We continue our reveals of each of our Ozcar categories, and today we bring you who you voted as the top 14 best new jury contestants from the last 2 seasons of Blood vs Water and Cagayan! You know the winner, you know the final five, but did your favourite player just miss out on reaching the finals? Read on to find out!
For this category, it was a simple case of you voting for who you thought was the best new player to finish on the jury in the last 12 months of Survivor. Only contestants who played for the first time in the last 2 seasons were eligible, and the word ‘best’ was defined by whatever method the voter wanted to define it as. What do you think?
14. Jeremiah Wood (Cagayan) – 12 Votes
Poor old Jeremiah. Such a nice guy who is nowhere near as clueless as people seemed to paint him out to be, and he ends up last on our list. Well he has the sexiest new male prize to celebrate, that’s something right?
13. Caleb Bankston (Blood vs. Water) – 12 Votes
Caleb played a blinding move early in Blood vs Water and really made people sit up and take notice of him. It looked likely that he could go far and spring a few surprises, but that’s all we would really get to see of him. From there it was just a quiet ride to the jury, and that’s reflected in this poll.
12. Jefra Bland (Cagayan) – 20 Votes
Jefra made good allies and was in a decent position until the merge really started to take shape, and after the LJ vote it seemed she wasn’t able to recover in time to do any damage. A blindside from Tony also didn’t help….
11. Katie Collins (Blood vs. Water) – 32 Votes
Katie relied heavily on her mum to get her far and when she left she had to rely on the Hayden alliance to turn things around. It seemed like things finally came her way before a rock draw sealed her fate, and she became only the second person in the history of Survivor to be eliminated by drawing a rock.
10. Morgan McLeod (Cagayan) – 33 Votes
Morgan surprised many with her early gameplay, but it was something that she couldn’t maintain. An early jury boot beckoned for the newly crowned sexiest new female, and she soon found herself sitting and watching TC rather than being apart of it.
9. Sarah Lacina (Cagayan) – 35 Votes
Sarah started strong but faded away quicker than you could realise and became incredibly cocky and arrogant with her gameplay when it appeared things might be coming her way. An epic blindside eliminated her, and Sarah found herself staring at a snuffed torch.
8. Hayden Moss (Blood vs. Water) – 77 Votes
Hayden can hold his head up as potentially the best non returning player on Blood vs Water and he fought to the very last moment on the 27th season. Bringing in all his social experience from Big Brother helped, and he very nearly pulled off the crucial blindside to take out the power alliance of Tyson and Gervase when it mattered most.
7. LJ McKanas (Cagayan) – 114 Votes
From the late early stages to the middle section of Cagayan LJ was the clear favourite to take the win. It took a blindside to take him out of the game. Perhaps a surprise not to make the finals, LJ still deservedly finishes high on this list.
6. Trish Hegarty (Cagayan) – 123 Votes
Trish is extremely popular amongst the fans as well as (most of) her fellow Cagayan tribe members, so a high spot on this list was always going to happen. Narrowly missed out on a finals spot which sent the Trish fans screaming louder than her jury speech!
5. Vytas Baskauskas (Blood vs Water) – Final Voting Percent 10.51%
POSITION AFTER FIRST ROUND: 4th (140 Votes)
Vytas proved to be a strong contestant on Blood vs Water and proved once again that the Baskauskas name is one not to be messed with! Never in the hunt for the final Ozcar though in the final round, I’m sure Vytas will be happy to finish in a finals position in this years awards.
4. Tasha Fox (Cagayan) – Final Voting Percent 15.40%
POSITION AFTER FIRST ROUND: 5th (133 Votes)
Have to say I’m a little surprised Tasha didn’t perhaps finish a bit higher than 4th, and surprised that she narrowly made it into the finals in the first place. One of the best players on Cagayan by far, she was strong and strategic at all the right points, but luck was her downfall.
3. Ciera Eastin (Blood vs Water) – Final Voting Percent 16.05%
POSITION AFTER FIRST ROUND: 3rd (188 Votes)
FINALLY! Cierra makes it into the finals of a category! However unluckily for her she never came within a bulls roar of actually winning. Still a bronze medal is better than nothing right? After three 6th places, I know she’ll take it!
2. Kass McQuillen (Cagayan) – Final Voting Percent 23.50%
POSITION AFTER FIRST ROUND: 2nd (217 Votes)
A polarising figure online and around camp, Kass surprised me slightly getting 2nd place in this poll knowing that there are as many negative Kass people online as there are positive. It didn’t surprise me however that she DESERVES to be in this spot, as I feel her game was extremely underrated and the fact that she narrowly missed out on a FTC spot should be taken into account. Already an Ozcar winner though, so add a silver to your gold Kass!
1. Spencer Bledsoe (Cagayan) – Final Voting Percent 34.54%
POSITION AFTER FIRST ROUND: 1st (721 Votes)
The second category that Spencer was never in doubt in. Dominated the first round, dominated the second round. There is nothing more really to say. Oh…except CONGRATULATIONS SPENCER!
Get excited everyone, tomorrow we’re bringing you the top 25 best new players from the last twelve months!