After the first elimination, he still there and he wasn't even a victim of the bottom two. That pleasure went to Pamela Anderson and Shannon Doherty with Shannon being the one eventual given the boot.
But back to Evan, his first dance the Viennese Waltz was technical sound but lacked a little character. You got the sense he was nervous. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said "You aren't just skating by us...you need to make a connection with us."
Well connect he did when he came out the next week with Jive. It was fun, fast, chock full of character...exactly what the judges asked for. He was also one of just a few of the Celebrities that managed to have a week without drama. He in fact returned to Illinois (represent!) and visit his hometown. Frank Carroll was in the audience cheering Evan on as he delivered a fantastic Jive.
Now the only thing they are picking on Evan about is his feet. "Point the feet, point the feet, point the feet" said judge Bruno Tonioli. He'll need to improve if he wants to catch clear front runner Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
I also weighed in for Figure Skaters Online...you can check it out here.