The problem I see most with the judging is that some couples can get away with performing a more entertainment rich dance over one that's technical and not breaking the rules, whereas other couples would get dinged for that. I think Maks might have been trying to go for that, especially since he seems to think it's bye-bye this week. Then there are couples who perform a more technical by the book routine and get dinged for not being entertaining enough. Sometimes it's a no win.
And as annoying as it is, this is what happens semi's week. Everyone gets rave reviews, high scores. I hate it as I think they should all be judged as they would have been 5 weeks ago, but oh well. I guess the show worries of a strong backlash with fan voting. And again, look at the sources of who's giving the 10s. They like your shoes they'll give you high scores. I guess the show thinks it's better TV to have a really positive, upbeat good old time than have the judges speak the truth.
I just want Erin and Evan here this time next week.