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Canada's Smartest Person
Also known asCanada's Smartest Person Junior (season 4)
GenreCompetition
Created byRobert Cohen
Presented by
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4 (+1 special)
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producer(s)Robert Cohen
Production company(s)Media Headquarters
Release
Original networkCBC Television
Original releaseSeptember 28, 2014 –
present
External links
Website

Canada's Smartest Person is a Canadian reality television competition series. Contestants compete in a series of different challenges based on American psychologist Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to earn the title of "Canada's Smartest Person."[1] The first three seasons of the series were hosted by television personality Jessi Cruickshank,[2] and the fourth by actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.[3] Actor Jeff Douglas co-hosted the first season in 2014 with Cruickshank.[2]

The show is produced by Media Headquarters and broadcast nationally on CBC Television. The first version of the show aired in 2012 as a 2-hour special.[4] The series was picked up and the first full season aired on CBC as a 9-part series in 2014. The second season began airing on October 4, 2015.[5] On March 31st, 2016 CBC announced the series would return for a third season as part of their fall/winter schedule.[6]

During the broadcast, viewers participate in all of the challenges from home in real-time using a smartphone app.

Format[edit]

Every week four Canadians compete in front of a studio audience.[7] They are given a set of five challenges designed to test their abilities in one or more of the following intelligence categories: musical, physical, social, logical, visual and linguistic.[8]

In the series finale, eight finalists compete to earn the title of Canada's Smartest Person.

The 2014 series opened with a one-hour documentary that explored the Theory of Multiple Intelligence.

The format is being exploited internationally by multi-media studio Electus. Electus has licensed Canada's Smartest Person to Turkey's TRT and Sera Film for production, and has secured deals in France, Norway, Sweden and Portugal[9]

Season overview[edit]

Season Episodes Premiere Date Finale Date Host(s) Winner
Special 1 March 18, 2012 Gerry Dee Peter Dyakowski[10]
1 9 September 28, 2014 November 23, 2014 Jessi Cruickshank
Jeff Douglas
Braden Lauer[11]
2 8 October 4, 2015 November 22, 2015 Jessi Cruickshank Katy Warren[12]
3 6 November 13, 2016 December 18, 2016 Stephanie Harvey
4 6 November 14, 2018 December 19, 2018 Paul Sun-Hyung Lee Mateus Soto[13]

Participants[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode 101 - September 28, 2014[edit]

Participant Origin Results
Kiel Lemmen Port Coquitlam, BC
Roselyn Kelada-Sedra Toronto, ON
Albert Tam Woodbridge, ON WINNER[14]
Tova Sherman Bedford, NS

Episode 102 - October 5, 2014[edit]

Participant Origin Results
JP Doiron North Rustico, PEI
Alisia Bonnick Stouffville, ON
Rhiannon Jones Chilliwack, BC
Chris Tessaro Mississauga, ON WINNER[15]

Episode 103 - October 12, 2014[edit]

Participant Origin Results
Mith Das Toronto, ON WINNER[16]
Norm Odjick Kitigan Zibi, QC
Melanie Martin Winnipeg, MB
Lisa Preston Mississauga, ON

Episode 104 - October 19, 2014[edit]

Participant Origin Results
Yahaya Baruwa Scarborough, ON
George Millar Edmonton, AB
Mary Rose Victoria, BC
Victoria Leenders-Cheng Montreal, QC WINNER[17]

Episode 105 - October 26, 2014[edit]

Participant Origin Results
Max Cameron Calgary, AB WINNER[18]
Cat Jahnke Winnipeg, MB
Kaveh Kavoosi Aurora, ON
Jennifer Hurd Ottawa, ON

Episode 106 - November 2, 2014[edit]

Participant Origin Results
Brian Charbonneau Sainte-Genevieve, QC
Daryl Dillman Cole Harbour, NS WINNER[19]
Kate LaFrance Fredericton, NB
Nick Nickerson Merrickville, ON

Episode 107 - November 9, 2014[edit]

Participant Origin Results
Johnny MacRae Vancouver, BC WINNER[20]
Ellen Snider Quispamsis, NB
Chris Sensenig Welland, ON
Nader Nadernejad Peterborough, ON

Episode 108 - November 16, 2014[edit]

Participant Origin Results
Braden Lauer Vancouver BC WINNER[21]
Alea Ciecko Winnipeg, MB
Dipna Horra Ottawa, ON
Brent Hayden Vancouver, BC

Episode 109 - November 23, 2014[edit]

In the season finale, the winners from each episode competed in a series of competitions for the title of "Canada's Smartest Person".

