I am glad I found this thread because I have a huge grouse with the way Isha Shervani's performance was judged today. I found the performance predictable. My main issue was with her lack of expression and investment in what she was doing. I am not saying she was bad by any means, but I would not say "this is it." I expected a lot more from her, especially in her own forte.
Another big problem was that her timing was not at all precise enough which is hugely important for a slower number, because in a faster one timing slips can be covered with energy and enthusiasm. In a slower song, because it doesn't have a catchy beat, you really need your timing to be spot on and I found that lacking. Let's not even get started on that drop by her partner, which certainly should have cost them much more than it did in terms of marks. If Jausuriya was judged, keeping in mind that he is not at all a dancer, I expected much harsher critique from the judges for a performance I found OKAY from a professional dancer, performing in a style she performs for a living. I have seen her perform live and I can say this is not her personal best either.
Until her performance, I was with the judges on pretty much everything (though I thought they were a little too generous to Jayasuriya but he is so cute that I can let it slide!