Some random comments on various comments made here--
Louis' make-up last night was copied from Joel Grey's classic make-up in "Cabaret." It was very well done for what they were trying to accomplish--but I admit that in the context it was a bit grotesque and not many people caught the reference.
About Derek--IMO those see-through shirts are very girly---IMO only--and reduce the sex appeal of any halfway goodlooking male dancer to about zero. I'd rather see them Gilles-style instead of in those schmattes.
And finally--a reminder--
Michael and Louie can only do as many steps as their pros choreograph for them.
Last night that number also approached zero.
The judges should have complained to the pros and NOT to the hapless stars.
All the above are IMO only and others' opinions may vary significantly.
BTW--I really enjoy these discussions. I like how different people bring different points of view and different experiences and expertise to the table. Makers it interesting and often even a learning experience.
And I like how we can talk to each other and disagree without starting anything even vaguely resembling a flame war.