Placement Contestant Qualifier Tests Super Gauntlet
Round 1 Round 2 Crosswalk
(Visual)
Karaoke Nightmare
(Musical)
Word Master
(Linguistic)
Pathfinder
(Logical)
Take a Side
(Social)
Sport Stacking
(Physical)
Total
1 Braden Lauer 66% N/A 1 4 3 2 3 4 17[a] Canada's Smartest Person
2 Johnny MacRae IN 3 3 3 4 3 4 1 18 Runner-Up
3 Chris Tessaro IN 3 4 2 2 4 2 3 17[a]
4 Max Cameron 76% N/A 2 1 1 1 1 2 8
5 Mith Das IN 2
6 Daryl Dillman IN 1
7 Albert Tam 58%
8 Victoria Leenders-Chong 48%
  1. ^ a b Braden and Chris tied for second place with 17 points after the six tests. As they had two first place finishes each, the tie was broken by their number of second place finishes; as Johnny had more, she advanced to the Gauntlet.

Season 2[edit]

Episode 201 - October 4th, 2015[edit]

Placement Contestant Tests Gauntlet
Beat It
(Musical)
Crosswalk
(Visual)
Human Lie Detector
(Social)
Letter Chaos
(Linguistic)
Balls of Fury
(Physical/Logical)
Total
1 Anthony Craparotta 32, Toronto, Ontario 3 3 1 3 10 20 WIN
2 Maya Burhanpurkar 16, Barrie, Ontario 5 5 3 2 4 19 LOSE
3 Jessica Joy 1 2 2 5 6 16
4 Richard Pinnock 2 1 5 1 2 11

Episode 202 - October 11th, 2015[edit]

Placement Contestant Tests Gauntlet
Double Take
(Visual)
Blow Back
(Physical)
Mix Master
(Musical)
Pipe Fitter
(Logical)
Spin-a-Speech
(Social/Linguistic)
Total
1 Tim Blais 25, Montreal, Quebec 5 5 5 2 4 21 WIN
2 Maryanne Lewell 40, Saint John, New Brunswick 1 3 2 5 6 17[a] LOSE
3 Ira Timothy 2 1 1 3 10 17[a]
4 Marielle Leigh 23, Toronto, Ontario 3 2 3 1 2 11
  1. ^ a b Ira and Maryanne tied for second place with 17 points after the five tests. As they had one first place finish each, the tie was broken by their number of second place finishes; as Maryanne had more, she advanced to the Gauntlet.

Episode 203 - October 18th, 2015[edit]

Placement Contestant Tests Gauntlet
Cranium Crash
(Logical)
Twitterverse
(Linguistic)
Model Mayhem
(Visual)
Faces
(Social)
Twisty Tune
(Musical/Physical)
Total
1 Dan Tweyman 36, Belleville, Ontario 5 3 3 5 4 20 WIN
2 Heather Whittaker Winnipeg, Manitoba 3 2 5 1 10 21 LOSE
3 Chris Harris Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1 5 2 2 6 16
4 Denise Yuen Vancouver, British Columbia 2 1 1 3 2 9

Episode 204 - October 25th, 2015[edit]

Placement Contestant Tests Gauntlet
Definition Dilemma
(Linguistic)
Human Lie Detector
(Social)
Pipe Fitter
(Logical)
Stack of Shapes
(Visual)
Step Squad
(Musical/Physical)
Total
1 Katy Warren 21, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 3 3 3 5 6 20 WIN
2 Petros Kusmu 2 5 2 1 10 20 LOSE
3 Andrew Hall Vancouver, British Columbia 5 2 5 3 4 19
4 Neila Scott 1 1 1 2 2 7

Episode 205 - November 1st, 2015[edit]

Placement Contestant Tests Gauntlet
Music Match
(Musical)
Canvas Calamity
(Visual)
Cranium Crash
(Logical)
Teeter Tower
(Physical)
Spin-a-Speech
(Social/Linguistic)
Total
1 Alex Manea 31, Waterloo, Ontario 2 1 5 5 10 23 WIN
2 Jakob Sanderson 5 3 3 3 6 20 LOSE
3 Barry Shulman 3 2 1 2 4 12
4 Jennifer Lam 1 5 2 1 2 11

