need to start thinking about their own positions in the game as somebody is on the bottom of the Champions alliance and that the Champions are playing it too safe. However, Janine specifically vocalizes that tonight is not the night to start making moves. These conversations are all done in an attempt to not make David suspect where the votes are actually going. When the voting takes place, Luke and David both vote for Harry. However, the rest of the tribe follows through with blindsiding David and David does not play his idol before the votes are read. David becomes the fifteenth person voted out of Australian Survivor and the second member of the jury.
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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.