- Tainted by the Preview: Fifteen minutes of the show were previewed to the press when CityCenter opened at the end of 2009 and mostly panned...though they were told that it was still a work-in-progress and not everything in it would be in the finished production. Press reviews were more positive, though not glowing in most cases, once the show formally opened.
- Win BACK The Crowd: Cirque had to prove to Las Vegas that Criss Angel BeLIEve wasn't a sign that they were creatively tapped out and had to move on. The show at least got a better initial reception than Believe, but ultimately had a shorter run.
YMMV / Viva Elvis