Episode 206 - November 8th, 2015[edit]

Placement Contestant Tests Gauntlet
Double Take
(Visual)
Twitterverse
(Linguistic)
Faces
(Social)
Mix Master
(Musical)
Balls of Fury
(Physical/Logical)
Total
1 Marco Iannuzzi 28, White Rock, British Columbia 3 1 5 1 10 20 WIN
2 Amanda Khan 28, Toronto, Ontario 5 5 2 3 4 19[a] LOSE
3 Margaret Fay 31, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2 3 3 5 6 19[a]
4 Permadi Witjaksono 44, Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 2 1 2 2 8
  1. ^ a b Amanda and Margaret tied for second place with 19 points after the five tests; as Amanda had more first place finishes, she advanced to the Gauntlet.

Episode 207 - November 15th, 2015[edit]

Placement Contestant Tests Gauntlet
Letter Chaos
(Linguistic)
Blow Back
(Physical)
Stack of Shapes
(Visual)
Portfolio Pro
(Logical)
Karaoke Nightmare
(Musical/Social)
Total
1 Jason Vander-Hoek 1 5 5 3 10 24 WIN
2 Alex Pascuzzi Vancouver, British Columbia 3 3 3 2 6 17 LOSE
3 Anish Ahuja Montreal, Quebec 5 2 2 5 2 16
4 Julie Francis 2 1 1 1 4 9

Episode 208 - November 22nd, 2015[edit]

In the season finale, the winners from each episode competed in a series of competitions for the title of "Canada's Smartest Person". The seven Gauntlet winners from the previous episodes were joined by a wildcard, determined by the Gauntlet loser who had accumulated the most points in their episode.

Placement Contestant Qualifier Tests Super Gauntlet
Round 1 Round 2 Syllable Switch
(Linguistic)
Orders Up
(Visual)
Sliding Scale
(Musical)
Moving Sum
(Logical)
Screen Test
(Social)
Ball Handler
(Physical)
Total
1 Katy Warren 21, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 83% N/A 4 4 2 2 3 1 16[a] Canada's Smartest Person
2 Jason Vander-Hoek IN 3 3 3 3 4 4 2 19 Runner-Up
3 Tim Blais 25, Montreal, Quebec 80% N/A 1 2 4 3 2 4 16[a]
4 Anthony Craparotta 32, Toronto, Ontario IN 3 2 1 1 1 1 3 9
5 Dan Tweyman 36, Belleville, Ontario IN 0
Heather Whittaker[b] IN 0
7 Alex Manea 31, Waterloo, Ontario 64%
8 Marco Iannuzzi 28, White Rock, British Columbia 54%
  1. ^ a b Katy and Tim tied for second place with 16 points after the six tests. As they had identical placements, the tie was broken by their scores from the first round in the qualifier; as Katy's was higher, she advanced to the Super Gauntlet.
  2. ^ Though Heather did not initially qualify for the finals, she earned the wildcard spot due to having the most points of all the players who lost the Gauntlet.

Season 3[edit]

Episode 301 - November 13, 2016[edit]

Placement Contestant Speed Round Mix Master
(Musical)
Spin-a-Speech
(Linguistic)
Total Gear Head
(Visual/Logical)
Total Gauntlet
1 Stephanie Harvey 30, Quebec City, Quebec 1 5 2 8 10 18 WIN
2 Jonathan Gagnon 31, Vancouver, British Columbia 3 3 5 11 6 17 LOSE
3 Susan Forgues 54, Orleans, Ontario 5 1 3 9 2 11
4 Steve Norn 40, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories 2 2 1 5
5 Rup Magon 41, Montreal, Quebec OUT
Vincent Law 33, Calgary, Alberta OUT

Episode 302 - November 20, 2016[edit]

Placement Contestant Speed Round Human Lie Detector
(Social)
Beat It
(Musical)
Total Wobble Words
(Linguistic/Physical)
Total Gauntlet
1 Josh Williams 25, Edmonton, Alberta 3 5 5 13 10 23 WIN
2 Donna Hartt 46, Cranbrook, British Columbia 2 3 3 8 6 14 LOSE
3 Jennifer Martin 33, Portugal Cove-St. Philips, Newfoundland and Labrador 5 1 1 7 2 9
4 Chris Williams 54, Round Hill, Nova Scotia 1 2 2 5
5 CJ Studer 39, Miscouche, Prince Edward Island OUT
6 Christine Cho 36, Toronto, Ontario OUT

