That being said, Mirai looked lovely in the SP but this program is no Pirates of the Caribbean. It's so hugely disappointing for the Olympic season. There's no sparkle, no enchantment. And this music has been skated to before, it's like nothing new. Frankly I think it's boring. Mirai should have something fast and upbeat in the SP, something sassy. And I agree with those who say she doesn't emote. She is showing absolutely nothing in her facial expression. If the music is about longing or sadness I see nothing of that in Mirai's performance. She just looks like she's skating with music in the background. It breaks my heart because Mirai has been and still is my favorite skater since Sasha Cohen left the building. I keep thinking she needs much better choreo too but perhaps she can no longer afford a top notch choreographer. Sigh.
I'm in a million depressions for Mirai. Where would her scores have been if she had not been hit with URs?