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  1. Leg #10 begins in Croatia and Tyler and Korey are the first to depart at 8:53 am and they are flying to Amsterdam. After landing, teams will catch a train and go to Kampen, Netherlands and find tandem bikes, which don’t unlock until 9:00 am. Victor and Nicole head out two minutes later and Victor acknowledges they are the only non-race team left. Tyler and Korey arrive at the travel agent after Victor and Nicole and they get tickets on the first flight arriving at 8:00 am. Becca and Floyd leave at 10:00 am and they are on a second flight arriving at 9:43 am. Colin and Christie leave at 11:34 am and Leo and Jamal leave right after and they are at the travel agency together and they are on a third flight arriving at 11:41 am. The tandem bikes don’t unlock until 9:00 am. Colin says they’ll have a chance to catch up and be on even footing with the other teams. The tandem bikes are unlocked and everyone is there and they run for the bikes. Tyler and Korey are concerned about a U-Turn so they want to get their first and make sure they are ok. Leo and Jamal are struggling on the tandem bike. Colin and Christie are having problems too. Tyler isn’t pedaling and Korey is. Victor and Nicole and Becca and Floyd are getting directions. Nicole says it’s her birthday and she’s hoping not to get eliminated. The teams are looking for a cluebox and Nicole and Victor are in first. Detour: High or Dry: In High, they have to raise a cow by rope in 40 seconds. In Dry, teams will ride to a farm and then vault across a ditch, the Dutch way. Then they must pick up two cheese and a dozen eggs, but they have to figure out how to get back across the ditch and deliver them to a market. Colin and Christie and Tyler and Korey are in second and third. Becca and Floyd are in fourth, and Leo and Jamal are in last. Nicole and Victor are doing Dry. Victor makes it most of the way, but Nicole lands halfway across right in the water. She tries a second time and lands in the same spot. Nicole wants to switch detours because she’s struggling to get across. Tyler and Korey and Colin and Christie have reached High and they go to get their cows. They are not real cows. Leo and Jamal have caught up and they have their cow. They load their cows onto a flatbed trailer and it’s pulled by a tractor and they will follow on their bikes. Becca and Floyd seem lost and they stop to look at a map. Victor is encouraging Nicole and she jumps in the air and falls flat a little over halfway, but she is given the thumbs up. Victor decided since Nicole struggled to get across, he decided to go back and forth with the eggs and cheese. He takes the eggs first and they are ok. He then goes back across and sticks the cheese in his pocket. They are both across and they leave to deliver their goods to the market. The three teams doing the High have reached the tower and they have 40 seconds to raise the cow by a rope to the top. Tyler and Korey begin and then Colin and Christie begin. Tyler and Korey are successful and so are Colin and Christie. Then one teammate has to run up to the top of the tower for their clue. They have to ride their bikes to their next stop. Caution! U-Turn ahead. It’s a double U-Turn. Becca and Floyd are still lost and haven’t reached the detour yet. Leo and Jamal are on their first attempt raising the cow. They successfully completed the detour and they head up to the top. Leo and Jamal said if they hit the U-Turn mat, they are going to U-Turn Nicole and Victor because they voted for them in Switzerland. Victor told Nicole not to pedal and make sure the eggs stay safe. Tyler and Korey and Colin and Christie hit the U-Turn and they know Leo and Jamal are going to U-Turn someone, so they decide to let the others deal with and neither of them U-Turn anyone. Becca and Floyd realize they passed their detour and they go and get their cow. Nicole and Victor have arrived at the market and they make their delivery and they head off to the double U-Turn. Nicole is hoping no one U-Turns them on their birthday. We see Leo and Jamal and Victor and Nicole both looking for the U-Turn Leo and Jamal have found the U-Turn and they do U-Turn Victor and Nicole and Jamal says Nicole, Happy Birthday and he dances. Victor says he was mad and Nicole says they had to U-Turn Becca and Floyd, they didn’t have a choice. Victor and Nicole see Becca and Floyd as they are headed to the detour. Colin and Christie and Tyler and Korey have found their marked cars and Leo and Jamal are there too. Tyler and Korey want to follow Colin and Christie but traffic is an issue. Leo and Jamal are on their way in the car and they say sorry, not sorry. Happy Birthday Nicole! Becca and Floyd have reached the tower and they are on their first attempt. They complete it on their first attempt and Floyd heads up to get their clue. Tyler and Korey have stopped and asked for directions. Colin and Christie have found their route marker and they must race by boattrain to the next pitstop. They have to navigate through a maze of waterways and steer their boat train to Bovenwijde Island. They have to find marked boats to attach to their boat and then make their way through the maze. Colin and Christie and Leo and Jamal are in their primary boat looking for the train of boats they need to attach. Becca and Floyd realize they are U-Turned and they go back to do the other side of the detour. Victor is getting tired so he tells Nicole she has to help pedal. We see them ride passed where they have to get their cow. Becca and Floyd are at the ditch and they make their way across and get their eggs and cheese. Floyd throws the cheese across and Becca jumps with the eggs and they are off to make their delivery. Victor and Nicole have finally found their cow and they get it loaded and they are off behind the tractor. Becca and Floyd have found the market and they make their delivery, but one of the eggs is cracked so they have to go back and do it again. Becca is frustrated with herself for not checking the eggs and she apologizes to Floyd. He says there’s nothing to do now but go back and get the eggs. Becca and Floyd are on their way back and Becca is still frustrated with herself. Tyler and Korey have reached the clue for their boat train. Leo and Jamal have found their first vote and they have to attach it to the back of their boat. They are struggling after adding the second boat. Colin and Christie have found their first boat. Nicole and Victor have reached the tower and they are on their first attempt. Victor says the cow was heavier than he thought and they do not get it on their first try. They have to try again. Victor needs to rest for a minute. Becca and Floyd are back and they get their egg. They jump across and check the eggs this time to make sure they are not cracked. They head back out to the market. Leo and Jamal find the second boats, but they don’t see the flags and they go past. Colin and Christie find their second boat and they realize they are now in the lead. They are now on their way to the pit stop. Tyler and Korey says the canals were narrow and there were so many people out and it’s crowded. Victor and Nicole are making their second attempt to raise the cow and they get it with 1 second remaining. Nicole heads to the top of the tower to get the clue and Victor is exhausted and he says he’s going to kill Leo and Jamal. They head back to get their clue. Becca and Floyd are back at the market and they make their delivery and they are headed back. Leo and Jamal are still trying to find their second boat. Tyler and Korey have found their first boat. Colin and Christie have arrived at the island and they tie up and run to the mat talking about beautiful the island is. Colin and Christie are team number one and they have won $7500 each. Colin says the first time they raced, they won six legs and they pushed themselves really hard, but this time they started slower so they could peak later in the race. Victor and Nicole have reached their car and Becca and Floyd are shortly behind. Leo and Jamal are looking for the entrance to the canals because they’ve gone out on the lake, but they still need their second boat. Leo and Jamal went in the wrong way and have to turn around and go back out. Tyler and Korey are struggling with their boats too and someone asks if they are idiots. Tyler says they don’t mean to be. They find their second boat and they are off to the pit stop. Nicole and Victor have reached the canals and they are off. Leo and Jamal are in a swampy area and their boat is not working as they try to make their way back out. Leo and Jamal see someone and ask if they might be able to help fix their boat. They are back out on the lake and they are looking for the entrance to the canal again. Becca and Floyd have arrived at the canal. Victor see Leo and Jamal and they have caught up. Nicole and Victor have found their first boat. Tyler and Korey have found their way to the lake and then tie up at the island. They think they are in third. Tyler and Korey are team number two. Becca and Floyd have found their first boat. Leo and Jamal have finally found their second boat and they realize they went right past it. Victor and Nicole see the marked boats and they have their second boat. Nicole and Victor ask for directions and some locals tell them out and to the left. Becca and Floyd have found their second boat and they are off. Nicole and Victor have missed a sign to the lake. Leo and Jamal have hit the island and Phil asked what happened to them? Leo and Jamal say they just wanted to get even with Nicole and Victor and give them a taste of their own medicine. But now they just want to win the race. Victor and Nicole and Becca and Floyd are still trying to find their way out to the lake. Nicole and Victor have found the lake and Nicole wants to know if the boat can go faster. They are on their way to the island. Becca and Floyd are out of the canal and they see Nicole and Victor. Nicole and Victor hit the mat and Phil says they were U-Turned and he’s going to put them out of their misery and they are team number four! Becca and Floyd are pulling up and they run to the pit stop and Phil greets them and they are the last team to arrive and they have been eliminated. Becca says she thought it was their destiny to win, but maybe it’s just to be fifth place. Phil says maybe their destiny was to be Team Funstoppable. They go out with a freestyle. Next time, on the season finale of The Amazing Race, the final four give it their all as they battle to win the one million dollars and The Amazing Race.
  2. The Jonas Brothers are in and they are currently in the studio and this is an amazing chance to hear a great song. They want a song they can take around the world and perform for their fans. Up first is Able Heart and he injured his back when he was 15 and he had to give up skateboarding. His song is called Green Light. He steps into the studio and he tells them this is first time performing at all. Shane looks impressed. Ester says it’s a rock/rap song with an alternative twist. Shane thinks they can double the verse and build into the chorus. Nick thinks if they hang on one note and maybe throw the melody away a little bit. Ester tells him never to ghost anything anymore and let someone take credit for his work. The second artist is Remmi from Louisiana. Her song is called Flickering and the song is about someone she used to love. She heads into the studio and greets them and steps up to perform. Ryan says he connects with some of the lyrics and he thinks everyone can. Ester plays a few beats and she says she can hear them singing this song to all the girls. The third artist in is Ori and he’s 18. His song is called No Pressure. He performs for the mentors and the Jonas Brothers. Ester says it sounded good. Nick says they grew up in Jersey and this at times reminded him of Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Shane doesn’t understand the lyrics and it doesn’t make the character very likable. Ryan changes some of the lyrics and sings it and he grabs his guitar. Nick says maybe if it had a Jay-Z background. The final artist is Rynn and the title of her song is called Crowded Places. She heads into the studio and performs her song. Shane loved the hook. Ryan says it’s interesting. Nick says a series of great decisions would make the song great. Ester reworks a few parts and sings it. Nick says if it was restructured to be a ballad it would work for them. Joe and Nick sing parts and talk about leaving it open. Joe says the song is really well done. Nick says they are always looking for songs they are completely connected to emotionally. Remmi is called in first and they have chosen her song to work on. Their second choice was Able’s song. They called in Ori and they say the song isn’t right for them, but he is still young. Rynn is brought back in and she is their third pick to work on the song. Rynn is working with Shane on her song Crowded Places. He wants to work on her lyrics. He’s explaining some of the lyric changes to tie it to the Jonas Brothers. Ryan is working with Remmi on her song Flickering. He plays piano and sings along and highlights some lyrics that they need to work on. Ester is working with Able Heart on his song Green Light. Ester wants to tailor the song to a three part harmony. She wants to make sure they are surprised. Rynn says they are keeping the song where they are missing someone, but they are developing the story line a little bit more. Shane says they are going to work until they get this song right for the Jonas Brothers. Ryan is discussing what Ester and Shane might do with their songs and they differentiate themselves. Ryan wants to change the song title. He has executive produced for them and he knows the temperature what they might be looking for. Ryan wants to add a choir. Ester says when she heard Able ghost wrote it broke her heart because he is incredible. Rynn is in first to re-pitch her song and she plays the piano as she sing Crowded Places. The Jonas Brothers are listening intently. Kevin says unbelievable. Nick says this feels like the kind of lyric that resonates with them now and could in the future as well. Able is back in to re-pitch his song. Ester sings along while he performs. Ryan says they improved the melodies and Shane loves the falsetto. Nick says Able is an artist and it feels like a hit. He says if he had written the song in the studio he’d have dropped the mic. Remmi says the song has changed a lot. She is in to re-pitch her song and it’s called Do You Think of Me. She has some backup singers with her as she performs. Kevin says from an emotional standpoint the lyric connects. Joe thanks her for showing up and delivering. All three artists are brought back in. Joe says this was a difficult choice because they were all fantastic. Nick says Joe has his other band and he has his solo stuff so they know they have three awesome song writers they can go to in the future. But the song they want to share with the world right now is Green Light, the song Able Heart wrote and collaborated with Ester. Joe says Ester helped bring the song to life.
