The final words as contestants present their vote can land a scathing final blow in the game of Survivor. This week Ozlet Rossi runs down his favourite tribal council voting confessionals where the contestants didn't hold back in telling the audience how they really felt. Whether it was because they knew they had a particularly captive audience, or their back was against the wall and felt they had nothing to lose, read on for the top 10 tribal council confessionals and find out which of funnier, snarkier and memorable confessionals made the top spot!
10. Candice’s Vote for Rupert – Heroes Vs Villains, Episode 12
“My mom always told me, if you don’t have to say anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. So that’s all I have to say.”
While this is not one of the most memorable voting moments in the history of Survivor, it stands out in my mind. At this point in the game the Heroes were getting picked off one after the other and starting turning on each other. Candice had defected to the Villains in hopes to make it further in the game. So she wanted to get Rupert voted off and technically she didn’t anything at all – and it wasn’t particularly nice or kind, so that’s the main reason that it stands out in my opinion.
9. Edna’s Vote for Brandon – South Pacific, Episode 13
“Brandon, I know you came out here to cleanse your family name. You’re not doing a very good job of it. I’m sorry.”
The main reason that Brandon wanted to play Survivor was that so he could redeem the Hantz family name by playing a simple, clean, and honest game. That wasn’t how his game ended up going, because he was consistently struggling throughout the game. When it came to the Upolu 6 having to betray each other, Brandon made it clear that Edna was to be the next to; he threw the immunity challenge to hinder her performance guaranteeing that she would lose. So Edna being incredibly applauded at the behaviour towards her; so she took that main reason he went to play the game and pretty much told him that he was sucking at the game and was living up the Hantz’s name.
8. Jonny Fairplay’s Vote for Shawn – Pearl Islands, Episode 7
Classic Fairplay; pretty crass, rude, but still great entertainment. Fairplay wasn’t a shy individual and wasn’t afraid to show how he felt about some people especially Shawn. I feel as if Fairplay summarized how he felt in two words. Probably the simplest and most direct voting confessional on the show and therefore remains in the minds of many Survivor fans and as it should, it’s brilliant.
7. Lisi’s Vote for Dreamz – Fiji, Episode 8
“You’re a grown man; consider a name change.”
Yeah, he probably shouldn’t always be known as Dreamz, not the most professional sounding name there out there. Lisi has and always will be one of the most unusual contestants Survivor will have. She was there for entertainment and some laughs along with way, but she was also there to tell it like is and not worry about what others thought. She definitely wasn’t shy in telling Dreamz about she felt about him and one of those moments occurs when casts her vote for him. Not only does it contain the right amount of “ouch”, but also is a pretty awesome way to leave the game on as well.
6. Jenna’s Vote for Joel – Borneo, Episode 6
“He has been condescending toward us ladies. Moooo. Just a step above a cow.”
Despite the fact that Joel never direct stated anything about the connection between women and cows this voting confessional is quite memorable. In the final tribal council before the merging of the tribes, and after Gervase passed a comment about being the “stupidest things next to cows”. As a result, Gervase and his closest friend Joel were targeted from those comments. Jenna then takes that comments and throws it right back at him while she is voting. This voting confessional is so simple, but it so brilliant at the same time.
5. Brian’s Vote for Blake – Guatemala, Episode 5
“You may be Golden Boy, but I’m platinum. I’m just trying to keep my chances in this game alive. I hope its you.”
At this point in the game, the tribe swap has just occurred and the former Nakum members outnumber the former Yaxha tribe. The typical game plan is to eliminate all the minority members of the tribe meaning that Brian, Amy or Gary would be most likely to go first when they lose. Fortunately, Brian was able to bait Blake so that the other Nakum members would be willing to vote him out. Blake, who was pretty much known as the Golden Boy and so Brian takes that and brings him down a peg. Essentially he trying to say that he just outsmarted him, which isn’t that hard to do.
4. Sean’s Vote for John – Marquesas, Episode 8
“Checkmate, brotha. You thought you had me. Any time you go to Vegas, bet on black. But, we’re definitely going to have chicken and waffles when this whole thing is done.”
The fall of the Rotu Four was a historic moment in the course of Survivor for it was the first time that a power shift of that magnitude had occurred; it completely flipped the entire game. John being the head of the group was the first to go and the comments that Sean had for him were quite appropriate in order to eliminate the cockiest player.
3. Erinn’s Vote for Coach –Tocantins, Episode 13
I am not a real fan of Coach especially in Tocantins, so every tribal council I wanted to see him go. This day could not come soon enough for me. So when he finally got the boot, I was thrilled. This was easily the best vote to see him go. Erinn takes Coach’s entire ‘Dragon slayer’ mantra and throws it right back at him.
2. Rob C’s Vote for Roger – Amazon, Episode 7
“Here comes tonight’s long distance dedication. It goes out to Rob from New York. He writes, ‘Dear Casey, there’s a mean old man in my life that’s about to leave. Could you please play something appropriate for me?’ Well Rob, here’s your request: Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey-hey-hey, good-bye.”
I find that this is the best possible way to see Roger go. He got on the nerves with everyone out there and no one really got along with him, due to his abrasive nature. Like the rest of the tribe, Rob wants to see the mean old man leave. The best part of this is the nature in which he gives the confessional. No confessional prior and no confessional since has been narrated in this manner and as a result is ranked second.
1. Crystal’s Vote for Randy – Gabon, Episode 11
“You have made my life HELL from day one, forget you, go home, goodbye!”
Typically when voting someone off, people try to stay quiet, so no one knows whom they voted for. Not in this case. Crystal and Randy did not get along at all and she wanted make sure everyone know whom she voted for. In typical Crystal Cox fashion she shouts on the top of her lungs her distaste for him. Not only did this make the audience laugh, but the contestants as well. This will forever remain as one of the most unique and the greatest voting confessional.
What do you think of the top 10? Do you agree? Disagree? Is it in the wrong order or are there ones that didn’t make the top 10 that you feel should’ve? Leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts!
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