Does DI check for the online and text votes or just those that are called in? I don't recall that they've ever announced the vote total on this show before in terms of how many viewers voted, but it'd be interesting to get a more accurate picture of how well these sites really do.
I'll say this about Michael-he is the reason that I love this show and what I feel it is all about. He's not a dancer by trade and has no experience. He's as far out of his element as Anna D. would be on the football field. That's why I like getting behind people like him because he's learning and trying and really having to try, and not having any exisiting experience.It's not only his fan base, but he has all of a sudden come alive and gotten considerably better. That means that he is picking up votes from those folks who believe in voting on an improvement basis. When he shows such a great attitude and talks so positively about teamwork, he is also going to pick up a segment of the viewing audience.
ETA: When talking about the worst dancers, I would group Michael in that category. However, since their paso he and Anna have seemed to have had a breakthrough and it's shown. I wouldn't mind Michael sticking around. I don't think he will past tonight, but maybe that shock is going to happen.