Episode 303 - November 27, 2016[edit]

Placement Contestant Speed Round Broken Register
(Logical)
Colour Blender
(Visual)
Total Screen Test
(Linguistic/Social)
Total Gauntlet
1 Maria Samson 33, Calgary, Alberta 5 3 5 13 2 15 WIN
2 Frankie Cena Vancouver, British Columbia 2 5 2 9 10 19 LOSE
3 Vanessa Vakharia 35, Toronto, Ontario 1 2 3 6 6 12
4 Ryan Coelho 31, Toronto, Ontario 3 1 1 5
5 Rebecca Bromwich 39, Calgary, Alberta OUT
Gwyneth Foster 17, Uxbridge, Ontario OUT

Episode 304 - December 4, 2016[edit]

Placement Contestant Speed Round CSP News
(Linguistic)
Mix Master
(Musical)
Total Gear Head
(Visual/Logical)
Total Gauntlet
1 Brittain Bancroft 30, Minto, New Brunswick 2 5 3 10 10 20 WIN
2 Devon Jones 37, Winnipeg, Manitoba 5 2 2 9 6 15 LOSE
3 Michelle Zakrison 34, Iqaluit, Nunavut 1 3 5 9 2 11
4 Bruce Tsuji 62, Ottawa, Ontario 3 1 1 5
5 Darryl Gidyk 43, Lethbridge, Alberta OUT
6 Siera Bearchell 23, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan OUT

Episode 305 - December 11, 2016[edit]

Placement Contestant Speed Round Canvas Calamity
(Visual)
Extreme Layover
(Logical)
Total Wobble Words
(Physical/Linguistic)
Total Gauntlet
1 Eric Yue 40, Victoria, British Columbia 5 1 5 11 6 17 WIN
2 Dustin Herbison 29, Kelowna, British Columbia 3 2 3 8 10 18 OUT
3 Melissa Deciantis 25, Mississauga, Ontario 2 3 2 7[a] 2 9
4 Michelle Salt Calmar, Alberta 1 5 1 7[a]
5 Wali Shah 21, Mississauga, Ontario OUT
6 Tristan Campus Mississauga, Ontario OUT
  1. ^ a b Melissa and Michelle tied for third place after three challenges. As Melissa scored higher in the speed round, she continued in the competition.

Episode 306 - December 18, 2016[edit]

Placement Contestant Crosswalk
(Visual)
Syllable Switch
(Linguistic)
Cranium Crash
(Logical)
Total Human Lie Detector
(Social)
Total Twisty Tune
(Musical/Physical)
Total Super Gauntlet
1 Stephanie Harvey 30, Quebec City, Quebec 5 4 2 11 1 12 6 18 Canada's Smartest Person
2 Eric Yue 40, Victoria, British Columbia 3 5 4 12 5 17 10 27 Runner-up
3 Maria Samson 33, Calgary, Alberta 4 2 5 11 3 14 2 16
4 Brittain Bancroft 30, Minto, New Brunswick 1 3 3 7 2 9
5 Josh Williams 25, Edmonton, Alberta 2 1 1 5

Season 4[edit]

The fourth season of Canada's Smartest Person (officially entitled Canada's Smartest Person Junior) premiered on November 14, 2018. As the official title implies, the contestants are all preadolescent. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee hosted this season.

Unlike the previous three seasons which followed a knockout format, this season followed a traditional competitive reality television series format.

Each of the first three episodes began with a Speed Round, which consists of six small challenges in a rapid-fire succession. After the challenge, the lowest-scoring contestant was eliminated from the competition automatically and the highest-scoring contestant was deemed safe from elimination. Then, the remaining contestants were paired based on their rankings in the Speed Round (2nd place with 3rd place, 4th place with 5th place, etc.) and competed in a team challenge. After the challenge, all but the bottom two pairings were deemed safe from elimination. Afterwards, the remaining four contestants competed in a head-to-head challenge and the top two performers were deemed safe after the challenge. Finally, the remaining two contestants competed in the Ultimate Elimination round, which consists of various sudden-death challenges that two contestants compete head-to-head in. Once a contestant won three rounds, that contestant was deemed safe and the other was eliminated from the competition.