  3. The first act of the night is Melissa and she loves rats. She grew up on Long Island and she’s had big dreams of performing. Simon tells the audience it’s Howie’s tenth year and Melissa comes out with a rat. We see an obstacle course for the rat and a sign that says Cirque du Sewer. She does a headstand at one point and the splits and the rat runs across her legs to another section of the obstacle course. She gets an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Howie says he hasn’t seen this. It’s incredibly unique and entertaining and he loves it. Gabrielle says she’s never seen anything like it. Julianne says she loved it and it was awesome and so much fun. Simon says he loved that. He thought it was bonkers. He thinks rats have just gotten bad PR. Simon says yes. Julianne says it’s a yes from her. Gabrielle gives a yes, followed by Howie and Melissa moves on. We see a series of acts who are excited to perform for Simon and get feedback from him and they discuss how straight forward he is. Then we see Ansley Burns and she’s from South Carolina. She’s going to sing Think by Aretha Franklin. She begins, but the music track is too loud and Simon stops it and says it’s not a good track. He asks her to sing a capella and she looks nervous. Simon asks if she needs water and she says yes and he gives her his drink. She takes a drink and then performs a capella. Ansley gets emotional as she finishes and she has an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Simon says she’s a little fighter. Howie says she’s an amazing person and it’s tough for an adult and then to take criticism and perform again, that’s amazing. Gabrielle says she thinks her level of professionalism at 12…she is really something special. Julianne says the minute she actually sang a capella, she felt like she owned that song completely. She crushed it and she’s so excited. Simon says personality is as important as technical ability. He says they are going to remember her. All four judges give a yes and Ansley moves on! Our next act is Sos and he’s going to kind of perform magic. His parents were on season 11 and they were a quick change act and they made the live shows. He hopes to make it further than his parents. His performance starts and he has the backing track of Bleed it Out by Linkin Park. He performs with blank cards at first and then he pulls out a deck of cards and he shows faces and he’s made them into mini cards. He does quick tricks with the cards. Gabrielle says it was like nothing they seen this season…phenomenal job. Howie says with the music Sos had, and the cards kept coming, it was amazing. Julianne says it was a full blown spectacle show. Simon says he loved the track, and the presentation, and that was magic, not kind of magic. Sos gets a yes from all four judges! The next act is a guitarist, but he’s experimental. He’s a bit nervous, but this is what he wants to do for the rest of his life. Marcine is on the stage and he’s 18 and he’s from Poland, but he’ll be relocating to the U.S. to go to college. He performs classical music on the guitar. He has an ovation from all four judges and the audience. Gabrielle says Marcine did a great job. Out of this world performance. Simon says it was amazing. Julianne says there’s a different artistic passion he has. It was absolutely stunning. Howie says he didn’t play the guitar, he murdered the guitar. He thinks he’s going to end up in college teaching them something. He gets a yes from all four judges and will be moving on! Next out is Andy and he’s going to do karaoke. Terry warns him Simon isn’t the biggest fan of karaoke. Andy says he was inspired by all sorts of music and he’s a singer because it makes him feel alive. He uses a karaoke machine when he performs and he says it’s just as professional as a regular singer, except there are lyrics on the screen. Andy takes the stage we hear the music from Tequila. We hear the music playing and the judges are just laughing smiling. We finally get to where he sings Tequila and he says it but lacking in enthusiasm. Simon is enjoying it. Simon is cracking up and Howie gives an ovation with the audience. Simon says that was so stupid he loved it. Julianne gives him props and she thinks it’s actually hard to do what he did and get the reaction he did. Well done. Gabrielle says it’s so wrong, it’s right. She wants to see what the next song is. Howie says song choice is so important. And not just song choice, but his exuberance and excitement. Andy gets a yes from all four judges! We have a Mortal Kombat themed act up next. Howie greets them but none of them respond. They begin their act. They are a dance/contortionist act. They get an ovation from the audience and all four judges. They introduce themselves as the Adem Show. Julianne says what Adem Show has created on stage was amazing. The movements were so impactful and tight, she loved it. Simon says it was amazing to see their reaction to the audience’s reaction. Simon says he owes them a huge thank you for coming on the show. Howie kept says wow and ow because some of those movements didn’t look human. That is talent. Gabrielle says they are machines and they came to slay and they are deceased! They get a yes from all four judges! Next we have a quartet and they are all in or were in the army and they are singers. The bond of music got them through their experience and helps them cope with what they live with. They are Singers and Soldiers, and their names are Caleb, Jason, Crystal, and Ron. They want to spread a message of love and hope. They perform Rise by Katy Perry. They get an ovation from the audience and all the judges. Howie thanks them for their service and he thanks them for their performance. Gabrielle can’t thank them enough for everything. Julianne says the arts is a universal language and what they are doing is phenomenal. Simon says their story is amazing, and the vocal arrangement was stunning and he hadn’t heard that version before. He says this is what we need right now. They get a yes from all four judges and they move on! #AGT14 We see Terry talking about being a flautist. We then see a clip of a young lady playing the flute and playing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, but the judges didn’t enjoy it. Simon doesn’t know why that instrument was invented. Terry then comes out with a flute and walks up to the judges table and begin to play and Simon hits his buzzer. Next up is Brandon and he is a flautist. He’s a teacher, but he misses performing. He takes the stage and is greeted by Gabrielle. He takes the stage and he plays a moment before it turns into a strip tease and he dances to Pony by Ginuwine. Simon hits his buzzer. He then picks the flute back up and plays along with Pony. Simon hits Julianne’s buzzer. Brandon gets on his knees and grinds and Howie hits his buzzer. Simon then goes to hit Gabrielle’s buzzer and he is booed by the audience. Simon says since the audience liked it so much, he can do it again for everyone else and he gets up to leave. Terry comes out with his shirt off and his flute and Simon stops and stares. Terry and Brandon play and dance and Simon says no and leaves. Terry notices Brandon’s flute is longer and runs off. The next act is a married couple and they are the Dominguez Poodle review and they are from Texas. They have nine dogs with them and Howie turns the stage over to them. They perform various tricks with the dogs that involved all the family members. They get an ovation from the audience and three of the judges. Gabrielle says they were wowed and they delivered. Julianne says she was losing her mind. She wants to see the puppy that did the handstand. Howie says this is exactly what America loves. Simon says a couple of them are like lions. Simon says dogs are very loyal and he can see them having fun and it was quite incredible. They also get a yes from all the judges! We see a group of ladies dressed as chicks and they are quickly buzzed. Then we see a large a capella group forming Havana by Camila Cabello, and it was not well received by the judges. We then see a quartet take the stage and they are vocal performers called Beryam. They beat box and perform. The audience and judges seem to be enjoying it and dance along. Gabrielle says she had so much fun. Great job! Howie says it was exciting and unexpected and he could see them winning. It was very exciting and amazing. Julianne says they were so versatile and she wants to watch them over and over and over again. Simon says there’s going to be a lot of DJ producers concerned because they didn’t need a track. He says this isn’t just keeping up with the times, this is ahead of the times. They get a yes from all four judges and move on! Next we have a choir from Detroit and they are called the Detroit Youth Choir. Simon greets them and we meet the choir director Anthony White. He’s been the director for a little over 21 years. Simon asks the kids if he’s strict and they say yes. Simon wishes them luck. They perform Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore. They have several soloists step out and they dance as the music picks up. They get an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Howie says this was their moment and he loved the Detroit Youth Choir. Julianne says it starts with the people and they came together and created something traditional and yet so fresh and fun. She loved it. Gabrielle asks one of the little girls how she feels and she says good. Gabrielle thanks them because what they all witnessed was nothing short of absolute brilliance. Simon says this was not expected and if they can keep doing this where the performance is not expected, they could do this. Simon says let’s vote for the Detroit Youth Choir and start with Howie. Terry interrupts and he gets emotional and he says they all represent him and where he came from. He remembers sitting at his window dreaming of wanting to make it and they are here and they did so well that he has to do this…He walks down the steps and goes to the judges table and says it all it takes is one person to believe in a young man or woman for them to reach their dreams and Mr. White is that man and he hits the golden buzzer.
  4. Leg #9 begins from Switzerland and Tyler and Korey are the first to depart and they are flying southeast to Split, Croatia. They will make their way to their next route marker and meet up with their companion for this leg of the race, a Travelocity roaming gnome. Chris and Bret are hoping to catch up with Tyler and Korey and their confidence is up. Chris and Bret end up on the first train to the airport. Christie and Colin say they had already decided they weren’t going to take it personally about the U-Turn. All teams are off to the airport. Nicole and Victor say they are one of two non-TAR teams left. Tyler and Korey are buying tickets for a flight through Berlin landing at 11:20 AM. Becca and Floyd think everyone will be on the same flight. Leo and Jamal are trying to buy tickets and there are no seats available. There’s another flight that arrives at 12:25 through Hamburg. Colin and Christie book the tickets through Hamburg. Victor and Nicole were behind Leo and Jamal and Becca and Floyd come up after, but they get to the booking agent first and the other one closes. Nicole and Victor are concerned they won’t make the flight and they have to go look for another ticket agent. Becca and Floyd celebrate with Leo and Jamal and Nicole is upset that Becca and Floyd “cut them in line”. Nicole and Victor go on stand-by and it would set them to arrive at 11:30 AM through Dusseldorf. Chris and Brett and Tyler and Korey are on the first place and are the first to arrive. Victor and Nicole get on the flight that gets them ten minutes after the first two teams. The other teams load on their place and they don’t know where Victor and Nicole are. Tyler and Korey and Chris and Brett are at the beach and they have to serve six filled to the brim drinks to 6 patrons. Once they’ve served the drinks and return their trays, they’ll get their next clue. The patrons hand Chris and Bret the gnome. They will head to the Marjan Cave Church and they will use their gnome to deliver bread to a monk to receive their next clue. Chris and Bret are out first. Tyler and Korey are in second. Victor and Nicole have arrived in third and they are headed to the beach. Colin and Christie, Becca and Floyd, and Leo and Jamal are at the Hamburg airport and they are delayed one hour. Chris and Bret have reached the church and they have their gnome and they place a loaf of bread in a satchel on the gnome and raise via a rope to a monk and get their clue. Detour-Poetry in Motion or Washed in from the Ocean. In Poetry in Motion, they have to memorize a tongue twisting poem, but they have to do it while on a bumpy ride. In Washed in from the Ocean, teams will have to use a metal detector and a snorkel, they have to dive in and find 5 coins and a chalice and bring them to the treasure hunter. Chris and Bret are going to do Washed in from the Ocean. Tyler and Korey are delivering their bread. Victor and Nicole have reached the beach and delivered their drinks. They make their delivery to the monk and they are doing Poetry in Motion. Chris and Bret chose to do snorkeling because they’ve done it before on Survivor. We then see them struggling. Tyler and Korey are also snorkeling and we see them looking. Neither of the teams seem to be having any luck. Victor and Nicole are doing Poetry in Motion and they have decided to split the poem in half. Nicole says it was hard, because they are getting jerked all over the place. Victor says you had to hold on really tight while getting tossed around. Victor and Nicole go to make their first attempt and they fail and have to go for a ride again. Chris and Bret have decided snorkeling is not easy. Bret finds one. Chris has found the chalice. Chris shows Tyler and Korey what the coin looks like. Tyler and Korey decide it’s too hard so they are going to switch. Tyler and Korey see Victor and Nicole and then they are taken on their ride. Victor and Nicole are making their second attempt. They failed and they have to go for another ride. Tyler and Korey are making their way off the raft and they don’t know the people and they immediately go for another ride. Chris and Bret think they’ve found a coin, but they throw it back. They then find the coin, and then another. Chris and Brett have 3 coins and the chalice, they only need 2 more coins. The second plane has landed an hour and a half late. Victor and Nicole make their fourth attempt and they fail. Tyler and Korey fail their next attempt. Victor and Nicole fail again, then Tyler and Korey. They both have to go for another ride. Chris and Bret are still looking for coins. Bret is getting frustrated. Leo and Jamal are delivering their drinks. Becca and Floyd and Colin and Christie make their deliveries. Victor and Nicole are on their 7th attempt and they have successfully completed it. They are to head to Diocleation’s Palace. Tyler and Korey are on their 6th attempt and they also successfully complete the challenge. Chris and Bret discuss switching detours and they decide to do it. They say they’ve been there too long. Chris and Bret are making their first trip across and make their first attempt and they are wrong. Chris and Bret discuss going back to the find the coins. Colin and Christie say they are about 3 hours behind the other teams. Bret and Chris go back to the coins. Leo and Jamal, Becca and Floyd, and Colin and Christie have made their deliveries to the monk and are headed to the detour. Chris and Bret have headed back to snorkel and they begin systematically looking for the coins. Tyler and Korey have arrived at Diocleation’s Palace and it’s the road block. Who’s ready to get their marching orders? Teams must keep track of five soldiers who have red ribbons around their helmets, but then they will cover themselves with their shields so it will be difficult. Korey and Nicole are going to do the road block for their teams. Korey says it’s kind of like a shell game and there are 18 soldiers and he has to figure out where they are standing. He places where he thinks the soldiers are and he is correct. Nicole is up as well and Korey tells her it’s intense. Becca and Floyd and Leo and Jamal make attempts at the poem and fail. Colin and Christie are snorkeling as well. Korey and Nicole are making an attempt. Korey thinks he knows it and he’s going over his answers with Nicole and they discuss. Korey had it right but Nicole had one wrong so they have to do it again. We see them on their fourth, fifth, and sixth attempts and they are wrong. Colin and Christie have decided to switch. Chris and Bret still need just two more coins. Chris and Bret are still talking and they decide to switch again and they know they are in trouble. Becca and Floyd are on their fourth attempt and they have successfully completed the detour. Leo and Jamal are on their fourth attempt and they missed two words and have to go again. Korey and Nicole are on their 7th attempt. They have decided to split the board in half and memorize nine spots. Korey does the left half and Nicole does the right half. They are both correct and they get their clues. They are off to the pitstop at Matejuska at Split Harbor. They will have to get there in a dinghy. Chris and Bret say they started out so strong, but then they fell apart. Leo and Jamal are on their 8th attempt and they missed another word. Tyler and Korey and Victor and Nicole are asking for directions and they finally see the dinghy’s. Victor is going to row for their team and Tyler and Korey work together. Phil is at the pitstop with dalmations. Tyler and Korey hit the mat in first and Victor and Nicole are in second. Tyler and Korey have won a trip for two to Mexico. Victor says he thought there was no chance they’d even catch up when the flights happened, but anything can happen. Floyd is at the roadblock for his team. He is correct and he thanks everyone and he runs out to Becca. Colin and Christie complete the detour and they are off. Leo and Jamal have failed on their tenth attempt. Becca and Floyd hit the mat in third. Leo and Jamal are on their eleventh attempt and they have completed the detour. Chris and Bret are in last and still working on their detour. Colin and Christie have arrived at the roadblock, but they forgot their gnome and they have to go back to get it. Chris and Bret are making their sixth attempt on the poem and Colin and Christie are racing back to get the gnome. Chris and Bret are on their ninth attempt and they made a mistake. Leo and Jamal have reached the roadblock and Leo is going to do it. Leo make his first attempt and he is not correct. He says it’s like the lottery and he didn’t win. Colin and Christie have gotten their gnome and they realize Chris and Bret are still there. Chris and Bret make their tenth attempt and they have successfully completed it. Leo wants the gnome to whisper the answer to him. Christie is going to do it for their team and Leo wants to know if Christie wants to work with him and they split the board in half. Leo and Christie are correct and they move on. As they head to the pitstop, Leo and Jamal yell at Colin and Christie to not forget their gnome. Colin and Christie hit the mat in fourth place and Leo and Jamal are in fifth place. Chris is doing the roadblock for their team. Chris and Bret have completed the roadblock and hit the mat in last place. Phil says it wasn’t a good day for them. Phil says they are in good spirits and he wants to know what they’ll tell people about the race? Chris says he’s gotten so much out of it and it’s incredible. Chris says their friendship will last forever. Next week there will be a double U-Turn and teams will be forced to put the pedal to the metal to stay in the race!
