So, who is going to break it to Bridget that she is not allowed to retire yet? I know it's not confirmed, so I'm not in full-on mourning yet, but until the word began to spread ehre, I honestly had seen her cheering for 3-5 years and being a star of the triangle and eventual point. Not giving up on my dream just yet! As far as retirees, I'm ready for Amy, Miranda, Maddie, and Christina to go, so that's my list of hopefuls. I agree Tess is not the sharpest dancer, but there's something I really like about her and I assume there's something in her personality that makes her a great leader. She's also gorgeous, IMO, and I like looking at her and watching her dance way more than Amy or sometimes Maddie. I agree with other posters that the 2nd years outshined their more senior sisters in general. Love Molly and Heather and I'm not quite ready for them to go, either.
I liked this year's rookie class a good bit (though I loved the previous rookie class more and still think they rock), and to me, I think some of the bad taste folks' have in their mouths for this class has to do with all the VK ish. I mean, we hardly saw much of any rookies besides VK and Kat. I'm not a Kat hater but I'm not a lover, either. I really like Chandi, Taylor, Kristin, Lily, and Amanda, and I love Kelsey, who I think was one of the most outstanding rookie dancers and just flew under the radar a bit because she's no drama. I was rooting for Meredith, too, but I have no sense of how she did this season. Seriously, I just read all of these Current Season pages, and I still have no real idea of how the season went. It was all VK, VK, VK, and a hot second of, blah Amy is going to Pro Bowl. I'm guessing Amanda had a great rookie season, based on her positioning at the holiday performances at the Star, and clearly VK had some flubs on the field, but that's really all I know.