05-01-2011, 12:45 PM
The only way C/P should go to Linichuk is if she (a) has no Russian teams and (b) does not choreograph their programs. Zazoui is an interesting choice.
C/P can definitely come back strong. But I do wonder if they will take the right message from this. There's something about the way that Lane packages them that makes me wonder, truth be told.
05-01-2011, 12:54 PM
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Chuck, can you supply some more detail about this process.?
Originally Posted by chuckm
1. When the federations draw, do they draw names of skaters out of a hat, or do they draw to go first, second, third, etc. in making their selections?
2. When do the seeds make their preferences known? If Russia draws first and says we want Davis and White, do Davis and White then pop up and say, aw, we were hoping for NHK? Or is this all negotiated out beforehand.
3. You say that the skaters' preferences are usually but not always honored. Does it ever happen that a federation is adamant about who they want, and the skater's say "heck no. I won't go?" I assume in that case the ISU could disqualify them from the whole Grand Prix?
05-01-2011, 01:02 PM
Linichuk would be an interesting choice for C/P. At least she could fix their (especially Vanessa's) problems with posture and lines. Zazoui - not that much, C/L had a lot of problems with their TES when she coached them, and it's not like their programs were great. I think C/P already have decent programs (but why they didn't use the original version of Fallen for their SD, it's so much better!) and maybe should continue to work with their choreographers. And some kind of make over wouldn't hurt, I didn't like their costumes and Vanessa's appearence at all (the same can be said about Bobrova/Soloviev).
But actually I was happy when W/P finally beat C/P, I always thought they are better
05-01-2011, 01:07 PM
Really? I thought Bobrova/Soloviev looked stunning in the FD. The colour choices and the costumes were divine. Because Bobrova can make such interesting shapes (the arch in her back during the first lift, for example), the boldness of red was a very smart choice.
05-01-2011, 01:13 PM
I liked Bobrova's dress for the FD too actually, but that's her only decent dress in a whole season. The previous one with that huge rose was just awful, so I was very happy when she changed it. And I didn't like their SD costumes, at Euros I thought it was ok, but here, compared to Canton's teams they didn't look very good
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
05-01-2011, 01:44 PM