  5. Tonight’s featured artist is Kelsea Ballerini and she’s excited about a show being about song writers. She says she knows firsthand how important that first opportunity is. Our first song writer is 22 and his name is Jack Newsome and he says people think he looks like Justin Bieber. He says he was in a boy band, but he wanted to write songs. His song is called Lying (Next to You) and it’s a break-up song. He goes in to greet the producers and Kelsea. He performs his song for them. Shane says he could see Kelsea singing the song. Ester wants to know what the song was about and Jack says it’s about the end of a relationship. Ryan says the melody needs to change at the end of it. Shane says Jack isn’t catching the double entendre of the lyrics. Kelsea wants to hear a break and create a moment in the song. The next writer is Jess Jocoy and she’s moved to Nashville and she says there is a lot of competition. Her song is called Easy and it’s a healing song from a heartbreak. She heads into the studio and she performs her song. Ryan picks up his guitar while she sings, and he’s playing along with the chorus. Shane says the melody is gorgeous and Kelsea agrees. Shane says there’s a lot to the story but there’s a lot left off the paper. He wants to know what the verse means and Jess explains about a guy she met who lived with his ex-girlfriend and her friends warned her about him. Shane and Ryan both play while Kelsea freestyles. Ester wants to know why she didn’t keep the song for herself and Jess says she wants what is best for the song. Shane says they have to listen to more songs, but that melody will haunt them because it’s so good. Next in is Daniel Feels and his song is called Crush. The song is about that moment when you start to realize you might be falling in love with someone. He heads in and he performs his song. The producers are all dancing in their chairs. Kelsea says that’s a happy song and it feels good. Shane says Daniel gave him the feels. Kelsea is singing along and Ryan is playing the guitar. Shane says Kelsea just kind of fixed it. Ryan says you can strip the song down and make it organic and just use some percussion. Kelsea says it feels so good. The final writer is Darius Coleman and he’s always creating. His song is called Better Luck Next Time and it’s about a girl he knows who got cheated on. He heads into the studio and he tells them he’s from Philadelphia, but he’s been in LA for a few months. He says Ryan is a dream come true for him, just meeting him. Darius performs his song for them. Kelsea says it has a country hook, but she feels like they should lift the chorus a bit. Ryan has his guitar out and he starts playing and they start working on the melody for Kelsea. Darius says this is so humbling. Ryan wants to play one more time and Kelsea sings the song after Darius leaves and he can hear them from outside the studio. Kelsea after all these incredible choices, this is going to be difficult and she’s so lucky. Kelsea’s first choice is Daniel. Kelsea says she doesn’t want to touch Jess’s song because it’s her story and she should keep it. Darius comes in next and he is moving on to work with a producer. Jack comes back in and Kelsea says she loves the song and he’s going to work with a producer. Shane is going to work with Jack and Shane says he’s worked with her before and she’s a tough one with lyrics. Shane says with the lyrics and in country you have to spell it out in a way that people get it. Daniel is working with Ester and they are talking to Kelsea and she thinks they should strip the production back a bit. Ester says they will crush it. Darius is working with Ryan and Ryan says he’s worked with her a number of times. He wants to find the right key so Kelsea can sing the chorus in her head voice. Ryan tells Darius that one of the songs he did with Kelsea was in F and they start reworking the song. Shane is playing some music for Jack from what he’s reworked. Shane says he’s so excited. Daniel suggests stripping the instruments down to just the acoustic guitar. Ester says since Kelsea wants to scale it back, they need to create some moments with the lyrics. Ryan is talking to Kelsea and he says he’s dropped the key down and Kelsea sings it and she says it feels way better. Ester wants to bring some repetitiveness between the chorus and the hook. Ester wants to bring in a female singer so she can hear it closer to her voice. Ryan is still working with Darius and he has Darius sing it and then he sings it himself. Darius loves the direction the track is heading in. Jack heads into the studio to perform his song Lying (Next to You) with the changes they made. Kelsea loves how much thought they put into it and it’s so much more her. Ryan says the lyrics are phenomenal. Kelsea says it matters there was a moment of strength and hope and the last three lines do that. She loved it. Darius is in next to perform Better Luck Next Time with the changes he and Ryan made. When he hits the chorus Kelsea seems excited and Ryan indicates he has goosebumps. Kelsea says that flip to the chorus was her only concern. Ryan says he’s covered in goosebumps and Kelsea says she loves what he did to it. Daniel says the song has changed a good bit since working with Ester. Daniel brings in a female singer to perform their changes and he plays the guitar while she sings his song Crush. Ryan seems excited when she hits the chorus and throws his arms in the air. Kelsea says it’s a whole different song. Ester says Annie, the singer, is so talented. Ryan says that is a catchy pop melody. Kelsea says all the songs are amazing. Kelsea says there are two out of three that she felt she would have put on her last record, but she’s in this place of pushing herself and trying things she’s never done before. One of the songs feels like something she’s headed towards. The song she has chosen to record is Better Luck Next Time which is Darius’s song that he collaborated with Ryan on. Kelsea says it feels like something she hasn’t done before, but it still feels like her.
  6. Our first act of the night is Marina Mazepa and she’s a dancer. She is greeted by Simon and he asks her what the dream is and she says she wants to perform and become an artist. She begins with ballet, but then she does a more freestyle dance that includes contortionism. She gets an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Gabrielle says Marina was amazing! It was so strong, precise, and good. Howie says the contortions were great and graceful. Julianne says she loved it, she stood out. It was strong and powerful, yet graceful and elegant. Simon asks if she’s ever seen the exorcist. Simon says it was fantastic. Marina gets four yesses and moves on! A magician is up next and his name is Dom Chambers and he’s a little nervous. He says this could be what changes everything, and he really hopes it is. He’s greeted by Howie and Howie asks if he’s had trouble with gigs and he says he’s been booked at a funeral. He begins his act and he makes a beer appear and Simon looks bored. He has some humor to his act and as he continues Simon seems to be enjoying it more. Julianne says she was completely blown away by Dom and he crushed it. Gabrielle says great job! Simon says he has an amazing personality and he thought that was an amazing audition. Howie has an issue with drinking out of his shoe and he came with the full package. He loved it. Simon says he will remember him. Dom gets four yesses and will be advancing. Carmen Carter takes the stage and she is greeted by Howie. Carmen is a full time singer. Simon asks why she hasn’t had a break so far and she gets an emotional. She says someone wrote music for her and an executive in the industry said she was wonderful, but she was too fat, so she just faded into the background. She performs Never Tear Us Apart by INXS. She gets a standing ovation from all four judges and the audience. Gabrielle says Carmen’s voice is a gift and a blessing and she is a star. Julianne says nobody will be forgetting her name. Howie says he can’t believe it’s taken her this long to come 20 feet! He tells her not to change anything about herself. Simon says no one has ever bought a record they loved based on the artist’s looks or age. Howie says they should all vote together and they all say yes! We see a montage of some kids and then we see a couple of older gentlemen making their way into the theater. We go back to the kids and the gentleman have reached the top of the steps to the theater. We go back to the kids and then we see the gentlemen again and one is snoring. Simon is saying speed it up please guys. Simon greets them and they have a translator. Simon wants to know their names and they are Edson and Leon and they are both in their 80s. They are from Brazil and the translator says they gentlemen met 14 years ago and they had a dream to perform together. Simon turns the stage over to Edson and Leon. We hear Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars start to play and they take their suit jackets off. They are a strength act. Edson squats and Leon does a handstand and the Edson leans back. Edson then picks Leon up over his head and holds him with one arm. Leon does a little dance around the stage and Edson lays down and Leon appears lost but then turns around and Edson picks him up and holds him with one arm while laying on the floor and then he starts to sit up and gets on his knees while still holding him with one arm and then he’s fully on his feet. The audience is on their feet, as well as all four judges. Howie says it’s so unexpected. It takes so much strength and Howie asks if Leon is really 84 years old. Gabrielle says they inspired her to pick up some new tricks. Julianne says age is just a number and they were rooting for them. Simon says this was a surprise and it’s exactly why they created the show to find people like them. Simon says this was genuinely one of his favorite acts. Time to vote and they all say yes! Next up is Seth and he is a performer. He auditioned last year and we see the caterpillar from last season. He says he has something powerful to deliver, he just did it wrong last time. He says this is his chance for redemption. We see a “giraffe” come out on stage and Seth is in the costume. Simon remembers him. Simon turns the stage over to him. Seth begins talking about giraffe’s giving birth. Simon buzzes him, then Julianne, Gabrielle, and Howie. Terry has to come out and Simon asks him to drag him off. As Terry is dragging him away, Seth is out of the giraffe costume and he’s exposed. We see a montage of acts being buzzed. Then we see a walrus come out and it’s Seth again and Simon says it’s been a long day and he turns the stage over to him. Seth goes to play with a beach ball on the stage and he’s going to balance on it and he falls on his head. Gabrielle and Julianne buzz him and he says he can’t step it up a notch and he’s going to jump from higher to balance on the ball. Simon is laughing. Seth jumps and falls on his back and he gets up and says one more time. Terry says not to try this at home. He jumps from higher and falls off the ball and then falls off the stage. Simon goes to ask if he’s ok and Simon gives him a hug. Terry helps to pull him back on stage. Howie says at first he didn’t get Seth’s act, but he loves him and he thinks America will love him. He knows this is nuts but yes! Simon says he agrees with Howie and he says yes. Gabrielle says no immediately and it’s all up to Julianne and the crowd is chanting put him through! Julianne says ok, ok, ok. She says 3, 2, 1….no! She said no. Charlotte Summers is next and she’s a singer. She’s really nervous because she lives Simon. She is greeted by Simon and she tells him he is her idol. Charlotte is 13 and he asks what she would do with the money and she says she’d buy a guniea pig and she’d name him Simon. And her sister would get one and name him Howie. Charlotte sings I Put a Spell On You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Howie says he’s going to tell Charlotte, she is beautiful and sassy and she blew the roof off the house. Gabrielle asks if she’s sure she’s 13. She’s got a depth and a soul and she’s here for all of it. Julianne thinks her voice is strong and powerful, but not overdone. She loves her. Simon says when she lets go she is at her best. Time to vote. All four judges give a yes and she will be advancing. We see several acts who are nervous. Our next act is out and his name is Kevin Schwartz and he’s 49 from Wisconsin and he’s a unemployed but he’s trying to be a comedian. Howie asked him why comedy? Kevin says there was a comedy club down the street and he was looking for an excuse to get out of his house. He tells us fear has ruled his life and his parents said he has severe anxiety. Howie turns the stage over to him. He has a very dry sense of humor and a dry delivery and at first the audience seems confused but then they begin to laugh. He gets an ovation from all four judges and the audience. Howie asks Kevin what that feels like? Julianne says she didn’t get it at first, but then he got her. She says the one-liner jokes were perfect and really funny. Gabrielle says he came out and killed it. He’s a star. Simon says the first half he thought it wasn’t going great and the second half was really funny. Simon likes him. Howie agrees and he was so wonderful and he loves him. All four judges give him a yes and Kevin will be moving on! We see brief clips of singers who were denied. Then Mackenzie takes the stage and he’s going to sing Nothing Compares 2 U by Prince. He just celebrated a year of marriage with his wife Denise and that’s why he chose the song. The judges turn the stage over to him. He gets an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Howie wants to know what Mackenzie is thinking and he says he’s just happy to be here. Howie says he took the song and made it his own. Howie says Denise said he was a star and she was right. Gabrielle wants to meet Denise and she comes up to the stage. Gabrielle says Denise, you gave him wings. Julianne says he has a presence and a style and the singing was effortless. Simon says the reality is they’ve heard a lot of a singers and their words can’t change the next steps. He tells him moving forward it’s about making smart decisions. All four judges give him a yes and he advance. Next we have Yuriyan Retriever and she’s a performer and dancer and she’s from Japan. Simon asks if this is her stage name and she wants to know how she came up with the name. She says she has a cat named Retriever. She says she respects three people in the world, her mom, dad, and Julianne. Simon hits his X. Simon turns the stage over to her. She pulls her pants down and then takes her jacket off and she’s in an American flag swimsuit. The music The Final Countdown by Europe and she’s running back and forth and using her hands to dance. Simon and Julianne give her an X and Howie gives her a standing ovation. Howie says move Juliane just watched was inspired by her and she gave her an X. Julianne would have liked to see have a little bit more, but a little bit yes. Simon says they could all have done that and he begins mimicking her. Yuriyan says Simon is so cute and he says it’s too late to suck up. Gabrielle wants to know what her double sided tape is. Time to vote. Howie loves her! Yes! Gabrielle gives a no. Julianne says yes, and she’s starts to talk and answer but Howie interrupts her and says Julianne said yes. Simon says no and she goes down to the judges table and wants to know why they said no? She tried to hit the golden buzzer, but it doesn’t work. Our next act works with birds of his prey and his name is Michael Paul from Pennsylvania. Gabrielle greets him and he says he’s an exotic bird trainer and he has brought a bird he’s been training for a few years. He brings out a puppet and Simon really thought it was going to be a bird. Michael introduces Willie. He tells Willie to say hi and he says hello. Michael says he’s very docile in captivity, but he’s a bird of prey. Willie sings and says he’s Jewish. Michael says a problem can be obedience so he is going to hypnotize Willie. Julianne says she loved it so much. Howie says he thinks Michael just changed his life tonight. Gabrielle says so far, this kind of act hasn’t been her jam, but he made her jelly, her apple butter, it was so good. All four judges give a yes and Michael moves on! Tyler Butler-Figueroa is out and he plays the violin and he’s been playing the violin since he was 7. He was bullied in school and he had cancer. He says when he went through chemo he lost his hair and kids would whisper that cancer was contagious. His mother says when he started violin classes he was full of energy again. He plays the violin to Stronger by Kelly Clarkson. Gabrielle and Julianne are on their feet clapping along. He gets an ovation from the audience and all four judges and Tyler gets emotional. Julianne says wow and she wants to commend him for taking something so difficult and turning it around and finding something that brings Tyler joy. Simon says wow, wow, wow. He asks Tyler how he’s feeling and he says he’s really proud of himself. Simon asks how his health is and he says he’s been in remission for almost four years. Simon says he’s an extraordinary young man and he says most people are bullied because they are better than the people who bully them. Simon says he’d like to say something on his behalf to the bullies and Simon hits his golden buzzer! His mother comes out to hug him and Simon joins them on stage to give a hug.
