Australian Survivor Season 05 Episode 14 Descriprion
On Day 31, the Champions and Contenders finally merge into one tribe called Koro Savu. They immediate take part in the Survivor Auction.
Survivor Auction: Each of the castaways was given $500 to bid for items presented by Jonathan. Bidding was in $20 increments with no sharing of money or items permitted unless otherwise told.
During the auction, Shane purchases a note that buys herself out of the auction, but she wins a seat at the Beggar’s table meaning that she can receive portions of any item purchased if the contestants are kind enough to share. Thankfully, for Shane, everyone is willing to share. Sam wins a glass of chocolate milk, Fenella wins poached eggs and tomato on toast. Sharn wins a pavlova. Benji gets a cheeseburger, and Brian wins a bowl of rice and a bed to sleep in for three days. Shonee is able to win a jar of sweets and she notices that there is a piece of paper inside which excites her.
Back at the merged camp, Shonee and Fenella are happy to have reunited but are feeling the most vulnerable because they feel they have the least connections available in the game. Benji and Robbie speak with Mat about Sharn and Lydia’s promise to join the Champions alliance at the merge. However, Mat privately states that he has no interest in aligning with any of the Contenders and goes to speak with Sharn about this promise. Sharn states that she only made this promise in order to survive on the Contenders tribe, which Mat completely accepts.
The Champions’ intentions are to stay eight strong and vote out the remaining four Contenders, with Lydia proposing that Fenella go first because she has no connections. However, Mat is still concerned about Brian’s loyalty and he talks with him to ensure Brian is still onboard. Sam is also concerned about Lydia’s position because she’s a physical threat in the challenges and promises to look after her. Shonee takes a moment to read her note which is an advantage that allows her to steal someone else’s vote at a future Tribal Council and she will be allowed to vote twice.
Immunity challenge: Castaways will have to hold onto a pole. At regular intervals, they will move down the pole, where the foothold will get smaller. Castaways can only have their feet within the allotted zones. If at any point they touch the ground, they’re out. The last person left standing wins.
At the start of the challenge, Shane drops out early stating that she wants to conserve her energy for a challenge she can win. After Monika and Brian tap out, Shane proposes to the two of them that they should consider blindsiding Lydia tonight as Lydia is performing well in this challenge and she will be a physical threat down the road. Once Mat and Steve are eliminated, Shane proposes this plan to them and agree with her reasoning. The challenge does end up coming down to Lydia versus Sharn. In the end, Lydia slips off the pole which means Sharn wins Immunity.
After returning to camp, Mat and Shane speak to the other Champions, as well as Shonee and Fenella, about blindsiding Lydia. Benji and Robbie are told by Sharn, Lydia, and Monika that they will be voting Fenella out and Benji and Robbie agree with this plan. When Mat speaks with Sam and Sharn about the plan to blindside Lydia, neither are very supportive of this. Sam believes that it is too early to start eliminating their own Champions tribe and Sharn feels that she has made such a good bond with Lydia. Sam also doesn’t appreciate Mat’s assertive behavior on the vote.
At Tribal, the tribe discusses the bonds that they have created in the game and whether old Tribal lines will prevail or break apart. The Contenders are very much aware they are outnumbered, but some people tease that Champions versus Contenders might not exist in the individual game. The tribe discusses Sharn and Lydia’s performances during the Challenge as well as Shane’s decision to drop out early. Shane argues that there are other important aspects of the game besides winning challenges and she felt her time was best spent sitting on the sidelines than competing. When the votes are cast, Benji, Robbie, and Lydia have voted for Fenella. However, Sam and Sharn have decided to go along with blindsiding Lydia for fear of drawing negative attention if they do not, and send her out of the game.
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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.