PAIRS LONG PROGRAM - VIDEOS & RESULT (Updated)
1. Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR & Maxim TRANKOV (RUS) - 212.45 Free Skate, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy, Interview
2. Aliona SAVCHENKO & Robin SZOLKOWY (GER) - 205.24 Free Skate, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
3. Stefania BERTON & Ondrej HOTAREK (ITA) - 187.45 Free Skate, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
4. Vanessa JAMES & Morgan CIPRES (FRA) - 178.81 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
5. Yuko KAVAGUTI & Alexander SMIRNOV (RUS) - 175.48 Free Skate, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
6. Ksenia STOLBOVA & Fedor KLIMOV (RUS) - 167.23 Free Skate
7. Daria POPOVA & Bruno MASSOT (FRA) - 157.12
8. Mari VARTMANN & Aaron VAN CLEAVE (GER) - 141.79 Free Skate
9. Nicole DELLA MONICA & Matteo GUARISE (ITA) - 140.89
10. Stacey KEMP & David KING (GBR) - 131.51
11. Julia LAVRENTIEVA & Yuri RUDYK (UKR) - 128.79
12. Elizaveta MAKAROVA & Leri KENCHADZE (BUL) - 115.96
13. Stina MARTINI & Severin KIEFER (AUT) - 112.29
14. Maria PALIAKOVA & Nikita BOCHKOV (BLR) - 103.13
15. Magdalena KLATKA & Radoslaw CHRUSCINSKI (POL) - 99.65
Last edited by Mao88; 01-24-2013 at 08:03 PM.
When people say S/S' program is empty, what they mean is that it's a technically difficult program packed with interesting sequences and challenging movements, but it doesn't move them, right? Because that's sorta how I feel. There's no doubt it's more complex than V/T's, and that V/T are being gifted scores they don't deserve thanks to overemoting, but I really think that S/S missed the boat here a bit with this Bolero. A shame. But if your emotionally remote programs are this interesting (that first lift is a jaw dropper) and inventive, really, complaining is silly. I do hope they have an "Out of Africa" type program at the Olympics - an emotionally easy but still rich program. Because they are probably one of the most interesting pairs ever, whereas V/T are just not being given programs worthy of their gifts - this is potentially an all time list team being treated with Morosov's typical nightmare (so calculated, though, you have to respect the chutzpah).
Good for Berton/Hotarek and James/Cipres. Hopefully they can challenge for many more podiums in the future.
The problem with S/S' program is that it lacks light and shade. The music is quite repetitive and so is their movement. It's quite 'introverted' and there aren't really any memorable, funny or entertaining highlights.
Having said that, it is incredibly complex and I don't remember seeing any other pair team even approaching this degree of difficulty, so whenever I hear somebody saying that it is 'empty', I foam at the mouth a little.
As much as I hate to admit it, Steuer really needs to start playing the game and pander to the judges and the audience more. By all means, continue to have integrity and make complex routines but also think about how they are received.
One of S/S's problem is their costumes. I don't know who picked / made the costumes for them but they always seem to come up with such bizarre / bordering illegal costume that really distracted from their performance. They need to pay more attention to how they package themselves because otherwise, the Russians will always have a head start over them even before they step on the ice.
the judge " ahem" gave S/S their boring and empty program in 9's , really ?
counting tes with a fall ; but still gave S/S +3 goe on theirs
Savchenko/Szolkow need up their ante and pcs to compete for silver with Bazarova/Larionov
Last edited by sky_fly20; 01-24-2013 at 08:09 PM.
ITA. I might be wrong but I get this impression that Steuer is quite arrogant and thinks that his choreography should be enough when in reality there's lots of other details like this that really do count.
As for the costumes, I think they are designed by Aliona? As much as I'm happy she is so creative maybe uhhmm... they could let somebody professional do them. :P
Also, can you tell me what you mean by the +3 GOE comment? Because the element they had the fall on (the Salchow) was given straight -3s. They only received +3 from judges on two elements - their spiral sequence (which was creative and interesting) and their throw flip (which was huge, as always).
Re Steuer - I dunno Ziggy, he ditched their Olympic season LP after one bad skate (TEB). I just don't think that they're as interested in pandering as V/T are (remember, their program is a tribute to the victims of the tsunami disaster).
S/S got one of the worst programs ever. And their hideous outfit just make me want to set them on fire.
V of V/T will be crippled in a year or two. All of their throws are so massive, and she always landed them on two feet. She should have enough time to rotate, but landing on one foot might be too risky/scary for her. Maybe tone down the throws so she won't end up breaking her ankles. Bound to happen any day now.
B/H are so unpolished, but they did enough to win, especially with the lead in the SP. I thought they should be lower than the French in the LP.
I was very disappointed in S/S's long program. These fine skaters deserve better than this! Hideous costumes and the music sounded like it was kazoos!