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The remaining six finalists have to be ready for anything, as they are tasked with baking a dish from a pantry stocked only with frozen foods. Special guest Lorraine Pascale helps hosts Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis determine whose dish makes the cut. Then it's time for one of the most festive trends out there - a Tiki party! The finalists are split into teams of three, as they must create an island-inspired menu, then take the stage for a team food demo to a crowd of partygoers. Special guest judge Anne Burrell will help Giada and Bobby pick the best Tiki team, and send another finalist home.
Guilty pleasures, everyone has them and Food Network stars love to dish on them. In this challenge, the remaining finalists join forces to create a five-course meal composed of nothing but over-the-top guilty pleasure dishes. Each finalist gives a presentation of their course, describing their unique take in all its guilty glory to hosts Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, and guest judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Trisha Yearwood. One finalists' guilty pleasure dish does not hit the mark, sending another competitor home.
For the next challenge, the finalists are each assigned a different holiday party - St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve, or Easter - and take turns planning and hosting their own holiday special. Special guests, Tia Mowry and Donal Skehan, are on hand to help Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay taste the food and judge the holiday specials.
It's down to three finalists, but there's a surprise in store when an eliminated finalist re-enters the competition, after winning Star Salvation on FoodNetwork.com. The final four competitors battle it out with the help of former finalists assisting as sous chefs. Past Food Network Star winner Aarti Sequeira is on hand to help select which three finalists move on to shoot their own Food Network pilots with none other than Guy Fieri directing them!
After 10 grueling weeks of the toughest culinary challenges on television, the remaining three finalists watch their Food Network pilots with hosts Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis. One finalist will be crowned the winner and will take their rightful place as the next Food Network Star!