My thoughts on the FD:
Sinitsina/Zhingashin - I thought they were in a completely different level than anyone else. Great skate - it was better than their last GP. They are passionate, fast and expressive without losing control. Fantastic.
Aldridge/Eaton - fun team to watch. Still unpolished in a few ways and obviously junior in ways that S/Z are not, but they did a good job. I like their expression.
Nosulia/Kholoniuk - I thought they did a really good job of using the music. I like them a lot more than the other Ukrainians. Seemed slower than the top 2 teams. She's very expressive. I think the program is less cohesive than S/Z or A/E.
Koch/Neuchtern - What a pleasant surprise! Nice potential for slutty voids in the future as they are already quite sultry They come across as really powerful. Looking forward to seeing more of them. That said, I HATE "Big Spender".
Edwards/Pang - very smooth and good flow. Still very young and very unpolished, obviously. She's very dramatic, which I like. I have to wonder about their future, as their height difference is not very big and she's very young. Not really a fan of the program, but some of the lifts were quite nice.
Orford/Williams - Sorry, I don't get this team at all. Good speed, but this was a sloppy mess. I think they were very lucky the field in Brisbane was so weak.