  7. We begin leg #8 in Meiringen, Switzerland and Tyler and Korey are the first team to depart and they are to drive to the village of Ballenberg and find their next clue. Colin and Christie are working with Becca and Floyd to find directions. Rachel now holds the record for the most legs run on The Amazing Race. Victor and Nicole are the last team to depart an hour and nine minutes after Tyler and Korey. Tyler and Korey have found the parking lot and the place doesn’t open until 7:00 AM. There is a cat running around and all the teams talk to and chase the cat. Rachel and Elissa are hoping to repair their relationship with the Afghanimals. They want to clear the air. Elissa says she wasn’t involved, it was Rachel and they say it’s because they had a Big Brother pact. They say the alliance is over. The Afghanimals say they don’t trust Rachel because she’s playing both sides. Rachel wants to call a truce. It’s 7:00 AM and the teams run in and they are looking for the clue and Phil is there waiting for them and he invites them all in. Nicole says seeing him there means something crazy is coming that will shake up the race. Phil says Switzerland is a country where everyone gets to vote and so they are going to adopt that to the race and everyone will vote on who to U-turn and they will do so out loud. Every team will get a vote and they will vote until they determine the TWO teams that will have to complete both sides of the detour. Chris and Bret say in Survivor this would be a live tribal council. There will no more elimination legs so they have to think strategically. Rachel and Elissa will get to vote first by random draw and they vote strictly game Colin and Christie. Nicole and Victor vote strictly strategy and say Leo and Jamal. Nicole is upset and Victor says they have to. Colin and Christie vote Rachel and Elissa. Leo and Jamal vote for Colin and Christie. Becca and Floyd vote for Colin and Christie. Tyler and Korey say they love this team and they vote for Nicole and Victor. Chris and Bret will decide with their vote who will be the second team to do the U-Turn and they vote who they aren’t close to and they vote for Rachel and Elissa. Rachel and Elissa are upset and they tell Chris and Bret they weren’t smart. Rachel says that wasn’t a game move, that was a personal move. Rachel says Chris and Bret are a weak team too and that was a vote for a million dollars. The two teams that have been U-turned are Colin and Christie and Rachel and Elissa. Phil sends them back off to get their clues. The detour is up. In Make Hay, one team member will have to cut a lane of grass with a scythe and the other will have to rake it up. In Cow Festival, and teams will have to dress up cows and lead them to a party to be judged. Nicole and Victor have hit their speedbump. They have to take down 26 flags and fold them up before they can continue. Nicole says she can’t believe he did that, that was bold. Nicole and Victor argue a bit and Victor says he isn’t going to respond to her if they are going to argue. Rachel and Elissa head to the Cow Festival first. Rachel says she doesn’t plan on getting eliminated. Colin and Christie are also doing the cow festival u-turn and they talk about how they like each other. Christie says she understands people are doing what they have to do, but they are also going to do what they have to do because they are in it to win it. Tyler and Korey, Leo and Jamal, Chris and Bret, and Becca and Floyd go to Make Hay. Chris says this detour is for them. Nicole is still griping at Victor and says Rachel and Elissa already hated them and it didn’t make sense to make another team mad. Victor says they are a real couple and they will get stressed, but they are in love and they will do what they have to do. Rachel and Elissa say they are more concerned with beating Colin and Christie than they are Nicole and Victor. Rachel and Elissa have completed their headpiece for the cow and are heading out. Becca is doing well at cutting grass and everyone is watching her and they notice she’s killing it. Tyler says he is sweating and disgusting and he wouldn’t be surprised if Becca has done this before. Nicole and Victor have folded all their flags and they are now off and they decide to do Cow Festival. Rachel and Elissa are having difficulty getting their cow to cooperate on their walk to the judges. Nicole and Victor have arrived and begin grabbing supplies. Colin and Christie think they are done and Christie goes to select the cow and she wants to make sure they get a “good” cow because they’ve had trouble in the past and we see a clip of Colin struggling with the plowing task from their first season. Leo and Jamal ask for a check and they are uneven. Becca and Floyd get a check and they are done and they head out. Chris and Bret head out, with Tyler and Korey, and Leo and Jamal are out too. Becca and Floyd are going to follow Tyler and Korey. Victor and Nicole are done and they head out with their cow. Rachel and Elissa are still struggling to get their cow to move and Rachel grabs the cow’s tail and they start moving again. Colin is trying to coax the cow and Christie reminds him to stay calm. Colin is pulling and he says this is bull crap. Colin is starting to get a little frustrated but Christie keeps him calm. Rachel and Elissa have arrived and theirs is good and now they have to go do Make Hay. They left their clue back at the crafting station and they decide they don’t need the clue. Colin and Christie have finished and they are off to the other detour. Nicole and Victor are good and they finish and head out. Rachel and Elissa ask Colin and Christie if they can read their clue and Christie says absolutely not. Christie says they can’t help the team they are against and Rachel rolls her eyes and says she lost her clue. Roadblock is called Tell’s Test. They will have to shoot a crossbow at a scarecrow and shoot the apple off of it’s head. Becca and Tyler are doing the roadblock. Chris and Bret arrive and Bret is going to do it for their team. Becca says it’s obvious from their fishing challenge that she’s better with a bow. Tyler and Becca and Bret all hit the face and miss the apple. Colin is working and he thinks they are almost done and Christie is picking up the grass. They ask for a check and they are good and they are off. Rachel and Elissa are now in last and they are about halfway done. Leo and Jamal are lost and they are still on their way to the roadblock. After they shoot at the roadblock, they have to reassemble the scarecrow. Becca misses on her second shot and Tyler misses as well. Bret hits the apple and they are off in first. They will race to the pitstop at the Grand Hotel Giessbach. Becca misses again and Tyler is taking his second shot and he connects and they are off. Becca asks Tyler if he could see the apple in his viewfinder and Tyler says just above it. Rachel and Elissa are encouraging each other and they ask for a check and they are done and head out. Nicole and Victor arrive at the roadblock and Floyd tells them good job, they are in fourth. Victor is going to do the detour. Leo and Jamal are backtracking because they went the wrong way. They say they wasted about 30 or 40 minutes and they know they messed up. Leo and Jamal are hoping they can still beat the teams that got U-turned. Colin and Christie have arrived at the roadblock. Becca and Victor both miss the apple and they have to try again. Colin is going to do it for his team. Colin says this is his first time shooting a crossbow, but he’s done archery before. He misses and has to try again. Colin and Becca miss again and Victor is taking his shot and he misses and he looks where he hit so he can adjust. Rachel and Elissa have arrived and Rachel is going to do it for their team. Elissa tells her they aren’t the last team and she says really? Leo and Jamal have just arrived and they are the last ones. Leo is doing the roadblock and he misses. Victor says everyone is there right now and it’s a little stressful. Becca says she started to get frustrated and Floyd is encouraging her. Becca hits the apple and they are off. Colin connects next and they are off. Chris and Bret are off in a boat and they are freaked out. They see Tyler and Korey and they realize it’s a race. Tyler and Korey says Chris and Bret will be mad if they beat them. They are looking for a funicular. Chris and Bret go one way and Tyler and Korey run the other way. The funicular doesn’t come for an hour so they decide to run up. Tyler and Korey hit the mat first and they have won a 7-night river cruise in Vietnam and Cambodia. Chris and Bret are still climbing and they hit the mat in second place. Phil says they were so close and Bret says they are so happy to be number two. Victor connects with the apple and Leo and Rachel are the last two teams. Rachel says seeing teams get it one by one it’s frustrating. Elissa tells her to breathe and focus. Leo and Jamal say they took 30 minutes to get there and that was a stupid mistake. But it comes down to them and Rachel and Elissa and they can battle it out and let the best team win. *Correction, Jamal did the roadblock for their team. Jamal and Rachel take their shots and they both miss again. Rachel says she’s so close to that apple. Jamal hits it and they are off. Elissa tells Rachel they are the last team and she says thanks, I didn’t notice. Elissa tells her to have fun, someone could get lost. She hits it and they are off. Becca and Floyd are stopped by a train and Colin and Christie see the arrow to park and they see Becca and Floyd. Colin and Christie head off on the boat. Colin and Christie hit the mat in third and he says wow. Christie says to get a double U-turn and then finish in top 3, she feels like she won. Becca and Floyd run up and they are team number four. Becca says she felt bad for voting for Colin and Christie, but it’s part of the game and Colin says no hard feelings and hugs Becca. He says he gives them one and that was their one. Victor and Nicole are at the boats and Nicole is worried it will be a foot finish. Leo and Jamal and Rachel and Elissa are at the boats. They are all crossing the lake. Victor and Nicole hit the mat in fourth place and Leo and Jamal run up right behind them in fifth. Leo and Jamal give them a hug and they say they were shocked. Rachel and Elissa hit the mat and Rachel says we know, we know. They are in last place and they have been eliminated from the race. Rachel says she must have been delusional to think they could win. Elissa says they have their babies and they got to race together and Rachel says Elissa is her best friend. Rachel says she’s done so many things on 32 legs of The Amazing Race and they are so blessed. Next time, on The Amazing Race, a scramble for flights pits Nicole and Victor against team fun, and in picturesque Croatia, Colin and Christie make waves.
  8. Tonight, will.i.am will be featured tonight looking for a song. He says it’s hard to break through as an artist, but it’s even harder as a songwriter. He says every artist that comes on the show has their eyes, fingers, and toes crossed hoping to hit the lottery. He’s looking for a song that connects people. Josh Logan is the first song writer and the song he wrote is called Boxes. He thinks the song would work well for will.i.am. He is greeted and performs his song. Shane reworks a few lyrics and says it might sound better. Ryan asks will.i.am what he would do and he adds a beat to the song. Ester seems to enjoy the beat under the song and will.i.am says he thinks there is some awesomeness there. Charisma is next and her song is called Invincible. She thinks the song will work well because his music is very anthemy. She performs her song. Will.i.am liked the chorus but the lyrics were things they’ve heard before. Shane tells her to dig into her personal experiences. Will.i.am says when he heard Titanium by Sia and Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus he was like what?!? But her verses are like ok. The next song writer is Adam Friedman and his song is called Be Nice. This is first time ever performing this song. He greets the mentors and performs his song. Shane is clapping along to the song and Ryan is dancing and he says he likes it. Ryan gives a standing ovation. Will.i.am says that’s a bumper sticker or a T-shirt. Ester says not a lot of artists pursue positive songs. Will.i.am is playing on his keyboard and he says he’d keep it about the bass. Ryan and Shane grab their guitars to play along and will.i.am free styles. Ray Goren is the next song writer and his song is called Oh Lord. He greets the mentors and he performs his song. Will.i.am is listening intently. Shane is listening with his eyes closed. Will.i.am says it’s a moment, it’s powerful. Ryan says what will hit him in the gut is it not being preachy. will.i.am is excited to pick a song to be on the Black Eyed Peas album. He’s going to pick three songs to be reworked with the producers. He selects Josh and his song Boxes. He second choice is Adam and his song Be Nice. He does not take Ray’s song but he wants to go into the studio with him and feature on Ray’s song. Charimsa and her song Invincible is the final selection. Charisma is working on her song Invincible with Ryan and he tells her that will.i.am is going to write his own verse. She trusts what Ryan has in store for this song and the new version is more like a Black Eyed Peas song. Ryan says he’s there to elevate what her song is and he’s trying re-engineer it and make the lines simple. Shane is working with Josh on his song Boxes. Shane has put in some lyric ideas and they are singing together. Adam is working with Ester on his song Be Nice and they are Facetiming with will.i.am and he plays what he has come with in the studio. Adam and Ester are going to write some verses to the song. Shane Facetimes will.i.am and says they were talking about the verses and he says this is the type of song the crowd sings along too. Ester and Adam are re-working the lyrics and make it super simple. Charisma and Ryan are in the studio for rehearsal and will.i.am is there and he wrote a rap into it. Ester can’t wait for everyone to hear their song. Ryan has learned the rap and performs part of it. Ryan is going to perform Will’s rap with Charisma. He plays guitar while he does the rap. Shane and Ester are dancing in their seats, and then they are on their feet dancing. Shane says it was awesome. Will.i.am says that beat sounds right now and it was really, really awesome. Josh is in next to perform his re-worked song. They have put a children’s choir over the chorus. Ester is singing along. Ryan says the process that Josh seen will carry that over into future sessions. Will.i.am says this was great. Shane says that was so, so good. Andrew is in next and he says his song has changed substantially and he performs the new version for will.i.am. Will.i.am says the verses were good but the choruses sucked the energy out of the room. Will.i.am goes up to perform with Andrew. Shane says that was awesome. Charisma, Josh, and Andrew are back to find out the decision. Will.i.am says he’s grateful for the show. He has to choose the winning song. He says Be Nice will be their single. But! Will.i.am says before he came on the show the album was complete. He was in the studio working on the record when he thought he had to come out of a hole and he came on the show and he’s so freaking happy he did. He’s taking three songs off the album so these three songs can be on the album.
