Did anyone see the promo for Australian Survivor that played during MasterChef?
They’ve bought the rights to Destiny’s Child’s song Survivor, which would cost them a pretty penny. Why not just use the iconic theme music? We see host Jonathon LaPaglia standing on a beach in Samoa, dressed in a blue T-shirt, sneakers and khaki shorts – so not exactly a Jeff clone, then. No baseball cap in sight.
They offer us a sneak peek of the contestants but all we see is a blur of action and these voiceovers: “I prosecute criminal cartels.” “I might be a teacher but I’m a student of this game.” “I’m an intelligence analyst. Covert surveillance. Drug ops.” [So, presumably she’s not going back to that career once Survivor airs]. “Lie, cheat steal.” “I would stick to my word.” “Honesty can get you the full way if you believe in yourself” [Has she never seen Survivor?] “My leadership is where I’m inspiring people and I’m pulling the strings.” “Mateship’s everything. Mateship is very, very important.” It goes for 55 days (Why not the usual 39?)
And there are 24 contestants. No air date as yet.
Here it is:
— Australian Survivor (@Survivor_AU) 29 June 2016
And the contestants (with more than half aged 27-34):
— Australian Survivor (@Survivor_AU) 2 July 2016