At Jr. Worlds, Ralph & Hill (CAN) finished 8th and Mysliveckova & Novak (CZE) finished 12th. Visnova/Csolley (SVK) finished 21st and Palomaki & Klimova (FIN) finished 23rd. The Russians didn't go to Jr. Worlds, but 12 Tatiana Baturintseva & Volobuiev (RUS) finished 4th at Estonia JGP and
Tchetinkina & Smirnov (RUS) were 5th at Sheffield JGP and 7th at Estonia JGP.
The Shibutanis were 4th in Juniors at US Nationals. I don't know anything about the other Americans (Ainsworth and Wolf) or the other Canadians (Vermuelen and Doleman) or the French couples, but I expect them to be good.
Oddly enough, almost all the junior teams who skated interesting, markedly different folk ODs in juniors are at this competition. I'd go, if I lived anywhere near, just to see the choreography
The CD will be the Starlight Waltz at Courchevel.
Bye the way, the CDs in the JGPs in general are:
Courchevel - # 9 Starlight Waltz
Merano - # 16 Paso Doble
Mexico City - # 9 Starlight Waltz
Ostrava - # 16 Paso Doble
Madrid - # 9 Starlight Waltz
Gomel - # 16 Paso Doble
Cape Town - # 9 Starlight Waltz
Sheffield - # 16 Paso Doble