Remember The Gauntlet from last year? Well we’re bringing it back in Face Off Season 10 episode 7. Let the games begin! Will there be ranking shenanigans again? Cause last year, shenanigans.
Stages 1 & 2 top looks will be assured safety & won’t even have to participate in the final stages. That’s pretty sweet – I’m sure they’re all running on minimal sleep these days.
Round 1 – create a captain character based on his signature ship in 2 hours. The catch with this is that they have to hand-lay a beard. So anyone hesitant about laying a beard should go for the Egyptian for sure.
Nautilus (captain Nemo’s submarine) – Anna, Mel
The Flying Dutchman (legendary ghost ship) – Robert (his captain is Captain Dishwasher in German), Kaleb
Naglfar (Norse ship made from dead enemies) – Walter, Rob (side note: OF COURSE there’s a Swedish black metal band with this name, cause duh.)
Manjet Barge (Egyptian funeral barge) – Melissa, Yvonne
The mainstage judges are judging this round of The Gauntlet, which intimidates the artists even more. As the artists get feedback from the judges, we get this exchange:
Glenn to Robert: “You are a strange, strange man.”
Robert to Glenn: “Thank You.”
I think Glenn is going to offer Robert a job after Face Off wraps.
The top stage 1 looks are:
so they get a night on the town with the stage 2 winners. They get to leave the other artists to the next stage. We’ve abandoned the idea of ranking & points entirely, which I like.
For Stage 2 we’re visiting Pandora’s Box. Not the drag queen. In this challenge the artists open a box with 3 disparate prosthetics that they have to use to create 1 cohesive challenge. They also cannot use the prosthetic in the way it was intended. A chin piece can’t be used on the chin. A brow piece can’t be used on the brow.
In this stage, Robert decides that his character is a demon sent to put a spell on the judges so that he will win. He also thinks about what he’s going to order for dinner.
So who came out on top of stage 2? This time it’s Rob and
So left for tomorrow’s stage 3 is Anna, Kaleb, Yvonne and Mel. Melissa, Rob, Robert and Walter get a limo ride to the restaurant Castaway for wine & a nice non-craft services meal.
So stage 3 is the embodiment of Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak no Evil. Each artist gets 3 models, each one losing one sense. They’ve got 5 hours to put this tableau together. Kaleb decides to go a slightly different route & create 3 demons that try to get people to speak, see or hear evil. Probably not the right direction, Kaleb.
The interesting thing with this Gauntlet format is the only way to ‘win’ the Gauntlet is to lose the first two rounds.
In the top are Yvonne and
and Anna and
are in the bottom. Mel gets a “F$&! yeah!” as feedback from Neville. Glenn calls Kaleb’s creations “David Bowie remaking Rocky Horror Picture Show High Fashion” and Ve thinks they look like a couple of hookers and their pimp. Ouch.
So who won Face Off‘s Season 10 Gauntlet? Mel takes The Gauntlet. She thinks it feels like winning The Hunger Games. The artist eliminated is Kaleb. Not really surprising – he didn’t follow the challenge. But it’s time for him to pack up his kit.
Did you think they were going to use the save this week, just because the Gauntlet is so hard?