I admire Alena's charisma and energy, she gives out everything on the ice. But that program... I cringe when I look at the multiple cheap posing and so called 'choreography'. I also do not think she is that fast. Her footwork looks heavy and laboured.
I cannot understand Korpi's scoring. 55 for 3T-2T, 3R with turnout and a single axel? Really?? And that scores higher than Haruka's more difficult, clean and lovely program? Higher than Rachel? Almost as high as Biryukova, who had a 3-3 and 3R and by any means is not a plain skater? Sorry, but it starts to be very annoying. She does not have any particular 'signature' element - her jumps, spins, footwork are just average. If she had executed the 2A, judges would have not hesistated to put her in 3rd, very close to the top 2. And it does not seem right. JMO
Alena (yes, although I hate that program)
Adelina (I adore her extension and I like the program very much. But she must nail that combo)
Why did Haruka get negative GOE on her loop? That was a real beauty. Also, she skates very fast, has good TR, CH, PE, and IN in this SP...I would have at least tied her with Adelina in PCS at least.