01-28-2011, 12:05 AM
Man that was a short press conference....only two questions?!
01-28-2011, 12:05 AM
Oh, Mirai! Lovely just as I had hoped. How I pray she has a solid FS.
OK, still not her biggest fan, but Rachael really put a lot into that performance. Have issues with the choreography, but good job.
I'll tell you though. If we're talking about pleasant surprises, then I must say that I was really moved by parts of Kristine Musademba's SP. Shame about the fall, but wow. I fell under her spell and was able to ignore most of the flaws that I would normally heavily criticize skaters for having at this level (again, except for that fall; no way to ignore that).
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01-28-2011, 12:07 AM
No planned 3/3 for the LP. She said in her icenetwork interview that the speed was slow going into her combination jump for the SP, so she decided to do a 3/2 instead of a planned (and well prepared) 3/3.
Originally Posted by Layfan
Good luck ladies! And good night peeps! It's been good.
01-28-2011, 12:08 AM
So happy for Rachael after all the negative comments about her music selection. Seems she did a pretty decent job with her new SP (and I hope it puts to rest the tiresome comparisons to Kwan's SP. Time to move on, people, variety is the salt of life ).
01-28-2011, 12:09 AM
Thank you all for the updates-great job! Can't wait to (eventually) see it.
01-28-2011, 12:14 AM
you have to see it to believe it
Originally Posted by MKFSfan
01-28-2011, 12:18 AM
Thanks for the play-by-play and commentary, everybody, especially Nadine! :
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01-28-2011, 12:32 AM
It sounds as though the top three managed to stay on their feet. Tremendous! I'm glad to hear all the good reports about Rachael's interpretation of East of Eden. I'm not surprised about the comments regarding her footwork. If you remember, the short program version that Michelle did in 2001-2002 had hectic footwork that didn't quite sit well on the smoothly unfolding music. Unfortunately, the piece doesn't lend itself that aspect of short program requirements. One just has to put up with that segment in order to enjoy the rest of the piece.
What a relief that Alissa did so well, too! And Mirai. So our three best (as far as we know) are in the top positions for the long. What a world team they'd make--if we could send all three. Oh, man...nailbiter on Saturday.
01-28-2011, 12:36 AM
I am so happy about the top three!! Mirai, Alissa and Rachael all deserve to be on the podium. I really enjoyed Agnes and Christine Musademba's performance. Agnes is such a great jumper and leave sucha strong presence on the ice. Christine is really a great technical skater. I love her edge work and her interpretaion of the music. I really hope Christine will stay competing. She has a great talent!!
01-28-2011, 12:39 AM
I was surprised too. I really wanted her to make the 3rd group, but she just missed. so we won't see her on TV
Originally Posted by MrScroogeMcDuck
01-28-2011, 12:44 AM
You mean Kristine Musademba, right? Or Christina Gao?
Originally Posted by PROKOFIEV
01-28-2011, 12:52 AM
Originally Posted by Olympia
Ahem! I'd hardly call that footwork hectic. It is rather constrained in terms of its movements and seems to fit the music quite well.
When do these videos become available on demand?
01-28-2011, 12:58 AM
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
Well, I might actually like Rachael's SP choreo better than Alissa's SP choreo, you know.
I have to admit I think she deserved higher choreo and interpretation marks than Alissa tonight. I don't find Alissa's SP particularly memorable. I like it but I don't love it.
Can't say the same thing about the FS. Alissa's FS is my favorite ladies program of the entire season. It's gorgeous and she's never had a better vehicle. Rachael's - not so much.
Saturday will be interesting.
01-28-2011, 01:29 AM
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
i think that was the best MK performance ever. Just divine. Thanks for posting.
Originally Posted by jeff goldblum
01-28-2011, 01:35 AM
She did a beautiful 3x3 in the warm up, but said her speed was too slow coming into the combo, so she decided to play it safe. Had she done the 3x3, she would be first. I agree, Rachael has room to grow in this program.
Originally Posted by emma
Her jumps are higher than usual. The flip is higher than last year, with better entrance. The lutz is also higher. Impressive all around. This girl improves and improves.