Armin is also a classical pianist and cut his own music to his exhibition number. He was over the moon in winning a medal here.
Savchenko & Szolkowy had the most beautiful and exciting exhibition number.
The Shibs skated to La Vien Rose. Pleasant
Davis & White's number was lackluster. Don't think they have had time to work on another number.
Takahashi ended the exhibition - okay, not great.
The Chinese pair team were cute robots.
Ladies champ was full of pep, flying across the ice.
Overall it was not memorable but there were some fine moments.
Competition impressions - Savchenko & Szolkowy had a great FP to Pink Panther. Canadian pair also looked good. Takahashi's SP was better than his LP. Oda was all business but lost points with that extra combination. Armin was the only male skater without a downgrade or deduction. Adam was kind of a mess in the LP. Crone & Poirer are much slower live than they appear on TV. Weaver & Poje had the cleanest GW. Prefer Davis & White's original FD tango. Think it was a mistake to split the combo lift even though it might get them a few decimal points more - splitting the lifts does not have as much "Wow" favor and other choreographical movements were eliminated to the detriment of the whole program IMO. I did think they had more passion. The Shibs won the audience with their 3 sets of twizzles. Flatt skated a clean LP jump wise and won the bet with Tom Z, so he had to do push ups in the K&C. Lynn & Logan (the 3rd American dance team) really improved since last season.
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