I think the elimination at the end is a good idea. It gives them one more chance to show the judges how good they are. Though it did seem they had their decision ready to go I don't think this will be the norm. They are going to be at odds at some point and need to conference more than just a commercial break.
They are really at the mercy of their choreographer. The judges repremanded the guy who styled that lame dance, as well they should have! Terrible! I hope he got more grief than what we saw.
I knew Alexa would go when I saw her there. The judges were harsh on her not emoting over and over and over!
Cyrus is going to be a favorite in the vote department and will stay longer than skilled men who have a chance at winning. Too bad. I like the guy but he is nowhere close to the men who were eliminated last night. It is a mystery why they put him through, the first round, without even going to choreography.