Hey, is anybody alive out there in the dark???? I feel all alone here. :(

Machida of Japan leads by 2 pts. over Contesti of Italy thus far.

1st group over with, 2nd group now on the ice.

I'm disappointed to see that Brian Joubert of France is wearing that same old same old costume for this magnificent piece by Beethoven (Ode to Joy!!!!!). He really needs to get one that goes with the music & isn't so flamboyant. :(

Tomas Verner in dark silk blue top & blank pants (reminiscent of Jeremy Abbott's costume last year).

Kozuka dark purple top & blank pants, understated elegance.

Audience full on sides, but not the ends.