Using recipes or not, Whitney has proven to be a bit of a phenom. She's also fallen short on a few challenges, which shows her inexperience, but if you take her basic talent and give her a few years? She'll be fantastic.
I was sad Mike left, but totally understood it based on the fact that he gets flustered and panicky. If he had to leave, I was glad one of his opposites, an ego like Sharone, left shortly after. I was glad, but shocked. lol
Of the ones left, I'm hoping it comes down to Whitney and David. I love the care David takes when he is cooking and his performance for the critics was really impressive. He hasn't shone much (he did get credit for a group win), but I think not winning much has been good for his humility.
Lee is great, but his ego is hard to take.
Chatal, I think she's the least favourite to win.