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    Wicked Yankee Girl dorispulaski's Avatar
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    Madison Chock & Evan Bates USA
    SP Fifth Place 52.01
    FD Jazz version of Chopin's Prelude in E Minor

    Same costumes as SC. Madison's two toned purple with the rag skirt
    She's pointing her toe more.
    Little jump
    Step sequence. When the S&Z teams all know the same circular step, you can plug partners in and out,
    But I love this lift with him in back spiral and her lying flat along his back
    This fake beat over Chopin I do not love
    A very tricky lift right into the twizzles. She runs into him and falls, because he is not getting the ice coverage he should. Choreographically too tough for them yet.
    Up again
    Steps
    Some nice rather whimsical stuff here
    Lifts mean something, at least some of them
    pair spin. Nice positions by her.
    Despite the fall better than last time
    Spin with her standing on his foot. Clever clever.
    To end.

    He's patting her knee to comfort her in the KnC
    78.93

    130.94 overall into first place.
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 11-19-2011 at 03:06 PM.

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    Oh, that was gorgeous. Except for the moment where Madison decided to sit down and forgot there are no chair props in the FD. Talk about breaking the flow.

    I may just have been reconciled to Chock/Bates.

    Is it really a fake beat? It sounded like a jazz version of Chopin, IOW it wasn't just the beat that was changed but the whole line. Jazz often has those soft drum brushes in the bass.

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    Wicked Yankee Girl dorispulaski's Avatar
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    It was jazz all right, but I'm not sure the beat wasn't a drum machine.

    I have to admit, I like this program, particularly the ease into and out of the lifts and how the lifts actually have something to do with the program.

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    It wasn't all Madison's fault. Evan was spinning, not twizzling, and she ran into him

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    OK, thanks - I didn't see that.

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    Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov RUS
    SP Fourth Place 58.17
    FD Ave Maria by Vladimir Vavilov, performed by Thomas Spencer-Wortley

    No surprise, same costume as last week at NHK
    She covers her face, he buries his head in his chest
    He skates to her
    They skate off
    rotational lift with him lifting his leg for about a turn..it still looks unintentional
    step sequence in holds 90 miles apart
    Skating apat into twizzles back and forth
    Cute, & A cute way to keep you from detecting they aren't in synch
    Rotational lift similar to first one with her head in his chest & foot in a hair cutter
    One of those travel around the the neck lifts
    Some 2 feet spinning by him at the start of the spin. Rest of it OK, but not sure what the rule is here.
    Steps. was that a trip or intentional
    This is a little better than last week
    Kind of a messup on the exit from the final lift, or is that intentional
    They hug
    Russian flags in the audience

    That is a very open program. I don't want to hear any complaints about S&Z open programs from I&K fans.
    82.15 (not a seaon's best, needless to say)
    141.32 into 1st

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    Huh. They actually did worse than last week. I thought this week's program was better than last's week. ???

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    Maybe everyone else already knows this, but I juts figured out that I/K's dance was about a man who lost his beloved. It makes some sense of the love-religion mix and I liked the program a lot better. But I'm just making it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov RUS
    SP Fourth Place 58.17
    FD Ave Maria by Vladimir Vavilov, performed by Thomas Spencer-Wortley

    No surprise, same costume as last week at NHK
    She covers her face, he buries his head in his chest
    He skates to her
    They skate off
    rotational lift with him lifting his leg for about a turn..it still looks unintentional
    step sequence in holds 90 miles apart
    Skating apat into twizzles back and forth
    Cute, & A cute way to keep you from detecting they aren't in synch
    Rotational lift similar to first one with her head in his chest & foot in a hair cutter
    One of those travel around the the neck lifts
    Some 2 feet spinning by him at the start of the spin. Rest of it OK, but not sure what the rule is here.
    Steps. was that a trip or intentional
    This is a little better than last week
    Kind of a messup on the exit from the final lift, or is that intentional
    They hug
    Russian flags in the audience

    That is a very open program. I don't want to hear any complaints about S&Z open programs from I&K fans.
    82.15 (not a seaon's best, needless to say)
    141.32 into 1st
    just wondering Doris -- what do you mean by an "open program?"

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    I'm not sure the pair spin counted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    just wondering Doris -- what do you mean by an "open program?"
    It means anybody can get in! Or, more likely, not enough close holds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serious Business View Post
    It means anybody can get in! Or, more likely, not enough close holds.
    Oh I see. That makes sense.

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    Anna Capellini & Luca Lanotte ITA
    SP Third Place 64.62
    FD La Strada by Nino Rota
    Same costume as SC
    Twizzles slow and careful (and smart)
    Steps very smooth, slow music, carving edges nicely
    Lift where she goes round his neck and ends up with both feet on her own head
    steps again
    Girl on a stick lift. A little short-did they get the 2nd rev?
    Pair spin, reverse spin, standard model and very slow to the end
    He's in Shoot the duck, she's laid out straight to kiss him (it's a great lift)
    Fast rotational lift
    Miming another kiss and posing
    Train noises, and to their end pose.
    And they should get the bronze.
    Italian flags, great applause.

    89.14
    153.76
    Into first
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 11-19-2011 at 03:27 PM.

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    Ahhh - my favorite FD of the season, next to D/W. Beautifully done.

    Although I could do without the crotch lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    That stinks.
    US Sports won't show it till then either. IN is showing it, I think?
    Free dance is on today on TV on US... 5pm my time so 9pm EST.

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