Wicked Yankee Girl
Grand Prix Final OD
Streaming time 7:05 am
Universal Sports Pairs Short & OD, shown together. Check local schedule (mine is 7 pm)
Warm Up Group 1
Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier
OD Flamenco (En Malaga performed by Roger Scannura )
High Score 50.87 at NHK (3rd in OD)
Low Score 48.45 at Rostelecom Cup (4th in OD)
SqTw3 (Level 4 at Rostelecom Cup)
DiSt3 (Level 2 at Rostelecom Cup)
Sinead Kerr & John Kerr
OD American Country (I've Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash)
High Score on Grand Prix 56.53 at NHK (2nd in OD)
Low Score 54.73 on Grand Prix at Trophee Bompard (3rd in OD)
CiSt3 (Level 2 at Trophee Bompard)
Anna Capellini & Luca Lanotte
OD Italian Folk Dance (Italian Folk Dance: Torna A Surriento; Italian Tarantella: La Danza by G. Rossini)
High Score 54.09 at Skate America (2nd in OD)
Low Score 52.58 at Rostelecom Cup (2nd in OD)
CiSt3 (Level 2 at Skate America)
SqTw2 (Level 4 at Skate America)
Warm Up Group 2
Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat
OD American Country (Thank God, I’m a Country Boy by Roy
Rivers and Dolly Parton; It’s Not Over Now by Dale Watson )
High Score on Grand Prix at Trophee Bompard 56.34 (2nd in OD)
Low Score on Grand Prix at Skate Canada 56.05 (2nd in OD)
CiSt4 (Level 3 at Skate Canada)
Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
OD Flamenco (Farucas)
High Score 61.91 at Trophee Bompard (1st in OD)
Low Score 60.57 at Skate Canada (1st in OD)
NtMiSt3 (Level 2 at Skate Canada)
Meryl Davis & Charlie White
OD Indian Dance (Kajra Re by Shankar-Ehseen-Loy; Slislla Ye Chaahat Ka by Sameer, Nusret Badr; Dola Re Dola by Sameer, Nusret Badr )
High score on Grand Prix: 63.09 at NHK (1st in OD)
Low score on Grand Prix: 62.21 at Rostelecom Cup (1st in OD)
NtMtSt4 (level 3 at Rostelecom Cup)
Last edited by dorispulaski; 12-03-2009 at 06:54 AM.
After first group Kerrs are leading - 56.47.
C/L - 54.91
C/P - 51.69
Wow! Both V/M and D/W were great!
They made my day.
Lets see who takes first place after OD....
ETa: D/W: 65.80
Last edited by Kinga; 12-03-2009 at 09:01 AM.
Wow I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. I thought V/M score might signal a shift towards them from the judges. It will be interesting to see the protocols when they come out.
Well skated programs all around.
Close score between D/W and V/M. Very happy for D/W I have a feeling that they will win this event.
I think so also as their FD is just as good at VM. They are not quite as strong in the CD but since that's not a part of this comp.....
Originally Posted by demarinis5
Vancouver 2010, 247.23, Bronze
The scores are huge. It means both teams skated very well
Originally Posted by Kinga
I don't know why they do but costumes matter to me when I watch figure skating. For all disciplines but especially in dance. They can definitely enhance or detract. And I really wish V/M of Canada would have more catchy/dramatic costume for their beautiful long program this year. White is not a color and it doesn't do much for figure skating unless someone is doing a swan lake (ie. Oksana Bauil in 94 Olympics).
I am a Canadian and I love V/M. They are such an attractive couple and Virtue is so strikingly beautiful. Why then is she given a dress that looks like someone's old wedding dress that is too large for her? They are skating to the music Katia Gordeeva skated to in her tribute to her husband Sergei. This is a piece of music Maria Zueva (V/M's current coach who used to be Katia and Sergei's coach) said at the time was written by Mahler as a marriage proposal to the love of his life. SO WHY can they not come up with a costume that fits this theme for V/M. PLEASE MARIA, IGOR, V/M, A NEW COSTUME FOR THE OLYMPICS!:
Constable , Costume Police
For at least the two previous seasons,we haven't seen V/M's ultimate costumes until the final competition and it never looks to me like they're trying and discarding various ideas, just holding something in reserve to keep it fresh. So while there's been nothing inappropriate in either of her GP dresses (and I think she wore blue in Thornhill) , I'm holding out hope for some colour to be introduced. Some shade of pink or rose would be ideal .Well, it is the colour of love. But whatever they choose, I'm betting we won't see the final version until Vancouver.
I always loved V/M's Dark Eyes..My family had a male Gypsy acquaintance who used to joke that Gypsy men didn't go out to dance so much as stand around and pose in bars. A couple of Scott's individual bits of choreography and his delivery expressed that to a T.The program was very Gypsy without stooping to caricature, as so many do.
I definitely felt D/L had to stop being coy about whether they would retire or not when V/M moved up to seniors and it became obvious they'd be right on D/L's heels immediately and were only going to get better.
Scott's comment..oh please..not sure when he said it..either he was talking about competing against B/A who as the World's Silver medalists were ranked the second best team in the world. Or if it was after their departure, he was giving D/W their due. V/M or D/W have never been ones to openly snipe at their opponents...Whatever...
Last edited by colleen o'neill; 12-04-2009 at 03:58 AM.