Wicked Yankee Girl
Entries (Order of skate will be determined after the CD)
1 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER CAN
Vanessa and Paul competed this OD at Thornhill. The video was taken down later, however. They are skating that well known Canadian folk dance, the flamenco here. At least 3 or 4 teams at Canadian nationals will also be skating to flamenco.
2 Lucie MYSLIVECKOVA / Matej NOVAK CZE
OD-Finnish Polka (probably Ieva's polka & Lehti. During an interview, M&N said this year's OD is a reworking of their 2007/2008 OD)
Here's their 2007/2008 OD in practice. Lucie and Matej skated their OD in Nebelhorn, but there are no videos of it that I found:
3 Carolina HERMANN / Daniel HERMANN GER
OD-Das Kufsteiner Lied (Die Perle Tirols); Mei Vatta i a Apenzeller (German folk)
The Hermanns did their OD as an exhibition at Nebelhorn:
4 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE ITA
OD- Torna A Surriento; La Danza by G. Rossini (Italian folk)
5 Katherine COPELY / Deividas STAGNIUNAS LTU
OD-Lithuanian folk (polka)
Copely and Stagniunas also used their OD as an exhibition at Nebelhorn
6 Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV RUS
OD- Russian Folk
Their performance this year at Finlandia
7 Ekaterina RIAZANOVA / Ilia TKACHENKO RUS
Here's their Nebelhorn performance:
8 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS
Od-Russian Folk (Valenki), done as a Winter Fantasy. Ekaterina will be dressed in full winter duds.
Here's their performance of it at TEB last week:
9 Alla BEKNAZAROVA / Vladimir ZUEV UKR (Withdrew)
10 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA
OD-Indian Folk (karthak) using music from Devdas. Charlie is a flute playing Indian god (perhaps curly haired Vishnu) enticing a young woman to dance with him.
Here they are at Nebelhorn:
Scores from previous performances this year:
1 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA 62.08 30.90 31.18 8.05 7.90 8.20 8.50 8.40 0.00 #15
3 Katherine COPELY / Deividas STAGNIUNAS LTU 48.09 24.80 23.29 6.10 5.95 6.15 6.10 6.30 0.00 #12
4 Ekaterina RIAZANOVA / Ilia TKACHENKO RUS 47.91 25.40 22.51 5.90 5.70 5.80 6.00 6.15 0.00 #13
5 Lucie MYSLIVECKOVA / Matej NOVAK CZE 45.64 24.40 21.24 5.70 5.30 5.70 5.70 5.60 0.00 #9
7 Carolina HERMANN / Daniel HERMANN GER 44.73 25.10 19.63 5.15 4.90 5.15 5.25 5.35 0.00 #7
3 Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV RUS 48.74 24.10 24.64 6.55 6.15 6.45 6.60 6.65 0.00 #10
5 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS 47.12 25.40 21.72 5.70 5.40 5.80 5.85 5.85 0.00 #3
From the Thornhill Summer Skate (now, no lie, called Figure Skating Boutique :
1 Vanessa Crone/Paul Poirier 56.04
4 Katherine Copely/Deividas Stagniunas 40.68
I haven't found any scores for Capellini & Lanotte's OD for this season.
The rules are quite a bit different this year, so scores are not at all comparable; however, C&L scored 56.33 at last year's worlds in the OD, while C&P scored 54.75 there.
I expect to see the competition for 2nd and 3rd place in the OD be very close between these 2 up and coming teams.