  9. Terry comes onto the stage with a suitcase with a red fuzzy ball on it. The individual inside unzips it and climbs out and it’s very quiet in the room. Howie asks what his name is, and his name is Jonathan Burns. Howie wishes him luck and he pulls a red headband out of his pocket and puts it on and turns around. The music Everybody’s working for the Weekend comes on and he dances and takes off his jacket that had said number one and now has a jacket on that says 2. He then puts a toilet seat around his body and does some contortion tricks. Jonathan then takes his jacket off and he has a shirt with an A on it and he grabs a tennis racket and does some contortion with it as well. He then takes the A shirt off and has one that says G. He undoes his belt and takes his pants off and he has shorts that say NBC on the bottom. He takes off his shirt and has a tank top on with the letter T. He then takes his underwear off without removing his shorts and throws that into the crowd. Gabrielle says she doesn’t think any of them knows what just happened, but she thinks they all want to see more. Julianne says that was like Napoleon Dynamite, but bendy. She wants to know how he discovered that talent and he says he was a weird kid. Howie says he was memorable, and he loved it. Simon says when his son asks him what he did at work yesterday he’ll say well…I watched a man put his head through a loo. Jonathan gets four yesses and will be moving on. Next, we have a singer, Benicio Bryant and he’s 14, and no one in his family has a singing background. We see him talking to a co-contestant and then we see the girl’s audition and see the judge’s reaction. Benicio takes the stage and performs The Joke by Brandi Carlile. The judges seem surprised and seem to enjoy the performance. Julianne says she wasn’t expecting that, but it was so great. Gabrielle says he connected with all of them. Howie says from the moment the song started, it built and built and built and it was great. Simon says he could tell he was nervous, but he put it together. Simon says Benicio reminds him of Harry Styles. Benicio gets four yesses. Next up is the Emerald Belles Dance Team and they are a high kick team. Simon greets them and wishes them luck. They have the music Blue Monday by Orgy. Some of the dancers come from the aisles and startle the judges. The audience seems to love the performance. They get an ovation from Simon. Gabrielle says this is kind of reminiscent of a movie she was in and they brought it! Julianne commends them that were in sync and cohesive. Howie says in his mind it’s what the Rockettes do and in his opinion, it wasn’t close to the level of what he watched there. Simon says someone new needs to take the Rockettes place and they could do. Howie gives them a no and the audience boos him. Simon doesn’t think they are booing loud enough. Gabrielle says yes. Julianne says yes. Simon says it’s 3 yesses. We see a montage of various siblings and families performing together. Then we meet the Messoudi Brothers from Australia. They used to perform with their father and it’s been a family act, but their father retired. They take the stage and are greeted by Gabrielle and she wishes them luck. They are an acrobatic act. They begin with one brother lying on the floor and a second brother doing a handstand on his feet and the third doing a handstand on his hands. The audience seems to love the act. They get an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Gabrielle says they delivered the wow. So talented! Simon is so excited they came on the show, they ticked every box. Julianne says there’s something really special when you can do what you love with the people you love and it was special and they nailed it. Howie says amazing strength and he’s excited when they see something they haven’t seen before. They get four yesses! The next act is a trio from India and one of the trio is 7 foot 6. Simon greets them and turns the stage over to them. The tall man lays down in the middle of a circle of coconuts and they put the coconuts directly around his body. Then another member of the trio grabs a silver mallet and the third member pours salt in his eyes and then covers his head with a red bag. The third member spins the second member around and he walks towards the tall guy with the mallet and smashes the coconuts that are all around his body. He then randomly has a few smashes where he hits nothing. There are a few watermelons around the tall guys head and he hits one of those. He then is moving to the other side of the body and randomly hitting nothing before hitting some more coconuts and the last of the watermelons. They get an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Howie says that was the craziest most dangerous thing he’s ever seen. Julianne thought there was going to be death. Gabrielle says that was like the scariest horror movie she’s ever seen. Julianne says she never seen anything like this before. Simon says that was the most exciting thing he’s ever seen. They get four yesses and move on. Next we meet GFORCE and they are Zen G, OG, Boss G, Speedy G, and Hype G and they are a group of girls. Simon says here comes trouble! He asks for their name and where they are from and they are from Toronto. We meet Sienna, Ava, Sarah, Holly, and Mikaela. Simon asks who’s the diva and they say no one and he says yeah right. They are going to sing an original song and Simon tells them to just kill it. Julianne says they are all female empowerment divas and she loves it. She says the message is you’re never too young to dream big. Gabrielle says she has an 11-year old in her house and she has a suspicion they’ll be listening to that song in the carpool lane. She says they are rockstars. Howie says they are emotional and they entertained them and they made him feel like a little girl again. Simon says they are very cute, very ambitious, and they are fun. They get four yesses and move on. We meet Adaline Bates and she’s a singer. She joined a group when she was 17 and they were trying to make it big, but life happened and they broke up. She says AGT could most definitely change her life forever. She heads out to greet the judges and Howie asks her name. She has to go and get ready and she leaves the stage and comes back dressed as half man and half woman. She sings Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole. Simon says it was funny but good. Julianne agrees and says it was funny and entertaining. Gabrielle says she loved it, it was not 1 but 2 performances. Howie says it was so unexpected and a surprise and she has great range and is so unique. Simon gives them both a yes. Julianne says she’s unforgettable it’s a yes. Gabrielle gives a yes. Howie says he hopes they stay together for years and years and it’s her fourth yes. Next we have Ryan Niemiller and he was born with a medical condition with his arms. He’s a comedian and learned early to make jokes about himself before anyone else could. He says he’s going to see if he’s Indiana funny or funny funny. Simon greets him and wishes him good luck. Ryan does his set and he gets an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Simon thinks he is amazing. He’s curious why he hasn’t had the break he’s looking for and Ryan says it’s hard to break through without people thinking he’s a novelty act. Howie says he is brilliant, real, authentic, funny, and a star. He believes Ryan should be in the finals. Gabrielle says she wants more and she’s going to be his roadie. He’s brilliant. Julianne says everything about him screams I am awesome, I am funny, he’s the real deal. Howie says yes. Gabrielle gives the second yes. Julianne gives the third. Simon says he knows how many people are in the theater and he has 4, 041 yesses. Up next is Light Balance Kids and they are a dance group from Ukraine. One of the guys from Light Balance created the group. They are greeted by Howie and Howie says Light Balance was one of his favorite acts of all time. They use the music of Queen performing to Another One Bites the Dust. They get a standing ovation from the audience and all four judges. Gabrielle says she has no words other than oh my gosh, what in the world. She says they were perfect. Great job! Julianne says the technicality you have to have, their skill is at the level of an adult. They are amazing! Simon says he was amazed when he saw them all at the end because he thought there were a few adults. Gabrielle gives them their first yes. Julianne says yes! Simon says he will remember them. Yes. Howie gives the fourth yes! Nicholas Wallace will be attempting to contact the other side. When he was a kid he would feel a connection to things and the story behind them. He brought an item that is very special to him and he’s going to bring the judges into close contact with the other side. He has a rocking chair and a porcelain doll on stage. Howie greets him and turns the stage over to him. He talks about a hotel that people thought were haunted, but he says it was a chair that was haunted. The hotel burned to the ground and the chair was salvaged from the fire and now it belongs to him. He wants to know who wants to have a seat and he requests Gabrielle to join him on stage. Nicholas has her take a seat in the rocking chair and has her sit back and he asks her to hold her arms out and put them down and he says the strange happenings were happening in the dark so he blindfolds her. He then gets the doll and says the doll and the chair seem to have some sort of connection. He raises the dolls right arm and Gabrielle raises her right arm. He puts the dolls arm down and she puts her arm down. He rubs her arm and tells her to raise her arm if she feels it and she does. He then rubs the dolls arm and she raises her hand again. He wants her to raise her arm the instant she feels someone touch her and he won’t speak until it happens. He touches the doll and her arm raises. Nicholas has Gabrielle stand up and she heads back to the judges table. He gets a standing ovation from the audience and the judges. Julianne literally doesn’t know how that happened. She says that was magic or death and she doesn’t know what it was. Simon says if he was to say he was creepy that’s the best compliment he can give him. Gabrielle says she got touched. She doesn’t know. Howie loved the presentation and they should vote because he wants him to get out of here and take the chair with him. Nick moves on with three yesses. Joseph Allen is our last act of the night and he’s a singer/songwriter. He grew up in a blended family. He wrote a song and recorded a video and posted it on Facebook and it went viral. He wants to be able to make his parents proud. He tells Terry if he gets the golden buzzer he wants him to come out and pick him up. Joseph takes the stage and is greeted by Gabrielle. He’s 21 from Arizona and he’s going to perform an original song. Gabrielle says dreams come true on this stage, and she thinks they are seeing Joseph’s dream come true. Julianne says there is a new generation of millennials putting out what is good in this world, and she thinks he is so good. Simon says he got the best reaction for doing nothing before he even started, he got an ovation before he performed. Simon says the whole world should go to his school right now. He has amazing energy and he likes his voice and he has a great tone. Simon says first impressions mean a lot and that was an astonishing audition. Howie says his smile was electric and he walked out with such exuberance. He says people at home are talking about his moment, people in this room are talking about this moment and he stands on the judges table and says he’s leaving a footprint and he hits the golden buzzer with his foot! Terry runs out and picks him up.
  10. Tonight, John Legend will be joining the three judges Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder, and Shane McAnally. The first writer is Max Embers and he was born in Germany. The song he is singing is called Back Home. He’s excited to perform a song he wrote before some of the biggest people in the industry. He plays cover gigs 4 or 5 nights a week. Ester asks how John would personalize it and he says he’d work on melodies. Shane says he has too many melodies in the song so it just needs cleaned up a little bit. John starts playing a little and humming. Teddy advises to save the high note for the chorus instead of the verse so he has a goosebump moment. John says he’s going to listen to some other writers and he’ll get back to him. Max wants to rework his song and he thinks John will like it. Next is Tebby Burrows and she lives in Miami. Music was her oasis and her song is We Need Love. She thinks John is perfect for this song. She’s in marketing and Teddy worked at Pottery Barn and Ester worked in a funeral home. She performs her song for the judges and John is listening. Teddy says you have to be careful about lyrics crossing a line. John says the lyrics are sometimes cheesy and he thinks the song should sound a little more mournful. Ester says it’s a beautiful message. Shane says he had a hard time getting past the production because it sounded like the Lion King. Shane says changing the tone of the song will highlight the lyrics and bring out the message more. Next is Sam James from Nashville, TN. He says he has country elements in his writing, but he thinks John could perform this because it’s universal. The song is called Shine Down. Sam walks in and performs for the judges. Shane is dancing along to the music. Shane says that was amazing, it had a lot of soul. Ester loved it. Shane asks what inspired that. Sam says he has the best partner in crime and it’s their ten year anniversary. Ester asks if this is a John Legend song. John doesn’t think the ends of the lyrics are compelling. Teddy gives a few lyric suggestions and everyone seems to like it. John says it might not be him, but it does sound country. Next is Ollie Gabriel and he joined the National Guard and he wrote songs during that time. Having John Legend record this song would be a dream come true. His song is called Something New. The song was inspired by his grandparents and couples who have been together for 50 years. He performs for the judges. Ester wants to hear one part again and Ollie sings it again. Shane says it’s very close to being a hook he’s never seen before. Teddy says there was one line that didn’t hit him the way the lyric was intended and he goes over the lyrics. John is discussing with the judges the song choices and he is choosing three writers to work on the songs. John’s first choice is Max. His second choice is Ollie. John tells Sam it was difficult but the song just wasn’t right for him. His final selection is Tebby. The producers are fighting over which writer they want to work with. Teddy is working with Max on his song. Ollie is working with Ester. Tebby is working with Shane. Teddy has advised Max to pick the tempo up a little bit. Shane is advising Tebby to strip it back and maybe just play the guitar. He says it was over the top. Shane says Tebby’s song really needs the mournfulness and they need to simplify some of the lyrics. Shane says the lyrics are beautiful to read but sometimes you have to take into consideration what you feel. Ester is giving tips to Ollie on syncopation and changing pieces of the song. Ester says you only have a few seconds to get people hooked in and she advises him to pick up the intro to grab everyone’s attention. Tebby and Shane are still working and Shane wants to keep it simple to make sure the song is the star. Shane says it needs to be scaled back and maybe Tebby should consider playing it on acoustic. Teddy wishes Max good luck and says Auf Wiedersehen. Tebby is the first to re-pitch her song We Need Love and she has stripped it down to just her and one other guitar player and a bass player. Her and Shane have slowed the tempo down and made it a more mournful song. John says the change in mood made a big difference. Ester says it came a long way from a Caribbean beat. John says the verses sound really nice now. Shane says Tebby was so open to working with and making some changes. Teddy says he got goose bumps. John sings parts of it and Tebby I excited. Ollie is in next to re-pitch the song he and Ester worked on. They made the song a bit slower and more intimate. John says the feedback was pretty straight forward and Ester did that. John says he might change one word and Shane says they chopped out a stanza. John says it feels timeless and he loves the concept. Max is in last and Teddy has suggested a change to the name of the song to Lookin’ Up. John loved the choruses and John sings it. Max says he sounds amazing. Teddy says they were working on it until this morning and Max really took a lot of Teddy’s advice. John says he’s happy with what he heard today. John says everyone took the feedback so well and he thanks them and the producers. John says they all killed it and he’s happy he got to be there and experience their creativity and hopefully make a hit. John has made a decision. He’s chosen his favorite song from the three of them and he’s going to pick the song that he thinks made the biggest journey from where it was to where it is now and it is Tebby. John says it gave him chills and he’s ready to cut it. Tebby says this is beyond anything she hoped for it. Shane says this is a song we need and he’s so proud of Tebby. John says the song is available tonight and he hopes everyone listens to the lyrics and feels the love.
