I'm not into this season either. I also hate the new elimination format. It doesn't help if the worst dancer is not in the bottom. It wouldn't have helped last season. And now, people in the Mountain and Pacific time zones can't vote.
Yes, jazz and contemporary numbers always score high on this show. I really liked Kel's jazz. Ally was o.k. I didn't like the choreography. It didn't flow and seemed posey. Ally was too stiff and not fluid enough and it could have been the choreography.
Karamo is a good performer. I think he's had difficult dance assignments between the quickstep, jive, and samba. His best dance was last week and it could be because he had the cha cha. Jenna also doesn't really know how to teach. His feet was a mess in the jive. Then it was highlighted because he wore white shoes. Jenna should have realized that would happen. She also doesn't dumb down choreography to match her contestant. Pasha is good at doing that with Kate.
Pasha's weakness is definitely the non ballroom specific dances. He might have trouble with contemporary too unless he just makes it look like the rumba.