Ice Dance Free Dance
Why is no one watching?? The first group is over and no one's commenting- I guess I will for a while, only I'm no expert.
Happy to report that Estonians Mallory/Rand set a new personal best and are leading the competition with 79.44 in FD and overall score of 155.93!
Not feeling their performance, unimpressive music choice. Looked slow to my untrained eye, especially the spins. Second step sequence was shaky, they looked tired and bored of this dance. Finish looking displeased.
I don't know, they didn't rock my boat.
FD Score: 79.45
Overall Score: 162.82
Mistake on twizzles- out of sync and he couldn't grab hold of his blade, this won't go without punishment... Overall an OK attempt by the russians. Skated to a tacky operatic version of Albinonis Adagio, which in my book is a crime against a masterpiece, so... Maybe unobjective on my behalf- didn't like them.
And of course the JUDGES love them.
Free Dance Score: 84.90
Overall Score: 171.26
Dear god- hip-hop... With no lyrics it becomes so painfully obvious how simple and inferior to classical music it is... Ok here come the lyrics- Pussy Cat Dolls and some other blah... Again not an enjoyable program for yours truly, but the commentators say it was a clean skate with a clear message- everyone to the dance floor. Whatever...
Free Dance Score: 81.66
Overall Score: 163.21
The French Carron/Jones
Oh my another Albinoni Adagio and the same Italian baritone-tenor duet (or quintet, can't tell)... Twizzles not clean. I can't stand the exaggerated vibratos the singers are doing! This is the kind of cover that puts ordinary people off opera... Oh! Nasty fall by Jones! Their done, she puts on a happy face. Lloyd is dead serious. They get a sympathy vote from me!
Free Dance Score: 79.71
Overall Score: 159.52
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