  11. Terry Crews welcomes us to the 14th season of America’s Got Talent and he introduces our judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandell, and new judges Julianne Hough, and Gabrielle Union. Our first act to audition is Greg Morton and he’s a comedian who does impressions. He comes out and introduces himself to the judges and they turn the stage over to him. Greg’s act is comedic impressions of Star Wars characters and the judges and audience really seem to enjoy the act. Julianne says she didn’t know what to expect, but it wasn’t what he did. She’d buy a ticket to see his show. Simon and Howie thought it was great and that he was funny. Simon says the youngest audience members to the oldest got the act. He gets four yesses. Our next act is Eric Chien and he’s a magician. He enjoyed watching magic shows on TV when he was growing up and it what he’s always wanted to do. After college, he was called back to Taiwan for military service and he felt like he lost his identity. He lost who he was and he had to find himself again. He knows who last year’s winner was and he says I puts the pressure on him. Eric introduces himself to the judges and say he’s a magician. Simon wishes him luck and takes his place behind a table where there’s a small box. He opens the box and pulls out a white ribbon and places it to the side. He then pulls out a couple of small paper frames and one disappears and then both disappear and reappear at the front of the table. He sets two cards with two different colors on the back in each frame and then starts placing cards on the tables under each stack. The colors on the backs of the cards were red and the ones under the blue pile turned blue. His vest then also turns red and blue. Eric takes the cards from the blue side and put them on the red side and they turn red. He then takes a card and flips it a few times and it has a red back. He puts the card down on the blue side and it turns blue. He slides it back and forth and it changes colors each time. He then takes a card and slides it under the ribbon and the card is half red and half blue. He then begins setting the cards down and they disappear as he lays them down. He puts a blue card by the ribbon and moves the ribbon over and the card begins to disappear until a very small part of the card is remaining. He shows it to the audience and then he scoots the ribbon back and makes it reappear. Eric then takes the rest of the blue cards and places them on the red side and the cards turn into coins. The old blue side is now coins, and the red side is now blue cards. He places the coins in the box he started with and the ribbon disappears. When he reopens the box, the coins have disappeared and his vest has turned to black again. He gets an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Howie says most magicians are suave, but Eric looked as confused as them and he loved that. Gabrielle says he is magic and it’s time for him to step up and claim his place amongst the best. Julianne says he doesn’t have to compare himself to anyone and she’s glad he showed up as him. Simon says this was on a different level, and it was unbelievably good. Simon says Eric is so humble that he might not even know how good he really is. Time to vote and he gets 4 yesses. The next act is Sophie Pecora and she’s 15 years old. She has a guitar on stage with her and Simon asks her when she woke up this morning what went through her head and she is speechless and says OMG. Sophie is going to perform an original song. Gabrielle says she wowed them. She’s so young and she has a special gift. Howie says she’s really unique and she dances to her own drummer and that drummer is really relatable. Julianne says what she just performed for them was truth and she thought it was brilliant. Simon says he could feel how much this means to her and her delivery is really cool. He likes her a lot. Sophie gets four yesses and is moving on. Next we meet monkey who’s eating bananas and he has lots of hair, a monkey costume on his head and he’s wearing a yellow tutu. His name is Monkey and he’s glad Julianne is now a judge because he’s a dancer too. He takes the stage and Simon looks annoyed immediately. He begins dancing and Simon immediately hits his button. Howie and Gabrielle then hit their buttons and Julianne’s X lights up. Simon says that was terrible. Julianne encourages him to keep going. They all say no. We then see Andy Pigkins and he gets three X’s and Julianne lets it keep going because she’s new. Andy continues and he’s booed and Julianne eventually hits her button and says she’s so sorry. She says she doesn’t think she’s as captivated as she’s been in the past and there’s room to grow. He gets no’s as well. Julianne says she wants to press it but she’s nervous because she’s new. We then have a juggling clown and Julianne hesitates, but then hits her button. Gabrielle says as someone who doesn’t like clowns, he didn’t help. Julianne says there’s something for everyone. He also gets nos. Julianne says she finally feels like she gets the X button. We then meet Purgatory who is based in Los Angeles. They are dressed as mimes and they are dancing and singing and Julianne immediately hits her button and everyone is shocked. Gabrielle and Howie then hit their buttons and Julianne fights with Simon to hit his. Julianne says she didn’t get the act and their dance moves were off. Simon says he liked it and Julianne says hard pass. Next is a classic pianist named Patrizio Ratto and he’s from Italy. He loves Beethoven and he’s ready for his chance to show America and the judges his music. Julianne wants to know if he’s going to play an original song and he says no, classical music. He begins playing and Simon looks a bit bored. As he performs he begins doing some odd dance moves and then kicks his piano stool over and then starts dancing like a robot. His moves are in sync to the classical music. As he finishes dancing he goes back to the piano to finish the piece. He gets an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Julianne says that was very unexpected. She says Patrizio was incredible and he executed the dancing so well. Howie says they’ve never seen anything like that and it was a great mixture of two art forms and he is amazing. Gabrielle says that was unbelievable. He was Bruce Banner and then jibba, jibba, jibba he became the Incredible Hulk. Gabrielle asks if he’s single and he says yes. Simon says without people like him they don’t have a show and his dogs don’t get fed. He says he was incredible and he’ll always remember this moment. He gets four yesses! We meet the next act, V. Unbeatable. They are from Mumbai, India and the spokesman for the group gets emotional talking about where they are from. They are from ages 12 to 27. Many of their members are from the slums and when they dance it relieves their tensions and they feel free. Gabrielle wishes them luck and they all get set. They are dancing and doing some acrobatics and throwing not just one person in the air, but multiple people. They get an ovation from all four judges and the audience. Gabrielle says V. Unbeatable blew them away. They brought something to the stage they’ve literally never seen before. Julianne says that was absolute brilliance and she says they were a team and there was so much trust and she thinks they watched history in the making. Howie says he thinks they just made their future. Simon says this is certainly one of the best dance acts they’ve ever had on one of these shows. Simon says this is going to change their lives and he really believes that. They all vote yes on the count of three. Next is Jackie Fabulous and she’s a comedian. Her family is from Jamaica and they are very conservative. She did what her parents wanted her to do, but she felt panic and knew she needed things to change. She says her mother doesn’t tell people she’s a comedian, she continues to tell them she’s a lawyer. Jackie takes the stage and greets the judges. Gabrielle asks if her parents are supportive and she says no, they don’t get it. They turn the stage over to Jackie. Gabrielle says Jackie had them laughing before her set even started. Simon says thank God for Jackie! Just when you think the world has lost its sense of humor on she comes. She’s hilarious and he wants to hang out with her. Julianne thought it was amazing and relatable and she likes it. Howie says she has the perfect name because he believes she is Jackie Fabulous. Howie says she’s a superstar and she changed her families mind tonight. Simon says he needs to kiss her and he motions her over and he goes up and kisses her and hugs and says that was awesome. Simon says that was a very slow yes. Julianne says hell yes and Howie says yes! He loves her. Gabrielle gives the fourth yes and Jackie moves on. The next act is Gingzilla from Sydney, Australia and they are a 7 foot bearded glam monster from down under. Gingzilla is the love child of Chuck Norris and Jessica Rabbit. Gabrielle asks what the dream is and Gingzilla says to perform in front of this many people every night and take over the world. Gingzilla is going to sing a little song. Gingzilla sings She’s a Lady by Tom Jones. The audience looks surprised and the judges are surprised too. Gingizilla leaves the stage but then runs back on and continues. They leave again and then runs back on and sings some more. Terry says THAT is a show! Gingzilla gets an ovation from the audience and the judges are on their feet before the performance ends. Howie says Gingzilla is funny, different, and confusing. He says they are amazing and he loved it. Julianne says she could absolutely see them in Vegas owning a show and she’d come every weekend. Simon says he thought what the bloody hell was that, but it was fantastic. This is why they created the show and it was a great audition. Gabrielle says Ging, she is there for the whole thing. Gingzilla gets four yesses and moves on. The next act is The Human Fuse and he is a danger act and they’ve built a huge crossbow and his wife will set him on fire and they will shoot him off. He reveals he was in the hospital the day before. The judges head outside to watch the act. We see him hug and kiss his wife and puts a mask over his head with goggles and protective gear and he climbs onto the crossbow. His wife begins the countdown and the audience joins in and he is lit on fire and he is shot straight up and we go to commercial. We’re back at the countdown for The Human Fuse and we see him lit on fire and shot off to a landing pad across the way and the judges wait to see if he’s ok. He’s still on fire and he’s climbing out of the landing pad. He is extinguished and the judges are wondering if he’s hurt. He pulls the mask off and his face is red but he raises his hands and he gets applause. Terry asks him how he feels and he says he’s excited and hurt a little bit. Time to head inside and see what the judges think. Simon says The Human Fuse is alive! Howie says his reason for winning this is so he can quit. He says they were entertained and he thanks him. Gabrielle says he just wowed the audience. She loves that he doesn’t let age define what his capabilities are and she loves it. Julianne is proud of him for doing something so crazy and he’s inspiring. Simon asks where he goes next and he responds Toledo. Simon says if we put you through, how do you top that? He doesn’t know. Simon asks if he’s prepared to jump over something that could eat him and he says yes. Simon has some ideas. The Human Fuse gets four yesses and he moves on. It’s time for our final act of the night. We meet Kodie Lee and he is blind and is escorted out by his mother, Tina. He is 22 and he is going to sing and play the piano. Tina says Kodie is blind and autistic and they found he loved music early on. Tina realized he was an entertainer. Kodie says he’s ready! He takes his place behind the piano and his mother talks to him quietly before he begins and she leaves the stage. Kodie performs A Song For You by Donny Hathaway. Julianne and Gabrielle are getting emotional and listening intently. He gets an ovation from the audience and all four judges. Kodie’s mother returns to help him to the front of the stage and Howie says all four judges and everyone in the room were on their feet and Kodie laughs. Howie says no only did they feel the authenticity of what he did, he’s a great talent. It was amazing. Julianne says everyone needs a voice and an expression and she really feels his heart and passion. His voice blew them all away and it was beautiful. Simon says what just happened there was extraordinary. He doesn’t know what it’s like to live in Kodie’s world, but it’s amazing to see their relationship. Simon says he will remember this moment for the rest of his life. Gabrielle says she’s a new judge this season and she’s also a new mom this year. She says you want to give your kids the moon and stars and rainbows and tonight, she’s going to give them something special. Gabrielle hits her golden buzzer.
  12. Leg #7 begins in Kampala, Uganda and Tyler and Korey are the first to depart and they are flying to Zurich, Switzerland. Teams are off and picking up reservations for their flight and Rachel discusses that she’s tied for the most legs run on the race. Becca and Floyd think there is a U-Turn and they are discussing their options with Leo and Jamal on who they might potentially U-Turn. There is discussion of U-Turning Colin and Christie and Victor and Nicole are tossed out also. Rachel and Elissa do not want to U-Turn Victor and Nicole because they are supposed to be in an alliance with them. The teams are landing in Switzerland and they are headed out to a train. Rachel and Elissa decided to tell Nicole and Victor that Becca and Floyd want to U-Turn them. Nicole says she’s trying not to be paranoid but it’s crazy that Becca and Floyd would throw their name out. They don’t want Victor and Nicole to tell the other teams what they told them. Victor wants to verify the information and Rachel thinks they are trying to throw them under the bus. Leo and Jamal thought they could trust Rachel and Elissa, but they realize they stabbed them in the back and they say Rachel and Elissa are playing both sides. The teams are off looking for their next route marker. Tyler and Korey are the first to arrive at the destination and it’s a roadblock. Who wants to take the Scenic Route? The teams will have to swing into a gorge and then when they land they will have to find their clue in the gorge. Korey will be first to go for their team. Becca will go for their team in second, Leo in third, Christie in fourth, and Nicole in fifth. Elissa will go for their team in sixth and Chris will be doing it for their team. Korey is up first and he says he doesn’t love falling. He steps off and swings down and Tyler says he’s glad Korey did that. Korey says that was terrifying. Korey gets the clue and they have to fly by helicopter to Grimsel Pass. Becca is up next and Floyd says this is going to be insane. Becca yells she loves this life while swinging. Christie says she’s so jealous. Floyd says that was scary. Nicole is scared, she’s really nervous. Tyler and Korey are in the helicopter and they are off and they are appreciating the view and they say it’s a stunning view. Leo is next to swing. Jamal says he thought Leo was going to die. Nicole is afraid of heights and she’s still freaking out. Christie is the next to jump and Colin says it brings tears to his eyes because she’s facing her fears. Nicole is next and she’s freaking out. She says she can’t do it, she needs out. The safety instructor tells her if she can’t jump she has to go to the end of the line. The instructor asks if Nicole is ready to do it and she finally says she’s ready. Nicole yells I’m alive! She says that was the scariest thing she’s ever done and Victor says he was so proud. Tyler and Korey have reached the detour. Detour: In Water Power-teams will ride the world’s funicular and they will have to watch for basin’s names and how much water they hold. When they reach the end, they will be given a map and the names and they’ll have to put the names where they belong using only their memory. They may have to ride the funicular a few times to complete the task. Water Down-teams will descend 150 ft and teams will grab a clue from the end of the rope before continuing downstream. Tyler and Korey are going to do Water Down. Elissa has made her jump and Chris is right behind. Becca and Floyd have decided to do water down. Leo and Jamal are going to do water power. Colin and Christie are doing water down. Victor and Nicole and Rachel and Elissa are in the helicopters on their way to Grimsel Pass with Chris and Bret in last. Tyler is down and Korey is on his way now. Korey hits the bottom and then they have to jump into some shallow water. Becca and Floyd are making their way down. Becca is a rock climbing instructor so she has no problem getting down. Nicole and Victor are going to do water power. Leo and Jamal are on the funicular and they decide to split the names of the basins. Colin and Christie are now making their way down the rock wall. Leo and Jamal have finished on the funicular and they are ready to place the names on the map. They think they have it and they are correct and they are out in first place. Two-thirds of the population of Switzerland are Christians. They are on their way to the pitstop at a church, St. Michaelskirche. Tyler and Korey realize the detour they picked did take a little bit of time. Leo and Jamal are waiting for the funicular and there is only one so it’s a 15 minute ride. Tyler and Korey have finally reached the end of the course and they are headed to the pit stop. Colin and Christie are right on Becca and Floyd’s heels. They both finish and they are off to the pitstop. Nicole and Victor are on the funicular and she says this is the scariest day of her life. They see their first basin name and they start memorizing. As Victor and Nicole reach the top, Leo and Jamal are ready to head down. Rachel and Elissa are doing water down and Chris and Bret are doing water down as well. Rachel and Elissa are down and Chris and Bret are getting ready to start but Bret is afraid of heights. Bret is still making his way down and he starts to panic a little. Bret finally calms down and he has reached the bottom and Chris congratulates him. Tyler and Korey are on their way to the pitstop and Tyler says all that paranoia on the train and it was all for nothing. Victor and Nicole have reached the engineer and they have the map. They ask for a check and they are correct and they are off. Tyler and Korey have found the church and they run to Phil at the mat. Tyler and Korey are first place and they have won a spa day. Nicole wants to stop and ask for directions but Victor says there’s no point because they can get to the town and maybe see cars parked. Rachel and Elissa are finishing their course and Chris and Bret are right behind. Rachel and Elissa and Chris and Bret read their clues and they head off towards the pitstop. Chris and Bret are on the road first and Rachel and Elissa are following, but neither team knows if they are going the right way. Chris and Bret see a parking area and they get out to ask for directions and Elissa and Rachel do too. They were going the wrong way and they have to turn around. Elissa and Rachel are now in the lead because they blocked Chris and Bret when turning around. Nicole and Victor flag someone down to ask for directions and they have to turn around too. Colin and Christie and Becca and Floyd race for the mat. Colin and Christie finished in second and Becca and Floyd are in third. Leo and Jamal run up while they’re still there and they are in fourth. Victor and Nicole are still driving and they think they drove by the church. Chris and Brett and Rachel and Elissa are out and running. Elissa and Rachel hit the mat in fifth and Chris and Bret hit the mat in sixth. Victor and Nicole run up while Rachel and Elissa are on the mat and they say they got lost. Victor says they were under the impression they were getting U-Turned and Rachel and Elissa argue with Victor and Nicole. Nicole is crying and Victor says at the end of the day it’s over. It’s fine. Phil says he is sorry to tell them they are the last team to arrive. However, this is a non-elimination leg. They will have a speed bump on the next leg. Nicole says they got so lucky that it was a non-elimination. Rachel doesn’t want anything to do with Victor or Nicole. Next time, on The Amazing Race, an amazing race first puts teams in a panic to avoid elimination. They will be having a vote on who to U-Turn.
