My mom likes Bristol. She doesn't vote (the only time I think she ever did was for Donny Osmond), but she enjoys the fact that Bristol has to work hard, train, and has something to prove over people like Jennifer and Brandy. I wouldn't put Bristol in the huge underdog improvement category like some other past contestants. I don't like ringers who could pass as the pros, but eventually seeing better dancers leave is tiring. Even some of my favorite two left footed hoofers I wouldn't want to see win. I don't think Bristol's fanbase is based solely on her mom's doing. It will be interesting if she makes it to the finals, and what tweaks the show might throw in to prevent her from winning. But maybe they want her to. I think that would be a huge turn off for next season, and I wonder what potential dancing celebs to be would think if they considered signing up. The fact that she hasn't been ousted yet makes me think the show isn't rigged, because I think she's got a fanbase to keep her in. How big remains to be seen. I wonder if the show saw a Rick boot coming by voting totals or if his dropped big time this week.