February 25, 2011 09:40 PM by Veronica Dudo
Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search For the Next TV Star finale aired tonight and welcomed Oprah to decided who will have their very own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Keep reading to find out Oprah’s big surprise!In the season finale, it was down to two contestants: Kristina Kuzmic-Crocco and Zach Anner. This week, there was one final task for the finalists to take on–it was time for them to shoot a pilot episode of their show. Mark Burnett was the guest mentor. Former contestants Terey, Alicia, Ryan and Elizabeth were brought back to help.
Zach picked his original team members Alicia and Ryan to help him with his TV pilot while Kristina did the same by selecting Elizabeth and Terey.
Kristina, a working mom from California would like to have her own cooking show. She decided to try a different spin on the opening of her show by shooting video of herself ambushing a guy at a fast food restaurant and taking him to her kitchen. After a run through, the culinary producer gave Kristina a lot of constructive criticism. Kristina listened to the input and changed her delivery for her TV pilot.
Meanwhile, Zach, an amateur film maker from Texas would like to have an inspirational travel show. He decided to tape his travel show as he visited famous spots in Los Angeles. With the help of Alicia and Ryan, Zach taped his show but towards the end of the day started to lose some of his energy, but he managed to finish taping.
Both Kristina and Zach have to help with the editing process. After the show’s are finished, it was time to view the final product with judges Nancy O’Dell and Carson Kressley, guest mentor Mark and Oprah. Both Kristina and Zach’s shows were viewed and well received.
After weeks of tough competition and challenging tasks, it was finally the moment everyone was waiting for. The judges, Mark and Oprah talked about their thoughts about the finalists.
Kristina and Zach sat in the green room waiting for the verdict. While in there, the two reminisced about their time on Your OWN Show. In the beginning of the season they were virtual unknowns taken from their everyday lives and introduced to America. They were given a chance of a lifetime–a shot at getting their very own TV show.
Zach and Kristina were brought back out on the set. Oprah had a surprise for them–she invited Kristina’s husband and Zach’s mom to share their special moment. Oprah said she was very impressed with both finalists so she made the decision to give both Kristina and Zach their very own show!
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