Survivor is a game of physical strength and endurance. However psychological warfare and manipulation play a big role among contestants of the game. Players have to recruit partners before they stab them in the back. Similarly, they have to form alliances that they all know are going to turn against them when they have a chance. Let's discover some of the greatest blindsides in the history of Survivor.
Erik gives up immunity. (Survivor: Micronesia - Fans vs. Favourites)
When only the five players were remaining, Erik won the individual immunity. There was one boy against four girls. Then, Cirie and Natalie decided to convince Erik to give up his immunity to Natalie. They tried to convince Eric by saying that only this way they all could go to the finale and they argued that by doing this he would redeem himself in the eyes of the jury. Unfortunately, Eric went along with it and before he could even see it coming he was voted out by the women. (Cirie, Natalie, Amanda, and Parvati)
JT is eliminated due to his own hidden idol. (Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains)
Before the heroes and the villains went to merge, JT thought you could find an alliance with Russell. So he gave Russell his hidden immunity to save him from the supposed all-women alliance, which didn't exist in the first place. However after the tribes merged, and moved the actual alliances of Parvati and Russell, they had two idols. Parvati used them on Sandra and Jerri, and due to this, the villain's choice was voted out, which ended up being JT.
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Tyson inadvertently votes himself out. (Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains)
In this season Tyson becomes his own worst enemy yet again, though redeemed himself in Blood versus Water. The heroes and villains have to vote out someone and on the Villian side, Boston Rob was worried that Russell had a hidden idol, which was actually true. So, Rob split his allies' vote between Parvati and Russell. Before the vote out, Russell somehow convinced Tyson to switch his vote to Parvati. However, as soon as Tyson did that, Russell gave Parvati his idol which resulted in Tyson going home.
James leaves with two idols in his pocket. (Survivor: China)
During the game when only 7 players were remaining, Amanda wanted to move her biggest threat away i.e. James who was such a big physical threat. She plays the game so well that James couldn't see his elimination coming and even with his two idols with himself he couldn't save himself.
These are some of the best blindsight of all time. The host and the executive producer Jeff Probst commented, Blindsides are such a fun part of the game because everybody knows they are inevitable and yet it doesn’t diminish the pain when it happens to you, he notes. For the person being blindsided, it is crushing. The dream is over. I always have mixed emotions. Because I know how much sacrifice goes into deciding to do Survivor, it’s tough to see someone’s adventure come to an end. But from a production standpoint, it’s absolutely delicious.
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