Alexe doubled her lutz but came back with a combination..
And I totally agree about that interviewer! I especially hated her interview with Czisny. She kept saying "oh you must be disappointed," "what a disappointing skate" right to her face. Geez.
I knew Nagasu and Flatt would be close. However, I thought Flatt's 3-3 and sheer enthusiasm would put her slightly over the top. But it was close.
FS final group:
That sound about right?
very relaxed demeanor in this program
she's 5 foot 7 - wow!
there's a classic feel to her skating and to her moves in the field
she's charming I think
she's losing a bit of speed at the end of her program
that was ok
she grits her teeth at the end, knowing she could have done better than that.
b/c this is national, the score are higher than usual.
Omg, just noticed that Bebe Liang is also skating in the next group. I totally forgot about Bebe, when she's on she's super fast, powerful, and the jumps are reminiscent of Tonya Harding. IF only she could have one great skate in her life in BOTH the SP & FS (crossing my fingers for you, Bebe, BRING IT ON!!!!!!)
Guess we gotta wait till the SP is over to see the judges detailed scores.
Mirai's jumps were on tonight! I remember how she used to land on an inside edge on all of her jumps, and awkwardly swerve back to an outside edge. Now, she has really good jumping technique! I still don't see much about her artistry, but her technical skills are there. Great skate for her.