First off, YAY to the format tonight. The music was excellent--the band was far more enjoyable than listening to the "band's" singers murder more contemporary songs (and I also love classical music!).
Second, I have never been a Cheryl fan...I just didnt think she was very geniune or good-natured. Im beginning to think I was either wrong or she has matured because it appears that she is both a good person and coach (I always watch the reactions in the background & she seems completely authentic while rooting on the other contestants, etc...).
On that note, if someone had said "you will be rooting for the Wrestler this season" I would have laughed in their face. But this Chris guy has completely won me over!
-Ralph is really bringing the best out of Karina--she is bringing so much to the table with both her choreography and emotions this season. I have really enjoyed their dances.
-I am such a big fan of Chelsie (pro) and while I find Romeo a bit "hammy" sometimes I hope they go far. Loved his ridiculously high leap at the end of the paso tonight (so dramatic!).
-What is up with the amazing contenders they got the season--this is the first time there are really SEVERAL possibilities for the finale!
-Sugar Ray seems so kind! Anybody catch his gentle tap on Anna's shoulder tonight to remind her to hold up voting fingers--so cute!
-I love Loius but Kendra grates on the nerves.
-Anna is a stunning redhead--geez!
-Im not feeling the Hines/Kym love. I just cant get into them like I have for some of the other contestants!
-Kirstie makes me laugh--she is the one person who admits her shortcomings instead of making lame excuses or pandering. Tonight the judges mentioned that her posture was garbage and Kirstie immediately agreed--I think I laughed out loud.
-Unlike Kyle (the last Disney star featured) I just cant get into this Chelsie kid--something just rubs me the wrong way about her (and I suspect its because she seems a bit too full of herself and it started day 1 when her intro featured this opening line "and yes, Ive kissed Joe Jonas and it didn't suck"--so thats WHO YOU ARE?)
-Why is Mark pushing the choreography so much? I am all for the hip/fun/cool factor and jazzing things up but I am not sure most people could identify their dance this evening as a V.Waltz. I suppose he is trying to imitate Derek but he is getting on my nerves with his constant whinning, snide remarks and excuses/justifications.
-Cant have a thoughts section without saying Brooke sucks as a co-host. Just cant.