Friday, October 26, 2012

Skate Canada: Pairs Short Program LIVE BLOG!

2) Tiffany Vise & Don Baldwin (USA)
     Music: Open Arms
  • They look like they feel awkward doing that opening sequence
  • I really like the pairs that jump opposite of one another, but it's better when they land them
  • She really must point that foot
  • Feed cutting in and out terribly
  • You know it's bad when the man's foot is pointed more than the woman's
  • They should stick to more athletic programs as the artistry isn't their strongest suit
  • She looks most at home in the lifts because she is such an athlete
  • 24.41 (TES) + 23.06 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 46.47
3) Daria Popova & Bruno Massot (FRA)
     Music: La Belle Historie
  • They are intense,  love it!
  • This team looks slick
  • The entrance into that throw was long and labored, the throw was very crashy
  • Oy vey, so let's take back what I said about this team looking slick, they are falling apart at the seems
  • Early season pairs events are usually a travesty and this one is certainly living up
  • 25.53 (TES) + 23.90 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 48.43 
4) Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers (CAN)
 Music: Robin and Marion
  • This opening is gorgeous
  • They look so smooth and fast
  • Paige is such a precious little pixie
  • Really tight SBS jumps
  • This is really the best I've ever seen them
  • That was divine-like a breath of fresh air
  • 25.90 (TES) + 26.98 (PCS) = 52.88
5) Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford (CAN)
 Music: La Boheme
  • Odd costuming, I don't like it at all
  • I kind of like Eric's long hair flapping in the wind, but it looks more like Ice Dance hair
  • These lifts are going to be very slick by the end of the season' they are choppy now but they'll get there
  • They are telegraphing those jumps, they can do better
  • That throw looked doomed from the takeoff, how did she land it?
  • He is much more enjoyable to watch now; she is stiff but he is so fluid
  • She needs to mimic his reckless abandon 
  • 35.35 (TES) + 29.14 (PCS) = 64.49
6) Stefania Berton & Ondrej Hotarek (ITA)
 Music: Paint it Black
  • Wow this is smooth
  • The lines are wonderful in all black, though I could do without her Morticia Addams spiderweb detail
  • Spins a little off
  • The are lacking in the fine details, but they kill it in their strength areas, the athletic jumps and throws 
  • 31.13 (TES) + 28.66 (PCS) = 59.79
7) Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy (GER)
 Music: Kismet
  •  Here come the disco animals from Lady Gaga's bathhouse
  • Awesome speed, impeccable body lines
  • Poor Robin, you know he just goes along with Aliona's every whim
  • This has to be old hat to them, I just love how they keep it fresh every year
  • These costumes are very Merce Cunningham
  • Very cool entrance into the press lift and a very unique ending
  • 38.63 (TES) + 33.63 (PCS) = 72.26

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