Koh-Lanta: Palau is the tenth season of Koh-Lanta.

This season took place on the island of Palau within Micronesia, and was broadcast on TF1 from August 28, 2009 to October 30, 2009 airing on Fridays at 8:55 p.m. The two original tribes this season were Koror and Mawaï. The main theme of the season was the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Twists

  • Expanded Cast: This is the first season to feature eighteen contestants.
  • Elimination Challenge: On Day 1, an elimination challenge occurred where one man and one woman would be eliminated. The winning man and woman would select one castaway to join them to learn essential survival skills.
  • Schoolyard Pick: The tribes were created on Day 3 and where selected by the youngest and oldest castaways.
  • Replacements: Due to three evacuations, three players returned to the game after being voted out.
  • Tribe Switch: For the Reward Challenge on Day 10, the winning tribe won the right to take one of their opposing tribes members. However, the result of the challenge was a tie, ultimately resulting in both tribes taking one member each.
  • Ambassadors: The purpose of the summit is to directly eliminate one castaway, and in case of no consensus being reached, one ambassador is eliminated.
  • Reentry Challenge: As a result of the new ambassador format heavily disliked by the castaways, the castaway eliminated by the ambassadors would compete in a reentry challenge for a chance to return to the game.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
FRS10 joelle t.png Joëlle Bourlier
62, Pollestres
Retired Sports Teacher
Eliminated
Day 1
0
FRS10 myriam t.png Myriam Desvergne
56, Montreuil
Financial Trainer
Evacuated
Day 2
0
FRS10 julien t.png Julien Mairesse
25, Les Rosiers-sur-Loire
Tourism Graduate
Koror 1st Voted Out
Day 3
8
FRS10 anthony t.png Anthony Parra
24, Marseilles
Paramedic
Mawaï Eliminated
Day 1
5
2nd Voted Out
Day 6
FRS10 claire t.png Claire Rolet
26, Pontarlier
Decoration Store Manager
Mawaï 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
7
FRS10 marine t.png Marine Mocellin
19, Annecy
House Painter
Koror Koror Evacuated
Day 13
0
FRS10 kaouther t.png Kaouther Ferdjani
26, Paris
Office Worker
Mawaï Mawaï Quit
Day 15
0
FRS10 alexandre t.png Alexandre Amico
31, Valenciennes
Police Officer
Koror Koror Merged Tribe 6th Voted Out
Day 17
3
Evacuated
Day 21
FRS10 freddy t.png Freddy Boucher
23, Lille
Computer Engineering Student
Koror Mawaï 7th Voted Out
Day 21
10
FRS10 pascal t.png Pascal Nickert
39, Illkirch-Graffenstaden
SNCF Executive
Mawaï Mawaï 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
7
FRS10 louislaurent t.png Louis-Laurent Léger
28, Bures-sur-Yvette
Import-Export Agency Manager
Mawaï Koror 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
4
FRS10 raphaele t.png Raphaële Navarro
29, Montpellier
IT Purchasing Manager
Koror Koror 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
14
FRS10 rodolphe t.png Rodolphe Assi
52, Marseilles
Coachbuilder
Mawaï Mawaï 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 33
5
FRS10 kader t.png Kader Rebaï
45, Cholet
Security Manager
Mawaï Mawaï 5th Voted Out
Day 15
18
12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 36
FRS10 fabienne t.png Fabienne Lefebvre-Trehoux
44, Le Rouret
Nursery Assistant
Mawaï Mawaï Eliminated
6th Jury Member
Day 37
4
FRS10 isabelle t.png Isabelle Da Silva
35, Houilles
Shopkeeper
Koror Koror 13th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
12
FRS10 patrick t.png Patrick Merle
37, Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay
Dye Worker
Koror Koror Runner-Up 1
FRS10 christina t.png Christina Chevry
22, La Penne-sur-Huveaune
Inventory Manager
Koror Koror 4th Voted Out
Day 12
3
Sole Survivor

Episode Guide

Episode Air date Challenges Eliminated
(Vote)
Finish
Reward Immunity
1 August 28, 2009 Louis-Laurent
[Marine]
None Anthony
Joëlle
(No Vote)1
Eliminated
Day 1
Kaouther
[Freddy]
Myriam
(No Vote)
Evacuated
Day 2
None Mawaï Julien
(4-4;
4-4;
Tiebreaker)2
1st Voted Out
Day 3
2 September 4, 2009 Koror Koror Anthony
(5-3)
2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 September 11, 2009 Koror Koror Claire
(4-2-1)
3rd Voted Out
Day 9
4 September 18, 2009 Koror3 Mawaï Christina
(3-2-1-1)
4th Voted Out
Day 12
Neither3
5 September 25, 2009 Koror Koror Marine
(No Vote)
Evacuated
Day 13
Kaouther
(No Vote)
Quit
Day 15
Kader
(4-1)
5th Voted Out
Day 15
6 October 2, 2009 Koror Christina5 Alexandre
(2-0)4
6th Voted Out
Day 17
7 October 2, 2009 Christina,
Freddy
Alexandre
(No Vote)
Evacuated
Day 21
Louis-Laurent Freddy
(5-5;
5-5;
Tiebreaker)2
7th Voted Out
Day 21
8 October 9, 2009 Kader,
Rodolphe
Raphaële Pascal
(5-4)
8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
9 Christina, Kader,
Patrick,
Raphaële
Raphaële Louis-Laurent
(4-3-1)
9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
10 October 16, 2009 Patrick
(All)
Christina Raphaële
(4-2-1)
10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
11 Kader
[Christina]
Patrick Rodolphe
(4-2)
11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 33
12 October 23, 2009 Isabelle Christina Kader
(3-2)
12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 36
13 October 30, 2009 None Christina Fabienne
(No Vote)6
Eliminated
6th Jury Member
Day 37
Patrick
Isabelle
Christina Isabelle
(1-0)
13th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
Jury Vote Patrick
(5-2)
Runner-Up
Christina
(5-2)
Sole Survivor
Notes:

^1 Joëlle and Anthony were eliminated on Day 1 for losing the first challenge.
^2 Per the rules of Koh-Lanta, in the event of a deadlocked tie, the tied castaways would draw rocks. The castaway that
draws the black rock would be eliminated.

