Good points!Last week, Bristol was the one who said the first time she did the show, there was an angry backlash. And that she expected that this time. This when being asked what brought them back. She had to have some idea people weren't going to root for her the second time around, which sometimes happens on AS editions (you fall out of love with former fan favorites and learn to love that you disliked before). If Bristol doesn't go out next, TPTB need to drag the season out back and shoot it. It's done. I think even Mark knows what will happen. Bristol seems oblvious, much like Kate Gosselin. It's like she didn't really get what the judges were saying last night, or doesn't get why she'd get called out for breaking the rules. I hope they keep it up. They aren't going to help if they wind up overscoring and overpraising her as the weeks go on. Kirstie may not be the strongest dancer, but she did better than Bristol this week, and Maks stuck to the rules. There's no one left anywhere near as bad as Bristol. I'd say dance wise, Sabrina, Gilles, and Apolo are out in front, with Melissa and Emmitt rounding out the top 5. Shawn isn't really impressing me all that much so far, but I know she's capable. Seeing Kelly's season 1 clip vs what she's like now makes me realize just how much she's improved. I hope she manages to make it a few weeks. Same with Helio. I think Kirstie/Maks have some idea the deck is stacked against them, and their time may be short lived this time around.
The thing about split voting, if it impacts the votes at all, is that whoever is voting for Bristol likely isn't voting for anyone else. After the backlash the show got the first time, I can see why people would want to vote for her just to rile everyone up. The show deserves every negative thing it gets. I hope they regret bringing her back. Kristi Yamaguchi and Mya were passed up, and they wanted to come back. I'm sure they weren't the only ones on the female side passed over.
And they passed up KRISTI for BRISTOL?????????????