I actually went ahead and scored the two dances in the end, and while I had W/P narrowly ahead of the Shibs in the SD, the FD was in the Shibs favour as was the final result. It was wierd to see actually happen, but I can't disagree with the judges on this one.
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I can't quibble with the finish either..It was a great finish for both teams.
I lost a post last night to the gods of the ether, after wearing my fingers down to nubs.. I'd been musing on what to expect in the US, and boy, if it seems wild in Canada, it's even crazier over the border.
All I know for sure is that D/W should still be unassailable at home..after that, Omigod. I think we'll probably see a FD that returns to their strenghths ( like S&D, POTO )
A year and a half ago, I thought S/B should be a safe bet for US#2 for 2011. Now they're back on the ice, I'm eager to know how they're doing. Last year I was dying to see their American in Paris almost as much as V/M's Latin FD. I'm glad they're keeping it , it just seems the perfect vehicle for them ( and do I think they can deliver a good latin SD ? Oh, yeah.)So much will depend on Evan's full recovery.
In the meantime, the Shibs ( did I mention I love them as well ? )have come on like a brand new mini-steamroller with a custom paint job. Their programs were utterly perfect for them this year...will they find 2 that show them off to the same advantage next year ?
I think they could be OK with a more fun type latin dance..can they find a FD that will be as captivating as 2011's ?
I can't see why on earth C/Z would think of splitting or quitting. 9th in the world is no small feat, and I think their Cabaret FD will serve them well in the future , much as D/W's tango will pay off for them. Even if they can't do better than 4th at US Nat's that would be nothing to sneeze at in that field.Really looking forward to what they come up with as well.
Whichever team winds up being the lead team at 4CC instead of World's , with the depth the US and Canada are enjoying at the moment, everyone will be paying attention , and I don't think it will seem quite so much of a consolation prize as it has in some years . Couple that with the depth in singles in Japan and maybe the US.. 4cc may take on more of the lustre of Europeans for the next few years.
I do like both K/G-S and Can/ Lor. but ( from the few skates I've seen ) I don't think they can challenge the Canton teams just yet. Then , too, it will be interesting to see what Madison Hubbell and her new partner have in store.
Last edited by colleen o'neill; 05-27-2011 at 01:50 AM.
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