re: Joannie's score compared to Alissa.. I'm not watching live, but I feel rather sure Joannie's flow across the ice, and overall performance level, is MUCH better than that of Alissa. Joannie probably has more difficult transitions/choreo. Alissa has amazing excellent spins, her one clear advantage, but Joannie better GOE on jumps, to probably even that out more or less....

I wonder how the expression of this program comes off live? Someone commented about her not looking seductive enough, not expressing with her face.. but this is the kind of thing that seems more important on screen than in the arena, I'd wager.... something to keep in mind.