I'm a little upset that Gordana agruably created the best piece this challenge and still got eliminated. Why was there not even a winner on this challenge? Did the designs suck that much? It was either that, or the judges didn't want to give Gordana the win she deserved because that meant that she would have to go to Fashion Week.
I know it depends on people's different tastes, but the main reason of her elimination that Heidi voiced aloud was that they were apprehensive to put her through because of her past performance. What happened to, "One day you're in; the next day, you're out"? In the past, the judges have always judged the contestants solely on their most current performance--if they hadn't, then Kara, Daniel, and Michael would have won their seasons. Also, Austin Scarlet would have made Fashion Week while Wendy Pepper would have been auf'd. But now, they're taking into account the overall performances.
So why even have a challenge?
I will say that Irina, Carol Hannah, and Althea were the obvious frontrunners and the obvious choices for the F3. I expected them to all make it. But Althea pretty much bombed on this challenge, and yet she made it through. I'm not going to deny that she has had a stronger overall performance compared to Gordana, but it's like she can put a really weak design on the runway (and Gordana, one of her best) and still get through.
Okay, my rant is done.
Out of the F3, I want to see Irina win. She holds herself at a very high opinion, but I think she can back it up. She has been consistent throughout the whole season. I'll go as far as to say that she can even compete with some of the past contestants. I think she's a great designer and deserves to win.
My gut says it's Carol Hannah though. She's the safest (and some can say most boring) designer out of the three, but I feel she's going to bring her A game with Fashion Week.