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Marion firefighter’s son advances into final five of MasterChef Junior

A Marion County firefighter’s son has advanced into the final five of MasterChef Junior after winning yet another challenge during this week’s episode.

Michael Seegobin made it one step closer to winning $100,000 during Monday night’s broadcast of MasterChef Junior on Fox.

During the episode, Michael was paired with one of his fellow contestants, Jordyn, in a pancake race challenge.

Michael and his teammate were tasked with making as many perfect stacks of pancakes as possible.

Michael’s team completed 14 plates and, after an inspection by judges, finished with 10 perfect plates. The other teams finished with 9 and 7 perfect plates.

After leading his team to yet another victory, Michael and his teammate were immediately catapulted into the top five and were safe from the elimination challenge that followed.

In addition to immunity for the week, the junior chefs also got the opportunity to blast chefs Gordan Ramsay and Aarón Sánchez in the face with a pancake blaster.

Michael has now won multiple challenges throughout the first several episodes of the show, including last week’s victory which earned him some electronic bikes.

Michael Seegobin will compete against 11 other young chefs for the title MasterChef Junior champion
Michael Seegobin will compete against 11 other young chefs for the title MasterChef Junior champion

Seegobin, who has regularly been praised throughout the series by his fellow contestants and the judges for his culinary skills, was among 12 contestants who were selected from hundreds of applicants for the competition.

The young chef recently visited Marion County Fire Rescue Station 27 in Weirsdale, where his father is stationed, to cook lunch for the staff.

To watch Michael Seegobin as he competes in the show, tune into the next episode of MasterChef Junior on Fox on Monday at 8 p.m.