Had to catch up on the short late
Too bad about the stumbles from Scott on the twizzles. They looked great in practice. Perhaps skating at home he got too excited or distracted. Shame i think they won't catch D/W in the Free. Even if they win Carmen. Hope they win the Free dance at least as i think its a masterpiece.
D/W were wonderful. So light and free when they skated. Twizzles amazing.Well deserved win. Wish people were not so hard on Meryl or Scott for comments made as sometimes its more the writer making it sound worse.
W/P loved them. I just adore the way they perform. I feel they bring their emotion to their performance. Gave me teary eyes at her reaction after the skate as she came back from that broken leg not long ago.
Also really love the Shibs, i would have had them over C/B , they are so smooth and have such great edge quality.
I actually like both Russian couples B/S and I/K, they both have great quality to their skating. B/S were better today though.
To me it seems like the London audience are very supportive to all skaters who draw them into the performance.
Not a huge fan of G/P yet as the quality of her skating is not smooth enough but really like their enthusiasm skating. She has a lightness to her like Meryl but not yet as strong.
Wondering Let's talk, who are your favourite Canadian skaters that you cheer for?
I think what let's talk meant was there was barely any cheers from them compared to the ovation that V/M and W/P had
I don't understand why the Shibs keep getting worse placements as time goes on. I don't see anything wrong with their skating. Can someone explain?
I haven't looked at the recent general rules, but I believe it is the technical levels that can be challenged, not the judges scores. They are dealt with by dropping the lowest and highest score already.
On the other hand, in the actual "War of 1812" (the U.S.- British one, not Napoleon's adventures in Russia ). one of the issues was that the United States wanted to annex Canada. It backfired and we had to cede Detroit to Canada (but we got it back the next year). I'm not sure which side Meryl Davis' ancestor fought on.
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I do think that the judges do not care for their SD as it's been scoring low all season though judges seem to like the execution of it. Their PCS is where they are in a world of hurt.
Their FD has been better received and the scores between 5th and 9th are pretty close so they could move up.
In the end, I don't think the 4.75 error affected things that much given, as Doris points out, the lowest scores are thrown out anyway.
"The Canadian invasion of Russia"? Is it how they call it in their textbooks? Charming! Really effective way to feel better about themselves by saying "we invaded Russia!" The total Siberian Allied intervention was indeed rather big military march in R-land's depths where Japanese held the hugest majority of allied troops (73K), followed by the US (about 8K, i.e. ten times less than J-forces). Everyone wanted the piece of cake thinking that bolsheviks won't survive for long and the government-less land will be an easy treat. The rest you know.