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11-18-2011, 02:32 PM #16
Madison Chock & Evan Bates USA
SD Samba: Chick Chick Boom Rhumba: Doom Diggy Diggy
52.01; season's best
Much more smooth and together than in their previous outing. A fair amount of steaminess from Ms. Chock. At least one of the rhumba sequences will not get full credit. Loved their lift--it really went with the theme. And I love the way Madison undulates up out of it.
Sara Hurtado & Adria Diaz ESP
SD Mais que nada and Magdalenha by Sergio Mendes
2nd set of three twizzles very labored, but nice rhythm in the other two
Sara fell setting up for the final pose
The lift was that crazy one where he's in a cantilever spread eagle lifting her in a low to the ice position and then they both lean backwards (always love it)
45.71, with one deduction
Kristina Gorshkova & Vitali Butikov RUS
SD Rhumba; Cha Cha
The music was terrible.
The costumes were put together by magpies, storing up shiny bits of this and that
The team was not skating to the music, but this could be because the track being played only loosely resembled music.
It was seldom that any unison was shown by this team.
The best that can be said is that they did the rhumba pattern more or less competently, if not quite in unison or to the music.
Xintong Huang & Xun Zheng CHN
SD Mambo; Rhumba; Samba
Very, very bright yellow/chartreuse costumes with 2 huge pink applique flower up near the neck.
rhumba not too bad
It looked like she almost slipped away from him in the lift
circular step labored
hydrablade for the fun of it
Steps labored with hit or miss edges
50.71 into second place with a season's best
11-18-2011, 02:39 PM #17
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11-18-2011, 02:43 PM #18
Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov RUS
SD HipHip ChinChin by Club des Belugas; Mas Que Nada by Sergio Mendez with the Black Eyed Peas; Mujer Latina by Kike Satander Music
Elena in a different dress than in practice-teal blue with cut outs, and the long tail frayed look skirt in the back. Dress has no back on the top.
circular step has good speed & quite close together
She poses laid out on his skate. He pulls her up they pose, start mas que nada (tortured by BEP)
rhumba one-at least one step looked off
twizzles; he's off center and screws up one set
lift the part where he lifts his leg up still does not look smooth.
Much better than last 4 teams.
I do not like the Black Eyed Peas version of Mas Que Nada. Perhaps the black eyed peas would go better with rice, in Hoppin' John than in this rhumba
I have to leave for an appt in a few minutes
11-18-2011, 02:43 PM #19
Oh, I/K were yummy. She's too hot to handle too (like Chock) but he's a bit more in her sexiness league. Hope the other costume designers were looking. Hers looks like a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen, but I assume that's intentional.
11-18-2011, 02:45 PM #20
doris..I can just see those busy little magpies putting G/B's costumes together ..like in the Disney movies... H/Z's costumes are so Chinese..they're like those fold out paper garlands that you find in the emporiums in Chinatown...
11-18-2011, 02:50 PM #21
C/L - now there's a well matched team. That was pure champagne... until she forgot to stop skating at the end (or did she slip a little?). Plus, they have the best music... and good costumes (is anyone listening)?
Oh boy, second look at V/M!
11-18-2011, 02:51 PM #22
Anna Capellini & Luca Lanotte ITA
SD Rhumba: Volveras by Gloria Estefan
Samba: El ChupacapraFD
All grown up now, Anna!
looks pretty good
twizzles, nice arms with them 3 sets. 2nd set could use more ice coverage.
this feels more or less like a rhumba
skid into the samba part which has the right marchy hip rollingy feel
into the step
lift rotational lift
more marching to the carnival.
She forgot to stop marching at end when music stopped.
I liked it better than I&K
Anna does like her red and silver costumes
11-18-2011, 02:57 PM #23
V/M totally polished but a little oomph is missing, partly because his costume is icky (too tight, and looks like practice clothes) and makes him seem less of an equal. A tiny loss of balance at the end? I hope Doris has time to annotate this one!
Que pasa? IN froze.
Dang, they chacked almost all of P/B. He has poetic feet in the closeups!
I see that BackStageBarbie was having the same problem with the costumes that I was.
Last edited by Spun Silver; 11-18-2011 at 03:08 PM.
11-18-2011, 03:07 PM #24
No, I like Scott's costume , perfectly like a latin ballroom guy. I thought their lift looked off and they were very smooth to save it.. or was it the camera angle ?
ETA; Good to see Fabian looking better. I really like this SP for them . It's great fun.
Last edited by colleen o'neill; 11-18-2011 at 03:14 PM.
11-18-2011, 07:21 PM #25
P and B have my favorite short dance of the season. I love it; it's so much fun. His pants are even growing on me--thought they were pretty atrocious when I first saw them., but hey, they go with the dance.
11-18-2011, 08:27 PM #26
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I just finished watching some of the programs on youtube. Call the fashion police on Gorshkova and Butikov and Hurtado and Diaz! I didn't watch the Chinese team, but I hear their costumes were atrocious too.
Virtue/Moir and Pechalat/Bourzat were awesome. Huge improvement from P/B, but it's expected as he was ill at their last event. I think I/K performed their SD better than at their last comp, but C/L didn't perform it quite as well. I still enjoyed them though. I couldn't bring myself to watch Chock/Bates because I'm still sad about the Samuelson/Bates split, and the one time I did watch C/B's short dance I honestly wasn't THAT impressed.
11-18-2011, 10:12 PM #27
I'm still grieving over that split , too ..but C/B's SD is much improved all the same. Can't say they're not working hard. but have they earned my forgiveness ? That's another question..
11-18-2011, 10:34 PM #28
Me three. I heart Emily and Evan and Madison don't look right together to me, nor Emily and Todd. The Skating Church should forbid divorce.
11-18-2011, 10:38 PM #29
Virtue/Moir's SD makes me sad. We have to watch this all season long but we only got to see their fair superior FD once.
11-18-2011, 10:44 PM #30
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And I maintain that the second rhumba sequence, as set and skated, is magnificent.