This was our first real look at how the contestants will handle the pressure of the competition.
I have to say, I was impressed with the critiques Lea Michele gave at the homework challenge. I would have chosen Lily for the win, but I thought Shanna did a good job too.
I liked Maxfield in the casting special, but I can see why he got eliminated. It's like he wasn't able to give anything in the video shoot or recording session. It was just so "meh."
I was more impressed with Blake than I thought I would be. He can really sing! I am slightly distracted by his resemblance to Chris "Piz" Lowell from Veronica Mars, but I like him.
After one episode, Nellie, Lily and Dani are still my favorite girls and I still like most of the guys.