Last edited by Mao88; 12-09-2012 at 12:27 PM.
It makes me feel a little uncomfortable that she got a 200+ here for two slightly uninspired skates. I mean, I get it; she did say she was at NRW mainly to focus on getting enough points and she would work on expressiveness later AND she's skating rather well for someone who has been on hiatus for a year, but it's still a little weird.
Am I the only one who thinks her SP dress doesn't match the suspenseful 60s vampire music either?
As for the SP dress, Yuna mentioned several times that she's the bitten, not the biter I find how the red rhinestones were laid out was quite unique and interesting.
I like her sp better than her lp.
Just took a look at Kim's FS video. Hmmm. First off, I don't like the overall music selection or the specific cuts at all. Les Miz seems like going backwards for her as a vehicle to show off her artistic capabilities and maturity. Second, I don't like the construction of the program and choreography. And I particularly loathe those awful illusion dips in the step sequences (nor do I like any them in any other skater's program). Third, as to her performance: I'll give her a free pass on stamina issues which were apparent towards the end--for a first time out, the adjective that comes to mind on this program was "competent." But not a Wow! and I think largely because she doesn't have her performance face on. The whole program was lifelessly skated, actually, it was a downer and particularly since we know what she is capable of. Her jumps are quite good as usual, and I don't think the fall on the 2T or the popped combo was a big deal or a harbinger of doom--silly mistakes which I'm sure she'll fix on the next run of this in competition. Her spins and other elements definitely need a lot more work. Summary: No way was this a 200-point skate, despite what the judges seem to think. I felt like I sat down to a meal where the appetizer SP was reasonably yummy but the main entree FS was bland and left me still hungry.
Did anybody else think that Yuna and her team seemed surprised by the score when it was announced?
To me, it seemed that they were expecting lower scores.
She explained in the interview that she's competing in NRW trophy to get the minimum TES score, not to artistically prove herself. Hence why you see some awkwardness in her skating, and lack of true interpretation. I also felt a bit odd when she was skating, I felt like she wasn't giving in everything she had, not because she couldn't
After making mistakes it's even hard to anticipate good marks but there you go.
And of course she has a humble personality.
"I was surprised about the high scores," she said. "I did not expect that, because I made mistakes and could not show everything I can do.