Watching the show, I feel that they are setting up Evan to be eliminated at the final two so they have a reason for Nicole to win.
Personally, based on improvement over the season, the final two should be Erin and Evan competing head to head. Even dances I feel theirs have been the most improved and most interesting.
(BTW, for those who say Evan has an unfair advantage - he's had to work all season to improve his personality more than what is usually needed for skating - even his most joyous at the games he still was quite reserved, and he had to learn to move his hips more - which he doesn't use as much because of the tricks needed for skating).
They were so dinging Evan for nitpicky things - yes, he was off on his steps a little bit in the free, but Erin had at least two bumbled lifts and Nicole had one bad lift and the dancing was not nearly as exciting.
And - don't get me started on the clip of them arguing - that was set up to make Evan suddenly appear to be this cocky somebodyrudefellow which is so counter to the whole season. I can understand the pressure both had and it lead to raised tempers, but I don't think he was in the attitude of Kate Gosslin "I'm doing it for my kids, so we're going to do it my way" type persona. If he was... he'd take away Plushenko's title of sad attitude.
In a way, I feel that Nicole and Derek are acting as though they're entitled and they're going to win no matter what. Felt this way with Maya last season - and that combined with the good routines is why I was tickled that Donny won if Kelly Osbourne wasn't going to win. I'd love to see this happen again this season, no matter who wins. If we do by some great luck get Evan and Erin - then I'll be happy with both winners because most of the season they've had the best attitude.
Hopefully people are smart and voted for Erin and Evan in enough numbers that Nicole will be out at final three, but I don't see that happening sadly. So, whomever is in the final two with Nicole I want that person to win - be it Erin or Evan.