It's no different to me than people requesting certain pros, or Macy saying in front of Jonathan's face she was hoping she was going to get Maks and was ticked she didn't. Some partnerships on this show are platonic before they start. Maks/Denise are a good example of that. Maybe with a different partner, Denise might have fared better. Not that I really care, as I don't like Denise, but just an example. I'm also glad Kelly realized what she needed to succeed in this competition. That tells me just how serious she wanted to take it. I actually admire her more for that, and in all honesty I think it did Louis a world of good having a partner like her, too.