ok, i was always rooting for Rob because i saw potential in him, and always thought he could be the dark horse who showed up late as a contender... ...and WOW!! He really stepped up his game!! He is really improving tenfold every week, and you can see it in his face when he dances that he is thoroughly enjoying himself. It was also really great to hear him answer Brooke's question about why viewers should vote for him with, "Because I love to dance!!!".... and, really, isn't that what it is all about??? back to my point earlier regarding Carson... it's about the JOY! I really see him maturing since the beginning of the show. Kudos to Cheryl (again) for a fantastic teaching job - she should be very proud. ETA: As much as i agree she is a front good dancer, Ricki's inward head tilt in pivots is REALLY getting to me. I also thought the judges were generous with her comments (as well as hope's). Her samba was a bit robotic and her chin was too high in every dance IMO. Sorry to see JR have a bad week... hope he feels better!