Beknazarova/Zuev, Flamenco Medley
CoSp, b2h, upturned, RoLi+SlLi he on one feet she hangs on his shoulder, CiSt, close and forces, some hydroblading, SeLi, "Dom&Shab" balance with her leg wrapped around his neck, Tw, very slow and out of unison, SlLi, she leans out while he sits, DiSt, CuLi, lean back while he does spreadeagle.
Boring and unoriginal. Not much of expression either.
CoSp, uprturned, b2h, SeLi, split "perperndicular" to his hips change of hanging on the shoulder, CiSt, far apart, Tw, slow, SlLi layback, he sits, CuLi she in B he hold her by the waist+RoLi, MiSt, RoLi 1 hand, good power in the ending mintues.
Better than Ukranians, sharper, more attack, more enegry, better flow, but still have bland as far as flamenco goes.
Matthewies/Zavozin, Mrvica Medley
SlLi, their trademark one, DiSt, too far away, SeLi, chage of position, Tw, CiSt, slow, but with the nice flow, Sp, SlLi+CuLi, layback to B&A's "low" lift RoLi.
Good choreography and excellent power in the end, made me wonder if it meas that the dance is too easy, normaly skaters are tired at the end.
Cappellini/LaNotte, I've Got Rhythm
Sp, CiSt, SlLi he in deep sit, she layback, Tw, holding the blade, CuLi, MiSt, sharp, RoLi.
Somewhat more subduied than in Paris (there were very few spectators during FD today, so they might have been affected by the lack of "feedback"), but still very nice and sharp, and they really sold the theme and captured the character perfectly.
Frazer/Lukanin, Caribbean Guitar
Sp, she looked like she is pain, SlLi, he in spreadeagle, CiSt, CuLi, Tw, CoSli I cannot read the notes, sorry, MiSt he stumbed on twizzle, but in was minor mistake, RRoLi, forced rotation.
Overall the dance is well choreographed, have a style and so on, but it wasn't very exciting or "mood-setting" performance.
Domnina/Shabalin, Polovetsian Dances
Sp, DiSt, nice speed and power, SlLi, SlLi+RoLi, Tw, good this time, SeLi, CiSt, RoLi.
I suppose it's a compliment to their skills that I did not look down to write the descriptions of the elements... Very well done. Powerful, relaxed, good attack, good character. The FD suits them perfectly.
Kerr/Kerr, The Last of Mohikans
CuLi+RoLi, she sits on his shoulder, CuLi, their trademark one, he sits she balance on his knees facing him, Sp, CiSt, slow, SeLi handstand on his knees,, DiSt somewhat forced, RoLi in split.
I suppose La Rhumba will be convinced that I am a "hater",but... The dance itself is very good and have a potential to be one of the best this season, but they aren't up to it in stamina. They need to have better glide, and be faster on nearly every element... I liked it nonetheless, but they really have a lot of work ahead of them.
Belbin/Agosto, That's Entertainment
DiSt, no speed, CuLi, change of pose, CiSt, Tw, CuLi+RoLi, SeLi, it took her really long to get into both positions, RoLi, split, slow, Sp.
Now, sorry, that's just bad. Ok, the style suits them and they can sell it, but there was nothing to sell. All the elements are recycled from the old programs and aren't even well done and aside from elements it's just empty.
Hoffman/Elek, Swing, brother, swing
MiSt, CuLi+RoLi, Tw, SlLi, SeLi, CoSp, CiSt, RoLi.
Better performance than in Paris and they were more succesful in selling and setting the mood than B&A. But most of their lifts look laboured.
Delobel/Schoenfelder, Bonnie and Clyde
RoLi, 1 hand, with unusual position for her, CiSt, Tw, he messed his, SeLi, balancing on his hip to upside down, Sp, b2h to B, looking pained, CuLi, she in split, MiSt, could use more speed, SlLi, leaning back+RoLi, there she is a sort of donut.
Not as intense as in Paris, but I still felt that she should have won the FD over B&A. But their levels are unexplainable, they got level 2 for one of the lifts?