07/04/2012 02:56 am ET Updated Jul 04, 2012

'MasterChef': Top Eleven Becomes Nine After Shocking Double Elimination (VIDEO)

Making the Top 10 of any reality competition show is an impressive feat. But for one contestant on "MasterChef" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Fox), that moment proved fleeting.

For the Mystery Box challenge, contestants got to cook alongside Graham Elliot, who easily showed them how artistry could be done on a tight schedule. Becky scored her first win, getting her pick of cooking tools in the kitchen for her and the other contestants. She gave herself the deep fryer, and everyone else the pizza stone.

Tanya, David and Mike struggled the most and wound up in the bottom three. After being told his oven-roasted lobster was his worst dish yet, Cowboy Mike was sent packing, creating the Top 10. But only a few moments later, Gordon Ramsay stunned the contestants.

"That ten is about to become a Top 9," he announced, and then sent Tanya on her way, with words of encouragement to continue growing and working in food.

The Top 9 continue on "MasterChef," Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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