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Gordon Ramsay Tries to Find Out Which 'Idol' Contestant is the Best Chef (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 6th 2011 12:10AM
'American Idol' - Top FiveWith so few contestants left in the competition, 'American Idol' (Thu., 8PM ET on FOX) is resorting to more and more silliness to fill their hour-long results show each week. This time around, they brought in Chef Gordon Ramsay to see which Idol is the best chef.

The challenge was to cook an omelet, and it quickly became clear that for many of them, it was possibly their first time ever in a kitchen.

"James, it would help if the stove was turned on," Ramsay told the resident rocker. Later, he would describe James's creation as "hard as rock."

Only Lauren seemed to have game. "This is how we do it in the South," she said with a smile.

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on FOX.

Her concoction won the chef over and she was declared the official winner. In our estimation, hers was the only one that actually resembled a classic omelet, so it wasn't much of a competition.

It was, however, a fun diversion and a nice chance to put some more personality on the contestants. In recent seasons, they've almost been a blank slate manufactured through the 'Idol' machine.

Allowing us to connect with them in more personal ways like this helps us create more of an emotional connection to them as people.

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skelmorales@gmail.com

now that was funny when they were making there foods :)

May 12 2011 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
N2

SO STUPID! THEY ARE KIDS WHY IS THERE A COOKING SEGMENT WITH IDIOT RAMSEY ON AMERICAN IDOL? WHY DOES THE SHOW MAKE THE CONTESTANTS SING SILLY SONGS TOGETHER, THEY LOOK AND SOUND SO AMATURISH. THE SHOW CONTINUES TO GO DOWNHILL. JACOB FINALLY GOT VOTED OFF AFTER "SCREAMING" SONGS ON WED. HE WAS GETTING SO GIRLIE AND ANNOYING. STEVEN I LOVE YOU BUT WAKE UP AND ADD SOMETHING TO THE SHOW. ENERGY IS WHAT'S MISSING, SIMON IS WHATS MISSING.

May 06 2011 at 12:50 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
omensofaries

Instead of throwing away their 'creations', they should have eaten it themselves.

May 06 2011 at 11:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom

I can remember in the first few seasons the "results show" was only a half hour.
Sure wish they'd go back to that format and stop the silliness...

May 06 2011 at 10:40 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
hiker287

I think lauren is the next one--she is just a clone of all the other girl country singers--we do not need another

May 06 2011 at 8:06 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

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