Anton of UKR music is quite different, kinda reminds me of the music from The Ten Commandments or something like that. Actually The Godfather music as well...hmmm...
Looking forward to seeing Nan Song of China's lovely "Yellow River" routine again. I really enjoyed it at SA. (:^)
Really liked Nan Song's routine, only two mistake popping two triple jumps, especially the three turns into the 3R, but I must say his 3Axels are great, as well as his 3L & 3F. Loved the opening 3A/3T and the follow up with the 3/2/2 combo.!
He really should be skating in the last group imho.
Poor Kevin, this just wasn't his competition, better luck next time!
But that said I must say I really really LOVE his skating & overall package. Opened with a gorgeous quad, but fell on the second one, and after completing a nice 3A he popped his second one into a 2A & then almost fell, but barely hung on.
Still, I love his skating, and there are more competitions in his future.
Peter Liebers of Germany had two really bad splats/falls, but otherwise did a fine job. (:^)
Who the heck are those two older people they keep showing!?! Is that Ottavio Cinquata? but how about the woman he is sitting next to? I really disliked it when they showed those two for about 30 seconds while Kevin Reynolds had just begun to skate.
2nd group on the ice. No Brian.
Yeah the crowd seemed a bit down when it was announced Brian had withdrew to injury. Without him in it the competition really comes down a big notch imho.
Still, I'm looking forward to Amodio's excellent MJ interpretation on ice (his is the best by far, way better than Tomas Verner's imho). And also I want to see how Brandon Mroz does this time, as well as Kozuka of course. And this surprise French man whom completed a 4/3 yesterday without me watching. (8^O
The most beautiful single jumps you will ever see.
Chafik of France got the crowd going, but I have to say I don't like his style, especially grating were the airplane arms & the scratchy landings on his jumps; he really needs to hold out the edge on his jumps much longer instead of putting his foot down right away.
But except for the pop or fall? on his opening quad & subsequent 3A, everything else was good. And when his jumps are *on* they are to-die-for in the same vein as Vaughn Chipeur. That's what I call a natural JUMPER!
Brandon did something that may have been a popped jump, but I'm not sure.
Wow, I'm really starting to like Brandon Mroz and definitely think he will challenge for the top of the podium at Nationals!
His only bobble was the fallout on his second 3A. I looooooooooove the powerful music at the beginning, it really fits his strong style of skating, and the 3R right on the beat of the music was FAB!!! Not to mention his opening quad followed up by a 3A/3T combo! With him I can just sit back, relax, and *know* he will do well. As he kept landing jump after jump after jump I got more & more & more excited, lol. :D
nice skate from brandon, despite the pop,
i think he was a half a beat behind the music.--not sure
personally don't like the music, doesn't show him off for me.
but otherwise a good skate