W/P's FD was rather boring---the concept of a statue coming to life and then going back to a statue is not new. The music didn't help lift the idea into something interesting, as it droned along in its tinkly romantic way with no real highs or lows. W/P do not do well with soft and misty. They need strong music and a dynamic interaction between them.
Sound of Music was sophomoric, followed by the soporific free dance. I hope W/P will dispense with the schmaltz for next season.
W/P certainly did NOT have the better performance--they were slow and cautious, but made mistakes anyway, as they fought through the twizzles and then she fell. Clearly, doing two events in one month was not the best thing for Kaitlyn's recovery.
At the beginning of the seasons, everyone started out tabula rasa and B/S beat the crap out of them. At the 2end of the seasons, B/S are world medalists. I don't see W/P beating B/S and C/L ever again. They can stay for another 4 years and will not medal. They might not even beat C/B ever again.
I/K on a good day will kick their *** as well.
So basically the same position now for the next 4 years.
FREE DANCE - RESULT & VIDEOS (Updated)
1. Madison CHOCK & Evan BATES (USA) - 164.91 Free Dance, 2nd Copy
2. Kaitlyn WEAVER & Andrew POJE (CAN) - 160.08 Free Dance, 2nd Copy
3. Ksenia MONKO & Kirill KHALIAVIN (RUS) - 149.27 Free Dance, 2nd Copy
4. Cathy REED & Chris REED (JPN) - 141.75 Free Dance, 2nd Copy
5. Pernelle CARRON & Lloyd JONES (FRA) - 138.97 Free Dance, 2nd Copy
6. Xiaoyang YU & Chen WANG (CHN) - 113.76 Free Dance, 2nd Copy
Of course at this point, it's all tabla rasa until we see the new programs. So who knows what will happen?
On the other hand, as a dedicated ice dancing fan and a New Yorker, I am thrilled to see that, once again, American ice dancers come out on top for their team.
Ain't it about time they got the recognition and appreciation they deserve?