Alissa's SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtmqxhv0Aog
She led after the SP at US Nats, right? And then the FS was not exactly overwhelming. I think she has peaked in this competition and it's down from here on out.
Thanks for the youtube, Surfer- that was so lovely. I loved the look on her face when she was done- I'm proud of her.
I know she's fallen apart in the free so many times in the past; but she does seem faster and her technique seems better- fingers crossed. I just love watching her.
I like her interaction with Jason Dunjen in KnC. Jason seems to have a calming influence on Alissa and Jeremy both so that the bad twin stays in the closet when he's there. I noticed last year he was at the boards with Jeremy and that was probably the BEST skate ever at US Nationals by a man and then he bombed when it was just Yuka with him in Vancouver.
Here's keeping my fingers crossed that while a couple years later than it should have been, that Alissa has found the right team.
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I really like Kanako. I have no issue with a skater doing a cutesy program if she's 16 and can pull it off. The judges also seem to like upbeat programs a lot. I thought Kanako was fab - her layback spin is kinda weird but her jumps were huge and spot on. I think she'll win tomorrow
I like to say, once a headcase, always a headcase- but even if you're known as one, there may be that one time where it just works.
So what are people thinking re Miki? Is she too far back to win, or even medal? 14 points off the leader, but only about 10 out of 3rd. That's a lot of points, but with Kostner and Czisny, and you never know what will happen.
I think if Miki hit and lands all of the jumps and spins like she has planned, she can medal.
I think Miki's new SP is a beauty and could be great if she manages to pull it together. It is a new one and her PCS went a lot higher. I got the sense that she actually enjoyed the music and felt it in her skating... All in all, major improvement to the earlier one
Then, though, I hope that Caro and Alissa hold on the podium, they're quite impredictable, so anything can still happen IMO.