Wicked Yankee Girl
Pairs Short Program Nov 11 2:45 AM EST on IN
First Warmup Group
Caydee Denney & John Coughlin USA
SP East of Eden by Lee Holdridge
Natasha Purich & Raymond Schultz CAN
SP Night-Train by Jimmy Forest
Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir USA
SP Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber Music
Lubov Iliuschechkina & Nodari Maisuradze RUS
SP Figaro (from "The Barber of Seville") by Giacomo Rossini (modern arrangement)
Second Warmup Group
Stefania Berton & Ondrej Hotarek ITA
SP Harlem Nocturne by Earl Hagen and Dick Rogers; Demasiado Corazon by Willy Deville Music
Narumi Takahashi & Mervin Tran JPN
SP Imagine by The Beatles
Yuko Kawaguti & Alexander Smirnov RUS
SP All Alone by Joe Satriani
Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy GER
SP Angels and Demons (soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer
For anybody who doesn't have access to a video feed, here is a link to the live play-by-play I'll be doing for the event http://backstagebarbie.blogspot.com/...ting_2390.html
and... World Peace!
hmmmm 10:45pm tonight for me.... not sure I want to stay up for it lol
The short dance has ended, now on to pairs! If Savchenko/Szolkowy land the throw 3A they'll run away with it, but if they fall, Kavaguti/Smirnov will likely lead after the short.
Universal Sports stream should now work for those having trouble earlier. If not try this link
Darn, I missed the first 30 seconds or so of D&C's program. :( But what I have seen thus far I liked.
Still think they should've won at least the silver medal at SA this year.
Good job, good job!
Cute CAN pair, but they come across as a junior pair in terms of speed (slow), technique, and not powerful (the throw jump barely covered any ice) and the lift not good. jmho.
She doubled sbs. Whoever edited the music for them hates it and wanted to inflict great pain upon it. That is some music butcher job.
Originally Posted by Nadine
Sorry, but C&S is hard for me to get into, even at last year's Nationals b/c of the outrageous height difference - it reminds me of a father with his baby daughter (kinda like that pair that skated to a "Barbie Doll" song some years ago for an exhibition).
Creepiness aside, their throw jump was gorgeous, as was the lift (her flexibility is outstanding), too bad about the fall on the sbs jump by her though.
Also, I do like the fact that they actually look like a pair (reminiscent of G&G in that dpt.).
Good job, Good job!
Haven't been following pairs much recently, but I thought C & S looked promising.
OMG, I remember this RUS pair perfectly at SC, especially during practice. She reminds me exactly of the girl/woman from the movie the ORPHAN, right down to that innocent doll-like face of a child, but the temperament of a tiger, at least what I observed during practice (easy to see she's the leader in the pair, lol).
She must have a mind of steel in order to keep herself so emaciated for pairs.
Just an eery feeling about this pair.
The judges were a bit tough on I/M. I thought they should have been first. Really liked the performance
British Sport live stream.
Lubov severely underrotated her SBS triple toe. She rotated the last rev on ice.
They got the highest PCS so far, deservedly. But their TES is no where near D/C's.
That's true. Problems in the lift plus she touched down with the free leg when she landed the 3twist. The step sequence was also shaky. Overall not a good performance for them
Originally Posted by FlattFan
Kavaguti did a triple toe by herself, very nice.
Then k/s did a throw triple loop. Also very nice.