Gold = too much hype, a poster argued with me, thught this event is her to lose???
Caroline ZHANG (USA)
Music: Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini
Black dress w long sleeves and open back. Silver strap detailing
3Lz+2T - flutz
StSq - sloooow, she doesn't match the intensity of the music at all
Solid program, but those are not getting +GOE. She needs more speed and relation to the music
Gracie is a shadow of what she was last season. She is just not a competitor. She can't handle her nerves during competition. That much is obvious when you watch the stark contrast in her practice and competition skates. Only 3 triple jumps landed is a spectacularly poor result for a good jumper. Her horrid skates as a senior have lowered the judges' opinion of her too, judging by her poor PCS.
Give Gracie a chance. She has a ton of talent. It took her a while to get it together in Juniors, too. It certainly did not happen in the first year for her.
Caroline Zhang (looked really slow)
FS score: 96.90
Score: 96.87, total 149.87 and into 2nd.
Her lack of quality made her go behind a mistake-ridden Gold
I'm kind of glad Zhang didn't beat Gracie. Caroline only tries 3 different triples (one of them not good at all).