The dance competition will be interesting.Originally Posted by bigdealI think, we are looking forward to a unique World Championships in Ice Dance, at least "decision-wise"!
Those old "judging by our presribed , safe reflexes" seems not to really work this time.
THERE IS TIME TO REALLY VOTE, JUDGES!!
Now, there is the time, judges can give their marks in the way, they really wants to.
There will be not many competitions like this in the next 4 years with so little "pre-judice".
1. There are no Russian favourites.
2. The Gold and Bronze medallists from last year ( and Olympic) are not there.
3. The Silver medallists will be there, it is time to answer: did they got the silver last year , because everybody thoughts, they will be not able to participate at the Olympic Games , and this way judges can "lessen" the risk, the Russians will facing with a real contender there ?? (Judges seemed to be uncomfortable with Belbin/Agosto at the Oly, giving them 6th in Compulsory and 4th in freedance -I think deservedly....) It can be a different decision, when they had to choose a silver medallist than they have to decide the WORLD CHAMPION!!
4. There are some couples around, always been the "political victims" in their entire carrier. They are about finishing their eligible carrier now.
Are judges able to say "SORRY" for them after putting them into the shade for so many years? Those couples (Drobiazko/Vanagas, Debruil/Lauzon, Denkova/Staviyski) won't affect the results of a far future, they can be judged -FINALLY- in a honest way.
And of course : [B]the judges can themselves feel free to judge what they will see [/B]on the ice. What a rare possibility for them!!!!!! It is time to show us, they are STILL ABLE to see Ice Dance as a competition and a sport.
What do you think, who will get the crown under these "curious" circumstances?
Can be Chait/Shaknovski and Domnina/Shabalin close to the podium (i.e. the past and the future?).