^3 The reward was played out in two challenges. Koror won the first challenge, which afforded them luxuries on their trek.
The result of the trek, the second challenge, resulted in a tie.

^4 At the ambassadors meeting, Fabienne and Isabelle had to vote on one castaway to eliminate. They both decided
to vote out Alexandre.

^5 Christina kept her immunity she won on Day 18 for the Tribal Council on Day 21, since the Tribal Council she was
supposed to be immune at was cancelled.

^6 At the final four, the remaining castaways competed in an elimination challenge. Fabienne came in last and was
eliminated.

Voting History

Koh-Lanta: Palau Voting History
Pre-Tribes Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Voted out: FRS10 anthony t.png
Anthony
FRS10 joelle t.png
Joëlle
FRS10 myriam t.png
Myriam
Tie Deadlock FRS10 julien t.png
Julien
FRS10 anthony t.png
Anthony
FRS10 claire t.png
Claire
FRS10 christina t.png
Christina
FRS10 marine t.png
Marine
FRS10 kaouther t.png
Kaouther
FRS10 kader t.png
Kader
FRS10 alexandre t.png
Alexandre
FRS10 alexandre t.png
Alexandre
Tie Deadlock FRS10 freddy t.png
Freddy
FRS10 pascal t.png
Pascal
FRS10 louislaurent t.png
Louis-Laurent
FRS10 raphaele t.png
Raphaële
FRS10 rodolphe t.png
Rodolphe
FRS10 kader t.png
Kader
FRS10 fabienne t.png
Fabienne
FRS10 isabelle t.png
Isabelle
FRS10 patrick t.png
Patrick
FRS10 christina t.png
Christina
Vote: No Vote1 No Vote2 4-43 4-44 Tiebreaker 5-3 4-2-1 3-2-1-1 No Vote5 No Vote6 4-1 2-07 No Vote8 5-53 5-54 Tiebreaker 5-4 4-3-1 4-2-1 4-2 3-2 No Vote9 1-010 5-2
Christina Julien Julien Alexandre Freddy Freddy Pascal Louis-Laurent Raphaële Rodolphe Kader Isabelle Jury Vote
Patrick Raphaële Raphaële Christina Freddy Freddy Pascal Louis-Laurent Raphaële Rodolphe Fabienne None
Isabelle Julien Julien Raphaële Alexandre Freddy Freddy Pascal Louis-Laurent Raphaële Rodolphe Kader None Patrick
Fabienne Anthony Pascal Kader Alexandre Isabelle Isabelle Kader Kader Kader Kader Kader Eliminated Christina
Kader Claire Claire Fabienne Freddy Freddy Pascal Louis-Laurent Raphaële Rodolphe Fabienne Patrick
Rodolphe Claire Claire Kader Isabelle Isabelle Kader Kader Kader Kader Christina
Raphaële Julien Julien Isabelle Freddy Freddy Pascal Rodolphe Patrick Christina
Louis-Laurent Anthony Fabienne Christina Isabelle Isabelle Kader Kader Christina
Pascal Anthony Claire Kader Isabelle Isabelle Kader Christina
Freddy Raphaële Raphaële Kader Isabelle Isabelle Voted out
Alexandre Raphaële Raphaële Christina Voted out Evacuated
Kaouther Anthony Claire Quit
Marine Julien Julien Raphaële Evacuated
Claire Anthony Pascal
Anthony Eliminated Claire
Julien Raphaële Raphaële Voted out
Myriam Evacuated
Joëlle Eliminated
Notes:

^1 Joëlle and Anthony were eliminated on Day 1 for losing the first challenge.
^2 Myriam was medically evacuated after breaking her ankle. Anthony returned to the game to replace him.
^3 Tribal Council resulted in a tie. Per Koh-Lanta rules, a second vote was held where everyone could only vote for those involved in the tie.
^4 With the vote deadlocked, the two castaways involved in the tie would draw rocks. They castaway to draw the black rock would be eliminated.
^5 Marine was medically evacuated from the game after suffering a tetanic seizure. Christina returned to the game to replace her.
^8 Kaouther elected to quit the game at Tribal Council. No castaway returned to the game to replace her.
^7 At the ambassadors meeting, Fabienne and Isabelle had to vote on one castaway to eliminate. They both decided to vote out Alexandre.
^8 Alexandre was medically evacuated from the game after suffering slight head trauma causing an edema in his nose. Kader returned to the game to replace him.
^9 At the final four, the remaining castaways competed in an elimination challenge. Fabienne came in last and was eliminated.
^10 Isabelle and Patrick did not vote as they could only vote for were each other. By virtue of winning the final Immunity Challenge, only Christina voted.

Trivia

References

Koh-Lanta Seasons

Les Aventuriers · Nicoya · Bocas del Toro · Panama · Pacifique · Vanuatu · Palawan · Caramoan · Le Retour des Héros · Palau · Le Choc des Héros · Viêtnam · Raja Ampat · La Revanche des Héros · Malaisie · La Nouvelle Édition · Johor · Thaïlande · L'Île au Trésor · Cambodge · Fidji · Le Combat des Héros · La Guerre des Chefs · L'Île des Héros · Les 4 Terres · Les Armes Secrètes

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