Dai, Dai ,Dai.. Wowza ! If this program progresses the way his SP did last year , I don't know if I'll be able to take that much heaven.
Very happy for Sean Sawyer,I love that program. And I was happy to see that although I guess he's one who stands to benefit from the new jump rules..he didn't fall into his slow-to-open-the-free-leg 2 foot habit.
Yuzuru Hanyu was pretty wonderful. Musical and just dripping with potential.
Though I admire his abilities ,I pray for Florent to break his contract with 'Svengali' and escape. I agree that much of that program is just boring.
I really quite liked Ross Miner's program.
Jeremy ? Well, I'm stunned, and not in a good way. I mean , I'm a real Jeremy booster and I always love to see him skate well ( and he did skate well enough to be in second place, here ) But..but..
I was very favourably impressed with the potential of his SP when we first saw it. I'd hoped to see some of the unnecessary hand movements go ( all the optical-illusiony things and the excessive face-fondling ) ,while keeping all the flamenco / tango arms. That would have still been pretty intricate , but not cluttered..Alas, he kept them all *sigh*..rather than complementing the skating ,they're a distraction.
My fear was always that he wouldn't be able to project the amount of macho attitude that the program seemed to demand..but I never dreamed he'd be able to strip all the macho out of it ! What's with that ridiculous costume ? It just creates further distraction .What would be wrong with a simple shirt , or a tight fitting long sleeved T-shirt ?...I've never been a fan of these half-one-thing-half-another costumes ,they were always pretty silly , but by now ,they've become very, very cliched . ( And you can't fully see or appreciate what he's doing ) Then there's the choir boy haircut..
I really feel let down.