Shawn paired with Maks would have been a challenge given that she is 4'11" & he is well over 6" tall. If Derek loses her can you imagine her & Maks!!! Personally I would have LOVED it since those are 2 of my favorites.
I really only saw the swing dance part last night. I think the placing is pretty much a given as to whom the judges was to go next. I was batting perfect who was the next to be taped out. Remember the original plan was for the judges to pick who was to be sent home last night & then they changed their minds due to Sandy. If they had stuck to that plan Kirstie & Maks would have been gone. That wouldn't have sat well with us fans given the duo's huge fan base & then when it is factored in that Kirstie ran that drive to help people affected by Sandy...no one would have been happy.