After seeing the show, I think casting Michelle last was a big mistake because Michelle had a slow program and she is injured so she didn't do anything spectacular. Sasha on the other hand was spectacular and it was a letdown that she didn't skate last b/c with the patriotic music and the wow moves, she would have ended that show on a high note.
There were no standing ovations in the show I attended and while MIchelle got the biggest response before she skated, after she skated her response was less than that of Weir, T&M and Sasha.
Also Lambiel, Shizuka aren't doing all the shows like Sasha is or else I would have picked Shizuka to close.
And seeing Yevgeny's Tosca in person... he was good but that kind of program really isn't good enough to close a show with.