Saturday, February 11, 2012

2012 Four Continents Championships: Pairs Short Program LIVE Coverage

1) Caydee Denney & John Coughlin (USA)
    Music: East of Eden
  • Ice Musings and I are not obsessed with this themed entrance
  • This looks a little slow for me today
  • That was really slow getting into that lift
  • That was a save on the throw, she was super tilted in the air
  • Good showing overall from the home team
  • 35.55 (TES) + 27.80 (PCS) = 63.35
2) Jessica Dube & Sebastien Wolfe (CAN)
    Music: Three Hours After Midnight
  • I like her hair a lot and I love the zipper on the back of her dress
  • Good speed
  • I feel like she's reinvented herself as an athletic skater which is really cool
  • 31.28 (TES) + 26.40 (PCS) = 57.68
3) Mary Beth Marley & Rockne Brubaker (USA)
    Music: Singing in the Rain
  • I'm loving her right now, so quick and speedy right off the bat
  • Nice opening SBS jumps, great unison
  • That split twist is so improved from last season
  • Landed the throw on 2 feet, that's the only visible error
  • Stretch out those legs on the lift honey!
  • Nice button on the end
  • 34.96 (TES) + 27.46 (PCS) = 62.42 
4) Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford (CAN)
     Music: Concierto de Aranjuez
  • Meagan kind of looks like Hilary Swank
  • Good fight on those SBS jumps, I don't know how she landed that
  • Girlfriend is attacking this
  • Did they change some of this choreography, I like it more than I remember it
  • She looks oddly hunched over and he is very upright which exaggerates the height difference
  • They're looking a bit tired here
  • Hands down on the throw
  • Something about it looked off today, I can't put my finger on it really
  • 31.44 (TES) + 26.09 (PCS) = 57.53
5) Yue Zhang & Lei Wang (CHN)
     Music: The Swan
  • All kinds of craziness on those SBS jumps, she doubles and he almost goes into the boards
  • Really labored throw, two-footed
  • They look really really tired out there, it's like slow motion
  • Some nice moments of elegance, but the whole thing just lacks spark
  •  24.21 (TES) + 23.63 (PCS) = 48.04
6) Huibo Dong & Yiming Wu (CHN)
    Music: Red Violin
  • Slightly off on those SBS jumps, just a slight unison issue
  • Wild on that throw, couldn't control the height, hands down
  • A lot of position changes on those throws, not such clean positions though
  • That was a decent skate, but no polish
  • 27.29 (TES) + 22.23 (PCS) = 49.52 
7) Narumi Takahashi & Mervin Tran (JPN)
    Music: Imagine
  • That was a cute little fist bump
  • No elaborate opening poses here
  • They are one of the "beautiful, but" teams
  • Land those jumps Narumi please
  • A little scratchy there on that throw
  • Really nice entry into that lift, that's one of the best in the competition
  • This music and the choreography is fantastic
  • That is the only time you see a "unique entry" and the death spiral position is beautiful as well
  • 34.74 (TES) + 27.80 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 61.54
8) Wenjing Sui & Cong Han (CHN)
     Music: Country Dance
  • She definitely grew
  • They look like they were shot out of a rocket, it's a little too high energy for me
  • So far so good, as long as they don't fall on a crossover of something, they'll likely take the lead
  • I think this music may be arranged differently
  • Their presentation quality is a welcome change from the rest of the Chinese pairs who are usually stone-faced
  •  37.71 (TES) + 29.44 (PCS) = 66.75
9) Amanda Evora & Mark Ladwig (USA)
    Music: The Man I Love
  • That looked like a 2-foot, but that's a HUGE improvement
  • She looked so good going in
  • That was a beautiful throw, fantastic glide out of it
  • So elegant, it's really refreshing to see them hit all those technical elements
  • Best short of the season by far
  • 32.47 (TES) + 28.28 (PCS) = 60.75
10) Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers (CAN)
      Music: Beetlejuice

  • That was nearly a fall on the split twist, she went way off to the side
  • A lot of ice flying on those SBS jumps, but landed
  • This is kind of weird choreography, but it suits the music well
  • Very crooked position on the throw, but she managed to land it
  • 31.28 (TES) + 26.69 (PCS) = 57.97

1 comment:

  1. please correct D/C's score. i think the math is wrong