Wicked Yankee Girl
FD 12:15 Eastern Time, Sunday, Nov. 22
Andrea CHONG / Guillame GFELLER CAN
FD La Boheme by Charles Aznavour and Jacques Plante
Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN
FD Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler - arrangement by Ryner Stoetzer
Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN
FD Phantasia by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA
FD Kika by Ezekiel; Requiem for a Dream (soundtrack) by Clint Mansell
Carolina HERMANN / Daniel HERMANN GER
FD This Business of Love ; Hey Pachuco; You Would Be My Baby; Cuban Pete (all from The Mask soundtrack)
Federica FAIELLA / Massimo SCALI ITA
FD Gli Emigranti by Nino Rota Withdrew due to health problems
Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS
FD Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni
Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA
FD American Woman by various composers; Can't get you off my mind by Lenny Kravitz; Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz
Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA
FD Canto Della Terra performed by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
Here are the scores and placings these teams received in their earlier GP assignments:
97.39 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR (First place TEB)
89.96 Federica FAIELLA / Massimo SCALI (Second place CoC)
89.77 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT (Second place TEB)
80.78 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV (Fourth place NHK)
80.41 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES (Fifth place TEB)
80.36 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE (Fourth place CoC, just ahead of Zaretskis)
73.04 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL (Sixth place TEB)
66.51 Carolina HERMANN / Daniel HERMANN (Ninth place CoR)
____ Andrea CHONG / Guillame GFELLER (No data from this season)
Last edited by dorispulaski; 11-17-2009 at 09:28 AM.
I like the variety of music by all contestants.
I would like to see Weaver and Poje get better scores.
Mahler's music is so deep but only V/M could handle that.
Hubble and Hubble have not yet reached the inner sanctum of the judges.
Not fond of Samuelson and Bates.
Pechalat/Bourzat are a bit over the top for my taste.
Frederica/Massimo long time fave of mine.
It seems to be an EZ ride for V/M, so who will be silver and bronze?
Wicked Yankee Girl
Whither the Silver
It's a good question. My guess is, P&B, because their program has had far more room to improve, and far more time (as TEB was the first GP event) for the improvements to be made than F&S's, who skated their programs about as well as they could be skated at CoC.
Also, if P&B place second, Kerrs go to the GPF, which would make me happy! so I am not totally objective.
I hope P&B will have gone back to something closer to the French Master's version of their FD program--the choreo made more sense than the TEB version, plus more Requiem for a Dream happens by chance to be an overused piece of music this season, so adding it was destructive to their program.
I've never been a fan of F&S, mostly because they seem to me to be primarily a team that has truly mastered repackaging. If you do something very close to the same thing for several seasons (as far as the elements go), it ought to look very smooth (which they do, other than the OTT facial stuff, which I dislike).
This repackaging is particularly evident in the OD where they are doing something very close to their 2007/2008 OD, another relatively obscure regional tarantella (Salerno pizzica). And neither OD (this one or the 2007 one) has any of the stomp out the spiders clogging that a true tarantella has.
Here's the Neapolitan version of the tarantella that they are supposed to be portraying. And indeed, you can see that F&S have great authentick costuming and music--and they are not doing the tarantella. This is F&S all over, to me.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 11-17-2009 at 08:30 AM.
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Order of skate now up
StN. Name Nation Rank Points
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Andrea CHONG / Guillaume GFELLER CAN 8 64.66
2 Carolina HERMANN / Daniel HERMANN GER 7 68.07
3 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA 6 71.63
4 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS 5 76.01
Warm-Up Group 2
5 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA 4 82.96
6 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN 3 83.36
7 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 2 91.60
8 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 1 101.26
Radio Canada is carrying it
For those who are interested in watching, JustinTV:
http://www.justin.tv/skate_skate/ is also broadcasting it.