As is always the case, the opening hour of the season quickly managed to separate the latest pack of racers to give us a look at which teams could be in it for the long haul and which will likely burn out before the halfway point of the season. Before anyone else was even shown finishing the Roadblock, a scene had Floyd and Becca finishing the leg and winning a trip for two to The Bahamas. Janelle and Britney finished in sixth and then Rachel and Elissa came in seventh. Meanwhile, teams such as The Twins, The Ballers and Team Yogi fell to the bottom of the pack and narrowly avoided elimination — an honor which went to last place finishers The Ring Girls. After completing the first Detour of the season by either forming a message in order to print it on an old printing press or calculating the value of diamonds after evaluating their quality.
Among the teams which quickly made their presence felt were Team Ski, Team Big Brother and Team Yale who respectively claimed the Top 3 spots on the first leg of the race. Following Floyd and Becca, the team of Victor Arroyo and Nicole Franzel from Big Brother finished in second place again. . Who went home on The Amazing Race May 1 episode? One team from Survivor and one from The Amazing Race had been sent packing, leaving just nine teams left competing on the show. The nine remaining teams had to decide whether to fish for prawns or learn a dance routine in light-up suits. Last week on The Amazing Race, the remaining teams made their way to Amsterdam where they raced through the city in hopes of securing a first place finish.
It allowed them to take the lead heading toward the Roadblock. Floyd made quick work of it, keeping his team way ahead in this leg of the race. It was an interesting twist which found Team Yale falling from what could have been a third place finish all the way to an eighth place finishing in which they narrowly avoided elimination, an elimination which came when Team Yogi loss out to The Twins. Last week, The Amazing Race kicked off its milestone 30th season from Washington Square Park in New York City as the eleven teams of racers ventured to Iceland for their first leg of the race. Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl finished fourth, followed by Corinne Kaplan and Eliza Orlins from Survivor in fifth. The Amazing Race 2019 cast went to Vietnam during the new episode.
The Roadblock involved learning a karaoke song, which made for some really funny moments during the episode. The Roadblock ended up being where many of the trailing teams were able to catch up, as some of the leading teams were having trouble learning the karaoke lyrics. Other teams were not as successful and no team did it as quickly as Floyd had when he was up. Several teams, including Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran, got lost even getting to the Detour. Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater had a lot of trouble with the challenge, as did Chris Hammons and Bret LaBelle. Colin Guinn and Christie Woods then came in third place.
The episode also welcomed an Amazing Race first as the teams had to compete in a string of one-on-one battles by racing through an obstacle course in order to determine their placing in the leg. Among the challenges facing the teams this week is a Detour which challenges teams with choosing between making deliveries on foot or leaning a belly dancing their way through a restaurant to secure their next clue. . . . . .
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