Beyond happy for Alissa! Beautiful skate, it brought tears to my eyes.
Sad for Mirai. Yes, she gave it away with the spin, but I thought the scores should have been much closer. Rachael's score here is much higher than anything she's done internationally ever, and we all know it wasn't at all a good skate. She was judged extremely generous. I'm not sure if sending her is the best idea - she hasn't been all that consistent this year, and the international judges don't love her. If anything called for a 4CC skate off, it's this one.
There's something about Agnes I like - huge jumps and she does have some musicality - but I'd like to see her get a different coach, as I don't think the team around her is the one that will fully develop her potential.
The calling in this competition has been crazy. Why is Lisa Ervin a technical caller again? Mirai gets an edge call on her flip, but Wagner, Lam & Gao with visible flutzes get none? Erm, OKAY.
Last edited by oleada; 01-30-2011 at 02:38 AM.