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    Thank you x a million for the superb report Doris.

    I'm geo-blocked from SkatebuzzTV, can't watch on icenetwork, couldn't find a stream, arrrgh all afternoon .....
    ....till I came here, and read this wonderful review.

    Thank Heavens for fellow icedance fans!

    I LOVE THE COMPULSORY DANCES - THEY MUST STAY ISU.

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    WooHoo!!!!!!!!!

    Just got through watching Evan & Emily on icenetwork........gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous......thanks, IN! Fourth is great, I'm so happy for them, and the other couples of course.

    Lol, I didn't get up at that ungodly hour to watch, but am overjoyed (to say the least) that I was able to watch what I missed on icenetwork. Crossing my fingers that my viewing pleasure remains just as enjoyable the rest of the afternoon.

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    are their any videos of the cd's for those of us stateside and shut out of streaming video? fsvids.net has nothing yet and I imagine it will be ages before it shows up on youtube. :(

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    Everyone seems to think of the Golden Waltz as one of, if not the most difficult of the compulsories. And a way to separate the field. I will miss compulsories.

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    I just finished watching the CDs from fsvids, and contrary to the "commentary" posted here, I thought V/M were wonderful. Some places they captured the character better than other spots, and there was nothing wrong with Tessa's solo turn. It's not meant to be done as a fast twizzle. Not overscored whatsoever. Maybe after the shoot the duck the unison wasn't totally perfect, but they did a beautiful job.

    And they skated first of the top 4 couples that group, so the mark isn't bad, in fact it's pretty good. Not overscored at all.

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    Who said V/M were overscored? And who said they weren't wonderful? And the turn in the dance is supposed to be fast.

    V/M were definitely the best and I think they will have no problem winning this event. I loved the Kerrs waltz, thought they captured the waltz feel the best actually. I agree with the standings here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~tapdancer View Post
    Who said V/M were overscored?
    The first poster on this thread who did the commentary:

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    Oh, I see that now. Must have missed it the first time around. I haven't seen the protocols so I don't know if it's overscored. Obviously the judges liked what they saw. And I thought it looked beautiful although honestly I thought the Kerrs captured the waltz feel better.

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    My commentary is my opinion (and at that, without instant replay)...it is worth what you paid for it, which is, of course, exactly nothing. And it's based on my icenetwork feed, which is pretty good this year, but not like being there. There is absolutely no reason anyone should agree with me on it.

    However, I still stand by it--I really did not like the stiff self conscious way Tessa does that solo turn every time. Contrast it to how Nathalie does that turn..somehow it just does not seem right to me.

    And I still feel that the Kerr's got the character of the dance a lot better than any other team, which surprised me, since V&M have always done a very nice waltzy waltz. (For example their Valse Triste FD) Perhaps I was expecting too much from them too early in the season.

    I have no problem with their being in 1st place after the CD, however. And I expect they will easily win this event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
    I just finished watching the CDs from fsvids, and contrary to the "commentary" posted here, I thought V/M were wonderful. Some places they captured the character better than other spots, and there was nothing wrong with Tessa's solo turn. It's not meant to be done as a fast twizzle.
    Klimova/Ponomarenko's Original Set Pattern Dance was one of the greatest Waltzes ever created - light, frothy, very quick, and full of steps, incredibly technically difficult, yet always romantic in feel and character. Marina's turns were smooth and light as a feather.

    Considering Doris has been watching live icedancing at World level for decades, I certainly value her opinion, and appreciate her instant reports, to share with those of us who don't have access.

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    Actually, K&P introduced the Golden Waltz as an OSP in the 1986/1987 season. They skated it at Worlds in Cincinnati in 2007. I was lucky enough to see this live, and it is a treasured, treasured memory. Lovely, light as air, romantic & frothy...Totally wonderful...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFvEJ...om=PL&index=28

    This is not a great quality clip, but you can see how smoothly you are supposed to glide down and up into the shoot the duck, and also how the solo turn is supposed to work, spinning smoothly into that back dip (so waltz romantick )

    BTW, waltz, romantic (not gothick novel) predatory, is supposed to be the mood and character of this dance.
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