It surely helps A LOT that they have put David Bromstad in as mentor. Let's hope we see much more of him. The usual cast of characters. Some auditioning for villain right off the bat... lady, you on the left I'm talking to you!
My usual complaint - judges acting like it is a high crime that certain things didn't get done when you ask people to complete a task in no time at all. Let's face it judges, on your own shows your minions are doing your work and you pitch a diva fit if something comes up against a deadline.