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My Kitchen Rules is back on our screens this evening, and Larissa Nicholson will be bringing you a blow-by-blow account of the episode as it unfolds.

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Points for effort, Emelia and Andrew.  That's all from me tonight, next up the Queensland surfer Dads will try to wow the judges with their own instant restaurant.

So the NSW cheesemakers are on 82, Canberrans on 47.  Not a great showing from the first ACT ever to make it to My Kitchen Rules.

Manu give the gourmet gumbo a five, Peter gives it a four.

But Manu loved the tart, it's a seven from Peter.

That's a grand total of 47.  That's no good at all.

Peter gives the entree a 3.  Ouch!

It's a one from a Manu.  On the upside, it can only get better from here.

The other teams give Andrew and Emelia a total score of 20 out 50.  No good, no good at all.

It's a five from the surfer Dads, four from Chloe and Kelley and and a four from Annie and Jason.

And a three from Deb and Rick. Compared to last night's team, things aren't looking good for the Canberrans.

Surfer Dads are loving the tart, but Chloe and Kelly, surprise surprise, are not impressed.  It's burnt, they say.

Manu says the tart was chewy on top and soft in the middle, he liked it.  Peter says they did a good effort, but not perfect.  That's their best dish of the night.

Good news, the chocolate and cherry tart looks good.  They don't bother to try it, because let's face it they've got no other options anyway.

Online reviews are no better for Emelia and Andrew.

Deb says there were no elements on the dish that were enjoyable, which seems a bit harsh.

Andrew's broken into song while whipping cream.  It's nice to see his spirit has not been broken by the bad reviews.

Manu says he could see stress on the plate.  Our favourite Canberra couple are going to have to pull it together for the dessert.

Oh no!!  Judge Peter Evans says the gumbo is very underwhelming.  This is not good news for Canberra.  He says the sauce tastes OK, but he's not tasting the "love" in the dish.

It's a fine line between rustic and sloppy, as Emelia just observed.  Guests are tasting the gumbo.

Guests are starving and have started eating decorative lollypops, Jason's eaten five.  Helen and Vikki are worried there's going to be no lollypops left.

 

Some thoughts from the web

 

 

The guests have now been waiting an hour for their main, and Andrew forgot to de-vein the prawns.  Andrew reckons Emelia hasn't cleaned the mussels well enough.  It's falling apart at the scenes.

Aaaand it's time for an add break.  Now's a good time to make a mental note to never enter a reality TV show with your partner.

Andrew tells Emelia the pastry must have the perfect consistency.  So no pressure then.

Looks like trouble in paradise for these chirpy love birds.  To tackle the tart first, or the gumbo.  I just don't know!!

Deb's also disappointed by the lack of a barrel.  I think everyone needs to move past the barrel. 

Well the entree surely did not go down well.

Manu says that recipe should have stayed in America.  Things aren't looking good for this super "awesome" pair.

How do you think the Canberra couple are going?

Twitter's not convinced

 

For those playing along at home, Andrew Hinge is a graphic designer and poet while Emelia Vimalasiri is business development manager for the Canberra Convention Bureau.  They started dating in February last year.

Paul and Blair wanted their shrimps in a literal barrel.  A barrel full of prawns.  And we're taken to an add break.

So we're looking at prawns in glasses with spoonfuls of fried peas.  Which doesn't sound that great on paper, but the presentation is quite sweet.

"Just a mass of stuck together, glued peas,"

Uh-oh.  Andrew and Emelia still in high spirits though.

Look, Annie, I really don't think "Prawn on a Tractor" has much of a ring to it, do you?

Andrew and Emelia start the meal with a shot.  Cheers!!

Chloe and Kelly don't get the balloon and bike references.  have you ever even been to Canberra?!  Kidding.

Rick reckons Emelia and Andrew are going to nail it tonight, which was nice of him

Chloe and Kelly question whether Canberra even has a food scene.  Ouch!!

Emelia says while there's still so much to do, they're still very upbeat and excited.  And really, when are they not?

With an hour left, are the cracks showing in this relationship?  Or is that just the menacing music?

Andrew reckons the sauce needs more garlic, Emelia's not so sure.  I'm with Andrew, can't have too much garlic.

So many prawns!!  For the entree, prawns are the hero of the dish, Andrew says.

Andrew's certainly got a lot of enthusiasm.  Their restaurants called Berralicious, a play on Canberra and Delicious.  Get it?

Gourmet Gumbo for the main.  Manu's not impressed saying he'd rather a classical gumbo to a gourmet variety. 

Shrimp in a Barrel, is on the menu, and the couple are stocking up on alcohol.  "Anyone would think we're alcoholics!!" Andrew says.

Six hours before the guests arrive.  Hitting up Coles at Jamison.  Emelia says their menu will polarise people.  Is that a good idea?

Lovely shots of our nation's capital.  Andrew is shown making a "crazy"fruit plate in the shape of a face for his love.

They reckon they've got the skills to "bring it."  We'll see...

Country NSW folk Annie and Jason won the judges' hearts last night with a cheese inspired menu.  Let's see what the Canberrans can do tonight!

In a video diary posted on the MKR website this morning, Emilia said she was “really, really” excited about their instant restaurant tonight, predicting it would be “awesome” and their dessert would be “a hit.”  She seemed pretty stoked about the whole thing.

Andrew on the other hand said the pair had a “vague plan” for the evening, which doesn’t inspire a huge amount of confidence.  Nonetheless, Canberra is behind you!!

This is the first season of MKR I've watched, and it's also is the first year a couple from the ACT has made it onto the show.  Emelia and Andrew are promising they would bust Canberra’s boring reputation.  My colleague Megan caught up with newly dating couple earlier this month. 

 

 

My Kitchen Rules ACT contestants Andrew Hinge and ?Emelia Vimalasiri.

My Kitchen Rules ACT contestants Andrew Hinge and ?Emelia Vimalasiri. Photo: Supplied

Join me as I live blog My Kitchen Rules, starting on Channel 7 shortly.  Tweet me your thoughts, puns and witticisms @LarissaNicholso

<i>My Kitchen Rules</i> 2014 contestants.

My Kitchen Rules 2014 contestants. Photo: LeoPhotography

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  • Did the producers actually asked if these two could cook

    Commenter
    Tris
    Date and time
    January 28, 2014, 11:13PM
  • This couple is not representing Canberra well at all. We have some fantastic places to eat and they are showing us as confused and sloppy. Such a shame......Can someone also please shut Andrew up!

    Commenter
    Jane
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    Canberra
    Date and time
    January 28, 2014, 8:27PM
  • Cringe factor off the Richter scale.

    Commenter
    Silverback
    Date and time
    January 28, 2014, 8:18PM

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