https://www.google.com/search?q=ball...iw=988&bih=659 Many of them are very much like Meryl's - with the exception of the skirt length, of course.
In terms of Meryl's bun it's a romantic style bun that the ballerinas did in the era that Giselle was first created. Unfortunately, it looks awkward on everyone and this was one of the least awkward versions I've seen. I do think they'll need to work on the skirt however as the petticoat kept throwing the overlay around.
So many experts here to give Meryl and Charlie advice on their choreo, costumes, hair styling, speed, and early season pacing.
Keep on doing what you're doing Meryl and Charlie with the team you have!
Yep, it's not a masterpiece. Is that required every time out? Very funny to read all the nitpicking. Obviously if you don't love them, you never will. And if you do love them, why not simply enjoy.
Last edited by Art&Sport; 10-20-2012 at 05:24 PM.
Protocols are up.
Dawis&White got a deduction for extended lift. I knew it. something went wrong there during the rotation. I could see it on Charlies face.
D/w got a 10 in timing from a judge but the technical caller said they missed 2 out of 3 on a the YP- how can one not effect the other?!
the shade and amount of turquoise on Meryl's dress is what makes it meh for me and I have seen Giselle a few times. They never used such intense shade for her costume.
Maybe they went with this because it looks good on ice and the contrast it strong. I just personally dont like it.
Must say, I was very impressed with the last group. Excellent skating for so early in the season.
Bobrova/Soloviev floored me. I don't know what's happened to them since worlds, but the improvement was incredible. I have always found them to be very sloppy, but they skated with flow and confidence here, and really performed well. Also, for once, I can say that I loved their program and their costumes. This is wonderful for them, especially with Sochi around the corner.
I liked Weaver/Poje's program a lot better tonight than when I saw it two weeks ago. I liked it then, but I love it now. I'm officially sold. They had looked flat at Ondrej Nepela, but they seemed to come to life here, something that the crowd acknowledged too. I was also happy to see that their polka looked really strong. I noticed them starting to struggle a bit, as Tanith mentioned, in the twzzles and the footwork sequence, but I'm not worried. It's early in the season, and these two have a tendency to start a little slow and then really come into their own in the latter half of the season. Thrilled for them!
I really liked Davis/White's program. I thought it was super well choreographed, and that they looked really strong for so early in the year. I'm hoping that those balletic sections become a little more airy and elegant, especially from Meryl, but it's early days still. A big step up from their cringe-worthy Samba last year.
Not perfect, but boy were they wonderful. All the difficulty, the lightness, the different direction they went in with this program. Placing the key polka element at the end... very few ice dancers could manage that so successfully. They were fabulous, and yes, magical.
Re B/S improvement, one word: Zhulin.
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Bobroba and Soloviev improved so much that I barely recognized them. No more sloppy dancers from Russia.
Loved Gisele! With the toesteps and having the YP pattern as the second to last element, Meryl/Charlie's legs would be burning and the two probably panting at the end.
All final 3 couples were pleasant to watch.
But B/S are in the exact same place. Behind W/P!