Australian Survivor Season 07 Episode 03 Descriprion
On Vakama, Daisy, Brooke, and Phoebe were smitten with Locky, and Locky himself admitted to liking Brooke. Mat, Moana, Jacqui, and Tarzan found themselves on the bottom of the tribe, but Mat believed he could save his group by convincing Henry to give him his idol at the next immunity challenge. David was surprised to be in a majority position this time around, but he sought revenge against Daisy after she blindsided him in their previous season. David approached Mat to work together, but behind the scenes, where they would use their respective alliances to take other tribe members out of the game.
On Mokuta, Lee and Sharn bonded over their past second-place finishes in their respective seasons and sought to improve their games and find redemption.
Reward Challenge: The tribes participated in three challenges used before in Australian Survivor. The first to two points won coffee for the tribe. The first challenge consisted of the contestants building a block puzzle and knocking it over with sandbags. The second challenge involved one person holding up a net while two other contestants threw coconuts into the net. The first person to drop the net lost.
Mokuta won the challenge, and Mat asked Henry if he would give him the idol that Henry found at Tribal if Vakama lost as the idol was only good for the first three Tribals. Back at camp, Mokuta received a magazine that depicted significant moments from previous seasons. Harry grew concerned when he found his picture on the cover page, worrying that his reputation will get him voted out soon. Zach’s article was about his past comments about women, but he was determined to rise above that and be better this time socially.
On Vakama, Mat and David tested their trust when Mat revealed that he can get an idol. Mat proposed that David tell him who will be voted out, Mat will play the idol on them, and then Mat’s alliance would vote someone out of David’s alliance. David asked that Mat’s alliance vote out Daisy to get his revenge.
Immunity Challenge: Three members from each tribe attempted to push a heavy wooden ball into a goal. The tribes can attack or defend their goals and use whatever force necessary to stop the other tribe. The first tribe to score two goals won immunity.
Mokuta won the challenge. After the challenge, Henry gave his idol to Mat, but A.K. saw the exchange occur. Back at camp, A.K. told his alliance that Mat had an idol and they decided to vote for Jacqui as they believed it would be unlikely Mat would play the idol on Jacqui. They told Mat they would vote Moana out to make him misplay the idol. However, David told Mat that the alliance would vote for Jacqui. Mat, determined to get power back on his side, decided to trust David and use the idol. Meanwhile, to counter the plan being foiled, the majority alliance decided to hunt for an idol on their beach, which Brooke found in a tree trunk. David was concerned about this new idol because it could ruin his plans and it could be used against him later, so he asked Mat to spread word around camp that David would get votes so David could convince Brooke to use the idol on him tonight and then all the idols would be out of play.
At Tribal Council, the tribe discussed the division following the previous vote. Mat and David both exchanged words regarding the other’s approach to the game. Mat stated that he’s been forced into a minority position, but he intended on sticking with his loyalties tonight and criticized the majority alliance. Mat also attempted to get Locky to flip. Before the votes were read, Mat played his idol on Jacqui, prompting Brooke to play hers on David. In the end, the majority alliance’s votes for Jacqui were negated, and Mat’s alliance followed David’s plan and eliminated Daisy.
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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.