The fourth episode also began with a Speed Round, but unlike the first three episodes, the highest-scoring contestant was not deemed safe from elimination after the challenge. Then, the remaining contestants competed in a head-to-head challenge instead of a team challenge. After the challenge, only the highest-scoring contestant was deemed safe from elimination. The latter two challenges of the episode proceeded the same way that the latter two challenges of the first three did.

The fifth episode was a Redemption episode in which the first eight eliminated contestants were given a chance to return to the competition and qualify for the finale as a result. Like usual, the episode began with a Speed Round, but, after the challenge, the two lowest-scoring contestants were eliminated from the Redemption episode automatically and the highest-scoring contestant still had to compete in further challenges with the rest. Then, the remaining six contestants competed in a head-to-head challenge that, afterwards, would eliminate the two lowest-scoring contestants from the Redemption episode. Then, the remaining four contestants competed in a head-to-head challenge that, afterwards, would eliminate the lowest-scoring contestant from the Redemption episode and would return the highest-scoring contestant back into the competition. Finally, the remaining two contestants competed in the Ultimate Elimination round. The winner of the face-off returned to the competition and the other was eliminated from the Redemption episode.

The sixth and final episode consisted of five head-to-head challenges in which, after each one, the lowest-scoring contestant would be eliminated from the competition. The last of these challenges was the Super Gauntlet, a Canada's Smartest Person classic, which resulted in Mateus Soto being declared the winner of Canada's Smartest Person Junior.

Contestant Age[n 1] Hometown Status
Mateus Soto 11 Toronto, Ontario Won on December 19th
Alexia Sabau 12 Calgary, Alberta Became Runner-up on December 19th
Returned on December 12th
Eliminated on November 28th
Matthew Yu 10 West Vancouver, British Columbia Eliminated on December 19th
Liam Veale 12 Saint John, New Brunswick
Liam Henderson 11 Sarnia, Ontario Eliminated on December 19th
Returned on December 12th
Eliminated on November 14th
Danica Scully 11 Halifax, Nova Scotia Eliminated on December 19th
Sandra Nitchi 11 Montreal, Quebec Eliminated on December 5th
Zoe Devalia 11 Scarborough, Ontario
Ashley Taylor 11 Guelph, Ontario Eliminated on November 28th
Arjun Ram 12 Hamilton, Ontario Eliminated on November 21st
Misuzu Tamaki 11 Markham, Ontario
Matthew Shimon 12 Sydney, Nova Scotia Eliminated on November 14th
  1. ^ Age at the time of filming
Place Contestant Episode
401 402 403 404 405 - Redemption 406
Speed
Round

[n 1]

Cake
Mix
Tower of
Intelligence
Ultimate
Elimination

[n 2]

Speed
Round

[n 3]

Factory
Fiasco
Letter
Chaos

[n 4]

Ultimate
Elimination

[n 5]

Speed
Round

[n 6]

Laser
Labyrinth

[n 7][n 8]

Double
Take

[n 9]

Ultimate
Elimination

[n 10]

Speed
Round

[n 11]

Spin a
Speech

[n 12]

Pipe
Fitters
Ultimate
Elimination

[n 13]

Speed
Round

[n 14]

Human Lie
Detector

[n 15]

Twisty Ultimate
Elimination

[n 16]

Rhythm
Redux

[n 17][n 18]

This
Just In

[n 19]

Revolving
Door
Concession Super Gauntlet
Tune

[n 20]

Conundrum
1st Mateus 1 WIN (84%) IMM 2 IN (84%) 2 SAFE IMM 4 IN (78%) 1 WIN (2:16+0:30=2:46) IMM 5 IN (78%) 4 IN (11) 2 SAFE IMM FINALIST 2 IN

(5 of 6)

4 IN (10)

[n 21]

1 IN (3) 1 IN (1:53) WINNER
2nd Alexia 11 IN (58%) 1 WIN (12) IMM 1 WIN (86%) IMM 8 OUT (60%) ELIMINATED 1 IN (84%) 2 IN (2) 2 IN (1:21+0:50=2:11) RET (3-0) 3 IN

(5 of 8)

1 IN (14) 1 IN (3) 2 IN (2:04) RUNNER-UP
3rd Matthew Y. 9 IN (61%) 4 IN (7)

[n 22]

2 SAFE IMM 4 IN (76%) 3 IN

[n 23]

3 IN (7) WIN (3-1) 5 IN (76%) 1 WIN (2:16+0:30=2:46) IMM 3 IN (80%) 5 IN (5) 1 WIN IMM FINALIST 3 IN

(5 of 8)

