Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 17 Descriprion
After Tribal, the tribe celebrates the blindside against David. However, the Champions are very concerned about how Luke is feeling since he was left out of the plan. Daisy, Harry, and Baden still believe that the Champions will stay tight and try to look for an idol. Daisy is able to find an idol, but Luke and Pia discover that she found it when they come upon her and she starts acting suspicious. Luke and Pia consider keeping Daisy’s idol a secret to possibly benefit them.
Reward challenge: The contestants will be divided into pairs and will use a pole to balance an idol. At regular intervals, they will add a section of pole to make the idol more difficult to hold up. If the idol drops, they are out. The last pair remaining will win a Chinese takeout.
Abbey and Janine win reward. Harry also wins because he sat out and picked the right pair to win. Simon is also picked to come on the reward. While on the reward, Janine proposes that Daisy be sent home next as the Champions are remaining strong and she has been able to build some trust with Harry.
Immunity challenge: The contestants will balance between two rails in a plank position. As the challenge goes on, the contestants’ bodies will tire and they will fall off. Last person balanced between the rails will win immunity. (Simon wins)
Back at camp, Daisy attempts to rally Harry, John, and Baden together with the hopes of taking out one of the former Champions. Daisy reveals to them that she found the idol, but that Luke and Pia found out about it. The former Contenders agree that tonight is their only night left to unite and they are just going to have to gamble that Daisy plays the idol on the right person. They also note that the Champions cannot split the vote. The Champions initially consider voting Daisy out like they initially planned, but Luke and Pia do reveal to the Champions that Daisy found an idol. In addition, Baden also reveals to Luke the Contenders’ intention to unite as he wants to keep playing the middle and have options down the road. The Champions then consider whether they want to vote for Harry as the second option or vote for John because he would be third in line. The Champions also try to make Daisy paranoid that the votes are coming for her because she previously played her idol on herself last time she had it.
At Tribal, Daisy openly wears her idol for everyone to see. The scenario is clearly laid out that the Champions are staying united and the Contenders will be playing their idol to try and overthrow them. The issue is whether Daisy plays the idol on the right person. Harry and John try to put in the minds of the Champions that they will eventually have to vote each other out and someone is on the bottom. Janine appeals to Daisy not to play her idol on the wrong person because as long as Daisy is in the game, she will still have life in the game and things can change. The voting takes place and Daisy plays her idol on herself. However, the Champions decided to place their votes on John. Luke threw a vote towards Harry and the Contenders placed their votes on Abbey. This results in a 4-4 tie between Abbey and John. The tribe revotes and this time the Champions unite in their vote to vote out John. John becomes the sixteenth person voted out and becomes the third 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.