  13. We are heading out from Dubai Marina in the United Arab Emirates and the eight teams are flying to Kampala, Uganda. After touching down, teams must hail a taxi and make their way into the city of Kampala. Becca and Floyd are out first and they say they can’t make a mistake now with everyone being so close. Chris and Bret talk about how they’ve been doing well and they head out. Tyler and Korey are off and they say the challenge is to appreciate a culture that doesn’t appreciate them. All the teams are starting to come into the airport and Tyler is reflecting on the privileges he has being LGBTQ in America and how others don’t have those same privileges. Janelle and Britney and Rachel and Elissa arrive at the airport at the same time and they are excited to see each other because they’ve bonded as moms. All teams are on the same flight and they are off. Christie says Nicole and Victor are solid and Chris and Bret are doing well. She says if you make it to leg 6 in the amazing race you are an amazing race team. Teams have all touched down in Uganda and it’s a race out of the airport. Teams are pushing and racing for taxis. Leo and Jamal want to see some lions and tigers and elephants since they are Afghanimals. Tyler and Korey’s goal is to get a first place win. Teams have arrived at the mosque and they have to change. Nicole and Victor get the clue first and they have to count the number of steps in the minaret. Once they’ve counted 272, they’ll see the highest vantage point in Kampala. Tyler and Korey have done research on the mosque and they read there was 304 steps so they didn’t even count. Bret and Chris miss the clue but have climbed the steps and have to go back down. Colin and Christie are there also in third. Janelle and Britney are stuck in traffic. Tyler and Korey reach the top and write 304 and they are wrong and have to go back down. Tyler says they have to count the steps in the minaret, not the steps in the entire mosque. Nicole and Victor arrive at the top and they have the correct number and they head out. Chris and Bret get their clue and go to count. Christie and Colin arrive at the top and they are correct. Nicole and Victor have to head to Owino Market and search for their next clue. Janelle and Britney are concerned because they seem to be going the wrong way through traffic. Tyler and Korey get the count right and they head out. Chris and Bret are correct and they are right behind. Leo and Jamal are in sixth place and they ask Tyler and Korey how many steps and they respond lots. Rachel and Elissa have arrived and they ran to the top so fast and they are wrong with the count. Rachel and Elissa start at the bottom and begin counting. Leo and Jamal hit the top and they are correct with the count. Rachel and Elissa count again and they are off by one and have to try again. Becca and Floyd have arrived in seventh. Janelle and Britney are still stuck in traffic. Britney says they are literally in the middle of oncoming traffic. Rachel and Elissa are counting again and one counted 271 and one counted 272 and Rachel decides to go with 270 but then changes her mind and writes down 272 and they are correct. Becca and Floyd arrive at the top and they have it right and they head back down. Janelle and Britney have just arrived and they are in last. Victor and Nicole are at Owino Market and they are talking about how crazy it is. Tyler and Korey have arrived as well. They are looking for Soweto Restaurant. Colin and Christie are looking as well. Victor sees it and they are at the roadblock. Who Wants a Rolex? Teams must shop for their ingredients and make one Rolex for their next clue. Victor, Korey, and Colin are going to do the roadblock for their teams. Leo and Jamal have arrived at the roadblock. Janelle and Britney have counted the steps and they are correct. Victor says it looks like a food dish, he thought it was a watch. He’s watching a demonstration on how to make the dish. Victor says ohhhh, rolled eggs, rolex. Becca and Floyd have arrived and Floyd is going to do the roadblock. Korey, Colin, and Victor are all working on making the dish. Jamal is doing the roadblock for his team. Rachel and Elissa have arrived at the market and Janelle and Britney are right behind. Jamal is struggling. Korey is struggling a bit too. Victor thinks he’s in first and he’s trying not to look at anyone else. Victor is done and he takes his rolex up and he is done and they head out to the Gaba Landing Sight and get their clue from a boat builder. Colin is done also. Janelle is going to do the roadblock for their team. Rachel and Elissa have found their speed bump. They must now complete a task at Wash ‘N Go. They have to hand wash clothes and find a spot to hang them to dry. Phil says finding a spot to hang them? Good luck! Rachel and Elissa think washing clothes will be no problem. Janelle is getting a little frustrated and is looking for a watch. Jamal is done and he takes his for a check and it’s no good. Bret has done the task for his team and he is done and he heads out. Elissa and Rachel have finished their speed bump and they are off to the roadblock. Jamal and Floyd are still working on their dish. Jamal has finished and he heads out. Floyd dropped his on the ground and he says five second rule. Janelle still can’t find the roadblock task and Britney wishes she could help her. Janelle says she hasn’t seen any other teams and she’s lost. Janelle is still looking for the vendor and she says she’s been running for an hour. Victor and Nicole have arrived at the next route marker. Elissa is doing the roadblock for their team and Floyd is finishing. Elissa says it’s them against Janelle and Britney. Victor and Nicole can’t find the clue box and Tyler and Korey and Colin and Christie are also looking. They have reached the detour. In Salty Roll-teams will have to gut fish and roll them in salt. In Move the Pole, teams will have to load some logs on a bicycle and deliver it and stack it. Victor and Nicole, Colin and Christie, and Tyler and Korey all decide to Move the Pole and they head out. Elissa has finished her dish and they are off. The teams are struggling with the bikes because it’s very muddy since it had been raining all day. Colin and Christie see a finished example and they have to build it up. Tyler and Korey say it’s like Jenga. Chris and Bret and Leo and Jamal have arrived and are also going to do Move the Pole. Tyler and Korey were pleased that the people of Uganda treated them so warmly. Colin and Christie drop their bike and they are struggling. Colin says Season 5 Colin would have been deep in it, but he’s much more loving and patient. Becca and Floyd have arrived and they are going to do Move the Pole. Janelle comes back and sees Britney and says she can’t find it and Britney is frustrated because she can’t help her. Janelle finally finds the stand and she is crying and she says she’s so stupid it was that easy. Tyler and Korey think they are done and ask for a check and they are done. Drums are among the world’s oldest instruments. They will now play a key role in this season’s first head-to-head. Moving one drum at a time, they must arrange the drums in four color specific stacks. The winners will check in with him at Jahazi Pier and the losing team will have to take on the next team. Tyler and Korey are nervous about the head-to-heads. Colin and Christie ask for a check and they are done with Victor and Nicole right behind. Rachel and Elissa have arrived at the detour and they do Salty Roll. Rachel says when they were little their father taught them how to gut and clean a fish. Tyler and Korey would like to get the head-to-head on their first try. They are reading the directions for the head-to-head. Janelle has finished her dish and they are off in last place. Colin and Christie have arrived and they will go head-to-head with Tyler and Korey. Nicole and Victor arrive and they are number three. Chris and Bret are number four. Tyler and Korey say they’ve ran a flawless leg and knowing they have this last task is daunting. Tyler and Korey and Colin and Christie are set to begin. The first head-to-head is between Tyler and Colin. They can only have four drums on a stack and they must end up color coated. Tyler has his yellow stack done. Tyler has his red stack done. Colin now has yellow done. Tyler has the green one done and he finishes the blue one and Tyler has won the first head-to-head. They run to check-in at the pitstop. Tyler and Korey are team number one and they have won a trip to Singapore. Phil asks them about the emotion about coming to Uganda and they say that just because the government has a certain policy, it doesn’t mean all the people agree and everyone has been so warm to them. The next head-to-head is Colin vs Victor and the drums start in a new order. Victor and Colin both finish the red stack. Victor has completed the green stack. Colin has his yellow stack. Victor has his yellow stack and he’s two moves away from winning. Colin has his blue stack and he’s rushing to get his green stack. Colin has won and he and Christie finish in second place. Becca and Floyd, Leo and Jamal, and Rachel and Elissa arrive and get their drum order. Victor and Chris is up next. Victor has his yellow and green stack. Chris has his blue stack. Victor has his red stack and then finish his blue stack. Victor has won and he and Nicole finish in third place. Janelle and Britney arrive at the detour and they do Salty Roll. Bret faces off against Floyd. They are both tied at two Bret has his third stack. Bret gets the fourth stack and Chris yells at him to grab the Ox tail. Chris and Bret run and they finish in fourth place. Chris says he’s super proud of Bret because he stepped up for them. Floyd vs Leo is up and Floyd has blue and green. Leo has yellow. Floyd has red and Leo has green. Floyd gets his last stack and grabs the Ox tail and they head to the pit stop and finish in fifth place. Britney and Janelle are finishing their detour and they are done and they head out. They are relieved there is a shot because of the head-to-head. Jamal and Rachel are up next for the head-to-head. Jamal has green and red. Rachel has red and green as well. Jamal finish his last two stacks and they run to the mat and finish in sixth place. Rachel and Elissa realize they have to go against Janelle and Britney. It’s a Big Brother battle for the finish. Rachel and Britney are competing. Elissa is yelling instruction to Rachel. Rachel has her blue stack finished. Rachel has finished her yellow stack. Britney finishes her yellow stack. Britney now has her blue stack and Rachel is finishing the green stack. Rachel is two moves away from winning. Rachel has finished and grabs the Ox tail and they are all emotional and they hug each other. Rachel and Elissa finish in seventh place. Janelle and Britney are the last team to arrive and they have been eliminated from the race. Britney says getting eliminated isn’t the end of the world, her child is a cancer survivor. They came to win, but it isn’t her worst day. Janelle wanted to prove to her daughters that women could work together. Janelle says Britney is her bestie and they will be forever. Next time on The Amazing Race, in the Swiss Alps, teams go on an epic adventure, while Victor and Nicole and Rachel and Elissa have an epic showdown.
  14. We start in Ho Chi Minh City and they are flying to Dubai, the biggest city in the United Arab Emirates. Christie says they are trying to maintain alignment in the midst of chaos. Nicole and Victor are the second to depart and Victor says they have a trio of second place finishes. Nicole says people think they are lucky, but she thinks they are underestimated. Chris and Bret head out and they say they are showing their Survivor spirit. Becca and Floyd leave in fourth and they are looking to continue keeping lines of communication open. Tyler and Korey talk about the last time they were in Dubai and they raced camels and did Bedouin kisses. Leo and Jamal head out in sixth and they are excited about getting as close as possible to the mother land. They are hoping to get first place in Dubai. Janelle and Britney leave 7th and they talk about how they did poorly the last leg and they are trying to examine what they did wrong and improve on it. Rachel and Elissa are the last team to leave and Rachel says Elissa is very strong and she listens to her on the mental things. The teams are all heading out from the airport. Tyler and Korey’s cab driver is taking selfies. The teams are noting how pretty it is. They arrive at a camp fire and there are several luxury cars out there and they welcomed by 5 men and they drink tea. Their clues are in the cars and teams must continue to the Dubai Frame and make their way to the top for their next clue. Rachel and Elissa are the first ones out and Leo and Jamal are right behind and they are hoping Rachel and Elissa get lost. Victor and Nicole are confused when they are told the clues are in the car, but they finally get it. Becca and Floyd get their clue and they head out. Colin and Christie are on their way to the Frame as well. Rachel and Elissa’s driver think they have taken the wrong exit. The driver doesn’t know how to get there. Leo and Jamal and Colin and Christie have arrived and they take an elevator up to the top. They talk about how the frame shows old Dubai out one side and new Dubai out the other side. Leo and Jamal are in first. Leo and Jamal have hit the detour. In Fall, they have to find a sky diving jump master and then make their way to the top in the world’s fastest elevator and keep their eyes open as they jump for their next clue. In Find, teams will have to search Dubai World Globe, a dinosaur park, and find five different colored eggs and return them to their nest for the next clue. Leo and Jamal and Colin and Christie are going to Fall. Chris and Bret and Tyler and Korey and Janelle and Britney have all arrived and are deciding which detour to do. Rachel and Elissa are still lost. Rachel and Elissa’s driver stops to ask for directions and they head back out. Becca and Floyd are arriving at the Frame and Rachel and Elissa arrive right behind. Janelle and Britney are doing Find and their driver doesn’t know where it is. Rachel wants to go find the eggs because only 2 teams can jump at a time. Leo and Jamal have arrived at the tallest building in the world and they chose their jump master. Tyler and Korey have arrived at Fall as well. Leo and Jamal are talking about how nervous they are. Chris and Bret have arrived with Nicole and Victor right behind to find eggs and they are dressing in costumes. Rachel and Elissa and Janelle and Britney are also getting dressed in their costumes. Rachel and Elissa and Janelle and Britney discuss switching to Fall because all of the teams are there. Rachel and Elissa decide to switch detours. Becca and Floyd, Chris and Bret, Nicole and Victor, and Janelle and Britney are all in dinosaur costumes looking for eggs. Janelle and Britney have their red egg. Chris and Bret find their white egg. Rachel and Elissa think the jump will be super quick and they can move on. Leo and Jamal are at the top and they discover it’s not a real jump, it’s a virtual reality jump and they realize they were “tricked”. They have a “mission” they have to do for their Fall. Colin and Christie are also in their VR game for their jump. Leo and Jamal did their task and then they were given some questions they had to answer about their mission. They had to answer all five correct and they only get 4 correct. Colin and Christie finish and they get their questionnaire and they have to try again as well. Tyler and Korey are in for their first attempt. Janelle and Britney got their white egg. Nicole and Victor find their green egg and their white one. Becca and Floyd has their white one. Nicole and Victor have their red one. Chris and Bret have purple, blue, and green. Becca and Floyd have their green one. Janelle and Britney have their purple egg and they decide to go drop theirs off and go back for their last one. Chris and Bret are arguing. Rachel and Elissa have arrived at the jump site and head up. Tyler and Korey are completing their first attempt and they got a question wrong and will have to try again. Leo and Jamal are on their second attempt. Tyler and Korey are discussing their answers to the questions. Rachel and Elissa think they are bungee jumping. Leo and Jamal mess up again and they have to go to the back of the line. Becca and Floyd have their blue egg now. Janelle and Britney and Becca and Floyd all need one more egg. Britney can’t see because her costume keeps getting in her face. Chris and Bret find their eggs and they are to head off to Soho garden. Colin and Christie have passed on their second attempt and they are in second place. Tyler and Korey finish theirs and they leave in third. Rachel and Elissa are on their first attempt. Leo and Jamal enter for their third attempt. Elissa and Rachel get their test and Elissa says it was harder than a BMV test. Becca and Floyd find their last egg and have to return their eggs to the nest. Janelle and Britney have all their eggs. Becca and Floyd head out in fourth place. Nicole and Victor leave in fifth place. Janelle and Britney are standing next to their eggs asking for a check and as the Nicole and Victor leave, Nicole tells Britney and Janelle where the nest is. Chris and Bret arrive at the roadblock. Who can feel the beat? It’s silent rave night. Everyone is listening to headphones and listening to different mixes. But a few are dancing to the DJ’s beat. The teams must use their powers of observation to determine who is dancing to the music of the DJ. Chris is doing the roadblock. Leo and Jamal are on their fourth attempt and Rachel and Elissa are on their second attempt. Leo and Jamal fail their test again. They are frustrated and say mistakes like this can cost them. They say it’s taking too long. Leo and Jamal are going again and Rachel and Elissa have failed as well. Christie is going to do it for their team, Bret is still trying. Floyd is going to do it for his team and Nicole is going to do it as well. Tyler and Korey arrive and so do Janelle and Britney. Janelle is going to do it for their team and Tyler is doing it for theirs. Leo and Jamal finally complete their task and they can move on and Rachel and Elissa have also passed. Colin is dancing and the partygoers seem entertained. Floyd was in a band and he was a drummer and he thinks he has it. Floyd grabs the party goer and they are correct and in first. They have to head to the pitstop at Dubai Marina and they will zipline to the pitstop. Nicole is grabbing someone else and Victor is nervous. Nicole is correct and they leave in second. Tyler is still looking for his and he gets it correct and they are out in third. Bret grabs a guy by a shirt and he is correct and they leave in fourth. Christie is grabbing someone and she is correct and they are in fifth. Janelle grabs someone but she has it wrong. Leo and Jamal and Rachel and Elissa are both on their way to the rave. Janelle grabs another guy and takes him back to the DJ and she is correct this time and they are in sixth. Becca and Floyd are reading the clue again and the order they hit the top of the building is the order they’ll check in after ziplining. Floyd says TAR teams have finished first every leg and Victor says they’ve been there in second each time. Becca says they might be on their way to first. Chris and Bret and Tyler and Korey are all right behind as well and they are all very close to one another. Chris and Bret see Becca and Floyd being dropped off and they are out and looking for the marked elevator. Becca and Floyd and Chris and Bret are in the same elevator. Becca and Floyd get their first with Chris and Bret right behind. Leo and Jamal have arrived at the roadblock and Leo is doing it for their team. Leo gets it on the first try and they head right back out when Rachel and Elissa arrive and Rachel is going to do it for their team. Elissa says Rachel does everything good and they want to catch up. Rachel grabs her first partier and she is correct and they are out in last place. Rachel is getting emotional in the cab and she says she loves the amazing race and she’s had so much fun doing it. Elissa says they are doing a good job. Becca and Floyd are about to do the world’s longest zipline and they are about to head out and they are released and Floyd is screaming the entire way. Becca and Floyd hit the mat in first place. They each win $5000. Becca and Floyd want Phil to freestyle with them for his own Phil funometer the Philometer. Chris and Bret hit the mat in second place. Leo and Jamal are on their way to the pitstop and they think it’s between them and Rachel and Elissa. Rachel is still crying and Elissa asks her to please stop. Colin and Christie hit the mat in third place. Phil says people will be interested to see how they’ve evolved. Tyler and Korey finish in fourth place. Victor and Nicole hit the mat in fifth with Victor’s hair down. Leo and Jamal are still on the way to the pitstop and Rachel is still crying and Elissa says Rach, seriously. Janelle and Britney are team number six. Leo and Jamal arrive and they are in seventh place. Rachel is still crying before they head out for their zipline. Rachel says it’s so disappointing because she thought she’d kick butt. But it’s been great to travel with her sister and make memories she can never do again. Phil says it wasn’t their day. Rachel says in the race you have to take risks and she wants to teach her daughter to be brave and take risks. Elissa says they gave it their all. Phil tells them it’s a non-elimination leg. They are still in the race. Rachel says sometimes you get knocked down and you have to pick yourself back up.
