Mindy, Andy, Audra and Julia prepare to stake their claim for finale places.
The kitchen welcomes culinary legends Jacques Reymond, Shannon Bennett, Mark Best and Peter Doyle
The judges have reservations about the difficulty level of Audra's dish.
Jacques gives Mindy some heartening words as the challenge begins.
Mindy tries to carefully construct a dish worthy of Three Hats.
Andy uses his 15 minutes with mentor Mark Best wisely.
Audra pays her close friend Mindy a heartfelt farewell.
The remaining five contestants get ready to rumble as they are given the ultimate challenge to cook the perfect Steak sauce
George stops my Mindy's station to assess her Elimination Challenge progress.
The judges are debating between whether Andy or Audra have the top dish
The contestants are met with a surprise visit from UK MasterChef host John Torode and a real life cow
Using their placing from the previous round, the contestants take their pick at the cut of beef of their choice
Andy says farewell to his great friend Ben, who exits the competition.
The contestants arrive at the Opera House for their first finals week challenge.
Ben gets a few helpful pointers from the great Guillaume Brahimi.
Kylie gives Audra a little assistance with her pistachio cake.
Guillaume has some words for Audra after she fails to stick to his recipe.
The judges await the first of the dishes to begin their tasting.
Smiles all round as three of our hopefuls discover they're safe.
Kylie gives her MasterChef peers a teary hug as she says her goodbyes