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    Oh.My.Goodness. That was just a sublime rendition of the Sleeping Beauty pas de deux. Their lifts are very close to the best in the business and what a huge second throw triple. And the beautiful choreo. I love the spirals where he starts out holding her foot. Did she have to push herself away from the board at one point?

    Give me those old-time ballet programs!!!

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    This is going to be close b/c P&K are in the same exact vein as D&S, both beautiful gorgeous balletic skaters, both teams so close in style, even skating to classics! D&S to "Sleeping Beauty" and then P&K to "Swan Lake". BRAVO! BRAVO! It will come down to the jumps, and neither did that well. Jmho.

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    I thought D/S were far superior. I don't know if anyone in the comp will do better than that. They are Worlds quality, even with their weak points.

    That said, P/K are great too but too bad that they skated right after D/S in a similar vein.

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    Hopefully we get to see the last three all over again on TV. Please, NBC!

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    OMG, I was so nervous I almost vomited. I totally forgot about the lead D&S had from the SP, so that helped, just surprised that P&K are 3rd, but then I remembered the phenomenal performance & jumps of C&R.

    Now I'm watching it HD on my big screen, NBC! YEAH!

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    It's on NBC now on the east coast.

    We get THREE HOURS of skating on TV? Be still my heart.

    Why did Coughlin and his partner break up?



    I'd just like to send out a cheer for Evora and Ladwig. I'm rooting for them. I've loved them since 2010.

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    Finally it came on! Beautiful!

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    ^ ^ That's what I'd like to know! 6th place at Worlds... I thought they had potential.
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    Marissa and Simon just did one of the ugliest death spirals I've ever seen. She looked like a dead rat stuck on a turntable. Lots of awkward lifts, too. Bleeech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    It's on NBC now on the east coast.

    We get THREE HOURS of skating on TV? Be still my heart.

    Why did Coughlin and his partner break up?
    He "retired" then repartnered with Caydee Denney.

    Castelli/Schnapir - the height difference is too much for me. That death spiral was wierd. Lovely throw 3S, but no combo/sequence on the SBS jumps (he fell on both passes), so the score will be low.

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    So sad about C&S, but have to be honest am excited for D&S, wonder if the falls by the former will result in moving up 1 place by D&S????

    ps: kudos for the throw 3A, looked exactly like the one my fav pair Abitbol & Bernadis did at the 1998 Olympics to "Chariots of Fire".

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    Denney and McLaughlin are doing well, but Turandot and Calaf they're not. Not even when "Nessun Dorma" is twanged on an electric guitar. You don't have to be Asian to carry it off, but you need to be a bit impassioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Denney and McLaughlin are doing well, but Turandot and Calaf they're not. Not even when "Nessun Dorma" is twanged on an electric guitar. You don't have to be Asian to carry it off, but you need to be a bit impassioned.
    Agreed. This is a terrific example of a skate where the TES should dwarf the PCS. Some terrific elements throughout, but very little in the way of choreography, performance, interpretation, detail etc. Also, I really don't like how forced they are in trying to create a "MOMENT" on the ice. But they clearly like skating together.

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    D/C will probably win but that was an awkward lift at the end. I didn't like the way they executed it.

    Pairs is just blah to me in the states now.
    Last edited by lavender; 01-29-2012 at 03:27 PM.

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    D/C skated with almost no involvement with the music, both choreographically and within their dancing. It was a series of mediocre tricks. They'll probably win, but I give them a MEH.

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