'Masterchef' Season 2 premiere: Leave your newsboy caps, truffle oil and tears at home


"Masterchef" really is the "American Idol" of food competitions. Not only do we get finalists, with real, otherwise almost undiscoverable talent... along the way, there are a bunch of crazy people who are totally kidding themselves. And we get a bit of that during the audition round, which is how Season 2 of Gordon Ramsay's kinder, gentler competition kicked off Monday night. 100 will cook their signature dish for the judges before the official start of competition, with 30 progressing to the next round with a magical "Masterchef" apron. And while all of the night's apron-holders seemed to work for the judges, they didn't all work for me. Here are my three of favorite, and three of least favorite, competitors who made it to the next round. (I'll refer to them by pseudonyms so Google can never embarrass me if I change my mind.)The goodBibimbap MonicaWowing the judges with her signature Korean dish, while...



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