Saturday, February 11, 2012

2012 Four Continents Championships: Short Dance LIVE Coverage

1) Cortney Mansour & Daryn Zhunussov (KAZ)
  • Oh the music selections, kill me now
  • She looks like she's bent in half
  • Trip and then a fall, they can't seem to get their feet under them 
  • This costume is just unecessary
  • 13.22 (TES) + 13.31 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 25.53
2) Anna Nagornyuk & Viktor Kovalenko (UZB)
  • This costume is very European-looking costumes
  • These twizzles are rough, hand down for him
  • Not much free leg extension
  • That was an okay performance, but nothing spectacular 
  • 21.49 (TES) + 18.44 (PCS) = 39.93
3) Corenne Bruhns & Ryan Van Natten (MEX)
  • This is a very slow moving piece
  • There is no commitment to the piece, she looks like she's not giving complete effort
  • Lack of commitment to a performance bothers me more than falling
  • 20.64 (TES) + 15.29 (PCS) = 35.93 
4) Xiaoyang Yu & Chen Wang (CHN)
  • The shoulders, the ruffles, the stripes, it's all so so so bad
  • He almost ate it on that twizzle, very crooked
  • As loud as the costumes are, this is a very boring dance
  • Those long tails on the skirts terrify me, it's so easy to catch a blade
  • 24.00 (TES) + 21.42 (PCS) = 45.42
5) Alexandra Paul & Mitchell Islam (CAN)
  • Really great subtleties in the opening
  • This is one of the few smooth and sultry pieces this season
  • This is beautiful, very graceful and elegant
  • I like her hair floating like that, it's better out of the bun
  • Not as much attack on the twizzles as I would've liked
  • Improved from the rest of what I've seen from them this season
  • 23.71 (TES) + 24.81 (PCS) = 48.52
6) Danielle Obrien & Gregory Merriman (AUS)
  • That skirt doesn't seem to match the rest of the dress
  • She exits the twizzles a turn early
  • Nice use of the free arm in the rhumba sequence
  • This team is packaged well and they look professional, they just need some more work
  • 20.64 (TES) + 20.46 (PCS) = 40.10
7) Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue (USA)
  • He is a dream to watch, he his so dancy
  • Oh no, where did that fall come from
  • Hey, I'd rather you fall because you're too into the movement than half-assing it
  • Oh boy, she wobbles a little on the twizzle
  • At least her costume is more sassy this time
  • They look very dejected after the fall and the bobble
  • 25.50 (TES) + 25.43 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 49.93
8) Meryl Davis & Charlie White (USA)
  • They are the definition of hair-ography
  • So much energy in that opening 
  • He always looks like he's going to spin out of control everytime on the twizzles but never does!
  • I'm glad they went all JLo this season, it suits them so well
  • I  love that part of the footwork that looks like they're going into a sit spin
  • 34.71 (TES) + 37.44 (PCS) + 72.15
9) Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (CAN)
  • All those ruffles floating in the rhumba sequence is just obnoxious
  • That costume is such a distraction, breaks up the lines
  • The twizzle timing was perfect, but the arms are a little off
  • I can only watch her in that costume because his is so boring by comparison
  • They just don't look excited to be out there
  • Anybody else surprised that ruffle didn't get in his face in the on that final rotational lift
  • 33.92 (TES) + 37.68 (PCS) = 71.60
10) Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibuani (USA)
  • They look look a little slow today, other than the twizzles of course
  • They arguably have the best unison of the top teams overall
  • Whatever Corky Ballas did, it's working for them
  • They've really come into their own this season, they're really stepping it up on this short dance
  • I like their new costumes and their new aggressive attitude
  • 31.86 (TES) + 31.52 (PCS) 63.38
11) Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje (CAN)
  • I feel like this isn't as spicy as it could be, I don't know why
  • They look really rushed, it looks a little frantic
  • Their arms look a little flaily
  • Something about it just seemed off today, no major mistakes, just something a little off
  • 31.43 (TES) + 32.80 (PCS) = 64.23
  Pl.  NameNationTSS
1Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITEUSA72.1534.71 37.449.399.259.329.439.390.00#8
2Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIRCAN71.6033.92 37.689.399.299.469.399.540.00#9
3Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJECAN64.2331.43 32.808.077.938.298.298.360.00#11
4Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANIUSA63.3831.86 31.527.937.648.047.897.890.00#10
5Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUEUSA49.9325.50 25.436.436.396.216.396.361.00#7
6Alexandra PAUL / Mitchell ISLAMCAN48.5223.71 24.816.396.
7Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANGCHN45.4224.00 21.425.435.145.365.465.360.00#4
8Danielle OBRIEN / Gregory MERRIMANAUS40.1020.64 20.465.254.935.
9Anna NAGORNYUK / Viktor KOVALENKOUZB39.9321.49 18.444.754.504.614.754.460.00#2
10Corenne BRUHNS / Ryan VAN NATTENMEX35.9320.64
11Cortney MANSOUR / Daryn ZHUNUSSOVKAZ25.5313.22 13.313.543.253.323.433.141.00#1

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