  15. Jeff asks Julie what her pitch was to Chris and she said she didn’t really have one. She practiced fire making. She says if she gets chosen to be safe, she’d be grateful, but she’s ok stepping up to the challenge of taking out Devens. Gavin says he doesn’t want to be chosen, he wants to earn it. Jeff asks Chris if he’s made a good point and Chris says yes. Chris says he’s learned something from EOE, that it’s ok to be alone. Chris says he stared at the waves and he knew what he needed to do. He has to take a risk. He decides to give his immunity necklace to Julie and he will take Devens on in the fire challenge. Devens and Chris go with Jeff to be separate for the fire making challenge. They both start and Devens gets a little flame, but it goes out. Chris gets a flame going but it goes out as well. Devens gets a little something again, but as he leans to blow on it the flame goes out again. Chris finally gets fire and he starts building it. Devens has not given up and he is continuing to try and get fire. Chris is building his higher and Devens finally gets his going. Devens’ fire is burning fast and getting high but Chris’ fire is hitting the rope. Chris’ fire finally burns through the rope and he has won. Jeff goes back to talk to Devens and Chris and he tells Chris that was probably the biggest game move in Survivor history. Chris says he knew he had to take a risk. Jeff asks Devens about his thoughts and he says he didn’t come out to learn something about himself, he came out to win. But the game has a way of teaching you something about yourself whether you want it to or not and he’s going home a better person. Jeff has Devens bring up his torch and he snuffs it and sends him off. He says Julie, Gavin, and Chris have gone as far in the game as they can go. The power now shifts to the jury. Devens says this just in…Chris’ fire burned the rope sending Devens home. Jeff calls Devens out and he wants to know why he returned that half of the idol to Chris and Devens says he was worried about Chris and he couldn’t betray him again. Jeff says so you wanted to heal that wound and Devens says yes, he wouldn’t have been able to withhold it from him. Jeff asks Devens if when Chris gave up immunity to take him on if that’s game play or betrayal? Or can it be both in Survivor? Devens says it can be both. But Chris promised him final four and he got him final four. Jeff asks Devens if he’s happy where he is with his job and he says he’s open to move and he’s open to anything. We’re at Vata and it’s Day 39 and the Survivor’s have the final three breakfast. Julie can’t believe she made it to day 39. She came out here to have an adventure of a lifetime and she wanted to prove to herself and her kids that she was strong enough to do this. She wanted to be a role model to them and accomplish something on such a bigger level. She’s been playing the game since day 1 to day 39, but she’s been playing it her own way. She’s leaned on everyone for support and given support back and that’s how she made it to final three. She knows the jury will be brutal, but she’s played a game worthy of the title of sole survivor and she will prove that tonight. Chris says Julie and Gavin are trying to outlast, but they don’t know what that means. He says he is the player he is because of EoE. It took will and grit and he had to fight hard the last few days. He knows in his heart he’s done everything he could to plead his case to win this game. Gavin says he made vows to his wife left that he would protect her and he’s going to seize every chance because he doesn’t want to go back home and say what if. He doesn’t want the jury to think he just went along with vote. He was just socially aware of which path would be best for him and he had to move around to get to this stage of the game. This is the biggest battle in 39 days and he’s ready to bring it and win the title of soul survivor. It is now time for the final tribal council. Jeff brings in the jury. Jeff congratulates Julie, Gavin, and Chris and he tells them they have one final task to convince the jury they are the winner. We’re starting with the outwit part of the game. The alliances, the relationships outside of alliances, and morals. David wants to know who was the most valuable to their game. Gavin says Victoria was his strongest ally. Chris says his strongest ally member was Devens, but he got sent to the EoE and he could have been bitter and he went with Devens and said they’d get final four together. Julie’s closest relationships were with Eric and Ron and a secret relationship with Lauren. Aubry says there were some social politics at work on EoE and she wants to know how that factored into Chris’ game. Chris says the game was always on even at EoE. Whenever he cooked rice or caught fish, that was being social. Devens asks Gavin what social situations he had to navigate. Gavin says building bonds and trust and having them come to him with information was what helped him. Chris asks Gavin if he was building the relationships as someone in charge or as a goat. Gavin says he was in charge of his own game. Kelly wants the jury to ask the questions. Devens wants to know how Julie dealt with alliances throughout the game. She says she used her emotions as a weakness and a strategy. Joe says the emotions do play a role, but do they affect how you make your next move. Julie says she can’t turn them off or on, but she used them as a strategy. Victoria says maybe we’re not giving you enough credit, can you name a move you did? Julie says she swayed the vote when Julia was voted out. She had a specific idea of how she wanted that vote to go. Devens says that vote might not have switched if he hadn’t said something and Wardog got it going. Wardog says so your move was to throw out Julia’s name and then let Wardog save the day? Julie says no. Gavin says his move was taking out Aubry. Aubry says Gavin is the only one to come up to her and pretended to want to work with her. Kelly says of the three of them, Gavin was the one she trusted most. Chris mentions that Julie didn’t go to tribal council until day 17. Chris tells them about his move to get Lauren to play her idol on him. Kelly says so you claim that as your move? Chris says yes, I knew she had an idol thanks to you, Kelly. Lauren says he played her like a violin. Jeff wants to know how many people are willing to admit they are undecided and several raise their hand. The outplay part of the game. The part where you have to build shelter, deal with idols, and edge of extinction. Devens says there were a lot of idols out there, why wasn’t anyone else looking? Julie says she was looking a lot, but they might have heard her scream from all the bugs. Gavin says he was in the side with the numbers, but he looked but it wasn’t a big deal. Devens asks Chris if the information from EoE was an advantage? Chris says that was actually a disadvantage in the game he had to play. He says the biggest move of the game was to give up his necklace to take Devens on to make fire. Because he had to build a resume quickly. Gavin doesn’t think Chris having that second idol was a big deal because it was given to him. Chris says his relationship with Devens was real and when he said he wanted to go to final four with him and he meant it. Gavin says he thinks classic Survivor is living on EoE and then coming back. Julie says the game evolves though, and if you played 39 days and didn’t do more than Chris in the few days he played, then what did you do? Gavin says he built the bonds and trust to make sure I didn’t get voted out. Wardog says sometimes this game is about a player making a better player to you. Devens says can whoever had their name never written down raise their hand? Gavin raises his hand and Devens says pretty good. Jeff says time to move on to Outlast. How your journey was different than everyone else. Gavin says he was playing with his heart for his wife. He says Chris asked him what his dream was and he says his dream is at home and that’s what he played for. Chris says most of them know his journey because of EoE. He says when he came in he wanted to have control and play a perfect game and when he got voted out he had to learn how to give up to control. He says he knew he had to give up immunity and take Devens on in fire for a chance to win and he respects their decision. Julie says they all had an incredibly personal journey and hers has been life changing. Her goal was to get to day 39 and win and she never lost sight of that goal. She says she may not have been as aggressive, but why does that make her less worthy? She says she has clarity and she already proved who she. Jeff gives the jury a moment to take in everything they heard. The vote is finally turned over to jury. They vote and Jeff will see them at home. Jeff thanks everyone for the unique season. Time to reveal the votes. First vote…Gavin. Chris. Gavin. 2 votes Gavin, 1 vote Chris. Chris. Tied again. Gavin. 3 votes Gavin and 2 votes Chris. Tied again. Chris. Gavin. Chris. Tied at 4. Chris. Chris. The winner of Survivor: Edge of Extinction…Chris! 9 votes for Chris and 4 for Gavin. The f for Gavin were Devens, Aurora, Lauren, Kelly. Jeff asks Chris if there was a Survivor’s guilt for doing what he did to Devens? Chris says he knew he had to do it from a game play vantage point, but they are all such good players he knew it was what he needed to do. Jeff asks David to make an analogy from being on extinction and then going home and he says it’s like going to a restaurant and realizing you had a full belly. Jeff says he feels like they watched David mature. David and Cochran are writing for Star Trek. Jeff wants to know what keeps Kelly coming back? Kelly says she wants to be a positive influence on women. She doesn’t want to give up and she does it to represent them. Kelly says she wants teenage girls to feel like they can do whatever they want to do. Kelly says you can be strong and emotional, you don’t have to fit in a box. You can be who you want to be. Jeff says he feels like Julie went from soft to tough, does she think she did that? Julie says it was the most amazing thing she’s ever done. She wanted to prove she could push herself farther than she ever had and that’s what she did. Jeff says Gavin was so obsessed with Survivor that he moved his wedding. Is the obsession gone? Can he move on? Gavin says the obsession isn’t gone, but now he can shut up about how he’d play. He knew he was a winner leaving tribal council because his family was waiting for him at home. Jeff says Sia is a superfan and she loves Survivor and she created her own award. She gives the award to the person she was most entertained by and she gave it to Devens this time. It’s $100,000. Jeff says Sia says she’s had so much success and she wants to share and she’s such a fan of the show and that’s why she wants to give this gift. Jeff goes to Wendy and he says so many people talked about one aspect, not the chickens and not the flint, but her being vulnerable with Tourette’s. He asks if she’s heard from people she is helping them? She says yes. She says if she inspired people and given them the courage, that’s cool. Jeff says it’s tough to be a teacher and come on Survivor and be basically a villain. Was there any kickback at all or did they embrace it? Ron says he talked to them before the first episode and he tells them to go for it and go big. He wasn’t trying to be a villain, he was trying to play hard. Jeff goes to Julia and he says her story connected with him. He says Survivor was kind of full circle. Julia says the beauty of EoE was that was the last thing she expected, but that experience brought internal peace and recognizing her own strength. She says there might be one soul survivor, but there can be multiple winners if their experience taught them something. Jeff says Lauren pulled a Joe and passed out and she says he looked better. Jeff says people always said they forgot about Victoria and that’s an interesting take on her stealth. Jeff says he felt like Aurora struggled to find a bond and he says a lot of people were connected by her story as well. Jeff says after one great season Edge, we have another great season coming up. We’ll show you what we’re doing next. Jeff is back to show us a preview for the new season. Two legendary winners return to the game: Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine. But for the first time ever, they won’t be competing for the million dollar prize. They’ll live on a separate island and be mentors. It’s a survivor bootcamp where every visit is a dance with danger. Coming this fall…Island of the Idols.
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