Is it something in our water? Since water is an essential ingredient in cooking, maybe that's why this season's top three finalists on MasterChef Canada are all connected to Vancouver.
While the top five had boiled down to finalists from Western Canada, Edmonton's Mai Nguyen was eliminated after a Hawaiian-inspired dessert test on the May 11 episode of the series. (Prior to that, Edmonton's Miranda Wasstrom was eliminated on May 4.)
That means that the remaining three finalists of Season 4 are all Vancouver-related:
• Trevor Connie lives in Edmonton but his hometown is Vancouver
• Barrie McConachie is from Vancouver
• Thea VanHerwaarden lives in Vancouver but is originally from Comox, B.C.
After a brief break, the next episode will be aired at 9 p.m. on May 25 on CTV. The home cooks will be put to the test filling display cases with sweets. They'll be evaluated by the show's judges as well as a visiting group of pastry experts.
After that, the season finale will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on June 1. The winner will receive the title of MasterChef Canada and a $100,000 cash prize.
Last season's winner was Toronto's Mary Berg.