Spelling Bee Finalists announced

Last night The Great Australian Spelling Bee has found it’s grand finalists.

The group joins Grace D, 8, and Marko, 11, both from New South Wales, who last night gained a fast pass to the finals by winning the team immunity challenge.

Mica, 10, from New South Wales; Peyton, 10, from South Australia; Amelia, 9, from Queensland; and Harpita, 8, Anirudh, 9, and Harrison, 12, from Victoria will compete in Monday’s final alongside Grace D and Marko. All are vying for one of six places in Tuesday’s Grand Final and a shot at the series title.

 There was not a dry eye in the house when viewer favourite Harpith, 8, exited the series in the last challenge of the evening, the Individual Spelling Bee. The young Victorian and his twin sister Harpita were competing for the remaining two places up for grabs. But when Harpith stumbled on the word “toponym”, the youngest speller bowed out of the competition.

 He was joined by Amanda, 11, from South Australia, who could not spell “sonorous” correctly, and Grace P, 12, also from South Australia, who trippedup on “odyssey”. Bow-tie wearing Karl, 11, from Queensland left the series after incorrectly spelling “rococo”

:he Great Australian Spelling Bee wraps up 7:30 pm next Monday and Tuesday on Ten