I have to admit that I was very shocked and surprised that Ashley Hamilton (son of ever-tanned star George Hamilton) was eliminated, while Tom Delay got to hang around for another week. The American viewing audience has such a strange taste, almost masochistic in this regard.
On the other hand, the departure of Macy Gray from the show was one that I hoped and prayed for, as she really did not dance all that well, and the expression on her face at times was one that seemed to indicate she wished she weren't there. I had actually worried that Kathy Ireland would be the one eliminated, and was glad that she stayed.
Loved the Patrick Swayze tribute from the professional dancers, thought the Lion King stuff was delightful, but could have done without the Adam Carolla sketches and the Miley Cyrus debut video.