I finally caught up on Tivo - watching all 3 eps to date.
I'm not a fan of Eric. He's a lovable teddy bear, but that's about it. He cannot get comfortable in front of the camera and seems totally clueless about the kitchen. His whole "mean cuisine" makes no sense, and they've called him on it more than once.
Susannah is definitely a natural - in fact she reminds me of a host on QVC (Jill Bauer). She's polished and comfortable on camera and with food. Not sure if she's too "cookie-cutter" for the FN.
Michael is definitely out there, but is quick-witted and that could help. If he calms down and focuses, I think he could win.
Hans is an awesome cook and I actually did think he was telling about himself in the first episode (well, 2nd - the first elimination show), so I was surprised he was on the block. I enjoy him. Not sure about his "lets cook with stuff we usually hate" idea though. I will never like dried codfish Hans, sorry!
Dan/Steve - they work well off of each other and I think once they learn who is truly responsible for what, they could be terrific. When the grill was on fire, I was cracking up and they stayed pretty composed.
Debra (aka Danielle - I'm so with you guys on that!) - too phony. She's trying to infuse this carribean flare into everything and it seems too forced. She seems better off when she's not as plastic-y. She seems comfortable in the kitchen.
It was time for Harmony to go. Her "use your senses" could only go so far and she couldn't really describe to the selection committee what it was all about. If you want soft porn on the FN, check out Everyday Italian. I think they have the five senses sewn up on that show!
All in all, I would like Michael, Hans or Dan/Steve to win.