They should bring back fours and have the top two Shpilband teams skate together.
Oh my gosh! I am SO happy that this system is finally working. V/M were almost perfect technically, and their expression was bang on. I was honestly a little worried about them after what happened today with Joannie, especially since she was Tessa's roommate, but it was obvious that they didn't let that or the pressure get to them. I really hope they skate lights out tommorrow. They deserve this gold medal. I'm also SO happy for D/W. I have considered these two to be the best two teams in the world for a few years now, but this is the first time that the judging has agreed with me. D/W aren't going to let V/M win this without a fight, and I think we may just be witnessing one of the best figure skating rivalries ever with this dance competition. If these two teams aren't the top two after tomorrow night, I'll be shocked. As for D/S, I was shocked and a little offended by their OD. Not only was it pretty bad, but it seemed really imappropriate, too. I'm honestly upset that they are still ahead of B/A, who I think skated really well tonight. I'm rooting for a North American sweep of the podium tomorrow, so I really hope that B/A take their rightful places ahead of D/S. Good luck to all three teams!
The top two have brought the sport and CoP full circle. The teams that brought it in every dimension were rewarded. That said, seems clear it would take something seismic to shake D/S off the podium. And aren't F/S nicely positioned to be standing on the podium when worlds go to Torino.
The CanCan as we know it today certainly was birthed in Montparnasse and Offenbach's music (from Orpheus in the Underworld) is the piece of music most commonly associated with it (which they used).
I think their program would be brilliant if they'd had more time to get it up to speed.
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From Protocols :
Top Ten Teams in TES :
1 VirtueMoir 32.90
2 DavisWhite 32.60
3 BelbinAgosto 30.10
4 PechalatBourzat 29.90
5 DomninaShabalin 29.80
6 FaiellaScali 28.60
7 SamuelsonBates 28.60
8 ReedReed 27.70
9 DelobelSchoenfelder 27.40
10 KerrKerr 27.30
Ouch for Delschoes, they were killed on the levels. 2 for everything. Ouch for KhokNovitski too. So great to see the Reeds here, they outdid themselves.. DomShabs were gifted .
Top Ten Teams in PCS :
1 VirtueMoir 35.51
2 DavisWhite 34.48
3 DomninaShabalin 33.04
4 BelbinAgosto 32.40
5 DelobelSchoenfelder 32.28
6 FaiellaScali 31.58
7 PechalatBourzat 30.09
8 KhokhlovaNovitski 29.47
9 KerrKerr 29.46
10 ZaretskiZaretski 27.94
DomShabs shoul be below the Kerrs. Faeilla Scali should be actually third IMO. Their program is not half as exciting or difficult as the top 2 teams but by far the most authentic and they had the best interpretation of what a folk dance should be.
Top Ten Teams in GOE:
I feel bad picking on DomShabs again and again since they so deserved first place in the CD but this time they were just weak. 4 points in GOE is beyond me. The Zaretskis were far from outstanding intheir elements too.
Final thoughts before moving over to FD: Wow what a great night of dancing. Just when I thought there will be massive "politiking" going on and with the many Eastern Euro judges, the NA teams are now in striking distance to win gold. Voir was easily the best of the night. Say all you like about getting a hometown bonus but those scores were well deserved. Not only they were technically great, but you can see the passion in their dance. Merlie also skated the best I've seen this season and deserved to be ahead of DomShabs. As for Tan & Ben, I kinda wished they never left left Team Shpilband. Sorry but I just don't get their OD this season. And don't get me started with their FD.
I'm also glad Rica & Massi, Nat & Fab, SamBates, and Shanay-Nay & Johnny (minus Johnny's mistake on the twizzle) skated well. Isa & Oli skated well too but I wished they had a warm-up like Euros to polish up their OD. And finally DomShabs... the only thing I liked about the whole OD was the eskimo kiss in the end. Thought they were overmarked.
Overall, to the judges for once again being fair. Let tomorrow be one for the ages. GO TEAM SHPILBAND!!!
The response from Linichuk began at that time and only led to more questions. So, it's an issue that never went away.
I checked it with wiki:
The cancan first appeared in the working-class ballrooms of Montparnasse in Paris in around 1830. It was a more lively version of the galop, a dance in quick 2/4 time, which often featured as the final figure in the quadrille. The cancan was, therefore, originally a dance for couples, who indulged in high kicks and other gestures with arms and legs.In dance, the galop, named after the fastest running gait of a horse, a shortened version of the original term galoppade, is a lively country dance