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    Short Dance Preview and Virtual Program Nov.5 2:45 am

    Cup of China will have perhaps the most interesting field of competitors of the Grand Prix Season. Faiella and Scali and Pechalat and Bourzat have been very close, first one team ahead and then the other, for the last several years. They have taken very different approaches to competing this year. Pechalat and Bourzat decided to get their programs out as soon as possible, to get as much input as possible, particularly on the short dance. They have won all three competitions, but have decided to scrap their Amelie short dance program and replace it with a Dr. Zhivago (Lara's Theme) short dance. How rapidly they will have been able to be comfortable with the new program is, of course, a question mark.

    Faiella and Scali, on the other hand, will debut their programs at Cup of China. Faiella and Scali train with Natalia Linichuk these days, so although they have not gotten short dance feedback from judges, Linichuk definitely has. Her junior team, Pushkash & Guerreiro has been competing on the Junior Grand Prix, and has won both their short dance competitions.

    Those two teams should be first and second.

    Third place should be between Bobrova and Soloviev who debuted their programs at the Russian test skate, and looked very prepared. Hoffman & Zavozin finished second to Pechalat at one summer competition and won another. This should put them in quite good shape to compete here.









    Isabella Cannuscio and Ian Lorello USA (ISU Ranked 48th)Coach: Karen Ludington, A. Kirsanov, C. Moxley
    Choreographer: Alexander Kirsanov
    SD Piano Man by Billy Joel
    FD West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
    6th at JGPF last year
    4th in US Juniors last year
    4th at LPIDC in the SD (45.18)
    5th at LPIDC in the FD

    Xueting Guan and Meng Wang CHN (ISU Ranked 47th)

    Coach: Ge Gao, Chao Liu
    Choreographer: Tianyi Zhang
    SD Waltz: Waltz No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich
    FD The Sands of Time (from Prince of Persia soundtrack)
    4th at Chinese Nationals in Seniors
    9th at 4CC's

    Xiaoyang Yu and Chen Wang CHN (ISU Ranking 37th)
    Coach: Hongyan Xi
    Choreographer: Natalia Linichuk
    SD Waltz: The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss
    FD Beethoven's Last Night by Transsibirian Orchestra
    Four time Chinese National Champions, including last year
    8th at 4CC's
    18th at Worlds

    Nora Hoffman and Maxim Zavozin HUN (ISU Ranked 22nd)
    Coach: Alexei Gorshkov, Sergei Petukhov
    Choreographer: Elena Garanina
    SD Waltz: Sleeping Beauty by Peter I. Tchaikovski; Waltz: Skaters' Waltz by Strauss
    FD Nagyidai Ciganok (Gypsy Witch) soundtrack by Experidance
    Hungarian National Champions for 2 years
    13th at Olympics
    10th at Worlds
    1st at Nepela
    2nd at Finlandia
    Level 2 and Level 3 on the GW at Finlandia, finishing 2nd with 54.75
    81.77 in the FD at Finlandia
    Level 3 in both segments on the GW at Nepela, finishing 1st with 59.15
    86.26 in the FD at Nepela

    Kharis Ralph and Asher Hill CAN (ISU Ranking 19th)
    Coach: Carol Lane, Juris Razguljaevs
    Choreographer: Carol Lane, Juris Razguliaevs
    SD Ten Minutes Ago by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
    FD Summertime by George Gershwin; Senie
    4th in Seniors at Canadian Nationals last year
    6th at 4CCs last year

    Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev RUS (Ranked 18th by the ISU)
    SD Waltz: Delilah by Tom Jones
    FD Melody of the White Nights by Isaak Schwartz
    2nd at Russian Nationals
    9th at Europeans
    8th at Worlds
    15th at Olympics

    Xintong Huang and Xun Zheng CHN (ISU ranking 17th)
    Coach: Hongyan Xi
    Choreographer: Natalia Linichuk
    SD Waltz: Waltz No. 2 from Jazz Suite No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich
    FD Singing in the Rain (from American in Paris)
    2nd Senior Nationals last year
    4th at 4CC's last year
    19th at the Olympics last year

    Madison Hubbell and Kieffer Hubbell USA (Ranked 12th)
    Coach: Anjelika Krylova, Pasquale Camerlengo, E. Swallow
    Choreographer: Juri Tchesnitchenko, Jaroslava Netchaeva
    SD Waltz: The Addams Family (soundtrack); Masochism Tango (from the Addams Family soundtrack)
    FD Ocean Club by Yello; Jungle Bill by Yello; Moments in Love by Art of Noise; Jungle Bill by Yello
    6th at Senior Nationals
    3rd at 4CC's
    4th at Finlandia
    4th in the SD with 50.89, with level 4 in both segments of the GW
    75.48 in the FD

    Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali ITA (Ranked ISU 7th)
    Coach: Natalia Linichuk, Paola Mezzadri, G. Karpanosov
    Choreographer: Corrado Giordani, Barbara Melica, Ludmila Vlasova SD My Fair Lady soundtrack: On the street where you live (instrumental); I could have danced all night; The rain in spain
    FD Manolete From "Flamenco" by Pepe Romero: Que se ven desde el conquero; De mi vera te fuistes
    7 time Italian National Champions, including last year
    3rd at Worlds
    2nd at Europeans
    5th at Olympics

    Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat FRN (Ranked 2nd by the ISU)
    Coach: Alexander Zhulin, Oleg Volkov, Maxim Staviski
    SD Lara's Theme from the Dr. Zhivago soundtrack, replacing their former SD La Valse d'Amelie Poulain" (could be another version though) by Yann Tiersen & Fuga y Misterio by Astor Piazzolla
    FD City Lights - Medley - London Symphonic Orchestra
    Choreographer:
    7th at Olympics
    4th at Worlds
    1st at Finlandia
    1st at Nebelhorn
    3rd GPF last year
    56.39 in the SD at Nebelhorn (3rd) due to geting Level 1 and Level 4 on the GW segments, and level 1 on the midline step
    90.79 in the FD at Nebelhorn (1st)
    At Finlandia SD, level 2 & Level 3 on the GW, first overall with 59.96
    91.80 in the FD
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