Anna Kurdys went home on Love Island USA Season 5 tonight. Victor Gonzalez and Jasmine Sklavanitis were eliminated in Episodes 6 and 10, respectively.
Peacock Original series Love Island USA returned for its fifth installment on July 18, 2023, with 10 new islanders hoping to find love in an oceanfront Fijian mansion.
For six weeks, a cast of singletons from across the US will seek romantic connections and aim to stay coupled up to be eligible for a fan-favorite vote at the end of the series.
The winning couple will take home the whopping cash prize of $100,000.
The participants are cut off from the outside world and are under video surveillance. They must be in a relationship with another cast to survive in the villa.
Islanders can be dumped or eliminated for several reasons, such as remaining single after a recoupling and by public vote via the Love Island mobile app.
Viewers can influence what happens in the villa throughout the season by voting.
During the final week, the public votes to decide which couple should win the show. The couple that attains the most votes wins.
Who Went Home On Love Island USA Tonight?
Anna went home on Love Island USA Season 5 Episode 14. The episode aired on August 1, 2023.
Previously, the sixth episode of the show generated quite a bit of attention online. As each minute passed in this episode, fans saw twists and turns, with one participant leaving the villa.
We also see the other contestants making love connections. The episode also featured Anna and Leonardo sharing their first kiss.
Harrison, a new bombshell, made quite a stir as he entered the villa. At the end of the episode, it’s the boys’ turn to choose who they want to pair up with.
The recoupling left Jasmine without a partner, and she had to leave the villa.
In Episode 7, the contestants become explorers in the challenge “Rescue of the Lost Spark,” the kissing game shakes the villa.
Love Island USA Season 5 Episode 8 included a guest appearance from Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix, who introduced a new challenge with a prize that had never been featured on the show.
The big prize was that the winning couple would be excluded from the first public dumping of the season.
Hannah and Marco managed to win the game. As a second prize, they got to save one more couple from the public vote. They chose Leonardo and Anna.
With the two couples being immune, the public can vote for the remaining couple until 12:30 am ET/9:30 pm PT.
Love Island Season 5 Episode 1 shocking elimination twist
The first episode of the series ended with a surprising elimination twist. Every islander had a partner by the end of the coupling ceremony.
The contestants voted Bergie and Anna as the least compatible couple. As a result, the host sent the two of them to decide which one would be going home.
Bergie admitted he would have felt low if he had sent Anna home, so he self-eliminated.
It seemed like he was the first contestant dumped from Season 5, but as he was leaving, he received a text message saying he was being given a second chance, meaning there was no elimination.
Jasmine was eliminated in Episode 6
Love Island USA Season 5 Episode 6 witnessed the elimination of Jasmine. She is the first islander to leave the villa on Day 5.
A new cast member, Harrison, entered the villa in Episode 6. He soon gets busy in knowing the ladies.
Within moments of his entry, the other contestant’s reactions were quite apparent, with the girls crushing on him and the boys somewhat jealous.
Jasmine was quite vocal about her feelings for the new islander and was seen sharing how she instantly fell in love with him.
By the end of the episode, three participants remained single during the first recoupling, while the others made connections with their partners.
Jasmine, Destiny, and Harrison were the remaining islanders. Harrison had to choose between the two girls, and he chose Destiny.
Sadly, Jasmine was sent home as she failed to couple up.
The pairs from the first recoupling are:
- Marco and Hannah
- Leonardo and Anna
- Keenan and Kay Kay
- Victor and Carmen
- Bergie and Kassy
- Harrison and Destiny
Victor was eliminated in Episode 10
Love Island USA Season 5 Episode 10 saw the elimination of Victor. The islanders chose to save Carmen over Victor.
Well, it wasn’t surprising that the duo ended up at the bottom, given Victor’s unlikable behavior, which clearly demonstrated his lack of compatibility with Carmen.
While it was difficult for the contestants to make up their minds, they ultimately agreed to save Carmen and send Victor home.
The main reason behind their choice was that they wanted Bergie to have another chance with Carmen.
The logic was predictable because Victor didn’t have any other connections at the villa.
Anna leaves the villa in Episode 14
Love Island USA Season 5 Episode 14 saw the entry of new contestants -Jonah Allman, Kenzo Nudo, and Emily Chavez.
The new bombshells had to choose an islander to partner with. Kurdys was not chosen as a partner by any of the new contestants.
Although she had the option of partnering with Bergie, she chose not to.
And since Anna didn’t want to be safe, she eliminated herself from the dating show.
Who Is The Host Of Love Island USA?
Sarah Hyland is the host of Love Island USA. She returned as host for the season, with Ian Stirling as the show’s narrator.
In August 2022, the Modern Family star began hosting Love Island USA on Peacock. She took over hosting duties from Arielle Vandenberg in Season 4, the first season to be released on Peacock.
The dating series previously aired on CBS.
Hyland is an American actress born and raised in Manhattan, New York. She is the daughter of actors Edward James Hyland and Melissa Canaday, and the sister of actor Ian Hyland.
She has been acting since her first role in the film Private Parts as Howard Stern’s daughter in 1997. Hyland went on to play roles such as Molly in Annie (1999) and Maddie Healy in Lipstick Jungle.
From 2009 to 2020, she portrayed Haley Dunply on the popular ABC sitcom Modern Family.
In 2011, Sarah co-starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming, directed by Jeffry Hornaday. The following year, she appeared in the film Struck by Lightning.
In 2014 and 2018, she served as a co-host at the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, which included singing and dancing with Jordan Fisher.
Moreover, in August 2022, Hyland appeared on America’s Got Talent during the first live Qualifier Results Show of Season 17 to aid Season 16 winner Dustin Tavella with his magic act.
What Time Does Love Island USA Come On Tonight?
Love Island USA will air at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on Peacock. New episodes of the series will be added to the streaming service from Thursdays to Tuesdays.
Season 5 aired in real-time, with new episodes on Peacock every day during its first week. And now, as a week is complete, the show will shift to a six-day schedule, with no episode on Wednesdays.
With multiple episodes every week, viewers will get to live vicariously through the hottest of the hot.
And while Love Island USA Season 5’s official release time is 9 pm (Eastern), the episodes invariably show up earlier. The recent Episode 8 was up at around 8:30 pm on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.
Additionally, fans get an unseen bits episode on Saturdays.
The show’s upcoming release schedule looks like the following:
- Episode 9: Thursday, July 27
- Episode 10: Friday, July 28
- Episode 11: Saturday, July 29
- Episode 12: Sunday, July 30
- Episode 13: Monday, July 31
- Episode 14: Tuesday, August 1
- Episode 15: Thursday, August 3
- Episode 16: Friday, August 4
- Episode 17: Saturday, August 5
- Episode 18: Sunday, August 6
If Season 5 plays out like last summer’s season, it will have 38 episodes in total, meaning the season will likely run to the end of August.