3 IN (11) 1 IN (3) 3 OUT (2:08) ELIMINATED
4th Liam V. 4 IN (79%) 3 SAFE (7)[n 22] IMM 7 IN (70%) 1 WIN IMM 1 WIN (88%) IMM 1 IN (88%) 1 WIN (18) IMM FINALIST 3 IN

(5 of 8)

2 IN (12) 4 OUT (2) ELIMINATED
5th Liam H. 7 IN (68%) 5 IN (4) 3 IN

[n 24]

OUT

(2-3)

ELIMINATED 2 IN (82%) 2 IN (2) 1 RET (0:45+1:05=1:50) IMM 1 IN

(5 of 5)

5 OUT (10)

[n 21]

ELIMINATED
6th Danica 3 IN (80%) 2 SAFE (7)

[n 22]

IMM 4 IN (76%) 3 IN

[n 23]

1 WIN (12) IMM 3 IN (80%) 3 IN (2:08+1:50=4:08)

[n 25]

3 IN (4) WIN (3-2) 3 IN (80%) 2 IN (14) 3 IN

[n 26]

WIN (3-2) FINALIST 6 OUT

(4 of 8)

ELIMINATED
7th Sandra 5 IN (76%) 3 SAFE (7)

[n 22]

IMM 6 IN (73%) 1 WIN IMM 7 IN (64%) 2 IN (2:00+1:40=3:40) 1 WIN (5) IMM 2 IN (84%) 3 IN (12) 3 IN

[n 26]

OUT

(2-3)

8 OUT (64%) ELIMINATED
8th Zoe 8 IN (65%) 4 IN (7)

[n 22]

3 IN

[n 24]

WIN (3-2) 9 IN (60%) 3 IN

[n 23]

2 SAFE (10) IMM 6 IN (72%) 2 IN (2:00+1:40=3:40) 2 SAFE (5) IMM 6 OUT (76%) ELIMINATED 7 OUT (66%) ELIMINATED
9th Ashley 6 IN (70%) 5 IN (4) 1 WIN IMM 3 IN (80%) 2 SAFE IMM 2 IN (82%) 3 IN (2:08+1:50=4:08)

[n 25]

4 IN (3) OUT (2-3) ELIMINATED 4 IN (75%) 6 OUT (0) ELIMINATED
10th Arjun 2 IN (82%) 2 SAFE (7)

[n 22]

IMM 8 IN (65%) 3 IN

[n 23]

