09/15/2010 03:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

America's First MasterChef

After 8 intense weeks and thousands of hopefuls, tonight we find out who will be named America's first MasterChef! 50 made the original cut, and after facing grueling culinary challenges, pressure tests (and of course, me), we have whittled it down to the final 4. Sheetal, Lee, David, and Whitney have accomplished feats I would have never thought possible from amateur home cooks, and to make it this far is proof they've got the chops. But tonight, one will rise above the rest to make their culinary dreams a reality.

Here is a look at our final 4:

MasterChef: The Final 4

Don't miss the finale tonight, Wednesday September 15 at 8PM ET on Fox and get ready for season 2 of MasterChef as the show evolves with more intense challenges, fierce scrutinizing in the audition rounds, and a bigger format with an international scope.

Congratulations to the final 4, and good luck!