I do believe Tiffany wanted Singapore, badly, but understood her dish failed. Also, keep in mind we only see a small fraction of the back and forth judging remarks ... edited down to fit within the hour show and, of course, for drama/entertainment.
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Anyway, Tom Colicchio blogged on the Bravo page (where you can always find the real scoop) ...
"Tiffany had many fans, but I haven’t received too many angry tweets about her elimination. I think it was clear to viewers that she was disadvantaged by the inadvertent freezing of her mussels and might not be able to fully compensate for their loss. And when you look at the five dishes presented, her concept just wasn’t as nuanced and sophisticated as the others. Curried fish over rice? Really? It might have been prepared beautifully, but compared with the other dishes, Tiffany’s just didn’t go far enough. We were looking for food that could be served in space; we were also looking for food that was out of this world. We were aiming for the stratosphere….
"So while Tiffany presented a delicious dish, and while her execution didn’t lag too far behind that of Angelo’s, there was a wider gap in the level of sophistication of the dishes … and that gap cost her a seat on the flight to Singapore."