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    Quote Originally Posted by Audrey19 View Post
    But seriously I don't get what was wrong with their skating. But it doesn't seem to matter anyway. why don't they just skip the other dances and hand out the medals rightaway? It won't make any difference.
    You never know what can happen to determine the medals. Remember B/A silver medal in Turin was courtesy of the top teams at the time messing up. B/A were in 6th place after the CD. I am not wishing ill on any of the teams, just saying.... The competition is not over yet even though people are predicting the outcome myself included, but to be honest my predictions have been wrong many, many times.

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    Domnina Shabalin were the best tango out there, they danced with passion, fire and deserved first place so far.
    Belbin Agosto were better than Davis White in my opinion
    Virtue Moir desrved to be second

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK's Winter View Post
    Domnina and Shablian skated a hot tango, they deserved to be in the lead. Good for then!
    Can you explain a "HoT Tango"? and what do you think about the Tango Romantica v. Argentine Tango?
    Should there only be one tango? or are there difference between the two?
    Do you expect a 'Ur coming home with me tonight?' or a 'celebration of love'?

    For me it's a question of judging the correct style, firstly, and then go on to Technique. The dancers in this comp should have shown romance together with technique. A few did do that, otherwise we're judging the technique of the wrong dance.

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    The way some of those ladies were snapping their heads around I thought they'd get whiplash! I appreciated Tessa and Meryl for being a little more subtle.

    This is the first time I actually liked Dom/Shabs! They were in a class by themselves as far as hotness goes. But Virtue/Moir were equally great in the romantic style, and Davis/White will make it a fabulous competition.

    Tanith and Ben just didn't do it for me. They looked awkward but I can't say why. Not sure they look like contenders.

    And Del/Schoe -- I loved their extra touches, esp. the beginning with Olivier putting on his jacket. Overall, good but not great - hopefully they're just getting their feet cold so to speak and will bring it in the OD and FD!

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    D/S were unbelievable in this danse... perfect in every move))))

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    There are two D/S in this competition and the fabulous French D/S are still in it (I hope...!). So please consider some distinctions:

    Dom/Shab and Del/Schoe
    D/S R and D/S F
    Oksana/Maxim and Isabelle/Olivier

    Or be creative - but help me know who you are talking about please! And don't write off my French D/S yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    ...I did spend some time in BA and was in that area where Tangos go on and on. I'm sure I saw a Milonga, but not Vals Cruzado. Thank you for the information. The Tango is sacred to the Argentinians.
    Joe, a Vals Cruzado from one of my favourite Tango Argentoni dancers, especially for you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGeJ0vsnnKU

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    Now that I got some sleep and watched it again, here's what I think of the top 6.

    Isa & Oli: Thought the touches were cute and performed well considering they were out for more than 15 months. Thought they were little underscored.

    Rica & Massi: With the exception of Rica's "O" faces, it was good job for them. They are in striking distance and can move up with their OD (which is one my favorites this season). Oh btw Massi was

    Tan & Ben: Technically they skated well but it kinda left me cold. I usually like them and pray for a sweep but with Dom/Shabs skated very well, I think they might be left off.

    Merlie: Like B/A, technically good but not as hot as V/M & Dom/Shabs. Maybe because I'm expecting too much from them. They'll deliever tomorrow nite!

    Tessa & Scott: Guess going to Elena for help worked. It was smooth and very romantic. And Tessa's dress looks great. The skirt's too long but it was beautiful. And and Scottie looks x5!

    Dom/Shabs: First off, love Oksana's dress. Secondly, they deserved 1st. They were in the zone. It was hot! Plus, Max looks x100! However, I think this is the only time they'll be leading. Their OD & FDs are weak this season.

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    A problem that the German eurosport guys pointed out is that this dance is so old and doesn't really challenge the top couples, since it originated in the 70s and ice dance has advanced since then technically. That's why they are all at the same level so a more demanding and new CD could probably help making the judging fairer and separate the wheat from the chaff.

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    That's why I prefer the GW--and am looking forward to its being skated at Worlds! That gets us up to the 1980's, which IMO was the golden age of Ice Dance T&D, K&P, B&B, Blumberts, Moiseeva & Minenkov, for that matter Barber & Slater, Annenko & Sretenski, the Duchesnays, Rahkamo & Kokko, Wilson & McCall, Engi /Toth all skated in the 1980's for part of their careers. All great teams!

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    Iam glad iam not the only one who enjoys the compusory dances

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    Heck, the arena looked quite full, and the Canadian fans were clapping along with the muzak that they use for the TR! You are definitely not alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    This is the first time I actually liked Dom/Shabs! They were in a class by themselves as far as hotness goes.
    I agree, I really enjoyed their CD

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    Question: Are there like two different songs offered for the compulsory dance music, and then you can choose which of the two you want to use? It seemed like all of the couples that they showed on NBC last night chose the accordion song except two (including Davis and White) who went with the one with fuller orchestration and trumpets at the end. (?)

    OT -- I'm loving the new Spellcheck feature on GS!

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    There are a group of songs that are used for each warmup group.

    So it looks like this:

    Warmup A has 3 teams
    Song1, Song2, Song3

    Warmup B has 4 teams
    Song1, Song2, Song3, Song4

    I think there are only 4 songs, so if there were 5 people in Warmup C, it would go
    Song1, Song2, Song3, Song4, Song1

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