Last night Spelling Bee farewelled another two spellers ahead of it’s finale tonight.
Eight finalists from four States were competing for just six places in the Grand Final and it took some extraordinary spelling to separate the pint-size competitors.
Mica, 10, and Marko, 11, both from New South Wales were the first two spellers through to the Top 6 after correctly identifying and spelling their words in Show and Spell.
Letter by Letter was the second challenge of the evening and it gave Harrison, 12, and Anirudh, 9, both from Victoria, a place in the Grand Final. The boys were up against the youngest speller in the competition Harpita, 8, also from Victoria.
One of the strongest spellers throughout the series, Harpita showed her mettle to bounce back in the final challenge, the Individual Spelling Bee. With just two places remaining, Harpita knocked Amelia, 9, from Queensland out of the competition when she spelt “bruschetta” correctly.
The pair, along with Grace, 8, from New South Wales, went word-for-word for seven rounds until Amelia faltered on “susceptible”. Peyton, 10, from South Australia was knocked out in round three of the challenge after she failed to correctly spell “acrimony”.
The Grand Final will see three girls and three boys do battle for the championship trophy: (L to R) Marko, Harrison, Grace, Mica, Harpita and Anirudh.
The Great Australian Spelling Bee finale airs at 7:30 pm tonight on Ten.