3 IN (7) OUT (1-3) ELIMINATED 5 IN (71%) 5 OUT (1) ELIMINATED
11th Misuzu 10 IN (60%) 1 WIN (12) IMM 10 OUT (56%) ELIMINATED 6 IN (70%) 2 IN (2) 4 OUT (1:25+1:00=2:25) ELIMINATED
12th Matthew S. 12 OUT (54%) ELIMINATED 3 IN (76%) 1 IN (3) 3 IN (0:55+1:25=2:20) OUT (0-3) ELIMINATED
 WINNER  This contestant won the competition.
 RUNNER-UP  This contestant finished in second place.
 WIN  This contestant finished first in the challenge and became safe from elimination for the episode.
 SAFE  This contestant performed well enough in the challenge to be safe from elimination for the episode.
 IN  This contestant was neither safe from elimination nor eliminated after their performance in the challenge.
 IMM  This contestant did not compete in the challenge because they were already safe from elimination.
 OUT  This contestant was eliminated from the competition at the end of the challenge.
 ELIMINATED  This contestant has already been eliminated from the competition.
 FINALIST  This contestant did not participate in the Redemption episode because they had already qualified for the finale.
 IN  This contestant was neither safe from elimination nor eliminated from the Redemption episode after their performance in the challenge.
 RET  This contestant returned to the competition after the Redemption episode and qualified for the finale as a result.
 IMM  This contestant did not compete in the challenge because they had already qualified to return to the competition at a prior point in the Redemption episode.
 OUT  This contestant was eliminated from the Redemption episode and failed to return to the competition as a result.
     Denotes a challenge that is based on linguistic intelligence.
     Denotes a challenge that is based on physical intelligence.
     Denotes a challenge that is based on musical intelligence.
     Denotes a challenge that is based on visual intelligence.
     Denotes a challenge that is based on social intelligence.
     Denotes a challenge that is based on logical intelligence.
  1. ^ In order, the Speed Round challenges were Highest Value (logical), Spell Check (linguistic), Balanced Meal (physical), Music Match (musical), Spin Cycle (visual), and Mixed Emotions (social).
  2. ^ In order, the Ultimate Elimination challenges were Stack of Shapes (visual; won by Liam H.), Pocket Change (logical; won by Liam H.), Beat It (musical; won by Zoe), Scrambled (linguistic; won by Zoe), and Bounce Back (physical; won by Zoe).
  3. ^ In order, the Speed Round challenges were Lone Shape (visual), Power Shopper (logical), See Saw Stack (physical), Listen Up (musical), Faces (social), and The Write Whey (linguistic).
  4. ^ The challenge finished once two contestants received at least 10 points.
  5. ^ In order, the Ultimate Elimination challenges were Snap Shelf (visual; won by Matthew Y.), See and Say (linguistic; won by Arjun), Tip the Scales (logical; won by Matthew Y.), and Music Match (musical; won by Matthew Y.).
  6. ^ In order, the Speed Round challenges were Highest Value (logical), Mirror Image (visual), Wingnuts (physical), Mixed Emotions (social), Note the Number (musical), and Word Worm (linguistic).
  7. ^ 'Labyrinth' was misspelled as 'Labryinth' on the screen.
  8. ^ Contestants were given a ten-second penalty for each time they broke a beam when navigating the laser labyrinth.
  9. ^ The challenge finished once two contestants received 5 points.
  10. ^ In order, the Ultimate Elimination challenges were Twisted Tower (physical; won by Ashley), Card Craze (visual; won by Danica), Moving Sum (logical; won by Danica), Beat It (musical; won by Ashley), and See and Say (linguistic; won by Danica).
  11. ^ In order, the Speed Round challenges were Spell Check (linguistic), Listen Up (musical), See Saw Stack (physical), Lone Shape (visual), Faces (social), and Power Shopper (logical).
  12. ^ Regardless of the word count indicated in the parentheses, the final rankings were decided by guest judge Cynthia Dale.
  13. ^ In order, the Ultimate Elimination challenges were Charged Up (physical; won by Danica), Stack of Shapes (visual; won by Danica), Music Match (musical; won by Sandra), Tip the Scales (logical; won by Sandra), and Scrambled (linguistic; won by Danica).
  14. ^ In order, the Speed Round challenges were Human Calculator (logical), Mixed Emotions (social), Balanced Meal (physical), Music Match (musical), The Write Whey (linguistic), and Spin Cycle (visual).
  15. ^ The special guest who received the polygraph test was Kaetlyn Osmond.
  16. ^ In order, the Ultimate Elimination challenges were Twisted Tower (physical; won by Alexia), Card Craze (visual; won by Alexia), and See and Say (linguistic; won by Alexia).
  17. ^ The special guest who beatboxed the rhythms was KRNFX.
  18. ^ The challenge finished once five contestants received 5 points. Scores shown indicate how many rounds contestants required to submit 5 correct answers.
  19. ^ The special guest who read the fictional news reports was Peter Mansbridge.
  20. ^ Contestants were given a five-second penalty for each time they either contacted the bar or hit an incorrect note.
  21. ^ a b Liam H. and Mateus both received a score of 10. The tie was settled by how quickly they selected their correct words. Since Mateus selected his faster than Liam H. did, the former advanced to the next round and the latter was eliminated from the competition.
  22. ^ a b c d e f Arjun and Danica, Liam V. and Sandra, and Matthew Y. and Zoe all received a score of 7. The tie was settled by the rankings of the Speed Round. As a result, the former four became safe from elimination and the latter two had to compete in the next challenge.
  23. ^ a b c d Arjun and Zoe and Danica and Matthew Y. were all told to stop after Ashley correctly assembled all of her gears and spun them since only two pairs contestants would become safe from elimination after the challenge.
  24. ^ a b Liam H. and Zoe were both told to stop after Matthew Y. finished building his tower since only two contestants would become safe from elimination after the challenge.
  25. ^ a b Although Danica made 11 errors when navigating through the laser labyrinth, she was erroneously penalized for 12 errors instead, which resulted in Ashley and Danica's official total time being 4:08 instead of 3:58. However, a correct penalization would not have affected their placement.
  26. ^ a b Danica and Sandra were both told to stop after Mateus finished filling his vessel up to the marked line since only two contestants would become safe from elimination after the challenge.

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