After a grueling leg last week in Poland, the remaining teams head to Austria on The Amazing Race 2013 tonight. We were truly surprised when bearded best friends Brandon & Adam were the ones who went home on The Amazing Race in the last leg. Once again we were reminded that in this reality TV competition, absolutely no team is safe and one mistake can cost you the race.
What’s in store on The Amazing Race 23 tonight? According to CBS, for this evening’s “Choir Boy at Heart” episode 6, one team will be tempted by the Fast Forward and have to deal with the consequences of their choice. Plus, racers will struggle to stay in tune during a Road Block with the world famous Vienna Boys Choir and an intense dispute will break out at the mat. In a Route Marker challenge, the teams will also have to search through a garden labyrinth in Vienna.
More drama with Tim & Marie is in store tonight from The Amazing Race spoilers for this week’s show. Marie may have given up the Express Pass but that doesn’t mean she isn’t going to keep trying to use it as leverage. There also seems to be seem sort of cab stealing debacle between Tim & Marie and Jason & Amy. We’re looking forward to seeing what kind of fallout comes out of that!
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Seven teams remain in the race tonight as the players head from Poland to Austria. Tim & Marie are the first team to set out for a 640 mile train ride to Vienna. When they arrive, they will have to find the costume director at the Vienna Opera House for their next clue.
All of the teams manage to get on board the first train to Vienna except Leo & Jamal and Ally and Ashley. The delay isn’t significant though and all the teams are pretty much running in a dead heat once they arrive in Austria. Leo & Jamal tell the other teams that they weren’t the ones who used the U-Turn on Brandon & Adam, which contributed to them being eliminated. They don’t want the other teams to know.
Pretty much everyone makes it to the Vienna Opera House together and they run up the stairs to find the costume director. They receive a clue for a Detour “Masquerade” or “Light Brigade.” In the Masquerade challenge, teams will have to put on masks and then try to find the couple dancing at the party wearing the same masks. For the Light Brigade challenge, the teams have to dress up and put together a chandelier. If they don’t get it correct, it will crash down and they have to start over.
There is also a Fast Forward available involving a scary bungee jump 500 feet that will allow those who successfully complete it to jump ahead. Jason & Amy reach the Fast Forward first but it is too windy for them to go and they are told they will have to wait fifteen minutes. Amy thinks it is worth waiting but Jason feels like they should go back and do a Detour.
Nicole & Travis, Marie & Tim are doing the Masquerade challenge. Marie & Tim finish quickly and are running on to the next challenge. Kim & Nicky are close behind them, with Leo & Jamal not far behind.
Amy & Jason keep debating the bungee jumping until finally Amy gives up and they go back to do the Detour. Danny & Tim are done with the Masquerade and Nicole & Travis are finally done as well. Amy & Jason are pissed because now it looks like they are in last place because they went to do the Fast Forward and it didn’t happen.
At the Road Block, one person from each team will have to join the famous Vienna Boys Choir and sing until the choir master believes they have given a good performance. Ally doesn’t do so well at the challenge. Jamal isn’t half bad. Nicky thinks she is actually doing great because her dad speaks German but we aren’t so sure about that. Travis is happy because he likes to sing.
Jason & Amy manage to get done with the Detour quickly and catch up with everyone. Tim is doing lousy at the Road Block practicing the singing and seems totally stuck. Amy starts practicing so she can do the challenge and hopefully get them out of last place.
Travis tries to sing and gets sent back to practice some more by the choir master. Jamal also gets sent back. So does Ally. And Tim. No one is getting it right enough for the tough choir master. Finally, Travis manages to do good enough to get the next clue and he and Nicole head off to find Schonbrun Palace. Done at last as well, Nicky and Kim run off behind them.
Leo & Jamal, Marie & Tim also complete their challenges and head off to the Road Block. Tim & Marie decide they are going to steal Jason & Amy’s taxi and then blame Leo & Jamal for it.
Meanwhile, Travis & Nicole are the first to the Road Block and have to thread a maze to find the clue to where to find the Pit Stop at the Gloriette. Finishing the maze quickly, Nicole & Travis race to the Pit Stop and are the first to arrive. They win a trip for two. Nicky & Kim come in second, followed by Jamal & Leo in third. Tim and Ally are still back at the Opera House trying to finish.
Amy & Jason find their old cab driver and discover that Tim & Marie are the ones who stole their cab. Both teams reach the Pit Stop and Jason can’t resist making a snide comment about people being sneaky. Marie & Tim come in fourth at the Pit Stop and Jason & Amy are fifth. They start fighting about the cab stealing. Marie tells them they need to deal because it’s a game and you have to play it. Jason says he and Amy are going to kick their butts in this “game.”
Ally and Tim are still failing to finish the choir challenge. Finally, Ally gets it at last and she and Ashley run off. Tim is extremely worked up that he and Danny are in last place now. He manages to complete the challenge and they are running like mad to the finish line. They really hope they can catch up but it is futile. Ally & Ashley reach the Pit Stop and they are in sixth place. Danny & Tim arrive last and they are eliminated.